Creamy Mexican Chicken

A slow cooked creamy Mexican shredded chicken recipe the whole family can enjoy!

Submitted by Paulene Christie

Creamy Mexican Chicken

A slow cooked creamy Mexican shredded chicken recipe the whole family can enjoy!
4.78 from 9 votes
Serving: 5
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 45 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 5 chicken maryland pieces (1 - 1.5kg chicken pieces with bone and skin on)
  • 1 x 250g block of philadelphia cream cheese
  • 1 x 35g pkt of taco seasoning mix
  • 150ml cooking cream
  • (cornflour to thicken)

Instructions
 

  • Place chicken pieces in the slow cooker
  • Cube Philadelphia cream cheese and toss cubes over chicken
  • Sprinkle taco seasoning mix over the top
  • Cook on low for 4hrs
  • Carefully lift out chicken pieces, debone them and set aside the chicken meat
  • Give the sauce a REALLY good whisk while the chicken is out to break down the remaining cream cheese lumps and combine the sauce nicely
  • Add a good tblsp of cornflour mixed in 150ml of cooking cream to this sauce and whisk again.
  • Return the chicken to this sauce and stir to combine
  • Allow to cook on low for a further 30mins then serve
  • I served mine with steamed broccoli, while other family members enjoyed theirs with rice

171 thoughts on “Creamy Mexican Chicken”

  1. Excellent recipe. I used 1kg of chicken thigh fillets and all my family loved it. I did the whisking trick with the cornflour and it made it thicker almost instantly. My daughter said it tastes like nachos with sour cream. I’ll definitely be making it again for my family to enjoy. Thank you.

  2. I made this last night and the whole family loved it. Very kid friendly and delicious!
    I used chicken thighs as that’s what I had on hand.
    One of our new faves.

  3. I made this last night and the whole family loved it. Very kid friendly and so delicious! I used chicken thighs as that’s what I had on hand. A family favourite here.

  4. Very easy to make and delicious for the whole family. As others said I used 1kg of chicken thigh fillets which cooked very tender and my very fussy 2 year ate it. Thank you.

  5. Loved this! Was licking the spoon every time I checked on it! Was so good! Definitely going to be a favourite! Used 600ml of cream, and 2 packs of cream cheese as I like mines with a lot of sauce. Also used a hot fajita mix to make it spicer.

  6. I made 2kg (12 skin on legs) 2 tubs of supermarket own (I had woolies) light cream cheese and 2 ply of taco seasoning. Spooned out the cream cheese in blobs sprinkled taco powder over and left on low for 8 hrs. Stirring a few time. I had the cream but didn’t need it. I didn’t remove the chicken and whisk it. Work perfect. Definitely will do again. Served with tmsteam verges and rice. Yum you.. Thanks for the recipe.

  7. Absolutely delicious! Thickened it right up at the end . Let it cool. Made filo pastry parcels with it then baked them. Amazing, Thank you.

  8. I served ours on baked potatoes with steamed veges, very nice 🙂 Now trying to decide what to do with leftovers.

  9. So yummy and easy to make! I used boneless chicken pieces and instead of removing the chicken I just left it in when mixing in the cream and cornflour

  10. We loved it. Used chicken breast and shredded the chicken when adding the cooking cream.
    Kids ate it all as not spicy. Even me who usually can not handle taco seasoning. Thankyou for this addition to our meal planning!

  11. Magnificent. I used thighs but otherwise stuck to the recipe. I dont normally love creamy meals, and taco is not my flavour of choice, but after I and another scoffed our mains, as I was putting leftovers away I wanted to eat them too! Definitely doing this again. Great day – two first time tries (this and naked parmi chicken) and two absolute stunners!!

