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Creamy Slow Cooker Chicken

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Everyone needs a fallback middle-of-the-week dish that is little hassle and family friendly. This creamy slow cooker chicken recipe is just that. Dive into a dump-and-go meal with all the hearty comfort food of grandma’s table but without all the work.

creamy chicken on a fork.

There is nothing more delicious than the basics. While I love a restaurant-quality meal, I don’t always love spending two hours in the kitchen. Like most slow cooker recipes, this dish is incredibly uncomplicated and hits all the points people love—quick, easy, simple ingredients and filling.

While our slow cooker chicken with gravy (which also includes noodles) recipe shares some similar ingredients, it’s totally different on the taste scale. With altered seasonings and the addition of cream cheese, you can expect a dish much more rich in flavor and super creamy.

slow cooker chicken recipe on a black plate.

Ingredients

  • cream of chicken soup
  • chicken broth
  • dry Italian dressing mix
  • dry ranch dressing mix
  • chicken breast, cut into 2″ chunks/strips
  • cream cheese, softened and cut into cubes 
  • egg noodles, cooked and kept warm

How to make Creamy Chicken in the Slow Cooker

  1. In a slow cooker, combine 1 can (10.5 oz) of cream of chicken soup, 1 cup of chicken broth, 1 tablespoon of dry Italian dressing mix, and 1 tablespoon of dry ranch dressing mix. Stir these ingredients together until well mixed.
  2. Add 1-1/2 lbs of chicken breast, cut into 2″ chunks or strips, to the chicken soup mixture in the slow cooker.
  3. Stir well to ensure the chicken is evenly coated with the sauce mixture.
creamy chicken in a slow cooker.
  1. Cover the slow cooker and set it to cook on low heat for 6-8 hours or on high heat for 3-4 hours, depending on your schedule.
  2. Approximately 30 min. before the cooking time is done, use two forks to shred the chicken directly in the slow cooker. As a note, you can also leave the chicken in full breasts or strips if you prefer to serve it that way. Just remove the chicken with tongs and set aside before proceeding to next step.
  3. Add 1 brick (8 oz) of softened cream cheese, cut into cubes, to the slow cooker. Stir well to fully integrate the cream cheese.
creamy noodles and chicken recipe.
  1. Now stir in 8 oz of cooked and warmed egg noodles until they are coated. If you took the chicken out to leave it as breasts, add back in at that step.
  2. Serve the creamy chicken and noodles (a bowl works best) immediately.
creamy chicken in a black crockpot.

What sides go with Creamy Chicken and Noodles?

Pasta dishes like this tend to be super filling on their own so I rarely (personally) serve with a side. If I have an extra hungry crowd, this dish deserves a side of veggies like green beans or broccoli and a piece of garlic bread.

chicken dinner on a plate with noodles.
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Creamy Slow Cooker Chicken (with noodles)


Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Great weeknight meal with slow cooker no fuss easy and creamy chicken. Tender fall apart chicken in a seasoned cream of soup mixture and then served mixed into noodles is a hearty and delicious family friendly meal.

Equipment

Ingredients
 

  • 10.5 oz. cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon dry Italian dressing mix
  • 1 tablespoon dry ranch dressing mix
  • 1-1/2 lbs chicken breast cut into 2″ chunks/strips
  • 8 oz. brick of cream cheese softened and cut into cubes
  • 8 oz egg noodles cooked and kept warm

Instructions

  • In a slow cooker, combine 10.5 oz Cream of Chicken Soup, 1 cup Chicken Broth, 1 tablespoon Dry Italian Dressing Mix, and 1 tablespoon Dry Ranch Dressing Mix. Stir until all ingredients are mixed well together.
  • Add 1.5 lbs raw Chicken Breast chunks/strips to the slow cooker. Stir until chicken is coated with the soup mixture.
  • Cover the slow cooker with a lid. Cook on Low heat setting for 6-8 hours, or on High heat setting for 3-4 hours.
  • Approximately 30 minutes before the dish is ready, use two forks to shred the chicken. See notes below about not shredding chicken.
  • Add 8 oz Cream Cheese, cut into cubes, into to the slow cooker. Stir well to combine all ingredients together, ensuring the cream cheese is melted into the sauce.
  • Using a spatula, gently fold in 8 oz cooked Egg Noodles coating in the creamy sauce. (see notes for other suggestions)
  • Serve creamy chicken and noodles immediately while hot.

Notes

As a note, you can also leave the chicken in full breasts or strips if you prefer to serve it that way. Just remove the chicken with tongs and set aside before proceeding to the cream cheese step.
While we add egg noodles to this dish, you can also serve creamy chicken mixture over cooked rice or dumpling noodles (usually found in the frozen section of store). Just cook and then add slow cooked creamy chicken mixture over top.

Nutrition

Serving: 2cups | Calories: 405kcal

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