Sunday, January 13, 2013

Cheesy Rotel Chicken (in the crockpot)

Food day at work is my favorite.

You get to sample all kinds of fun treats.  And almost every time, I hound someone for a recipe.

That's how I discovered this next dish.  A coworker brought in a spicy, cheesy crockpot dinner for food day a few years ago.

So last week, when Christmas break was coming to an end, and I was trying to stock the kitchen with ingredients for super easy recipes to make during the first week back to work, this one came to mind.

We'll call it Cheesy Rotel Chicken........

Cheesy Rotel Chicken
(via Melinda Call)

1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can cream of celery soup
1 can Original Rotel
1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken
1/2 lb. Velveeta (cubed)
16 oz. pasta

Place the chicken in a crockpot for 4 hours (or so) on high.  After chicken is fully cooked, shred or cube it and place it back in the crockpot.  Add both soups, the Rotel, and cubes of Velveeta to the crockpot.  Set the crockpot on low and stir occasionally for about two hours.  Before serving, cook the pasta of your choice.  Add the pasta to the crockpot, mix well, then serve!

Variation on the doesn't have to be added to the crockpot.  I had half a box of the bowtie and half a box of spaghetti noodles.  I wanted to use them both up, so one night I plated the bowtie and ladled the chicken mixture over the top.  And did the same thing with the spaghetti for leftovers.

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Easy?  YES!

Tasty?  VERY, with a little kick!

Leftovers?  SO GOOD!

Clean up?  Minimal!!!

Now go dust off your crockpot!

Or is it crock-pot?

Crock pot?

I don't know.

Linking up with:

Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Momsstillbeingmolly


  1. One day I'm hiding out front of your house and when I see you serving from the crock pot I'll attack like the neighborhood watch!

  2. I love a good crock pot meal. This one looks plate licking good :)

  3. That looks delicious! Hi! I love your blog and am your newest follower. I was kinda hopin' that you'd pop on by my blog, check things out, and maybe follow me back if you like it!

    Have a lovely day,

  4. That looks yum, I bet I could make a veggie version! I'm visiting from over at Peacoats and Plaid, nice to be your newest follower :)
    Kitty & Buck

  5. oh my god just pinned this. i'm the laziest cook ever (seriously, i barely muster the energy to make a sandwich) so crockpot recipes are my faaaavorite. and good lord does that one sound super good- i love anything with cheese in it.

    and for my chunky sweater from UO- i got it two years ago but they have them each year, and in a bunch of colors. they'll probably be on sale now so you can nab it for $20 like i did! (enabling you ;) )

  6. Yum! This looks delicious! But, granted, if you put cheesy before anything, my mouth will immediately start watering. ;-)

  7. This is another one I will be trying. Why? Because it's easy and has Rotel and cheese! :) Pinning it now!

  8. How many servings did this make?

    1. Weeelllll. We like big portions, so based on the serving size you see in that photo, we got about six servings from it. You could definitely stretch it, if you served it with something else.........salad, maybe......and get eight!

      Great question! Thank you for dropping in!!!! :)

    2. Thanks! It's on next week's menu! (Found you through Ashley Boschen, by the way).

    3. Yahoooo! I hope you like it. You'll have to tell me what you think.

      Oh Ash! I love that girl.

  9. That looks so yummy! The crock pot is probably one of the best kitchen inventions ever. I love mine.

  10. Just added this to next weeks menu plan! I love it!! Thanks for sharing!

    New follower from the YOLO blog hop!!


  11. This looks so comforting and yummy, will have to try it.

  12. Food day?? How have I never heard of this?! Best idea ever, I say!

    This looks super yummy.

  13. Hi Danavee! Food day at work? What an AWESOME idea! And that pasta looks DELISH! I'm your newest follower and I hope you'll follow back!

    1. YES! I look forward to them every month!!!!

      Thank you! I'll head your way.

  14. Danavee, hi! Dog is snow are so fun. My hops like a bunny then looks around like "how much of this stuff do I have to jump over"? LOL

    Yummy recipe.

  15. Looks good!

  16. Yum! This looks so good! I love a good crock-pot recipe. Thanks for sharing at our Pinteresting Link Party!

  17. Visiting from Tutu and Tea Parties' Pinteresting Party. Thanks for sharing :) I'm always excited to come across a great crockpot recipe! This looks wonderful!! Pinning to my "Good Lookin' Slow Cookin' Eats" pinboard :)
    Have a wonderful weekend!!

  18. The Crockpot recipe looks so good, I'll have to try it soon.
    Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

  19. Looks delicious! And I think it's crock pot, but that could be a crock. :-) Visiting from a Pinteresting Party. Just pinned!

  20. Hi,
    We found you from the Six Sisters Blog Hop. You have some great ideas and we would like for you to share with our readers too. We are hosting our first link party tomorrow and we would like to invite you to link up with us. We have a fun blog to co-host with us. Hope to see you there.

    The Busy Bee's,
    Myrna and Joye.

  21. Thank you so much for the invite! I absolutely will link up!

  22. Wow these looks seriously amazing, I’m drooling all over the screen here, I have to tray this receipt ASAP, I bet it taste as good at it looks, it doesn’t seem so complicated to prepare, I will give it a tray! Your have a lovely blog by the way and I am a new follower on GFC and Bloglovin! Hope you will like my blog and follow back!

    Pop Culture&Fashion Magic

    1. Thanks so much!!!! I will head your way!