  12. Made this today with chicken breast and didn’t add the cream. Was delicious, clean plates all round including the 2 x 2.5yos. Thank you 🙂

  13. I absolutely love this recipe , it’s definitely a favourite in my house , will definitely will be doing it again .

  14. Magnificent again..I used boneless skinless chicken thighs and added some home grown red onions and chillis. I also doubled the taco seasoning, then added frozen vegies in the last 90 minutes….beautiful meal and lots of leftovers for work lunches…..so tasty

  15. A nice recipe but can’t help but feel it’s missing something. Its lacking flavour somewhere I felt. Will do again and modify the recipe more to my liking 🙂

  16. Omg! Yum! Successful meal. I used about a kg of chicken thighs without the bone but followed the rest of the recipe served with steamed broccolini with a little drizzle of oil and a pinch of salt and Refried beans omg!! YUM! 6 year old and 2 year old loved!!!!

  17. So easy to make and delicious! I threw in some baby spinach leaves at the end! First time I’ve tried it but will definitely be doing it again!

  18. Jodie Leemhuis

    Quick, easy and yum, yum, yum! Used chicken breasts instead and added some crushed garlic and pepper to this. Very tasty, will definitely make regularly 😉

  19. The smell alone when we got home from work was to die for! I copied another comment and added ~150g of baby spinach, could definitely have added double that! Really tasty recipe, and just had it with steamed brocolli on the side

  20. Fantastic meal for winter! We have all been sick in the house so I wanted an easy meal to cook ? highly recommended

  21. Yummo…this was Delish! I just used Chicken Breast and it was devine. Lots of leftovers for lunch the next day which everyone was happy about. A Big Thumbs Up in our house, Thanks so much for sharing.

  22. Patty Patterson

    This is a go-to recipe that we all love, has a lovely creamy taste. I like it also as it is versitile, can be used as a dish on its own with vege etc, but i have also made yummy parcels with it, and i think it could be made into super nachos.. Yet to so that, but i think it would be great!

  23. Anastasia florence

    This has become my absolute favourite slow cooker meal !!! Full of flavour and absolutely delicious. We will definitely be eating this again !

  24. Absolutely delicious couldn’t stop eating it . I had it with pasta himself had it with homemade chips it goes well with anything

  25. Absolutely delicious, even my fusssy 18 year old was happy to eat it. Thankyou Pauline Christie for this wonderful recipe.

  26. I read all the reviews on this recipe and was excited to try it. Still I was apprehensive… Would it really pass the fussy kid test? What about the hubby who typically doesn’t like the taco seasoning taste? I halved the recipe for my families needs and it cooked quicker than the recipe suggests (by about 1.5 hours). I left it on keep warm until dinner time and added a bit more cooking cream just before serving as I wanted it quite saucy to serve with white rice and vegetables. My son looked at it and said “Yuck” (typical response when presented with something new) but after tasting it scoffed a whole plate of it in record time. My daughter went back for seconds. And my husband was disappointed that I’d halved the recipe as there wasn’t enough leftover for HIS second helping. So all in all I’d highly recommend. It’s as simple, delicious and addictive as everyone suggests.

  27. Clarissa Muddle

    Made this tonight, so creamy and delicious! I used breast and shredded it to use for nachos…partner wanted seconds but I had to tell him its tomorrow nights dinner too! Tomorrow we will have with rice and steam greens. It’s very versatile- can use as a pie filling too.

    Thank you – will be adding to the usual rotation 🙂

  28. Kylie Willcockson

    I read the reviews and was very excited to try this. My husband was sold at taco seasoning. We doubled the recipe and changed the chicken to chicken breast and had it on burritos it was delicious! We had leftovers the next day with rice. It is a versatile meal. All my kids loved it.

  29. Love this dish! So versatile- we prefer chicken breast so used that. Used ours tonight as enchilada filling, topped with salsa and cheese. Also added finely diced tomatoes to the mix when I shredded the chicken. Couldn’t stop licking the spoon.

  30. Fabulous recipe….a make again recipe! I did add in some chopped onions and a jar of salsa instead of cooking cream, so it didn’t really need to be thickened after the chicken was thickened. Thank you for sharing!

