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!

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.

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

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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.

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!

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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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, justย  mix it all together (the chicken will shred easily) and add in some crispy, crumbledย  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!

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Slow Cooker Crack Chicken

  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Yield: serves 6

Ingredients

  • 2-3 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.

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

 

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

Cheesy Spicy Ranch Stuffed Baked Potatoes...the most addicting baked potato you'll ever eat!


719 Responses

    1. Meg

      They have spicy Ranch Dressing powder I use one of those and one regular! For a party I shred some cheddar and offer that on the side to top the sandwich with

  1. 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! ๐Ÿ™‚

    xo

        1. Renee

          I’m making this right now and it smells so good. I can’t wait to try it. A big thanks to Laurie for sharing the link to the homemade ranch seasoning. I made a batch of the dry seasoning to add to the crock pot and make some dressing. So good, it tastes and smells like the packaged stuff without all the salt, MSG, and other yucky ingredients.

        2. Andi

          I am interested in using your homemade ranch dressing mix in this recipe. How much do you use? Thanks!!! This chicken is so good, just trying to cut the sodium down .

      1. Anna

        Homemade Ranch Dressing mix:

        5 heaping Tbsp. of dried onion powder
        2 1/2 Tbsp. of dried parsley
        2 tsp. paprika
        1 Tbsp. salt
        2 tsp. pepper
        1 tsp. garlic powder
        1 tsp. celery salt

        Mix together in mini grinder or blender. (I’ve never blended it, just mixed together) Store in air tight container (I use a mason jar) 1 Tbsp.= 1 envelope of Ranch mix.

        1. Beverly

          Just FYI one of the main ingredients that creates the HV Ranch “flavor” is the spice, dill. I think without it there would be something missing. I don’t know for sure & I’m not giving negative comments about your recipe. Just something I know about “ranch” flavoring that I wanted to add to the comments. This may be just a touch better with a small amount of dill.

        2. Ranch dressing, homemade or the packet both work great in hamburgers too. It isn’t too much and gives them a nice flavor when you want something just a bit more than a plain hamburger patty on a bun. Hubby loves them.

          1. Dianna

            I know it’s odd but we hate the taste of sour cream and cream cheese…is there anything else you could substitute? Love all your recipes sweet and savory!

        3. Shalen K Greiner

          ยฝ cup buttermilk powder
          2 tablespoons parsley
          1 teaspoon dill
          1 tablespoon onion powder
          2 teaspoons onion flakes
          1ยฝ teaspoons garlic powder
          ยพ teaspoon salt
          ยฝ teaspoon pepper
          2 teaspoons chives

          1. Carolyn

            Maybe not harmful to the general population, Dan,or to you, but to those of us that live day to day with an MSG intolerance, it is very real. It causes migraines, as well as intestinal, vision, and heart issues. I have to carry around a paragraph of MSG synonyms when I shop since so many manufacturers these days hide this ingredient under other names. It can be naturally occurring as well , so the label can advertise “No Added MSG” yet still contain MSG. I make most things from scratch and going out to eat is like tossing a dice. Not fun. I am happy that you and many others do not have to live with this issue, but please do not reduce what others have to live with as a conspiracy theory.

          2. Patty Field

            This is all in your head. First time I made this , took it to work,and was asked if it had HV in it. Stupidly I said yes, and 10 people feigned allergic reactions. Second time I made it I told them it was made from scratch ranch dressimg, no one got sick! Natural occurring MSG is in tomatoes, potatoes, grapes, and the list goes on. So, unless you have a reaction to the foods that have naturally occurring MSG, you’re full of it.

          3. Charles

            Thanks for sharing your “PHD free” wisdom, Patty. MSG allergies are very real. I’ve had issues with even naturally occurring MSG that have sent me to the emergency room with migraines that were unbearable. The fact that you lied to your guest and that no one that became ill, that you know of, just means that you were darn lucky. Ignorance is no excuse and God help you if your guests find out that you lied to them if they became ill. It’s people like you that spout opinion without facts to base their thoughts on that make like people less.

