Crockpot Chicken Nachos

I’ve mentioned on here several times of my love affair with Mexican food, well mostly tex-mex.  It’s my favorite thing to cook at home because I know what goes in it and I just love the flavors and variety and that you can switch things up so easily just with toppings.  My friend Jennifer recently made these crockpot chicken nachos and they were so creamy and comforting and hit me right in that tex-mex place in my heart. When I asked her how she made it and she told me how easy it was to throw together I knew I had to try it at home right away! This uses ingredients I mostly keep on hand (although I was out of them this time) so this would make for a very convenient meal, perfect for game days or parties too! It’s one of those dishes where you keep going back for “just one more chip.”  This is best served with tortilla chips dipped in, but we also used it as a filling for quesadillas and it turned out great that way too. Oh and it makes quite a bit, the two of us got 3 good meals out of it,  and you can double it for a crowd.

Crockpot Chicken Nachos
Source: My friend Jennifer

2 large chicken breasts, uncooked
1 can corn, drained
1 can black beans, drained
1 16 oz. jar salsa
1 8 oz. pkg. 1/3 less fat cream cheese

For Serving:
Tortilla chips
Light Sour Cream

In a crockpot, add chicken, corn, black beans & salsa.  Cook on high for 2 hours.*  Ensure chicken is cooked through and then shred chicken. (I removed the chicken and shredded it my stand mixer, but you can also shred it with two big meat forks).  Return shredded chicken to crockpot, stir together and cook for 2 hours on low.  Right before serving, stir in cream cheese until melted and fully incorporated.   Serve with tortilla chips and top with avocado, sour cream or your favorite taco toppings.

*You could also probably cook it on low for longer, this is just the method I used.

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  1. My family would LOVE this! Love the ease of crockpot meals.

  2. YUM! What a great (and easy) dip to serve for any occasion. I’m bookmarking this. My little boys birthday is coming up and I think this would be a hit to serve with all the other food 🙂

  3. Are you serious? This looks INCREDIBLE! Making this right after the weekend. You amaze me – thanks!!!

  4. Your blog has so many wonderful recipes! This looks so good!

  5. My husband and I loved this. We plan on tweaking it a little to add some more flavor, but it’s a great base recipe!

    • So glad you enjoyed it! You’ll have to let me know what you add to it!:)

      • As we finished up the leftovers today, my husband asked if I would make it again. I was thinking sometime this weekend or something – he meant tonight! We added a 10oz can of Rotel “Original” diced tomatoes & green chilies, and then a sprinkle of minced onion flakes and chili powder. It turned out great! It had just the right amount of kick we wanted. I’m not big into spicy food, so to most people it probably isn’t all that hot, but I like it. Thanks again for this keeper! 🙂
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  6. This looks absolutely amazing! Do you think it would be thick enough to spoon into a flour tortilla and eat like a burrito?