  31. This was absolutely delicious ? the only things I did different was that I used chicken breast (whole), mixed the taco seasoning mix with the cream (added at the start)’then poured that over the breast n cubed the philly cheese n placing on top as recipe states, broke the chicken up once cooked rather than shredding coz I didn’t want it to soak up all the sauce, turned out amazing, thanx Paulene ? will definitely make this again ???

  32. Loved it,,, followed recipe,, used 5 Marylands ,,, doubled the recipe.,,,,,,was thick enough without cornflour,,, very tasty, had with mash, steamed broccoli, and fried cabbage bacon onion and garlic, left the chicken on the bone but was falling off by the time it was ready

  33. I made this with chicken thighs instead of Marylands. It was delicious! My family had it on tortillas with shredded iceberg lettuce. Yummy!

  34. OMG yum so glad I finally tried this, will be adding this to my more regular list, thanks for a yummy cheap family meal

  35. Made this a couple of weeks ago with chicken thighs and, the whole family loved it. It has a fab flavor without being over the top. Tween aged child went back for seconds and asked for leftovers to be put in their school lunch the next day. Have made it since and will certainly make it again. The second time I added extra cream as we like having some extra sauce.

  36. Ann-marie simpson

    Made this last night with taco boats but with the leftovers tonight added pasta and spinach. Another recipe to do again

  37. Ahhmazing!! I served it with wild rice and also had broccoli on the side. Very creamy but not too rich. I used boneless chicken thighs and it turned out well. We all went back for seconds.

  38. Was amazing only I used thigh fillets as I was being lazy and used 300ml of cream one not to waste the rest of the bottle and two i cooked this and had it with fettuccine pasta so wanted the extra sauce. All 4 of us ate it and have sent the recipe to family and friends. It’s a must try.

  39. Partner made this last night for dinner. De-lish. We used diced breast as we already had it in the freezer. Cooked for the same length of time. Pleasantly surprised that the meat was still lovely and juicy and didn’t dry out. Didn’t shred the chicken just left it in chunks.
    Soooooo good.

  40. Been meaning to try this for some time. Was not disappointed.

    I only used 4 Chicken Marylands which equaled the 1.K (ours must be giant chooks here in SA). I must also add that the taco packets I had were only 30gr…I just used the one packet but next time I will put in a jar of hot salsa as we like a bit more oomph….

  41. Always a winner. Easy peasy. I have used different cuts of chicken and all work well. Verstile for left overs too. In bread rolls, with a salad etc. Kids love it too. Its a great burrito filling too. Or just as main dish.

  42. Sandra Gilleland

    I made this using chicken thighs, I doubled everything though to make a bigger batch, even my extremely fussy 12 son loved it, we had it in wraps with cheese, lettuce and tomato and even had enough for the next night, will be defiantly be making this one again.

  43. Katherine Banitskas

    I will be making this again and again. So delicious. I used 2 chicken breasts cooked in my 1.5 litre.

  44. This was sooo yummy! I used chicken breast and swapped cooking cream for coconut cream. Definately a family favourite, my extremely fussy 8yr old LOVED it!

  45. Renee O’Neill

    I made this for the first time last night and it was absolutely delicious and the house smelt devine. I served it in dinner rolls with cheese for the children and on a plate with a Greek salad for the adults. My fussy son who is a very small eater ended up have 3 rolls. Everyone loved it. Will definitely be a regular for us.

  46. Someone shared it in the FB page and looked delicious
    Had the ingredients but used thigh over Maryland’s as that’s what I had in the fridge.
    Huge hit LOVE IT family devoured it
    also keto friendly if making your own taco seasoning

  47. My new FAVOURITE! I used thighs/breast, will be my families #1 requested dish I think! Absolutely delicious. Thank you for sharing some great recipes!