          4. Emmie B

            This is fantastic information, thanks for sharing. I agree with you, many of the people on here that are “so allergic” to MSG when everyone is around to hear about their ailment are the same people that live in the McDonalds Drive through on the way home…

          5. Sherry

            I agree with you… Once a evil woman cooked deer meat and purposely coated it with powered eggs… Gave me diarrhea instantly. She thought it was all in my head…

          6. Pace

            OMG That what an awful thing to do to people. Why anybody else avoids certain foods whether as a choice or necessity is none of your business.

          7. Yvonne Rahmes

            Patty Field, this, and your second comment (“I’m a nutritionist genius”) is the most immature rude lude and crude comment I have seen in a long time. If your field is important to you, you need to show respect for someone else’s allergies. Your lack of courtesy is disgusting. There is no excuse for your kind of mean spiritedness on a friendly recipe forum. Be nice or get off.

          8. Sherry

            Perhaps someday you will suffer from a food intolerance and you will see things differently… Intolerances have thresholds once they are met, then people get sick.

          9. Angie Young

            If you’re really allergist to MSG, here’s the list of everything you must avoid! Better not eat out any more, anywhere.

          10. Jackie

            I too have to be careful with MSG… it causes me to wheeze and become short of breath. I used to love HV Ranch! Lots of items has msg T ouldnt even think.

          11. Dee

            Carolyn, for me, MSG means an evening in bed with a migraine. I have many food and medication sensitivities. Aspartame and Tylenol are just two of the other most common ingredients that make me very sick. Even if there is just a trace in something, I can tell by the near-immediate nausea and sometimes subsequent vomiting. I feel your pain, Sistah! If you are on FB, look up Spoonie groups.

          12. mary

            My husband has a heart condition that is triggered by MSG, and it is VERY real! There is one ranch mix that doesn’t have it in it and I’ve used it before with success!

          13. Milly Miller

            She might be like my mom and have allergic reaction to the MSG…not to do with it being harmful, but harmful to her.

        1. Lisa

          I found a mix at my local grocery store here in Canada. The brand isn’t called Uncle Dons if I member correctly. Says right on the front of the package “MSG free”

      2. Lisa

        Keep your mayo jar empty. When you need home made. Just add milk mayo seasoning package and shake!!! Left in jar to stay left over. At the kitchen gadgets store. I got a little laddle perfect to scope out servings. That’s all I use mine for at all. If you have to mix large gathers amount. Just use 1/2 gal. Mi
        K jug. Set on table easy pour because of handle. Enjoy! ?

      3. Becki

        Please do! I sometimes can’t eat packaged mixes because of what’s in them. Have learned to make all sorts of “almost like” ones but not ranch yet.

    1. lol, I made “crack dip” for a nice treat for my co workers, I work with all women lol, anyhow, they LOVED it! they couldn’t stop eating it and raving about it

  2. 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!

  3. Marie

    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

    1. Lynn

      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!

    2. WLS

      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.

      1. Patty Field

        Just deduct the calories from your daily total, and enjoy. Also, if you do an extra hour of aerobic exercise, this wI’ll burn an extra 300 or so calories.

  4. Teija

    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!

  5. Judy Plaatje

    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!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Keep up the good (and absolutely-delicious) work!!

      1. Angie Young

        Maybe you should stay off the internet! Crack isn’t always referring to a drug. Sometimes it’s used as crackpot, which is what you are!

    1. Patty Field

      Oh, so the song “gimme crack corn, and I don’t care” was about crack in the 1840s? No, it was about slavery. Don’t put a negative meaning on everything!

    1. Shelly

      You could certainly use 2 cans of Cream of Chicken Soup in it’s place..the texture might be different, but it would still be good!

    2. Kriss P

      My favorite hot chicken sandwich recipe uses cream of chicken soup and handfuls of crushed potato chips. Just mix it and add more chips until you have the right consistency. I usually use canned chicken breast, 2 big cans to one can of soup. You can also use low salt chips and healthier cream of chicken soup. Making the chicken bacon ranch today! It may become my new favorite.

