Slow Cooker Crack Chicken

This Slow Cooker Crack Chicken is Creamy Cheesy Ranch and Bacon Shredded Chicken. It's perfect on it's own, on a sandwich, in a tortilla or as a dip!
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This Slow Cooker Crack Chicken is Creamy Cheesy Ranch and Bacon Shredded Chicken. It’s perfect on it’s own, on a sandwich, in a tortilla or as a dip!

Hey friends. Popping in with another super easy dinner recipe today.

It has the unfortunate name of “Crack” Chicken. I didn’t invent the name, so forgive me please.

The internet has deemed the combo of Cheese, Ranch seasoning and bacon as “crack”… Crack Bread, Crack Dip… It’s a thing.

Well, I decided that Crack should no longer be an appetizer. Uhh…

 

Anyhow, this recipe couldn’t be easier, honestly. It’s just a few ingredients and they transform into a creamy, tasty, shredded chicken that you can use in TONS of ways: Sandwiches, Nachos, Enchiladas (Hello..Crack Enchiladas…how FUN!)…and it’s actually a low-carb recipe on it’s own, so scoop it onto a bowl of crunchy lettuce and you have yourself Crack Salad. WHUT.

Anyhow, I made it and scooped it on a sandwich, like Crack Chicken Sloppy Joes. My kids loved it.

This Slow Cooker Crack Chicken is Creamy Cheesy Ranch and Bacon Shredded Chicken. It's perfect on it's own, on a sandwich, in a tortilla or as a dip!

Also, I got a little crazy and added a package of BACON Cream Cheese in place of 2 regular blocks of cream cheese. Solid.

AND Philly happens to make Jalapeno Cream Cheese too, which would make this a little spicy, which would be fantastic!

If you do use a flavored (savory) cream cheese, use only one flavored with one plain…otherwise it’s just too much. Trust me on this.

If you don’t want to use a flavored cream cheese, it’s totally fine. I always make it with plain, but I found the bacon and it was a fun addition!

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Literally all you do is plop all the ingredients in the slow cooker and let it go.

Just make sure not to overcook it. Use the low setting if you aren’t going to be around the house.

When the chicken is cooked, just  mix it all together (the chicken will shred easily) and add in some crispy, crumbled  bacon. I like to add the bacon last so it stays crispy.

When I make sandwiches I top it with a bit more cheddar and place it under the broiler for a beat. Because more cheese…

This Slow Cooker Crack Chicken is Creamy Cheesy Ranch and Bacon Shredded Chicken. It's perfect on it's own, on a sandwich, in a tortilla or as a dip!

Enjoy!!

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You could even save a step if you running low on time and use a Rotisserie chicken in this. Just warm the cream cheese up and mix it all together!

4.1 from 40 reviews
Slow Cooker Crack Chicken
 
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Serves: serves 6
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 (8 oz) blocks cream cheese
  • 2 (1 oz) packets dry Ranch seasoning
  • 8 oz bacon, cooked crisply and crumbled
Instructions
  1. In a slow cooker combine place chicken, cream cheese, and Ranch seasoning.
  2. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4 hours, until chicken shreds easily.
  3. Once chicken shreds stir with a large fork or spoon, so the chicken shreds and all the ingredients combine.
  4. Add in crumbled bacon and stir to incorporate.
  5. Serve warm.

If you like this recipe check out my Cheesy Spicy Ranch Chicken Stuffed Baked Potatoes

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Jen @ Baked by an Introvert
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February 5, 2015 9:14 am

I am always on the lookout for easy dinner options. This slow cooker chicken sounds so delicious. I’m looking forward to trying it!

TeoBucatar
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February 5, 2015 9:38 am

WOW it looks so delicious and yummy! Love your pictures!

Misty
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Misty
February 5, 2015 11:05 am

I always add a can of Rotel to mine, but I might need to try the flavored cream cheese next time. Delicious!

DessertForTwo
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February 5, 2015 11:25 am

I’m so not one to buy pre-made packaged mixes, but I bought Ranch mix to make Crack Dip for the Superbowl, and can’t stop thinking about it! It’s SO good! And then you turned it into a dinner? SIGN ME UP, MAMA! 🙂

xo

Michelle @ Modern Acupuncture
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February 5, 2015 12:05 pm

Be still my beating heart. I had no idea that “crack” on the internet meant cheese, ranch, and bacon. I am so behind the times. But I am all in! This looks so good. I might make it just to pretend that I’m at a sunny summer BBQ, enjoying warm weather and not stuck in yet another winter storm named Irma. Or whoever. Yum!