  48. Made this for the first time tonight- was delicious! And enjoyed by my three toddlers too. I made using 800g of chicken, 1 tub of cream cheese, 100ml of cooking cream, added a diced onion and 3 cloves of crushed garlic too. It was just the right consistency and was enough to feed a family of 5. I served it on tortillas with salad- perfect taco mixture. Next time, I look forward to trying a dairy reduced version with some lactose free cream cheese and coconut cream in lieu of the cooking cream, for our lactose sensitive family. Will also try with some corn taco shells. This will become a family favourite.

  49. Super easy super tasty.
    I made this the other night only used 3 marylands served with steamed green veg WOW. Kids loved it.
    I used the left over chicken to make quesadillas, kids loved then too.

  50. Love it! I used 1.3kg chicken breast, 2 x taco seasoning sachets, 250g philly cheese and 300ml cream. The mix is so versatile which I loved – we enjoyed it as the filling for enchiladas, had it under nachos and on its own with roast veggies. I will use less cream next time just to thicken the mix ever so slightly and may try adding onion, garlic and some red & black beans.

  51. 5 adults and teens and we all liked it. Used greek yogurt instead of cooking cream which is too expensive here and had great flavour. Served with brocolli and kumera, there was plenty and one put some extra into wraps. Will make it again

  52. Joanne Daggett

    Lovely recipe. I used chicken breasts and also added jalepenos and chilli flakes to give this recipe some heat.
    Huge hit with all my family&I’ll make it again

  53. Hubby made this and I must say I was pleasantly surprised it was a winner with everyone in the household, would make a good filling for enchiladas!

  54. This is one of the easiest recipes to follow I have made it once and my family enjoyed it my son even told me it was like eating tacos but with chicken will definitely make it again

  55. Amazing quick and easy recipe to follow and will be making it again for my family had no complaints

  56. Oh dear – wasn’t a huge fan of this. It was nice but not fantastic. Way to creamy for my family. The philly cheese tasted like sour cream. I followed the recipe but added cooked garlic and onion. I also used diced chicken breast and shredded etc. but didn’t need to add cornflour as the shredded chicken helped thicken. It cooked great etc. in the 4.5hrs but the taste was too claggy. I served with rice but if I was to make next time I would definitely serve with green veges to help lighten the taste a bit. PS. We love mexican so maybe we should have used this as a filling for Quesadillas – now that would have been delicious served with salad. Hmmmm next time………

  57. Was delicious!! 2 adults 3 kids ate it all and asked for more! Next time might use little less cream. I used chicken breast I cut into cubes. Served with rice, broccoli, cauli and carrots. Yummm

  58. Fantastic! Became a family favourite instantly and is now in the dinner rotation twice a fortnight. First served with rice & broccoli with the left overs the next day in burritos. I use 1kg chicken breasts instead with 2x taco seasoning and it’s perfect!

  59. Shauna Boreham

    Super easy to make. And even my 21 month old super fussy eater son loved it. He asked for more!
    Yay!
    Win win win ???????

  60. Absolutely amazed at how good this was. No sooner had I served it out and everyone was asking for more. Was also great reheated the next day and made into wraps.

    Thank you to the brains who posted this recipe

  61. If using chicken breasts, do you put them in whole to cook? When removed do you then shred and put back in sc for the last 30 mins. Sorry I’m a newbie to the world of slow cooking.

  62. This was so much better than I imagined it would be! I used 1kg of breast fillets and 2 packets of taco seasoning and was it was just perfect! I can’t wait to use the leftovers tomorrow on wraps for lunch.

  63. My family love this recipe. We do it with Chicken breast. I serve with tortillas cut into pieces and baked in the oven with guacamole or last night I stuffed big mushrooms with this as the filling. Yum!

  64. Absolute staple in our house. We have this at least once a week and always have enough left over for leftovers. Usually have it as a meal with plain rice and veggies but also on tortillas mixed with kidney beans. All of my family love this including a fussy 17 year old and a not so keen on meat 9 year old. Found it really easy to make and I always use chicken breasts, 1kg. The rest of the ingredients I use the same. I did find though that the actual Philadelphia brand of cream cheese was too strong (according to hubby) but when I used the Woolworths brand cream cheese it was ok. Overall we love this easy family meal!