      1. Leigh Ann

        Yes, this is how I remember hot chicken sandwiches! I like the idea of adding a little cream cheese in it, so I think I’ll mix the two recipes next time! Gotta have the potato chips, though. lol

    3. Zou Yang

      Yes! No cream cheese. Replace chicken with tofu; cream cheese replaced by puree of lima bean. 2 Tbls. fish sauce instead of ranch dessing. Cook quickly in micro wave.
      YUM!

        1. Lynn

          I think everyone needs to be kinder. I don’t think rock throwing is what cooking and good food is all about. Shame on you. We are all just trying to stay alive and love one another..

  6. Carrie

    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.

    1. Shelly

      This post isn’t an ad for Target at all! I actually VERY rarely do sponsored posts. The ads that are displayed are quite often out of my control, as I use an ad network who fills my ad space. I featured the Target chicken because that is what I used and I do shop frequently at Target. This post is completely authentic to my life.

      1. Hedy

        It looks sinful and delicious! Unless you are a regular shopper at Target how would one possibly know your chicken is from Target? Some people can see the negative in anything…

      2. Jennifer

        Not sure who piddled on her Post Toasties but WOW. See that, I snuck an ad in.;) Not sure why it even matters if it’s sponsored but that lady clearly doesn’t know how ads work.

        Now, to my question: have you tried this with reduced fat or fat free cream cheese?
        Thank you!!

          1. ajea

            Could not agree more, Donnette. Just found this out in cancer treatment. Go full fat. With protein, full fat repairs your cells, needs it; and you actually eat less because full fat is so satisfying taste-wise. But the cancer doctors had to really break down the latest dietary research for me because I was a loyal, fanatic, anti-fat person. Iโ€™ve lost 55 pounds.

            Then I found out the doctor that started the anti-fat movement in 1970 did it with purposefully missing data, and faulty trials. This came out in 2014, and quickly buried because so many famous doctors have made a career out of the anti-fat/reduced fat/fat-free movement.. Doctorโ€™s papers have been removed from scientific medical journals. He is banned from publishing, and I think medical institutions took away his medical credentials.

          2. KimC

            Youโ€™re absolutely correct! Sugar and carbs actually feed cancer cells, as well as increase seizure activity in people who have seizures. Without sugar, cancer cells canโ€™t feed. Cells need fat to grow and reproduce healthy cells.

      3. Jeannie

        I understand about Target, Wal Mart ……………. showing up as ads. Mine advertises Avon. I am positive none of the ingredients can be bought from AVON.
        This looks delish. just need to substitute the cream cheese & Ranch Dressing so my D-I-L can enjoy it as well.

        1. Joe

          Geez, Patty, take a pill. You sound as if you need some professional help.dealing with your anger issues. Sniping at, and calling other posters derogatory names – people you DON’T EVEN KNOW! – is indicative of something else going on.

      1. lulu

        *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.)

        1. Cmel

          Patty, You really need to be booted from this conversation because you have brought absolutely nothing positive to it. Move along already!

    2. Bob

      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.

    3. JoAnn VanDersarl

      The ads are posted by an external advertising service. They have an automated “bot” that scans any page that is using their advertising code. The bot scans the text to determine what the article is about then serves up an ad that is most relevant to the content on the page. So if the bot “thinks” that the article is about children’s clothing, the advertising server will place ads on the page that are relevant to the topic on the page, so you might see ads for children’s clothing, children’s bedding, toys, etc. The blogger has no control over which ads appear on the page. The purpose of this strategy is to serve up ads that readers are the most likely to be interested in since the advertisers know that if you’re here to read an article about car engines you probably won’t be interested in something not relevant to that topic, such as diapers or home decor. ๐Ÿ™‚

    4. Patty Field

      When I look at it, I have advertisments from Walmart. Does this mean it’s Walmart sponsored? No, it means whatever you were looking up prior to seeing this recipe was at that store. So, you were the one looking up things at Target!

