Slow Cooker Rotel Dip Chicken Sandwiches

Chicken Rotel Sandwiches are the ultimate way to tailgate for the Super Bowl!  These Slow Cooker Rotel Dip Chicken Sandwiches are the perfect mix of flavors. Spicy Cheesy Chicken Sandwiches made in the crock pot. So easy and so addicting!

Chicken Rotel Sandwich

Chicken Rotel Sandwiches

Chicken Rotel Sandwiches are the perfect game day food. Easy slow cooker rotel dip filled with chicken on hamburger buns. So simple yet so delicious!

I’m SO DANG EXCITED about these SLOW COOKER ROTEL DIP CHICKEN SANDWICHES! It’s an idea that popped into my head one day when I was dreaming about cheese (that’s very typical for me), which led me to think about how much I love Rotel Dip (Rotel melted together with Velveeta). And that led me to think about HOW CAN I EAT THIS AS AN ENTIRE MEAL, which led me to this recipe.

These Chicken Rotel Sandwiches are sure to be a family favorite. They are made in a crock pot, which means they are incredibly easy. These Rotel Dip Chicken Sandwiches are perfect for every day meals, but they’re also perfect for holiday parties or THE SUPER BOWL! It will be here before we know it and we better be ready! I plan to have both cheese dip AND these sandwiches. Can you blame me?

Serve these Chicken Rotel Sandwiches any time, and eat all the leftover dip with chips…because you can’t waste any of that delicious Rotel dip! That would be a crime…

Slow Cooker Chicken Rotel Sandwiches are the best game day meal to serve for all your guests. They’re easy to make and incredible delicious. Rotel Dip on a sandwich…yes please!


Crock Pot Rotel Dip with chicken

SLOW COOKER ROTEL DIP CHICKEN SANDWICHES are the ultimate way to tailgate for the Super Bowl! Spicy Cheesy Chicken Sandwiches made in the crockpot. SO MUCH FLAVOR! So addicting.

Crock Pot Rotel Dip with Chicken

These sandwiches are everything that you already love about classic rotel dip. Super cheesy, creamy, and just the right amount of spice. Those flavors lend themselves so perfectly to chicken. To say these sandwiches are crave-worthy are an understatement. And anything made in a slow cooker is an automatic step up in my opinion. I mean just look at all that cheese!

Rotel Dip Recipe

I’m a big fan of Rotel (tomatoes with green chiles). Besides these Chicken Rotel Dip Sandwiches, I use it in a lot of my dips and other recipes. It just might be one of my favorite ingredients!

Try some of my other favorite recipes using Rotel:

Slow Cooker Rotel Dip Chicken Sandwich, on a hamburger bun with lettuce and onion

Two Chicken Rotel Dip Sandwiches on plates, next to a bowl of lettuce and onion

How to Make Chicken Rotel Sandwiches

Obviously this recipe takes quite a bit of time in the slow cooker, but prep is short and the recipe overall is super simple. Make the chicken rotel dip, put it on a bun, top with cheese and condiments, and done! The extra cheese on the top is an add-on and totally optional…but you guys know how I feel about cheese. The more the better! I just can’t say no.

How to Make Rotel Dip Chicken Sandwiches:

  1. Place cream cheese, chicken, Rotel, and Velveeta in slow cooker.
  2. Cook on high 3-4 hours OR on low 6-8 hours, stirring occasionally.
  3. When chicken is done cooking, remove the chicken, shred it, then place it back in the slow cooker and stir.
  4. Keep slow cooker on Warm until ready to serve.
  5. To make the sandwiches: Use a slotted spoon to remove shredded chicken from dip & place on bun. Add your preferred condiments, and more Velveeta if desired.

Don’t forget to eat any leftover Rotel dip with chips! No need to waste it once the chicken is gone. :)

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SLOW COOKER ROTEL DIP CHICKEN SANDWICHES are the ultimate way to tailgate for the Super Bowl! Spicy Cheesy Chicken Sandwiches made in the crockpot. SO MUCH FLAVOR! So addicting.

Crock Pot Chicken Rotel Sandwich with Velveeta

I hope these Slow Cooker Rotel Dip Chicken Sandwiches grace your table for the Super Bowl, but also any other occasion, or for an easy meal around your home. For us that is ALL THE TIME. Chicken Rotel Sandwiches for the win!

