Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Chicken Taquitos

I made a batch of tremendously good baked smothered chicken burritos the other day. The chicken was cooked slow all day, resulting in the perfect tender filling. I was still flashing back to them when I came across this idea for slow cooker cream cheese chicken taquitos. Just like the burritos, these taquitos are stuffed with fantastically tasty chicken that just falls apart as it cooks.
Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Chicken TaquitosThe creamy chicken and melted smooth cheese needed a little kick in my opinion, so I topped the taquitos with diced jalapenos and spicy salsa. Then all was right in the world again!

Also try my slow cooker creamy Italian chicken.

Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Chicken Taquitos

Course Main
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 35 minutes

Ingredients

For the cream cheese chicken

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 ounces cream cheese cubed
  • 1/3 cup water

For the taquitos

  • 1/2 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese or combine shredded extra sharp cheddar with taco seasoning
  • 12 6 inch flour tortillas
  • Your favorite toppings extra cheese, chopped fresh cilantro, salsa, jalapenos, green onions, etc

Instructions

For the cream cheese chicken

  • Add all of the chicken ingredients to a slow cooker.
  • Cook on low for 8 hours or until the chicken is fall-apart tender, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove the chicken and shred or chop as desired.
  • Return chicken to the slow cooker, stir, and cook another 15 minutes.

For the taquitos

  • Preheat oven to 400 F.
  • Spray a 9" x 13" baking dish with non-stick spray.
  • Lay tortillas out onto a flat surface.
  • Spoon 2-4 tablespoons of chicken into the middle of each tortilla.
  • Top with 1-2 tablespoons of cheese.
  • Roll tortillas up tightly and place seam-side down into the baking dish.
  • Bake for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and the tortillas are lightly browned and hardened.
  • Serve with your favorite toppings.

Slow Cooker Bold Ranch Pork Chops

Cold weather can sometimes make me ‘cooking lazy’. That’s when I just want to toss a few out-of-the-pantry and out-of-the-fridge ingredients into a slow cooker, turn it on, and come back half a day later to a done dish. Doesn’t mean it has to be all out of a can, but it isn’t all from scratch either. And it’s still good. And spicy. Gotta have spicy and these slow cooker bold ranch pork chops deliver on that.
Slow Cooker Bold Ranch Pork ChopsI served these slow cooker bold ranch pork chops with warmed leftover mashed potatoes. The gravy from the slow cooker is great over mashed potatoes, but I think it’d be even better over grits, so I’ll give that a whirl next time. They’ll be instant grits, though, to keep with my ‘cooking lazy’ mood.

Also try my slow cooker balsamic pork sliders.

Slow Cooker Bold Ranch Pork Chops

Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 5 minutes
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 10 ounce can cream of chicken soup, undiluted (low-salt recommended)
  • 1 packet of Ranch dressing mix about 3 tablespoons if you buy in bulk or make your own
  • 1 tablespoon of Cajun seasoning see my note
  • 4 thick cut boneless pork chops

Instructions

  • Note: Between the soup and Cajun seasonings, this dish can be salty. I recommend a low-salt soup and making your own Cajun seasoning, cutting the amount of salt in half.
  • Turn your slow cooker on low.
  • Whisk together the soup, Ranch dressing mix, and Cajun seasoning in a small bowl.
  • Place the pork chops in the slower cooker.
  • Add the soup mix.
  • Cover and cook for 6 hours.

Slow Cooker Chili Dogs

It was not a great day for grilling. I’ve always said that grilling is a passion not a season. But 50 MPH winds and blowing rain can make me rethink that philosophy. I was still jonesin’ for a chili dog so I brought out the slow cooker and satisfied my need for a good dog on a bad weather day. The dogs end up tender and they even absorb some of the great chili flavors. Topped with cheese, onion and jalapeno they hit the spot.
Slow Cooker Chili Dogs

Slow cooker chili dogs are a really great way to feed a crowd with no fuss whatsoever. You can easily double or triple this recipe if your slow cooker is big enough, ideal for that big game party!

Also try my slow cooker chicken wings.

Slow Cooker Chili Dogs

Course Main
Cuisine American
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours
Servings 8 servings
Author Mike

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place the hot dogs in the bottom of your slow cooker.
  • In a bowl, combine the chili and soup and pour over the hot dogs.
  • Cover and cook on low for 4 hours.
  • Serve hot dogs with buns, onion and cheese nearby. (I also like to have a few slices of fresh jalapeno for a little kick!)