    5. Patty Field

      Your computer settings need to be changed, or you have a virus. I don’t have any advertisements on mine. You must have been looking at Target, that’s why it copied the link.

    6. Jenny

      Um, the ad that you see will be based on the cookies on your own computer. Basically, it’ll relate to websites YOU have visited. There are no Target ads among the ones I see, but there are ads from websites I’ve been to. There’s no need to be so hostile when you don’t even know what you’re talking about.

  7. Juliana

    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!!

  8. Ronda

    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!

    1. Chelle

      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?

      1. Jamie N.

        Patty Field: one would think this was your blog, or that you must benefit from the interaction in the comments since all you seem to do is put everyone & everything else down or have all negative remarks for everything. Sheesh! MOVE ON!!!

  9. kamil

    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

  10. Judy Plaatje

    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 bring home for left-overs! Everyone asked for the recipe. Hated to tell them it was so easy! ๐Ÿ™‚ This recipe is going in my Recipe Book – marked “DELICIOUS”!!! Thanks for all your great recipes – and this one too!!

  11. Stacy

    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!

  12. aida

    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…

      1. Vicki

        Thanks. I made it today and got an “eh I’d eat this again” Which in my house is about as good as it gets. The leftovers are going in the freezer for a week or two. I think next time I might add only one ranch pack because it did seem a little salty and with the flavored cream cheese I don’t think you really need two. Thanks again for a good new and different recipe.

      1. Dianne

        Uh oh, I just saw this part. I just did like you said and dumped the chicken, cream cheese and ranch mix in the crockpot but didn’t mix it!!! Do you think it will turn out ok?

  13. deb

    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

    1. Judy Lee

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

  14. Angela

    Great recipe……but very very salty ๐Ÿ™ followed the recipe but I think the ranch mix has too much salt ๐Ÿ™

    1. kory

      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 ?

      1. Jan

        I made this using only 1 pkg of dry ranch dressing, 1 – 8 oz cream cheese and only a couple slices of cooked bacon. It was good! And definitely salty enough. I can’t imagine how salty it would be with 2 pkgs of ranch dressing and half a pound of bacon!!

        1. Michelle H.

          Thank you for sharing that it worked with one pkg of each of those. Did it turn out more like the picture? I just made it as is, and it is so creamy I could never stomach it as a sandwich. It is an incredible dip, though!

  15. Val

    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.

  16. Katie

    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.

  17. Christa Horn

    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?

    1. Shelly

      That’s a great question. I use the dip mixture typically, but assumed they were the same. I will check it out to see the difference!

    2. 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.

    3. Cindy Munkelt

      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.

  18. Michelle

    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 jalapeรฑos to begin with, it would have tasted much better.

  19. Dawn

    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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

      1. Michelle C.

        I make something similar to this. I use 2 cups of white sauce flavored with chicken bouillon, one cup of ranch dressing, and 8 oz of cream cheese. Cook on low for 5 hours, during last hour I add 1 lb of cooked and drained rotini noodles. I make sandwiches out of the leftover chicken the next day too, which are the best.

      1. angabange

        maybe not, I throw frozen breasts in in the morning and shred them when I get home to make shredded chicken anything, always works fine.

      2. Linda

        Thank you for this recipe. I love crockpot cooking. I am on weight watchers so I think this will fit in nicely. I’m using fat free cream cheese and extra dill. So excited to try it. I’ll serve it with zucchini chips

        1. Patty Field

          Are you kidding? LOOK at the fat and calories for this thimg! If you’re on a diet, this is almost your caloric requirement for the entire day!

  22. Debbie

    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!

    1. Cheryl

      I agree, TWO bricks of cream cheese was Way to much and if I make this again, I’ll use just one and just ONE packet of the Ranch dressing. It is tasty…

  23. Almeda Clark

    Did anyone find this to be salty? I don’t generally cook with it so I guess I. Notice it more. What can I add to this recipe to help cover the strong salt taste?