See the recipe card below for details on how to make Chicken Rotel Sandwiches. Enjoy!

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4.25 from 4 votes
Chicken Rotel Sandwiches
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
4 hrs
Total Time
4 hrs 5 mins

Chicken Rotel Sandwiches are the ultimate way to tailgate for the Super Bowl!  These Slow Cooker Rotel Dip Chicken Sandwiches are the perfect mix of flavors. Spicy Cheesy Chicken Sandwiches made in the crock pot. So easy and so addicting!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crockpot chicken, rotel dip, sandwich
Servings: 4
Calories: 520 kcal
Author: Becky Hardin | The Cookie Rookie
  • 2 lbs 4 pieces boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 8 ounce blocks (16 ounces total) low fat cream cheese
  • 2 ounces Velveeta cheese
  • 1 can Rotel tomatoes
  • Hamburger buns
  • lettuce onion, and more velveeta for garnish (optional)
  1. Spray a slow cooker with nonstick spray.
  2. Add in the chicken, cream cheese, velveeta, and Rotel tomatoes into the slow cooker.
  3. Cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 6-8 hours or until the chicken is fully cooked through. Stir ingredients occasionally while cooking.
  4. Once chicken is cooked through, remove just the chicken from slow cooker and shred using two forks. Place the shredded chicken back into the slow cooker with the sauce and stir to fully coat/combine.
  5. Place the slow cooker on warm until ready to assemble your sandwiches.
  6. NOTE: If using more velveeta as garnish, I've found the best way to heat it up is 2 ounces at a time with 2 tablespoons milk, heated in the microwave one minute at a time until fully melted and creamy.
  7. Assemble your sandwiches by using a slotted spoon to remove chicken from slow cooker, placing on a bottom bun. Top with lettuce and red onion and more velveeta if desired (see note above)
  8. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Rotel Sandwiches
Amount Per Serving (8 g)
Calories 520 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 35g 54%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 176mg 59%
Sodium 385mg 16%
Potassium 477mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Sugars 1g
Protein 44g 88%
Vitamin A 9.1%
Vitamin C 4.4%
Calcium 10.6%
Iron 11.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Recipe looks yummy! Is that 16 oz TOTAL cream cheese or 2 blocks of 16 oz each? And only 2 oz Total Velveeta per 1 can Rotel? That just doesn't seem like much Velveeta in comparison to how much is used when making only the Rotel dip recipe. I really want to try this soon. Thanks for your awesome recipes.😊
    Becky Hardin
    16 ounces total of cream cheese. You could cut some of the cream cheese and add more velveeta, but I thought this was enough cheese for the chicken. It's less than when you make the dip, but the cream cheese balances it out a bit. Hope you LOVE the recipe, it's one of our new favorites! Thanks so much for saying hi :)
Is there anything you could substitute for Velveeta? We're not big fans of it, but these look delicious.
    Becky Hardin
    Hey Amanda, you could use shredded cheese of your choice. The consistency would be slightly different but i do think it would work. Hope you love the recipe!
Any ideas on other ways to serve this besides on hamburger buns, this sounds amazing.
    Becky Hardin
    You could serve it in taco shells! Or on chips as nachos. Delicious whichever way you eat it :)
What is the nutritional value of this recipe
    Becky Hardin
    Hi Annie- I don't currently have an app/plugin that calculates nutritional info. I have heard my fitness pal is a good one for individual use but isn't yet blog friendly. Hope that helps!
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Sounds fabulous!!
Emily M
Use only 2 ounces of velveeta cheese for the whole recipe?
    Becky Hardin
    The velveeta mixed with the cream cheese was enough cheese for us, and then we put extra velveeta on top as a garnish. You could add a bit more and take out some of the cream cheese if you prefer that! Enjoy :)
Can I use bone in chicken breasts?
    Becky Hardin
    Since the chicken cooks in the slow cooker and then you just shred, boneless is much easier. Then you don't have to worry about the bones when shredding and tossing back into the slow cooker. The chicken will cook approximately the same, its just less of a headache. Whichever you prefer :)
Hey Becky, Making this tomorrow, but I had a question: What size can of Rotel do you use? I picked up a 10oz can and just realized that might not be enough? Thanks, -Adam
This is simply a stunning recipe. I love this. Thanks for sharing.
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