This Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken recipe is packed with tender pulled chicken in a deliciously thick sauce.
Serve this chicken in sauce with steamed rice or egg noodles and top with shredded cheese for dinner tonight!
This is one of those quick comfort foods that I know everyone in the family will enjoy.
Creamy Shredded Chicken is also great for serving at potlucks or parties.
Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken
The best part about this easy recipe is that you simply throw all the ingredients into the slow cooker, then let it all cook until the chicken is super tender.
All you need are 5 basic ingredients to make this slow cooker chicken! Here is the basic list of ingredients you will need to make this delicious chicken dinner recipe.
As always, you can find the full list in the printable recipe card below.
- Boneless skinless chicken breasts
- Chicken soup
- Italian seasoning – use my house mix for the BEST taste!
- Garlic -Fresh or jarred works fine
- Cream cheese – cut into cubes
How to do it:
It really doesn’t get much easier than this recipe. My tween can cook this dinner for us when I’m busy at work and dinner is ready when it’s time!
PLACE THE CHICKEN IN THE COOKER Lay your chicken breast in the bottom of your slow cooker in an even layer. If you can’t place them in an even layer, it’s okay if they pile up a bit.
WHIP SAUCE Mix cream of chicken soup with minced garlic and Italian seasoning. Add a little salt and pepper and whisk everything together. Pour this sauce over the chicken breasts in the slow cooker.
TOP WITH CREAM CHEESE Arrange the cream cheese cubes on top of the sauce and simply cover the slow cooker and cook on LOW for 6 hours.
TORN CHICKEN Once the chicken is cooked in the sauce, it will become nice and tender. Carefully remove the chicken and shred it with two forks.
I like to place the chicken in a large bowl to shred it, making sure I have it all. You can also leave it in the slow cooker and shred it directly in the slow cooker to avoid messing up another dish.
Once the chicken is shredded, simply return it to the slow cooker and toss with the creamy sauce.
How to Serve Creamy Slow Cooker Chicken
This recipe is very similar to my quick Hawaiian haystacks. This recipe calls for pre-cooked, shredded chicken. In this recipe, you will cook the chicken directly in the sauce and shred it.
For both recipes, I like to serve the chicken sauce over steamed rice with a few of my favorite toppings.
You can also serve the chicken sauce on cooked egg noodles or on its own for a low carb meal.
Here are some of the toppings I like to serve with this meal…
Instructions in advance
One of the benefits of cooking with a slow cooker is that you can make dinner in the morning and enjoy it later in the evening. However, if you want to make this creamy pulled chicken even more in advance, you definitely can!
Simply bake the recipe according to the instructions below, then allow to cool completely. Place the shredded chicken in a zip lock bag and lay flat to freeze.
PRO TIP: Do not stack bags of food in the freezer on top of each other. Freeze separately, then once frozen you can stack them.
You can refrigerate the creamy chicken until 5 days. Reheat in slow cooker or large saucepan over medium-low heat.
Freeze Creamy Chicken for up to 4 months. *Thaw completely in the refrigerator before reheating.
More Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes
Get out that slow cooker, because I have a few more delicious slow cooker chicken recipes you’ll love.
I hope you enjoy this easy yet mega-delicious dinner recipe as much as we do!
Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Recipe
This Creamy Slow Cooker Chicken has just 5 main ingredients. Serve over steamed rice with your favorite toppings!
Course: Main course
Servings: 6 people
calories: 393 calories
Spray the bottom of your slow cooker with nonstick spray and lay the chicken breasts in the bottom.
In a bowl, whisk together the cream of chicken soup, Italian seasoning, garlic, salt and pepper. Pour mixture over chicken breasts, then top with cream cheese cubes.
Cover and cook on LOW for 6-7 hours. Remove the chicken and shred it with two forks, then return the chicken to the sauce. Stir to combine. Serve chicken sauce over steamed rice or egg noodles if desired.
*You can also cook this recipe on HIGH for 3-4 hours.
calories: 393calories | Carbohydrates: teng | Protein: 37g | Fat: 22g | Saturated fat: teng | Polyunsaturated fats: 2g | Monounsaturated fat: 6g | Trans fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 143mg | Sodium: 958mg | Potassium: 668mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 736UI | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 2mg
Keywords: Chicken breast, creamy, slow cooker
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