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This Creamy Slow Cooker Chicken Chili Verde is bursting with the bold flavors of the Southwest. Ban the bland by grabbing Pace® Salsa Verde at your local Walmart and get ready to enjoy one of the easiest and most flavorful chilis you’ve ever had!
For many, football season is the most anticipated time of year. It isn’t just the thrill of living and dying by each fingertip reception, bone-breaking tackle, or last second field goal, but also the camaraderie of family and friends gathering together to cheer on their favorite teams! And of course, no football celebration would be complete without a mouthwatering menu to complete the occasion!
No one wants to be stuck in the kitchen during kickoff, so any game day menu should be hassle free, and ideally prepared in advance. This Creamy Chicken Chili Verde is perfect for feeding the fans because it can be thrown together in the slow cooker and simmer away until you are ready to serve the crowd.
The secret to the simplicity of this recipe is Pace® Salsa Verde. The genuine southwest flavor this salsa provides is the backbone to the chili. After one bite you’ll see Pace® is versatile for so much more than just a dipping sauce. It’s bold kick of flavor never disappoints! Heck, Pace® is good on anything but ice cream!
I picked up 24 oz. Pace® Salsa Verde for this recipe at my local Walmart. However, while I was there I grabbed 24 oz. Pace® Picante Sauce as well which my wife used in our Cheesy Tex-Mex Rice recipe. Whether it is family dinners or game time, Pace® provides for easy wins around meal solutions. Built upon 70 years of southwest flavor know-how, there are a variety of textures and heat levels to fit any taste!
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To make this Creamy Slow Cooker Chicken Chili Verde you can use any cut of chicken you would like. I used chicken breast for mine, but thigh meat works just as well. I also like using frozen corn for this recipe, but you can substitute canned corn if you drain it. Finally, I think adding cream cheese gives it a delectable creamy touch, however, make sure you temper the cream cheese so it doesn’t break and curdle when it hits the hot liquid.
Creamy Slow Cooker Chicken Chili Verde
- 1.5 lbs chicken
- 32 oz chicken broth
- 24 oz Pace® Salsa Verde
- 15 oz x2 great northern beans with liquid
- 1 ½ cups frozen corn
- 1 tbsp cumin
- 6 oz cream cheese (room temperature)
- 2 tbsp milk
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 limes
- Add chicken, chicken broth, salsa, beans, corn, and cumin to a slow cooker and heat on high for 4 hours, or until chicken is easily shredded.
- 5-10 minutes before serving add milk and cream cheese to a dish and stir together to blend. Slowly temper the cream cheese by adding hot chili liquid a few spoonfuls at a time while mixing until mixture is warm and can be added to the slow cooker. (tempering prevents the cream cheese from curdling in the hot liquid)
- Taste for salt and pepper and adjust as needed.
- Serve in bowls along with a squirt of juice from a lime wedge.
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