  65. This recipe is absolutely amazing! It’s so versatile after cooking, whether it be nachos, wraps or my families favorite, put into pies. It is always delicious. Thank you so much x

  66. This has become a staple in our house. Kids absolutely love it, as do the adults. I serve it with a little brown rice and steamed broccoli and carrots. I sometimes add an onion to the slow cooker before I check in the chicken. I always use thighs and it works perfectly. Love this recipe so much.

  67. Loved this, my husband wanted seconds but opted to have it for dinner again tomorrow night. So that’s a win, win (tasted awesome and don’t have to cook tomorrow night lol)

  68. Absolutely delicious! I doubled the recipe and used chicken thighs, a pack of taco seasoning and a pack of fajitas seasoning because that’s what I had and it was great! Had my 11 month old sticking her face in her bowl trying to find more! Which never happens! Definitely will be making again and so glad I have frozen leftovers! Served with brown rice.

  69. We all loved this. So simple, yet so tasty. I used thigh fillets as I couldn’t be bothered deboning. Served on brown rice, with steamed greens. Delish!

  70. Fantastic! I used two chicken fillets, lactose free Philadelphia cream cheese and Zymil lactose free cream. Chicken shredded up great. I served it with Aldi potato gratins and some frozen mixed veg zapped in the microwave. It served 2 adults and a 10 year old. There is enough leftovers for lunch the next day which I’ll serve on wraps.

  71. Yum. I served this on corn chips melted some cheese on top with sour cream it was a huge hit with my kids. Very tasty

  72. I made this one again tonight. Its a firm favorite in our house and is so versatile. We have had it with rice, in wraps, in toasted sandwiches, over mash.
    Today it was being made for work lunches so I added minced garlic at the start and some spinach 10 mins before the end. I will have with brown rice.

  73. Heather Paterson

    This is a great recipe. I use chicken breast and reduced fat cream cheese and cream. I also add red capsicum, then baby spinach just before serving. With these adaptations it is 5 SP on Weight watchers blue program

  74. Thank you, this dish was so delicious and creamy! I cooked 2 whole breasts for 2.5 hours total and then shredded. Added 300ml cream so we had lots of sauce and no need for flour.
    Served with rice and vegetables
    Yum! ?

  75. I used boneless chicken and diced it (or if I couldn’t be bothered I just left it to shred later on.) I always double the recipe for freezing. It goes beautiful as a pie filler.

  76. Patricia Lawrence

    Made this for the 1st time and well lets just say it was a huge hit with everyone heading back for seconds…
    I used chicken thigh fillets and also added a tin of corn and a punnet of cherry tomatoes then served with rice…

  77. This was a winner in my household tonight. Will be making it again. Had with rice and veg. Next time I’m going to have it with corn chips.

  78. Natasha Wilkes

    Whole house loved it!
    I used chicken thighs instead of pieces and also an extra packet of taco mix for a stronger flavour
    ? will definitely make again

  79. Bianca Williams

    A favourite in our house!! I add frozen peas, corn and carrot with half hour to go. Plus I use chicken breast (just my preference)
    Always a pleaser with everyone eating their full dinner!! Yay…..even the fussy one ?

  80. Made this with thighs instead of drums to save time. Was great and kids loved it and said it was better than the mince version!

  81. I made the Creamy Mexican Chicken with ‘lovely legs’ (skinless chicken legs with the knuckle cut off), once cooked, I took the bones out and it was DEVINE!! I served it on corn chips with sour cream, guacamole and jalapeños!! The family devoured it. Then the left overs we had with pasta and was equally as good.

  82. I used thigh fillets, extra pack of taco seasoning then added red capsicum and broccoli near the end and used a full tub of cooking cream instead of the 150g and it was so yummy. Thank you for a delicious, easy recipe. ??