    1. Shelly

      Some have commented that the Ranch “Dip” package is saltier than the dry “dressing” mix…so if you aren’t looking for extra salt you could try that!

  24. Tara

    I did try this recipe. It was really good, but for my personal taste I’m only going to use one packet of ranch seasoning next time as two packs and bacon seemed very “salty” to me. But, I normally don’t eat too much salt to begin with so it may just be me.

  25. Justine

    Trying this tomorrow for dinner but having a hard time deciding if I should stick with the 2 regular cream cheese or try it with one bacon and one regular. Which do u think is best? ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Shelly

      I really like both…but I have always made it with plain up until the day I made it for this post and thought I would try it! It’s really good both ways, but maybe start with plain? If you like spice you can add the jalapeno cream cheese!!

  26. jill

    Might be a silly question, is there a way to modify the recipe to use regular ranch dressing instead of the dry mix? I just really don’t want to drag my pregnant self and one-year-old daughter out into the cold for one thing at the grocery…

  27. cynthia

    Thank you! My family loved it! I am always looking for something new to make. I love to cook but, cooking for seven people is a challenge. We will deffinatly be having this on a regular basis.

  28. Sorry for the newbie questions but I want to nail this recipe and impress some friends!

    How many strips of bacon should I cook to get 8 oz of crumble?

    When you say just toss it all in the slow cooker, do you cut the chicken breasts first or just throw them in?

    This will be my first time using my slow cooker ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. Take this recipe and put it on a Hawaiian bun with sweet Cole slaw on top of the bacon. Also, instead of crumbling the bacon just put 2 crispy strips on it. IT IS AMAZING. Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. Mrs. Newsome

    Not a hit!! Tastes like it’s missing something. Too dry & not good flavor. Will not be making this again. Thanks anyway!

  31. Gail Carter

    This was delicious I put 2 lbs chicken, 1 package of spicy ranch dressing,1 8 oz regular cream cheese, 1 8 oz container of bacon flavored cream cheese and 8 oz of crumbled pepper bacon!

    1. Toni

      I suggest you call a doctor, you’re not right if you don’t like bacon. ? but seriously you are the first person I know of that doesn’t like bacon.

  32. Steph

    It is in the crock pot now. I can’t wait. I went low carb 4 months ago. I don’t count/watch calories or fat and have lost 57 pounds. This recipe is perfect for my new lifestyle. I will get rolls for my teenager and just eat mine plain with a side salad. One more hour to go ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Shelly

      Some of said they don’t prefer the Ranch Dip Packets because they are saltier than the Dry Ranch dressing mix. That could have been the issue…but it’s a personal preference!

  33. Tahmina

    I am making this now and its only been cooking an hour and half and is burning and sticking to sides of crockpot! What am I doing wrong?

    1. Shelly

      It’s burning in your crock pot? That’s very strange… It sounds like your crock might be a higher temperature than most. Is it on high or low?

      1. Tahmina

        I had it on high but switched it to low. Still had it sticking and burning. Had to stir it several times an hour. Not something I could throw together and leave all day while at work. I am earing it now and its VERY good but a little on the dry side.

          1. dottie

            mine was def. on low. I checked and rechecked. then added more broth. this is an old crock so maybe time to update. I left it soaking last night….ugh. maybe I would use the liner next time. the recpe was delish.

    2. dottie

      this is what happened to mine! I added water, a cup or so, then also added chicken broth. I would maybe thin it down with sour cream? ours was good, but def. needed liquid.

  34. Tamara

    omg! I made this tonight. Well, I made a half batch, used homemade ranch mix. It’s amazingly good! I didn’t even use a bun. It’s awesome for a low carber like myself. Thanks for sharing

  35. Melissa

    This is amazing! However after eating half a serving I found it too rich for my personal taste, has anyone every tried adding diced tomatoes? Or anything to freshen it up?