Nick
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Nick
February 5, 2015 1:19 pm

Omg it’s so amazing.

Marie
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Marie
February 5, 2015 2:04 pm

Do you have any idea the calories, sugars, fat, sodium, carbs per serving. I’m watching my diet and would love to make this. Thank you

Lynn
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Lynn
February 8, 2015 4:06 pm

It’s really easy enough to do yourself and more accurate using the actual ingredients you will put in. If you are watching your diet you should definitely google the nutritional info on what you need to know. I can tell you with the Ranch seasoning the sodium is going to be high!

WLS
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WLS
February 24, 2015 12:07 pm

Calories are a whopping 591 for the recipe itself, per serving. Add a bun and any side dishes and your pushing near 1,000 calories.

Fat grams weigh in at 46 per serving. Add in bread and sides and it climbs, depending on the types.

Gina
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Gina
February 21, 2016 10:03 pm

Use Myfitnesspal.com. You can put in the ingredients and the serving size and it will tell you your micro and macro nutrients.

Teija
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Teija
February 5, 2015 2:52 pm

I’m going to have to try this one, probably this weekend when I will be gone all day Saturday. How nice it will be to come home and supper will be ready! Sounds like a winner to me!

Stephanie @ Plain Chicken
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February 5, 2015 5:27 pm

You know I am going to have to make this! I love me some “Crack” recipes!

Jenny Flake
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February 5, 2015 6:12 pm

Ok, I have got to get on this. Amazingness!!! Your sweet boy has the most beautiful eyes!

Judy Plaatje
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Judy Plaatje
February 5, 2015 6:40 pm

Hi Shelly – I just happened to be on this site today – MissHomemade.com – looking for a recipe for Enchilada Seasoning. This gal has everything homemade – so we don’t have to be eating all that bad stuff – to have these delicious meals. Just checked for homemade Ranch Dressing – and it’s right there. Best Homemade Ranch Dressing from Scratch – MissHomemade.com.

PS – LUV all your posts. Gain weight just reading them!! 🙂 Keep up the good (and absolutely-delicious) work!!

Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop
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February 5, 2015 9:35 pm

All this from a slow cooker? Love it…..although it does have an unfortunate name!

jlbvk
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jlbvk
February 9, 2015 5:01 pm

I agree. I’m tired of seeing recipes with that derogatory term.

Grayhairedmomma
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Grayhairedmomma
April 9, 2016 6:12 pm

I think I’ll just call it Cream Cheese Ranch Chicken.

Kathy Mader
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Kathy Mader
February 6, 2015 12:05 am

Okay, I think you are some kind of food blog genius. You understand food. Period.

Kimberly
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Kimberly
February 6, 2015 1:02 am

this sounds good, until I read cream cheese! Would there be anything to use in place of the cream cheese?

Carrie
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Carrie
February 6, 2015 8:35 am

So, are we to assume that this post is sponsored by Target? (Target chicken shown and the flashing ad from Target). You really should disclose that information. Honestly, Your posts are all too often are “sponsored”. It seems that your blog has turned into one giant corp. ad. It seems you will take money from anyone and plug an ad anywhere. You even have an ad from Campbell’s in your recipe! Too many ads for me….too little honestly. I’m unsubscribing.

Amanda
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Amanda
February 16, 2015 12:10 pm

I had know idea the chicken was from Target, maybe that’s where she shops.

Amanda
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Amanda
February 16, 2015 12:11 pm

**no

Dawn
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Dawn
February 19, 2016 2:40 am

Your an idiot

lulu
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lulu
February 22, 2016 3:50 pm

*You’re (You might want to be careful of calling another person an idiot when your unnecessary and unwarranted mean comment includes a grammatical error.)

Bob
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Bob
February 24, 2016 11:29 am

Maybe “Carrie” should get her recipes from a cookbook, although she would have to go to a store..(you know the kind that sponsors ads on blogs) to buy it. Actually she should probably just stay off the internet if she does not know how blogs or the web in general work.

Michelle
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Michelle
February 26, 2016 9:09 am

Bye Felicia…

leslie
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February 6, 2015 9:08 am

Regardless of its unfortunate name..I would down it in like 2.78 seconds

Steph
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Steph
February 6, 2015 11:10 am

For easy shredding put it in a stand mixer with the paddle attachment. Turn on low for a few seconds. 🙂

Juliana
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Juliana
February 6, 2015 5:29 pm

Ohhhh this looks SO good! Making it right now, had to make some ranch seasoning myself, it tastes pretty good so we’ll see.. But everything smells delicious, can’t wait for it to be done!!

