Crock Pot Creamy Ranch Chicken

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The BEST Crock Pot Creamy Ranch Chicken recipe is made with all the ingredients and flavors you love with the ease and simplicity of a slow cooker! A seriously addicting, creamy, comfort food ranch chicken recipe that you will love bite after bite!

The BEST Crock Pot Creamy Ranch Chicken recipe is made with all the ingredients and flavors you love with the ease and simplicity of a slow cooker! A seriously addicting, creamy, comfort food ranch chicken recipe

Creamy Crock Pot Ranch Chicken

If you are looking for the most creamy and delicious chicken, Crock Pot Creamy Ranch Chicken is for you! Made with everyone’s favorite dry ranch dressing mix, cream cheese, and cream of chicken soup, there simply isn’t one thing to not love! If you’re looking for a crockpot chicken recipe everyone will love, be sure to save this!

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Ingredients

Creamy Ranch Chicken Ingredients:

  1. Chicken – boneless, skinless, breasts
  2. Cream cheese – softened
  3. Dry ranch seasoning – a premade packet or homemade ranch seasoning mix
  4. Cream of chicken soup – or you can use whatever you like: cream of celery soup, cream of chicken soup, cream of onion soup, or cream of mushroom soup. 
  5. Milk – full fat or skim, your choice
  6. Parmesan cheese – shredded
  7. Bell pepper – diced (this ingredient is optional)
  8. Bacon – cooked and crumbled
  9. Pasta – penne pasta or pasta of choice. Think: egg noodles
Crock Pot with Chicken

Creamy Ranch Sauce

In a large bowl, mix softened cream cheese, ranch mix, cream of chicken soup, and milk. It’s okay if there are still a few small chunks of cream cheese in the mixture, these will melt during cooking. Stir in the parmesan cheese, red bell pepper, and crumbled bacon into the sauce mixture. Pour the yummy mixture over raw chicken breasts in the slow cooker. 

Creamy ranch sauce

Cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low heat for 6-8 hours until chicken is thoroughly cooked. The cook times will vary based on how much time you have! Once the chicken is fully cooked, shred it either on a cutting board using two forks or with an electric hand mixer. 

Crock pot pasta recipe with chicken

Cook and drain pasta and stir pasta into the crockpot mixture. Stir until all pasta is coated in the tasty cheesy ranch sauce. Cook the creamy ranch chicken in the crock pot for additional 30 minutes on high heat. At this point, you can add additional salt and pepper to taste. If you love extra garlic flavor, consider sprinkling in some garlic powder.

The BEST Crock Pot Creamy Ranch Chicken recipe is made with all the ingredients and flavors you love with the ease and simplicity of a slow cooker! A seriously addicting, creamy, comfort food ranch chicken recipe

Oh, I should say that the crockpot ranch chicken leftovers are SO delicious. Just in case you don’t finish it all tonight, you’ll have the best lunch or dinner tomorrow! This is a go-to recipe to keep on hand from September – to August 🙂 It is delicious when served along with a side salad, and other veggies, like green beans, broccoli, baby carrots, or even another protein, like pork chops. My favorite is the extra carbohydrate favorite: garlic bread!

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The BEST Crock Pot Creamy Ranch Chicken recipe is made with all the ingredients and flavors you love with the ease and simplicity of a slow cooker! A seriously addicting, creamy, comfort food ranch chicken recipe

Questions, Tips, and Extra Instructions

Do I have to add the pasta to this recipe?

No, you can skip the pasta entirely if you’d like and serve this creamy ranch chicken with your choice of vegetables or over rice. 

Can I use frozen chicken breasts instead of fresh raw chicken breasts?

No, frozen chicken breasts are not recommended for a slow cooker recipe as the chicken would be sitting out too long at a low temperature. Always thaw the frozen chicken first.

How many pounds of chicken are 4 large chicken breasts? 

Four large boneless, skinless chicken breasts are about 1 ½ to 2 pounds of chicken.

Is there a lot of extra sauce in this creamy chicken ranch recipe?

No, there is enough sauce to evenly coat all of the chicken and pasta but not a lot of sauce leftover. If you prefer more sauce, reduce the amount of pasta to 8 ounces instead of 12 ounces.

Storage

Refrigerate cooled leftovers for up to 3 days in a sealed food-safe airtight container. 

The BEST Crock Pot Creamy Ranch Chicken recipe is made with all the ingredients and flavors you love with the ease and simplicity of a slow cooker! A seriously addicting, creamy, comfort food ranch chicken recipe

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Crock Pot Creamy Ranch Chicken Recipe

Crock Pot Creamy Ranch Chicken

Crock Pot Creamy Ranch Chicken is a seriously addicting comfort food chicken dinner.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 8

Equipment

  • 5 to 6-quart slow cooker
  • measuring cups of various sizes
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Electric mixer
  • cutting board and two forks (or electric hand mixer for shredding)
  • spatula
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • meat thermometer (optional)
  • large pot for pasta

Ingredients 

  • 4 large boneless skinless chicken breasts (1 ½ to 2 pounds)
  • 8 oz block of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 envelope dry ranch seasoning mix
  • 1 can condensed cream of chicken soup
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 12 oz penne pasta, or pasta of choice
  • optional: chopped fresh parsley for topping

Instructions 

  • Spray a 5 or 6-quart slow cooker insert with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Place raw chicken breasts in slow cooker. 
  • In a large bowl, mix together softened cream cheese, ranch seasoning, cream of chicken soup and milk. Beat on low until all ingredients are combined then beat on high for about a minute until most of the cream cheese is smooth. It’s okay if there are still a few small chunks of cream cheese in the mixture, these will melt during cooking.  
  • Stir parmesan cheese, red bell pepper and crumbled bacon into the sauce mixture.
  • Use a spatula to pour the mixture over raw chicken in slow cooker. 
  • Cook (lid on crockpot) on high 3-4 hours or on low 6-8 hours until chicken is thoroughly cooked. Internal temperature of chicken breasts should be at least 165 degrees F. 
  • Once chicken is fully cooked, remove chicken (leave the extra sauce in the slow cooker for now) and shred chicken either on a cutting board using two forks or with an electric hand mixer.
  • Stir the shredded chicken back into the sauce in the crockpot.
  • Cook and drain pasta and stir pasta into the crockpot mixture. Stir until all pasta is coated in sauce.
  • Cook (lid on crockpot) for an additional 30 minutes on high. 
  • Optional: top with chopped fresh parsley before serving.

Notes

* If you prefer more sauce, reduce the amount of pasta to 8 ounces. With 12 ounces of pasta, all the pasta and chicken are coated well but there isn’t a lot of extra sauce. 
  • Refrigerate cooled leftovers for up to 3 days in a sealed food-safe container. 

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Kelly Dixon

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  1. Can this recipe be cooked in an Insta-Pot to save time? If so, how long should it be cooked? Thank you!