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Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken

This super easy slow cooker creamy chicken recipe is the perfect creamy Italian chicken. It's made in the slow cooker which does all the hard work for you!

Try out this simple creamy chicken in the slow cooker. You can serve it over noodles, rice, or on sandwiches if you like! The possibilities are endless and it's a great recipe to prep in advance for lunches and dinners throughout the week.

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This is a truly simple dinner recipe that everyone will love. It's indulgent, creamy, packed with flavor, and wholesome ingredients. My family loves when this recipe is on our meal plan for the week. The leftovers are great too!

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What will I need to make creamy chicken in the slow cooker?

You can find the full amounts in the recipe card at the bottom of the post but here's the ingredients you will be using for this Crockpot creamy chicken recipe:

  • Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Creamy Italian salad dressing
  • Salt & pepper
  • Garlic powder 
  • Parmesan cheese, shredded 
  • Cream cheese 
  • Pasta
  • Chicken broth 
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Can I use other kinds of chicken?

You could probably use boneless skinless thighs for this recipe if you wanted. I haven't tried it but I think it would come out fine!

If you wanted to use another cut of chicken that's what I would go for. The dark meat will be a little more fatty and flavorful and should go well with the rest of the flavors in this dish.

ingredients needed for slow cooker creamy chicken.

How to make this easy slow cooker creamy chicken:

Place ¼ cup of the creamy italian salad dressing in the bottom of the slow cooker 

Layer chicken on top of dressing 

chicken in crockpot.

Sprinkle salt, pepper, and garlic powder on chicken 

Pour remaining dressing over the seasoned chicken 

seasoning being added to chicken

Add Parmesan cheese

Cut the cream cheese into blocks and distribute evenly on top of Parmesan cheese 

cream cheese being added.

Cook on low for 4-5 hours.

Cook the noodles per package instructions and set aside.

cooked noodles

At the last 30 minutes of cooking time, remove the chicken from the cooker 

Whisk in the chicken broth

cooking process view inside the crockpot.

Add the cooked noodles and stir until well coated 

Return the chicken and cook for the last 30 minutes 

last step in the cooking process.

What to serve with Crockpot creamy chicken:

You'll see that I make this Italian chicken in the Crockpot with noodles. You could definitely use any kind of pasta, just be aware that the cooking times and moisture requirement will be different. If you wanted to serve this over rice that would work too!

If you like you can also shred the cooked chicken up in the juice and make it into a filling for wraps, sandwiches, and to top salads. The noodles help soak up some of the extra moisture so you may need to remove some of the liquid before shredding the chicken with a hand mixer or forks.

You can serve this recipe as prepared with a side salad, some steamed or fresh veggies, or some crusty bread. It's an Italian recipe after all, you can never have too much bread!

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Looking to make more recipes like this creamy Italian chicken in Crockpots?

If you love using your Crockpot you won't want to miss out on these other delicious slow cooker meals. There are so many to choose from you can go through and fill up your weekly meal planner.

I love planning to make at least a few meals each week in the slow cooker. They're so easy and mess free.

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It's wonderful to know that I can have a wholesome and delicious meal on the table for my family without feeling stressed and overwhelmed by not just the prep but the cleanup!

Keep some Crockpot liners on hand and you'll be thrilled that there's almost no dishes to wash when you are done!

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Printable Recipe for Cream Italian Chicken in the Crockpot:

This slow cooker creamy chicken is easy to make in the Crockpot. Check out the details below. You'll want to keep this recipe on hand for future use. After you make it once you will be hooked! This family friendly cream Italian chicken is the perfect weeknight dinner.

Yield: 8 Servings

Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken

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This super easy slow cooker creamy chicken recipe is the perfect creamy Italian chicken. It's made in the slow cooker which does all the hard work for you!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ lbs of boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1 bottle creamy italian salad dressing
  • salt & pepper - to taste
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 3 cups Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 12 oz pasta - I used egg noodles, cooked
  • 1 cup chicken broth

Instructions

  1. Place ¼ cup of the creamy italian salad dressing in the bottom of the slow cooker 
  2. Layer chicken on top of dressing 
  3. Sprinkle salt, pepper, and garlic powder on chicken 
  4. Pour remaining dressing over the seasoned chicken 
  5. Add Parmesan cheese
  6. Cut the cream cheese into blocks and distribute evenly on top of Parmesan cheese 
  7. Cook on low for 4-5 hours.
  8. Cook the noodles per package instructions and set aside.
  9. At the last 30 minutes of cooking time, remove the chicken from the cooker 
  10. Whisk in the chicken broth
  11. Add the cooked noodles and stir until well coated 
  12. Return the chicken and cook for the last 30 minutes 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 463Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 123mgSodium: 832mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 43g
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