  36. Dennise

    Does the chicken need to be fully thawed first? I often buy the frozen bags of breasts and was just wondering about that. I don’t do a lot of crock pot cooking so I don’t know from experience if it would make a difference.

    1. Shelly

      I have gotten some reader feedback that others have used frozen chicken directly in the slow cooker and it’s totally fine!

  37. Stephanie

    This is comfort food to the max! I did add some garlic powder, onion powder and paprika because a couple of other reviewers thought it was too bland. Overall, our family was very pleased, and I will definitely be making it again. I served it over tortilla chips with a black bean and corn salsa and wilted spinach. Next time, I may get the jalapeno cream cheese to use in place of one of the cream cheese blocks, but honestly, it doesn’t need it. We just like spicy around here, so I think it would be an even bigger hit for my guys that way.

  38. Stephanie

    BTW…to the reader wondering if frozen chicken was okay…I used both frozen chicken AND thawed in mine and it worked out perfectly!

  39. Michelle

    Tried this last night and it was WAY too salty. And we like salt, cheese, and all things bacon. I read comments above and I didn’t see the pics just the ingredients list – I think my mistake was that we had ranch dressing mix and not ranch DIP mix. Excited to try again and hopefully it turns out this time! It was still good but very salty.

  40. Matt

    I threw out the recipe after making it. Way too rich and basically turned into a gross chicken version of tuna casserole.

  41. Teresa Smith

    So easy and tastes great! It is one crock pot dish that I wouldn’t make without using the crock pot liners, though. Even cooking on low, unless stirred often the cheese will burn to the side.

  42. cassie

    I’m sorry, after reading all the comments, I’m still somewhat confused. Are we supposed to add raw chicken to the crock pot, wait for it to be completely cooked, then shred it and add everything else and let it finish cooking? or just add all the ingredients on top of the raw chicken and shred it later after it’s been cooking for 6-8 hours.

    1. Shelly

      just add everything into the crock pot, raw chicken and all and then cook it. When it’s done cooking, stir it and shred it and serve!

  43. Brooke

    Hello, I made this today and just wanted to drop in and tell you my husbands said it was a huge WIN!!! Thank you very much for the recipe.

  44. Lauren

    I just discovered your blog. I must make this and everything else, immediately! Love. Everything!

  45. Sara

    Can you make this ahead of time and keep it on the “keep warm setting” for a few hours (like for a potluck)?

  46. Amy

    I made this with no changes or substitutes. It has everything I love, but was so salty we could not eat it. Sadly, I wasted some expensive ingredients for something that went into the trash. I even double checked the recipe to make sure I followed the directions.

  47. Brooke

    Trying this right now, I have wishbone ranch dressing/dip mix and the sodium was 130mg so I mixed the 2 cream cheeses with one packet and taste tested that alone. It seemed salty enough and had enough ranch flavor so I’m not going to add the other packet. I’ll update later to let you all know how it comes out and if taste testing the mixed cream cheese/dip mixture is a good indicator of the saltiness for the finished product. Might be an easy solution for those who are worried about saltiness.

    1. Brooke

      Done with dinner and everyone loved it, I didn’t even get a chance to put cheese on them, they just took off with the sandwich after a taste! Not too salty with one packet of ranch and I think tasting your cream cheese/dip mixture before it goes in the crock pot is a great way to tell how salty and if you’ll like the flavor. I also used the real bacon crumbled bits you get in the salad dressing section of the store and they were perfect in it.

  48. It looks tasty! It truly is. I’ve just showed my friend and she’s crazy about it. Guess what? We’re going to make it tomorrow! Amazing right? Can’t wait to make it. God, i’m so excited!

  49. Sheryl

    i was intrigued with this recipe so I made it tonight. Too salty for us and quite rich. If I were to make it again I would use one packet of ranch dressing and add a can of Rotel tomatoes to cut the richness.