Ronda
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Ronda
February 6, 2015 9:41 pm

Crack Chicken: I can’t wait to try it. I had all the ingredients so they went straight into the crockpot. It’s 9:30 pm now so appears I’ll have a tasty low carb lunch tomorrow!

April
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April
February 7, 2015 4:13 pm

What kind of sides do you recommend with this?

Judy Lee
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Judy Lee
August 17, 2015 10:14 pm

I like to serve it with carrot pennies. That’s an old recipe, but a good one.

Chelle
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Chelle
March 11, 2016 6:46 pm

Potato salad,baked beans,macaroni salad,cottage cheese,green beans,lettuce salad….. I could go on and on but maybe some ideas there for you?

laurie
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laurie
February 8, 2015 9:14 am

No one has indicated what setting and for how long in the crock pot?

kamil
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kamil
February 8, 2015 4:37 pm

I made some substitutes… I used the reduced fat Philadelphia cream cheese n turkey bacon… it was great minus the guilt. I also I put it on tortilla instead of a bun… yummy

Judy Plaatje
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Judy Plaatje
February 8, 2015 10:52 pm
Made the Slow Cooker Crack Chicken this afternoon. Absolutely DELICIOUS!! Didn’t have time to cook in the crock pot, so I browned the chicken just a little in an oven-proof skillet, added the cream cheese and Ranch Dressing Packets, and put in the oven for about 45 minutes. Shredded with 2 forks, mixed it all together – and took to a pot luck this evening. Topped with shredded cheddar and bacon bits. EVERYONE luved-luved-luved it!! Made a simple homemade dinner-roll recipe for the buns. Just sooo good!! Unfortunately there was only about half a cup of the Crack Chicken to… Read more »
Wendy M
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Wendy M
February 9, 2015 8:52 am

Made this last night and it is absolutely awesome!!! Will definitely keep this in my recipe book.

Stacy
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Stacy
February 9, 2015 10:14 am

Made this last night-what a hit! This is one of those recipes you pass on to friends, and anytime my kids eat quickly, I know it’s a hit! You are a whiz at desserts AND other recipes!

aida
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aida
February 9, 2015 3:34 pm

I MADE THIS LAST NIGHT AND MY HUSBAND AND DAD LOVED IT. I USED THE CREAM CHEESE WITH ONION AND CHIVES BY MISTAKE, BUT IF THAT WAS AWESOME I CAN ONLY IMAGINE USING THE CREAM CHEESE WITH BACON FLAVOR… THANKS FOR THE GREAT RECIPE…

Vicki
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Vicki
February 9, 2015 8:40 pm

I am wondering how well this freezes? 2 pounds is 2 meals for our family so I would want to freeze the leftovers.

Andrea
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Andrea
February 10, 2015 1:14 pm

Hi. I don’t have a slow cooker, how else could I make this recipe?

Sarah
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Sarah
February 10, 2015 2:01 pm

Do you need to mix the ranch and cream cheese before you put it in?

deb
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deb
February 10, 2015 4:36 pm

do you think it could be done with a whole skinned chicken (cooking time would vary of course)? I was just thinking about fixing the mississippi roast recipe with chicken but this sounds much better. heck i may even try this with beef roast

Christina
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Christina
February 12, 2015 2:40 pm

I cook a whole chicken all the time in the crock pot. I cook on low for 8 hours, and I have never had it come out raw.

faiza
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faiza
February 10, 2015 6:47 pm

hey any alternates for cream cheese block nd ranch seasoning? as thee are not available in uk.

Birgit
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Birgit
February 12, 2015 10:55 am

You can find a recipe for home made ranch dressing mix on-line. Some have even posted links on here. And Tesco on-line site shows cream cheese http://www.tesco.com/groceries/product/details/?id=285142050 and I expect this is similar http://www.tesco.com/groceries/product/details/?id=261765674. Good luck!

Judy Lee
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Judy Lee
August 17, 2015 10:21 pm

Try Mascarpone and make the homemade ranch.
Black Pepper ¼ C
Parsley Flakes 1 1/2 C
Garlic Salt ½ C
Kosher Salt 2 Tbsp
Granulated Garlic ¼ C
Granulated Onion 3/4 C
Dill Weed 2 Tbsp

Angela
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Angela
February 10, 2015 9:44 pm

Great recipe……but very very salty 🙁 followed the recipe but I think the ranch mix has too much salt 🙁

kory
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kory
July 7, 2015 1:10 am

I had the same results I actually went back through and thought I added too much or too little of something, my husband devoured it I couldn’t even eat 4 bites and I definitely wouldn’t give it to my child being to salty ?

