Creamy Italian chicken is an easy dump & go slow cooker dinner that takes just minutes to prepare. The chicken cooks all day in a creamy Italian salad dressing mixture with seasonings, and it is fall apart tender and makes the most amazing creamy Italian sauce. Serve over pasta or rice for a delicious dinner.
Course Dinner, Main Course
Keyword creamy italian chicken, crockpot creamy italian chicken, slow cooker creamy italian chicken
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 8hours
Total Time 8hours10minutes
Author Jessica - Together as Family
4boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1can (10.75 oz)cream of chicken soup
1cuplow-sodium chicken broth
1cupItalian salad dressing
1packetItalian seasoning dressing mix
8ouncescream cheesesoftened & cubed
Spray the insert of the slow cooker with cooking spray. Place chicken breasts in the bottom.
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.
Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours.
Take the chicken out and shred with two forks. Return the shredded chicken to the slow cooker and add the cream cheese. * Cut the cream cheese into small cubes, about 12 squares. This will help it melt easier in the slow cooker OR warm up the cream cheese bar in the microwave for 40 seconds to ensure that it's warm and softened well.
Cover and let cook for an additional 30 minutes, or until the cream cheese is melted and mixes in smoothly.
Serve over pasta, rice, or egg noodles. My family loves white rice, egg noodles, or rotini pasta noodles. Garnish with chopped parsely and shredded parmesan cheese, if wanted.
Nutrition Information : The information listed is for one serving of the creamy Italian chicken and does not include the rice or noodles, or whatever else you serve it over. Italian Seasoning Packet : Do not prepare this according to the packet instructions. You will just add the dry seasonings straight from the packet, into the mixture in the mixing bowl. Tip : This keeps well on the 'warm' setting once you add the cream cheese in. If you will be gone all day, go ahead and add the cubed cream cheese into the slow cooker, along with the sauce and chicken. I have done it this way several times and it works fine, if needed. When you get home, shred the chicken, and mix it all together and serve. Chicken : I have found that it's best to use fresh or at least thawed chicken breasts in this recipe. If you stick them in frozen, they tend to give off a lot of liquid and water as they thaw while cooking, which can dilute the sauce and the flavors in it.