Slow Cooker Crack Chicken

This Slow Cooker Crack Chicken recipe is Creamy, Cheesy, Ranch, and Bacon Shredded Chicken. It’s perfect on it’s own, on a sandwich, in a tortilla, as a dip, or on a lettuce wrap for a low carb option!

Looking for more Easy Chicken Recipes? Try my MIYM Chicken or my Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings!

Slow Cooker Crack Chicken

What IS Crack Chicken?

Hey friends. Popping in with another super easy dinner recipe today. You might ask, “what IS Crack Chicken?” Well, the internet has deemed the combo of Cheese, Ranch seasoning and bacon as “crack”… Crack Bread, Crack Dip… It’s a thing.

And I have fully jumped on the trend and named a few of my own recipes (not including ranch, bacon, or cream cheese) using the word crack, like my Peanut Butter Cup Crack Brownies, and Praline Crack… sorry I just can’t help myself, it’s catchy!

This slow cooker crack chicken 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 (keto) recipe on it’s own, so scoop it onto a bowl of crunchy lettuce and you have yourself Crack Salad. WHUT.

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

Slow Cooker Crack Chicken

Slow Cooker Crack Chicken aka Bacon Cheddar Ranch Chicken

I partnered with Philadelphia Cream Cheese on this recipe, which I LOVE. AND they have some amazing flavored cream cheese that is an amazing way to elevate this dish. 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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How do You Make Slow Cooker Crack Chicken?

To make this slow cooker crack chicken, literally all you do is plop all the ingredients in the crock pot 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…

Slow Cooker Crack Chicken

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!

Like I said, this Slow Cooker Crack Chicken is a great low carb recipe, and can easily be Keto Crack Chicken!


 

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Slow Cooker Crack Chicken

  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Prep Time Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield Yield: serves 8 1x
  • Category Category: Chicken
  • Method Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine Cuisine: Dinner

Description:

This easy slow cooker dinner is an internet smash! I created this recipe with busy families in mind!


Ingredients:

  • 3 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.

Notes:

Store airtight in the refrigerator for up to 3 days

Keywords:: chicken, crack chicken, ranch, bacon, slow cooker

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*I partnered with Philadelphia Cream Cheese on this recipe, but all opinions are my own.

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Jillian Leger
Jillian Leger

If you just use regular cream cheese instead of the bacon flavored it is not as salty! Also I replaced one of the ranch packs with a fiesta ranch dip pack and it adds a whole new layer of flavor. Family loves this!

Nicole G
Nicole G

I made this for my kids who are very picky eaters. They LOVED it! They started begging me to make it again after they finished the leftovers.

Nicole Gearty
Nicole Gearty

please remove

kaitlyn
kaitlyn

made this before in crock pot and was great… was wondering if anyone had any time suggestions for how long this would take in instant pot instead though??

Bette
Bette

I love this idea. Not being a Ranch fan, I used one packet of dry Alfredo sauce with one block of lite cream cheese on 2 very big frozen breasts. Sooo good with noodles one day, just the chicken with a side of vegetable the next and sandwiches the third day (2 of us). Thanks.

Heather
Heather

When using the frozen breasts instead of thawed, was it still done in 6-8 hours on low? I have frozen chicken breasts in the freezer I would like to use. Thanks!

Mariellen Speaker
Mariellen Speaker

Does the cream cheese curdle in the crockpot?

Christine
Christine

Yes

Frankie Petty
Frankie Petty

Anyone ever used bone in chicken breast and just deboned them?? That’s all I have and I’m going to give it a whirl! I’ve heard some really good things about this recipe and I think my family will love it.

Kristin Boen
Kristin Boen

Can you half this recipe and does it change cooking time?

Connie
Connie

What can you use in place of Ranch Dressing?

Laura
Laura

Second time here tonight. I can’t find my first comment 🙁 … Anyhoo … I did make it with the instant pot and it was such a huge success! My seven year old is THE pickiest eater ever and this was winner with HIM and my teenager and the hubby – Y’all – it’s SO hard to please these boys, so this is a keeper! Since I didn’t have flavored cream cheese, I added smoked paprika and that was a GREAT replacement for that extra bacon flavor that was missing. I had also left out the second packet of ranch… Read more »

Bri
Bri

May be a dumb question but do you have to add water to crock pot?? Not a cooker here but want to try

Laura
Laura

I’m going to try to “InstaPot” this tonight! Sounds like I need to cut down to one ranch packet (or make my own)…. and I forgot to buy flavored cream cheese…but hoping the actual bacon gives it enough umph. Wish me luck!

Shante Henderson
Shante Henderson

Thank you for this recipe. I am making it for the first time tomorrow. I was wondering if I can double the recipe and cook all at once? And should I just use one bacon flavor of cream cheese instead of two. Thank you!

CAROLYN
CAROLYN

Can you use tenders for this one?

Annette
Annette

Next time i will reduce ranch to one packet. It was a bit salty

Jaime
Jaime

This would be good if it wasn’t so overpowered by salt. Like, really really salty. I will use half the ranch and half the bacon next time and I still worry it will be too salty.

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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