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Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Crack Chicken

Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Crack Chicken

 

Creamy, cheesy, and loaded with flavor, Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Crack Chicken is a comforting and delicious dish that’s incredibly easy to make. It’s called “crack chicken” because it’s so addictive, and once you try it, you’ll understand why. This recipe is perfect for busy weeknights when you want a hearty, satisfying meal without spending hours in the kitchen.

Ingredients:

For the Chicken:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 (8-ounce) blocks cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 packet ranch dressing mix (dry)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup cooked and crumbled bacon (about 6 slices)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives (optional, for garnish)
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions:

1. Prepare the Slow Cooker:

  • Grease the inside of your slow cooker or use a liner for easy cleanup.

2. Combine Ingredients:

  • Place the chicken breasts in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the softened cream cheese, chicken broth, and ranch dressing mix. Mix until smooth.
  • Pour the cream cheese mixture over the chicken breasts in the slow cooker.

3. Slow Cook:

  • Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours or until the chicken is cooked through and can be easily shredded with a fork.

4. Shred the Chicken:

  • Remove the cooked chicken breasts from the slow cooker and shred them using two forks.

5. Finish the Dish:

  • Return the shredded chicken to the slow cooker.
  • Add the shredded cheddar cheese and crumbled bacon to the slow cooker. Stir everything together until the cheese is melted and the ingredients are well combined.

6. Serve:

  • Serve the Cream Cheese Crack Chicken over cooked pasta, rice, or on sandwich rolls. Garnish with chopped chives if desired.

Tips:

  • You can add some diced green onions or diced tomatoes for extra freshness and flavor.
  • Adjust the seasoning by using a packet of spicy ranch dressing mix if you prefer a bit of heat.

Variations:

  • Make it a one-pot meal by adding vegetables like diced bell peppers, corn, or broccoli during the last hour of cooking.
  • To make it even creamier, stir in a can of cream of chicken soup when adding the cream cheese mixture.

Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Crack Chicken is a versatile dish that’s perfect for sandwiches, served over pasta or rice, or as a dip with tortilla chips. It’s a crowd-pleaser that will have everyone coming back for seconds! Enjoy the creamy, cheesy goodness.

Cook’s Notes:

  • This recipe can be easily doubled or halved to suit your serving needs. Adjust the ingredients accordingly.
  • If you prefer a thicker consistency, you can add a slurry of cornstarch and water to the slow cooker during the last 30 minutes of cooking.
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat gently in the microwave or on the stove, adding a little extra chicken broth or milk to maintain the creaminess.
  • Get creative with your toppings! Try adding sliced jalapeños, diced tomatoes, or avocado slices for extra flavor and texture.

Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Crack Chicken is a comforting and creamy dish that’s sure to become a family favorite. It’s easy to prepare, incredibly flavorful, and perfect for busy days when you want a hearty meal waiting for you at dinner time. Enjoy!

 

This Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Crack Chicken recipe is a delicious and convenient way to enjoy a comforting meal. With minimal prep work, you’ll have a creamy, cheesy dish that’s packed with flavor. Whether you serve it over pasta, rice, or as a sandwich filling, it’s sure to be a hit with your family and friends. Give it a try, and enjoy the creamy goodness!

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