  83. Lyndy Melville

    Yum, yum, yum! Will definitely become a favourite in my house. I served with Pico de Gallo and rice with a side of corn chips.

  84. I tried this for the first time last night and I LOVED IT ? I added chorizo and grated cheese, served over nacho chips with avocado, sour cream and jalapeños. DELISH!

  85. Shevonne Leech

    Made this tonight. Was absolutely delicious. Served it on mash potato. I used 3 large chicken breasts , 300ml cooking cream and added an extra half packet of taco seasoning for some more kick once kids serves were taken out . Will definitely become a regular in our house .

  86. Tamika Hicking

    Absolutely divine!! Really great dish for the whole family!! Will definitely be a regular at ours.

  87. Absolutely delicious and the whole family devoured it! Had ours with rice but this would be delicious served in a big bowl surrounded by corn chips like a hot dip or in burrito!!!!

  88. I made this with chicken thighs instead, had it cold on low carbon wraps with avocado, cheese, spinach & cherry tomatoes. Was delicious!

  89. I like mine a little punchier so I added a little fajita seasoning as well as the taco seasoning a little garlic and jalapenos and omg yes! next time I’m going to try it with smoked jalapenos (chipotle)

  90. This might be the first Slow Cooker Central recipe I haven’t loved. My son really liked it and went for seconds, and my husband thought it was ok once he’d splashed hot sauce on it, but I just found it bland and too creamy for my palate. I know I could play around with different taco seasonings, but I think creamy sauces are just not my thing. Clearly a matter of personal taste, as there are over 100 reviews written by people who loved it!

  91. Another favourite of my teen kids.
    Have made it without the cream cheese (forgot to put it on shopping list) and tasted pretty good.
    Have cut up and fried off some chorizo and/or bacon pieces (around 150-200g) and added at the beginning.
    Usually serve with rice or pasta and veg.

  92. I’m making this for the first time tonight. Can’t wait to try it. I absolutely love creamy foods but I’m a bit concerned that there isn’t any liquid in the bottom under the chicken breast. I hope the chicken doesn’t burn or stick to the slow cooker

  93. This recipe is amazing, we love it as a filling for enchiladas and is a hit with the whole family
    5 ?’s and worth it ??

  94. Great dish. I always add a jar of hot salsa – it doesn’t taste hot but cuts down on the creamy richness and makes a great sauce.

  95. Silvana Williams

    I love this recipe and so does my family ? I use approximately 8 to 10 chicken thigh fillets and packet of both taco seasoning and Philadelphia cream cheese and double the cream, as everyone wants leftovers. I find that just being able to throw in the chicken, cream cheese and seasoning and set the slow cooker and go so very convenient. I have also frozen leftovers with success, I just add some soft cream cheese and a packet of seasoning to eliminate the watering down from the freezing process. I have given this recipe to others to try and they all agree what a easy and tasty meal this is.

  96. This is honest to god one of my all time favourite meals, I ate it so much over lockdown and now being back in the office kills me to not get to use the slow cooker as much but when I do it’s this meal. I’ve even waited until 9.30-10pm to eat at night just to cook it after work.
    Generally serve with basmati rice, and add in some semi-cooked broccoli for the last 30 mins to make myself feel like it’s ‘healthy’.

  97. I am struggling to find the words to describe how wonderful this was! And sooooo EASY! I used chicken legs, but will try with boneless chicken thighs next time, to make it even easier!

    We had it with broccolini with garlic and almonds, and it was the perfect accompaniment.

  98. I made this for the 1st time a few weeks ago, I need recipes without tomato as my daughter is allergic to tomato & found this recipe.
    I made it with marylands as I picked some up at a reduced price. & used a block of Lactose free Philly. The 3 of us loved it BUT there was so much left over sauce & I decided to use it up the next night my making a potato bake with it. I didn’t add anything extra but some parmesan cheese would be nice. Definitely try the potato bake with left over sauce, you’ll wonder why you didn’t think of it!

