Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Chicken Taquitos

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Happy Friday, everyone! I hope you’ve all had a productive and fulfilling week at work as you get ready now to kick your feet up and have a relaxing weekend. And of course what better way to enjoy a weekend than watching college football? This recipe makes an excellent football food (they’re portable, clean, and individually served), but it’s really great for any day of the week!

Like most slow cooker recipes, this one is extremely simple. I love that the delicious, creamy filling is made in the crock-pot and then you just bake them in the tortillas for a couple minutes to make them crispy and delicious! This is also a really budget-friendly recipe because you’ll already have most of the ingredients on hand, and only 2 chicken breasts is enough for 12 taquitos! That will easily feed 4 people.

This is also a super customizable recipe. The recipe below is very basic, and you can add whatever ingredients you like! Examples would be cilantro, diced green chilies, rotel tomatoes, etc. I will say that the basic recipe below is good, but slightly bland. I think next time I’ll add a little more of the seasoning to give it more of that “Mexican” flavor.

Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Chicken Taquitos

Yields: 4 servings

Serving Size: 3 taquitos

Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Chicken Taquitos


  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • salt + pepper
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • ⅓ cup water
  • ½ cup shredded colby or Mexican blend cheese
  • 12 6-inch corn or flour tortillas
  • optional: salsa, sour cream, guacamole or other toppings as desired


  1. Add chicken, chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, salt and pepper to taste, cream cheese, and water to crock pot. Cover and cook on low 6-8 hours or on high 4 hours.
  2. Remove chicken from crock pot, shred with two forks, and return to slow cooker. Give it a stir. Let it cook about 15 minutes longer.
  3. Preheat oven to 400. Place about ¼ cup of the chicken mixture onto the middle of each tortilla. Top with 1-2 tablespoons shredded cheese. Roll tightly and place in a single layer on a greased baking sheet. Spray lightly with cooking spray.
  4. Bake 10 minutes, until tortillas are slightly browned and shredded cheese is melted. Serve with desired toppings and sauces.


You could substitute the chili powder, cumin, and garlic powder for a packet of taco seasoning.

Feel free to play around with this recipe. You could add ingredients like green chilies, cilantro, and/or rotel tomatoes to give it a bit more flavor and make it your own.

Source: Creme De La Crumb

22 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Chicken Taquitos

  1. Thanks for the recipe Lindsay! I made this last night but doubled the amount of seasonings and it was a huge hit. I will definitely make it again and again!

  2. I made these tonight for our Taco Friday dinner with friends and it was a big hit! I did up the cumin and chili powder and I added paprika, oregano, garlic and onion powders. Then I omitted the water and added an un-drained can of Ro-Tel. It was a huge hit!! Oh, and I did half with corn tortillas (warmed first, so they fold better) and half with flour. Served with one of those Dole chopped sales (Chipotle cheddar) and it was a great night!

    • lindsayballen February 7, 2015 at 4:15 pm - Reply Author

      Awesome! I like the idea of using Rotel tomatoes in this. I might do that next time. Glad everyone liked it!

  3. Do you think the chicken/cream cheese mixture could be made ahead and then assembled before the party? If so how would that affect the baking time or should I reheat the filling before rolling?

    • lindsayballen January 22, 2017 at 5:06 pm - Reply Author

      Hi Nana. If you pre-make and refrigerate the filling, I doubt you’ll need to reheat before rolling. The baking time should still be plenty to heat it all the way through. If you’re unsure though, microwaving the filling for a minute or two before rolling won’t hurt!

  4. Did you or your fake commenters actually try making this recipe? The cream cheese curdled in the slow cooker. I’m just as mad at myself as I am at this blog, because I actually cook and don’t just post junk online for clicks and Pinterest followers, so I should have known it would do that.

    • Whoa Danielle, why so angry? Yes, I’ve actually made this recipe no less than 20 times. I’ve never had an issue with the cream cheese curdling. I’m sorry your experience was different, and I’m not sure why. Perhaps just a variation in slow cookers and the temp they cook at? Whatever the reason, it’s not worth being rude. I work really hard on the recipes, photos, and posts I publish, and it’s not for clicks or Pinterest followers, or even money because I barely make anything from this blog. It’s for people who are looking for easy recipes to feed their families, just like I was when I started learning how to cook. Comments like yours are uncalled for and only reflect poorly on you, not on me or this blog.

      • I hate cooking and I am not good at it when I do. But I’ve successfully made this more than once. It is easy and my teenage boys liked it, too.

    • Was your cream cheese expired? Or perhaps your slow cooker is just running a little hot. I have made this recipe and other variations many times before without issue. It’s a good one if you can figure it out! And no I’m not a fake commenter; just a home cook that likes good food 🙂

    • Ours turned out perfect. I praise the writer for not blocking you and treating you with the disrespect you treated her with! Thanks for the yummy recipe and great snack to freeze before our baby comes next week!!

  5. I love cream cheese & love chicken, saw this after throwing frozen chicken in the crock pot one night without even knowing what I was going to make. This dinner was BOMB! I’m making it again tonight, more planned out this time as we want sides.

  6. I made this one night and my husband LOVED it! I have since made it 3 more times! Just want to say thank you for sharing it Lindsay 🙂

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  9. Can you make this on the stove top for a quicker meal? Cook the chicken and shred it, then add ingredients and simmer until the cream cheese is melted? I think I’m going to try it tonight

  10. The contents are about the same as your Cream Cheese Chicken Chili. Might work to use that. Serve some as dip and some as this recipe.

  11. A previous coworker made something like this and brought it in for us to try. Was amazing. I am going to try this. Only replacing the seasonings you listed with a taco seasoning package. All the other ingredients you listed where what she said she used. Hopefully I get a close or at least delicious turn out. 👍

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