Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken

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Tired of cooking dinner after a long weekend or a busy day at work? This Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken is perfect for jam-packed days and can be prepared quickly. Add all the ingredients in the morning and enjoy a hot delicious dinner with what feels like no work at all.

Cooking dinner after a long day of work can be an exhausting ordeal. And hearty, homecooked meals can be an expensive hassle to put together.

However, using a few low-cost ingredients, you can easily make a meal for the family that will be hot and ready by dinnertime. This slow cooker creamy chicken features a delicious blend of spices, creamy sauce, and tender chicken.

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This dish is great for any occasion and can be easily transported in the slow cooker to potlucks or tailgate parties. Slow cooker chicken is a hearty meal that keeps everyone returning for seconds. The simple ingredients used in this dish make it the perfect dinner to customize with new, delicious spices.

In this recipe, I will tell you how to make slow cooker creamy chicken, how to store and freeze it, give you serving ideas for this simple dinner recipe, and add some extra tips and tricks. So let’s make dinner!

🥘Ingredient Notes

For exact amounts needed see the recipe card below

  • Chicken Breast—Or chicken tenderloins.
  • Spice Mix—A delicious blend of Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Cream of Chicken Soup— The base of the sauce.
  • Milk— Whole or fat-free.
  • Cream Cheese— Thickens the sauce and creates a creamy topping for the chicken.
ingredients for creamy crock pot chicken.

🥣How to Make Creamy Chicken in the Slow Cooker

  1. Spray your slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Put in the chicken topped with the spice mix.
  3. Combine the milk and soup and stir until smooth. Pour the soup mixture over the chicken.
  4. Cube the cream cheese and spread it evenly on the chicken.
  5. Cover and cook on low until chicken is ready.
  6. Remove the chicken, shred it, place it back in the slow cooker, and mix everything together.
seasoned chicken breasts.
Seasoned chicken
adding the soup mixture.
Add soup mixture
Adding the cream cheese.
Add cream cheese
shredding the chicken.
Shred chicken
return the shredded chicken to the slow cooker.
Return to slow cooker
top view of slow cooker creamy chicken ready to eat.
Final dish

🍴Serving Ideas

This delicious dish is great on its own or with a side. Pair it with a green salad or a plate of steamed green beans or broccoli for a delicious meal. My family likes to add some Parmesan cheese on top for extra cheesiness.

You can also serve this creamy chicken over mashed potatoes, rice, or egg noodles. One thing is for sure. No matter how you serve this slow cooker chicken recipe, it will surely be a hit among even the pickiest eaters.

💭How to Store Leftover Slow Cooker Chicken

Store your leftover creamy chicken in a shallow airtight container. Your leftovers will last for about 3-4 days in the refrigerator.

Alternatively, you can transfer your leftovers to an airtight container and store them in the freezer. When reheating this dish from frozen, bring it to an internal temperature of 165 Fahrenheit and serve. Leftovers will keep in the freezer for 3 to 4 months.

forkful of creamy chicken.

⭐Tips for Making the Best …

Be sure to check out the step by step instructions

  • If you don’t have your own Italian seasoning, mix 2 tablespoons of oregano and basil with 1 tablespoon of rosemary, and ½ a tablespoon of thyme
  • If you are a fan of spice, you can add some red pepper flakes to your spice mix for a little more heat.
  • Use crock pot liner to make cleanup quick and easy.
  • You can also make this recipe with chicken thighs.
  • Condensed soups are salty, so don’t add too much salt to this dish. You can always add more right before serving.
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slow cooker cream chicken a plate with rice.

📝FAQ

What is the difference between chicken breasts and chicken tenderloins?

Chicken breast is the large muscle on the underside of the chicken, while the tenderloin is the more tender, smaller muscle located between and under the breast. There is little difference between the two.

Why do I need to cook my chicken on low?

Cooking your chicken on low keeps the meat juicy and tender, while higher temperatures make the chicken tough and dry. Cooking on low cooks the chicken more evenly, and the chicken retains and cooks in the liquids rather than all the liquids evaporating from the meat.

Should I flip my chicken while it is in the slow cooker?

Generally, you shouldn’t flip the chicken in the slow cooker as it lowers the temperature and steam inside the slow cooker. Throw in the ingredients, slap on the lid, and let the slow cooker do the work.

Can I make this with frozen chicken breasts?

No, you should not put frozen chicken in a slow cooker. Thaw it first before adding it to the crock pot.

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Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Recipe

Published By Anne
This Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken is perfect for jam-packed days and can be prepared quickly. It features a delicious blend of spices, creamy sauce, and tender chicken.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time6 hours
Total Time6 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 6
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Ingredients
 

  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup 10.5 oz each
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 block cream cheese 8 oz, cut into cubes

Instructions

  • Spray the insert of a slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray or use a Crock Pot liner.
  • Place the raw chicken breasts in a single layer on the bottom. Season it with Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper.
    2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, ½ teaspoon onion powder, Salt to taste, Black pepper to taste
  • Whisk together the cream of chicken soup with the milk and pour it over the chicken.
    2 cans cream of chicken soup, ½ cup milk
  • Cut the cream cheese into cubes and place it evenly in the slow cooker.
    1 block cream cheese
  • Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 degrees F.
  • Remove chicken from the slow cooker onto a cutting board and shred with two forks.
  • Return chicken to slow cooker and mix to combine well.
  • Serve over rice, egg noodles, or mashed potatoes.

Notes

  • The chicken will not be as juicy if you cook it on high.
  • If you don’t have your own Italian seasoning, mix 2 tablespoons of oregano and basil with 1 tablespoon of rosemary, and ½ a tablespoon of thyme
  • If you are a fan of spice, you can add some red pepper flakes to your spice mix for a little more heat.
  • You can also make this recipe with chicken thighs.
  • Condensed soups are salty, so don’t add too much salt to this dish. You can always add more right before serving.

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Nutrition Information

Calories: 281kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 898mg | Potassium: 656mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 277IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition facts are estimates.

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