Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Chicken is creamy delicious comfort food. Tender chicken is slow cooked in a creamy base to make this dish a memorable meal for your family.
Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Chicken
Get ready for some comfort food! It’s November which means, to me, casseroles, slow cookers, soups and stews. I want hearty food to fill my belly and this Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Chicken does exactly that!
What’s great about this recipe is that you can whip it up in the morning before work. It literally takes about 5 minutes of prep work. A little measuring here, a little sprinkling there…easy peasy. When you get home from work, you do the final step of adding in the cream cheese and dinner is ready in 1 hour.
My fiancé, Matty, loved this recipe and ate a huge bowl. I think he took half the crockpot! Well, maybe not that much, but it was a healthy serving. His parents stopped in for a quick visit and I sent them home with a container to try for dinner. They always ask what I’m making for dinner because they love to try new recipes.
Matty said it reminded him a bit of this creamed salmon on toast that his mom used to make. My mom made it too, but added peas (yuck) so I didn’t care for the recipe too much. I told him to go make some toast and try the Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Chicken on it.
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Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Chicken Ingredients
The star of this recipe is my protein choice: Canadian chicken!
Did you know that Canadian chicken is grain-fed, free of added hormones and steroids and raised in Canada according to strict, nationally-set food safety and animal care standards? And it’s just plain delicious! Healthy, too.
Look for the “Raised by a Canadian Farmer” mark on the packages of chicken you buy at the grocery. I’ve seen them on the packages at my local Walmart. It was even advertised in their flyer recently too!
For spices, you’ll need Italian seasoning, celery seed, onion powder, salt, pepper and garlic cloves.
The creaminess comes from a combination of Cream of Mushroom soup and cream cheese.
I also added some fresh chives to give it a little oomph. You could leave them off though if you aren’t a fan.
How to Make Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Chicken
I used my 6-quart slow cooker for this recipe. The first step is to place the chicken breasts in the slow cooker. You could also use boneless chicken thighs if you prefer dark meat.
In a small bowl, mix together Italian seasoning, celery seed, onion powder, salt, pepper and garlic cloves. Sprinkle this mixture evenly on top of the chicken.
Pour the cans of Cream of Mushroom soup on top of the seasoned chicken. You don’t need to add water to the cans. Just the soup is all you’ll need.
Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours. You can use a meat thermometer to check if it’s completely cooked if you like.
At the 8 hour mark, shred the chicken with two forks. It should be super tender and fall apart really easily. Add in cream cheese and cover again. Cook on HIGH for 1 hour.
Stir again to incorporate the melted cream cheese. You can sprinkle chives on top before you serve.
You’ll also love these Slow Cooker Recipes for Beginners.
How to Serve Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Chicken
You could serve it as is with some veggie sides, but if you want to explore this recipe’s versatility, here are some other ideas to try.
- On buns
- On buttered toast
- On top of rice
- On top of pasta
Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes
I have a few more slow cooker chicken recipes to add to your dinner rotation.
- Lemon Herb Slow Cooker Chicken
- Slow Cooker 40 Clove Garlic Chicken
- Slow Cooker Cranberry Orange Chicken
- Rosemary Chicken Noodle Soup
- White Chicken Chili
- Slow Cooker Cranberry Chicken
- Peking Chicken
What comfort food recipes are you craving right now?
- 5 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 2 tbsp Italian seasoning
- 1/2 tsp celery seed
- 1 tbsp onion powder
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 284ml cans Cream of Mushroom soup
- 1 250g package cream cheese, softened, cut into cubes
- 1 tbsp chives, chopped
- Place chicken breasts in the slow cooker.
- In a small bowl, stir together Italian seasoning, celery seed, onion powder, pepper, salt and garlic cloves. Sprinkle on top of chicken.
- Pour the cans of mushroom soup on top of chicken.
- Cook on LOW for 8 hours.
- Shred the chicken with two forks. Add the cream cheese and cook on HIGH for 1 hour.
- Stir the melted cream cheese to mix everything together. Sprinkle chives on top. Serve hot.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 603Total Fat: 35gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 191mgSodium: 1937mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 53g