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Slow Cooker Creamy Italian Chicken

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Slow cooker creamy Italian chicken is an easy and creamy delicious dinner. It’s a dump & go slow cooker meal that takes just minutes to prepare and then it’s ready when you are. The chicken is fall apart tender and it makes the most amazing creamy Italian sauce. Serve over pasta or rice for a delicious dinner

Slow cooker creamy Italian chicken is an easy and creamy delicious dinner. It's a dump & go slow cooker meal that takes just minutes to prepare and then it's ready when you are. The chicken is fall apart tender and it makes the most amazing creamy Italian sauce. Serve over pasta for a delicious dinner.

 This is another tried & true family dinner that I make All. The. Time! Every time I make this my son says the same thing to me “Mom, you should make this every day!” 

That’s how I know when something is really good and worth making over and over again. He is my pickiest child so if I get his stamp of approval, then I know it’s good 🙂 

If his plate is not filled with sausage, bacon, eggs, and cheeseburgers then most likely he won’t eat it willingly. 

Slow cooker creamy Italian chicken is an easy and creamy delicious dinner. It's a dump & go slow cooker meal that takes just minutes to prepare and then it's ready when you are. The chicken is fall apart tender and it makes the most amazing creamy Italian sauce. Serve over pasta for a delicious dinner.

It only takes minutes to prepare in the morning. Add some chicken breasts into the slow cooker and then mix up a simple sauce and pour over the chicken.

My favorite part is when you take the chicken out to shred and it literally falls apart. It’s so unbelievably tender!

Add a block of cream cheese and let that all melt together. This sauce is incredible. So creamy and packed with lots of Italian flavor.

Slow cooker creamy Italian chicken is an easy and creamy delicious dinner. It's a dump & go slow cooker meal that takes just minutes to prepare and then it's ready when you are. The chicken is fall apart tender and it makes the most amazing creamy Italian sauce. Serve over pasta for a delicious dinner.

How to make Creamy Italian Chicken in the slow cooker or crock pot

  • Place the chicken breasts into the bottom of the slow cooker.
  • Mix together the cream of chicken soup, chicken, broth, Italian salad dressing, and seasoning packet in a mixing bowl. I use a whisk to get it nice and combined. 
  • Pour it over the chicken in the slow cooker. Cover with the lid and let it cook on low. 
  • About 30 minutes to 1 hour before it’s done. Take the chicken out and use two forks to quickly shred it. It should just fall apart. Add it back into the slow cooker along with a block of cream cheese, that has been diced into squares. 
  • Let it cook the remaining time. 
  • While it’s cooking, prepare some pasta noodles or rice to serve with this. 
  • Our favorite way to eat this is with the spiral rotini pasta. It’s also really good with angel hair pasta or some rice. 

Slow cooker creamy Italian chicken is an easy and creamy delicious dinner. It's a dump & go slow cooker meal that takes just minutes to prepare and then it's ready when you are. The chicken is fall apart tender and it makes the most amazing creamy Italian sauce. Serve over pasta for a delicious dinner.

Tips for making Slow Cooker Creamy Italian Chicken

  • Use boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Some say that it tends to dry out in a slow cooker, but I am not even kidding when I say this chicken is so crazy tender it literally falls apart when you touch it with the fork. Don’t worry about the chicken drying out!
  • If you want a zesty flavor then use the zesty Italian salad dressing. It’s too much for my kids and I personally like the taste of the original Italian salad dressing better. 
  • Same thing with the packet of Italian seasoning. They make a zesty version of that so if you prefer that zesty flavor then use that seasoning packet. 
  • Garnish with some chopped parsley and shredded parmesan cheese for a pretty presentation. 
  • Serve over rice, quinoa, noodles, pasta, egg noodles, really whatever you want. My family loves this with the rotini spiral pasta

Slow cooker creamy Italian chicken is an easy and creamy delicious dinner. It's a dump & go slow cooker meal that takes just minutes to prepare and then it's ready when you are. The chicken is fall apart tender and it makes the most amazing creamy Italian sauce. Serve over pasta for a delicious dinner.

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Slow Cooker Creamy Italian Chicken
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
6 hrs
Total Time
6 hrs 10 mins
 

Slow cooker creamy Italian chicken is an easy and creamy delicious dinner. It's a dump & go slow cooker meal that takes just minutes to prepare and then it's ready when you are. The chicken is fall apart tender and it makes the most amazing creamy Italian sauce. Serve over pasta or rice for a delicious dinner. 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: chicken, italian chicken, slow cooker
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Jessica - Together as Family
Ingredients
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 2-3 lbs)
  • 1 can (10.75 oz) cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup Italian salad dressing
  • 1 packet Italian seasoning dressing mix (DO NOT prepare)
  • 1 block (8 oz) cream cheese, cubed
Instructions
  1. Place chicken in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine cream of chicken soup, chicken broth, Italian salad dressing, and Italian seasoning mix. Whisk together until combined. Pour over the chicken.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  4. Take chicken out and shred with two forks. Return to slow cooker and add the cream cheese. Cover and let cook for an additional 30 minutes.

    ** Cut the cream cheese into small cubes, about 12 squares. This will help it melt easier in the slow cooker **

  5. Mix together and serve over pasta, rice, or egg noodles. Garnish with chopped parsely and shredded parmesan cheese if wanted. 

Recipe Notes

DO NOT prepare the Italian seasoning mix packet. Add the dry seasoning straight from the packet. 

 

This also keeps well on the 'warm' setting if needed, after it's had the cook time.

 

If you will be gone all day, go ahead and add the cubed cream cheese into the slow cooker at the beginning (with the sauce and chicken). I have done it this way and it turns out just fine. When you get home, shred the chicken and mix it all together. 

 

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This recipe was originally published in September of 2015.

It has been republished and updated August 2018.

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