  99. Really thought we’d love it because we love creamy dishes… Surprisingly, not a fan of this one. Very bland and heavily creamy, as though the cream cheese is the wrong kind of cream for the dish.
    Not giving up on it though! I will experiment with a few ingredients and hopefully find the right balance for our family.

  100. Patricia Lawrence

    An absolute favourite in our house, so easy to make and sooo delicious.
    I also add 1 can of corn kernels and 1 punnet of cherry tomatoes halved in the last hour of cooking.
    We either serve it on it own with rice or we make soft shell tacos with sour cream and lettuce

  101. Family favourite. I turn it into slow cooked risotto and it is the perfect meal. Clean plates all around with family looking for more.

  102. Read the odd comment that it was a little bland, heaps of left over sauce and a bit too creamy. I myself wasn’t convinced that 1 pkt of taco seasoning would be enough for 1kg+ of chicken as 1 pkt a typically for 500g of meat. Plus then you are adding cream cheese etc that would dumb down the flavour.
    So I winged it and did 3/4 block of cream cheese instead of a full block and 2 pkts of taco seasoning. I used nothing extra to thicken it and only mixed in 2 large dollops of thickened cream in the last 10 mins.
    Was lovely, we had it with rice and the whole family enjoyed it. Perfect amount of sauce, perfect amount of creaminess and flavour was good. I recommend those who had those comments to try making these changes ?
    Thankyou for a super easy recipe idea!

  103. This was delish!!!

    I added 1kg thigh fillets
    2 packets of taco mix
    3/4 block of the phili cheese
    I didn’t need the cornflour

    I served with rice and corn chips, everyone LOVED it. Next time I’m going to add some sliced red capsicum, I think it’s going to make it even more delicious.

  104. Denise Dunstan

    I’ve made this previously but today I’ve added mushroom, corn and semi dried tomatoes to the above recipe. Will let you know how it turns out!

  105. I made this with 1kg of thigh and increased the taco mix.
    A hit with the family and will definitely make again

  106. Made this for the first time last night and OMG. heaven on a plate!! After reading some reviews I ended up slicing up one red capsicum and one red onion and placing 3 large chicken breasts and 2 taco seasoning mixes on top with the Philly cheese. I also mixed through 300ml of thickened cream at the end with some cornflour. Served it as tacos last night and Nachos today, and am going to turn it into a cob dip next time!! Absolutely loved it ??

  107. Yum was pretty good. Hubby was happy said it was very yummy. I used chicken breast fillets and also used an extra half pkt taco seasoning. Was worried as after the 4 hours most of the cheese was still on top of the chicken with the taco mix but all good once I took out chicken out to shred and to add cream and thicken all was fine. I had not made it before so didn’t know what to expect. Served with rice and greens . Will deff cook again very very yummy .

  108. All the family love this. Something I do regularly in winter. Don’t tend to add the cornflour though as it leaves it very thick.

  109. The whole family loved this dish, so tasty and what is even better soooo easy and cheap. I used chicken thighs and 2 pkt of the taco seasoning. Will definitely be making this one again. This is a 100 out of 10

  110. Absolutely love this recipe I use 2 packets of taco seasoning and it’s versatile to great with rice great for nachos and tacos I try and make this at least once week ??

  111. Absolutely crowd pleaser. I made a double batch with 3kg of chicken breast and it fed 25 people with leftovers for my daughters birthday. So easy and so yummy. Served with/on fresh bread rolls, and with salad

  112. I tried this recently, using chicken mince, due to stock shortages locally.
    I used 2xpkts taco seasoning, a red capsicum, salad onion & minced garlic. Added a small bottle of cream in last 30ish mins, mixed through & served on rice, did not need cornflour, was thick & creamy. Was wonderful, will def be doing again

  113. Made this last night. I added diced onion and a red capsicum, 2 x packets of taco mix and a full tub of cream. Served with rice and broccoli. Was delicious and kids loved it

  114. Made this last night, well similar. I had one and a half chicken breasts, a tub of spreadable cream cheese and a pkt of taco mix. Cooked for 3.5hours on low. Smelt amazing and I can’t believe I’m gonna say this, the kids LOVED it. We just got wraps put chicken and some grated cheese on half and then folded it over. Put them in the frying pan to toast up a little and melt the cheese. Served with chips and salad. This will be on our menu again for sure ?