Val
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Val
February 11, 2015 2:47 am

Love the sound of the chicken, but the site has to many ads that play sounds & you can’t get them to stop without turning the sound off on the computer.

Keith
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Keith
February 12, 2015 11:17 am

Val you have spam o spy wear or a virus on your computer been on this site more then 15 minutes reading and not 1 pop up.

Katie
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Katie
February 11, 2015 5:52 am

Does it matter how the ingredients are added? I don’t want the chicken to burn at the bottom of my crock pot.

Thank you for the recipe too.

Maddie
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Maddie
February 11, 2015 10:04 am

How much cheddar cheese goes into this recipe ? Thanks , making this tonight 🙂

Holloe c
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Holloe c
February 11, 2015 1:26 pm

Looks so yummy. Do you think o could use the whipped cream cheese instead? Thank you

Maddie
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Maddie
February 11, 2015 3:34 pm

Ok, thank you so much . Have a blessed day:)

Christa Horn
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Christa Horn
February 11, 2015 4:54 pm

I think this looks amazing and can’t wait to try it! In your picture of the ingredients is shows the ranch dip mix. Is this generally what you use or the dry dressing mix? I noticed one person said they thought it was salty and I think the dip mix is saltier than the dressing mix so I was just curious?

Barbara
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February 13, 2015 3:02 pm

I was shopping for the ingredients for this and figured out the dip mix has over 100mg more sodium than the dressing mix. So I would definitely stick to the dressing mix if you are worried about saltiness.

Cindy Munkelt
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Cindy Munkelt
February 14, 2015 10:55 am

When I use tanch dip for making cheese balls they say make sure it’s the dip not the dressing because dressing mix is saltier. Hope this helps.

Michelle
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Michelle
February 11, 2015 6:47 pm

First night I made this it was not a big hit. We had to add mushrooms & tomatoes to get the hubby & kids to touch it. I had to come up with a solution to use the leftovers in a way that was still low carb so I added (a rather large) amount of Louisiana hot sauce and that flavored it up enough that the husband and I ate it served with a side of broccoli. I think if I would have cooked it with jalapeños to begin with, it would have tasted much better.

Dawn
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Dawn
February 11, 2015 11:14 pm

has anyone made this without the ranch dressing? If so, was it good? I forgot to pick it up at the store and we are about to get hit with another snow storm before I can get to the store again.

Birgit
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Birgit
February 12, 2015 10:57 am

I saw someone else posted a home made ranch dressing mix http://thecraftyblogstalker.com/best-homemade-ranch-recipe/. Maybe that will work.

Janet
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Janet
February 12, 2015 1:39 pm

I’ve had mine cooking for 4 hours but it looks very wet. Will it thicken up?

Valerie
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February 12, 2015 5:47 pm

Made this today and it was not a hit. I couldn’t even get my chicken lover to eat it. Looked really good but not something Id fix again. We ended up getting take out.

Allie
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Allie
February 13, 2015 4:33 pm

Looks yummy! and your model is adorbs 🙂

(Ms.) Ernie
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(Ms.) Ernie
February 14, 2015 1:48 pm

Definitely going to try this – but will save it under a different name! And going to try the homemade ranch dressing, too.

Michelle
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February 14, 2015 1:50 pm

I will be making this tonight, I’ll let you know how it turns out. Oh, and A) people, if you don’t like the name, then rename it. & B) just because she uses Target brand chicken doesn’t mean it’s a sponsored post. If she had used Purdue, then you’d think it was sponsored by Purdue. Can’t you just take it for what it is? An amazing looking (& hopefully tasting) recipe.

Michelle
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February 14, 2015 6:45 pm

Update — amazing!!!!! So good … so easy …. A+++++ in my (cook)book!!!!

Diana
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Diana
February 14, 2015 2:02 pm

I want to make this and put it on a baked potato! It sounds SO good…Can’t wait.

Haley
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Haley
February 15, 2015 10:45 am

Do you add water? I don’t see that anywhere in the recipe…

Ashlee Zaucha
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Ashlee Zaucha
February 17, 2015 11:29 am

Can you do this with frozen chicken breasts?

Debbie
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Debbie
February 18, 2015 6:20 pm

I saw this recipe on Facebook, I used frozen chicken tenders, used 1oz of Ranch Seasoning, and substituted 8oz cream cheese wth 8oz goat cheese. My daughters really enjoyed it, my husband who isn’t crazy about white sauce thought it was tasty. using chick. tenders instead of the breast and setting the crock pot on high it was done in under 4 hrs. YUMMY!

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