  115. It waz yum. (I used thighs)The leftovers were amazing too as I made them into individual pies. I put a spoonful of chicken mixture topped with grated cheese then put top layer of pastry and into pie maker. Yummy

  116. A truly amazing dish. I also used chicken thighs. I froze the leftovers and they were even better second time round. This is definitely going in my recipe book ?

  117. We tried this one last night. We added peas and corn, Hubby said it was delicious. Will be making this one again, will add some extra taco seasoning mix as we like spicy stuff

  118. I made this two weeks ago. I’m making it again tomorrow. Absolutely scrumptious chicken dish. Freezers like a dream too. I’d give it a 11 out if 10.

  119. Omg this recipe is absolutely amazing and a favourite in our house I usually cook this and then put it in tortillas and turn into enchiladas absolutely amazing and we have served it with rice and veggies both are great

  120. This was delish! I served it with rice and steamed veges and my kids nailed it. I ate the left over with 4 bean mix and salad for lunch – so good!

    Note – I’m super lazy so I used chicken breast and did even do the adding cream thing – I literally just did the first step, mixed and shredded. I also accidentally left it for almost 5hrs cause we were out and it still worked out well ?

    Love recipes that aren’t super finicky or ruined if you don’t quite follow them!

  121. Absolutely delicious! I added a bit more cream to make it super saucy and threw in some mushies with about an hour to go. Served it with spiral pasta. Will definitely be making this one again,

  122. I needed to add more taco seasoning, 10g of garlic Tabasco sauce, 2 tsps of chilli powder and a lot of salt and pepper as the sauce and chicken had no flavour or not enough to get through the creaminess of the dish. Other than that it was really good.

  123. 5 stars
    I have been wanting to try this recipe for a while. Im very particular with flavours and cooking and wasn’t sure if I would like this. Hubby, toddler and I absolutely LOVED it. Such an easy recipe to prepare. I used chicken thighs instead of Marylands. I think next time I would leave out the cornflour as I don’t think it needs it. I used my Sunbeam Secret Chef 5.5L SC and did 4 hours cooking on Low.

  124. 5 stars
    OMG yum!!!
    Hubby picked this out a list of meals I wanted to try but I personally wasn’t sure of it. I added macaroni, peas, corn and a bit of extra cooking cream and it was divine.
    Will definitely make again because yum!!

  125. 5 stars
    This is a favourite it our house. My two teenage kids practically start drooling when I say we are having Mexican chicken for dinner. I do add a little extra spice with a big Cajun and a chill to give it a boost. Thank you to whoever created this. It’s really gone down a treat with my family.

  126. 5 stars
    So easy, and quick to prepare, and I love that you could serve this with anything and I feel like it would work! I also like that it’s a “quicker” slow cooker recipe, so I can get it in around lunch time rather than scurrying about doing it first thing. I added some baby spinach to the pot about 15 minutes before serving, and it was delicious! This will def get eaten again at my house. So good.

  127. 5 stars
    I’ve followed the creamy Mexican chicken recipe, but I don’t eat meat so I used Quorn and it was delicious. I just put the cream cheese and taco seasoning in on low for 4 hours, then added the cream and cornstarch along with tenderstem broccoli and Quorn pieces, then for the last 30 minutes I turned the sc to high and it was cooked perfectly. I forgot to take a picture but it turned out so delicious. I will definitely be making it again. I served it with buttery mash, and got clean plates all round.

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