  50. CHICKEN LOVER

    Mine also burned. The cream cheese on top looked like brown sugar topping of some kind. It got tossed. Sounded delicious though. Two stars because it was easy to throw together at least. Bummed.

  51. I just “discovered” the bacon cream cheese last trip to the store. This is no doubt an incredible concoction, and it’s sure to become a staple at our house. The simplicity of the dish is always an attraction, as I am a sewist/quilter and tend to spend less time in the kitchen than most! I’m giving it 5 stars!!

  52. Jen

    Just a few comments…. I also had difficulty with the saltiness. I made this according to the recipe and it was so salty I couldn’t serve it. I put it in the fridge and next day made a new batch of chicken and cream cheese MINUS the ranch and then combined the two. That finally brought the salt down but we were still not big fans. I usually make almost the same dish with chicken, two cans of Rotel and two packages of cream cheese and that’s always a big hit. I was so excited to try the ranch version! I think the other comments about using only 1 ranch mix or mixing and tasting first are a good idea. Just an FYI since it caused some problems for my husband… Hidden Valley Ranch mixes have MSG. I didn’t even think to check as I was so excited about the recipe. You may be better off making your own ranch seasoning. I did use the dip versus the dressing packages but I’ve seen the same salt complaint from comments who used both. According to my packages the Dip mix has 240mg of sodium per 1ounce package and the dressing mix has 135 per 0.4 ounce package.

  53. Killian

    I made this for a bunch of football players and they devoured the sandwiches! Some of them were eating it as a dip with the chips I brought! I didn’t even add the extra bacon bits and it was still a hit. Thank you for this recipe!

  54. Killian

    I made this for a bunch of football players and they devoured it! It can also be a great tailgate dip or people could make sliders! Thanks for the recipe!

  55. Amy

    just made this for dinner tonight but did it the quick way with some shredded chicken I had. Added diced baby portobello mushrooms, diced orange pepper to the recipe and ate it on hot buttermilk biscuits I made, it was AMAZING!!!!

  56. Kathi

    I’ve got this in the crockpot now, but it’s looking sort of watery and the cream cheese looks like it’s curdling. It smells so good, but it doesn’t look very appetizing. Please tell me it will come together! Eek!

  57. Michael

    I tried a variation on this geared towards my son’s taste in foods. I added a little chicken broth and a big spoonful of sour cream. It comes a little thinner this way but is great over egg noodles!

  58. Janelle

    I am making this right now. I didn’t have time to make in the crock pot though, so I have it in the oven. I used one of the Philadelphia Bacon cream cheese and one of the Philadelphia Jalapeno cream cheese. When I mixed in the packets of dry ranch I had to ask my hubby to help me stir it all together. Since it smelled soo good, he tried it as he stirred … HE ASKED TO LICK THE BOWL!! haha!!Just like one of my kids and the brownie mix! I am sure he will love it mixed with the chicken and bacon crumbles even more! Thanks for the recipe!

  59. Marilyn

    Oh. My. Goodness!! This is soooo good! We made it with 1 plain cream cheese and 1 of the Bacon Flavor cream cheese. Also, instead of frying up that bacon, we went to the deli and got already cooked and crumbled breakfast bacon and just added about a handful after the chicken was done.

    I cooked my chicken on High. After it had cooked for 3 hours, I removed the chicken and started shredding it. After putting the chicken back into the crock pot, I changed the setting to Low, stirred everything and let it simmer for about half an hour. You just have to make sure the chicken is done before you lower the temperature. AND you have to avoid cooking it too long; if you do, the cream cheese mixture cooks way down.

    We served this on those Orowheat Thin Sliced Bagels. I toasted my bagel and it was awesome!!

    This dish, I thought, was really great COLD, too.

    This is a keeper and we will definitely be making it again. And again!! Thanks for sharing this great recipe with all of us out here in cyberspace.

  60. Lindsay

    I have this cooking now and there is a lot of water/juices in the crockpot, probably from the juices of the chicken…is this normal? Should i drain some of it or just mix it all in with the cream cheese mixture and chicken?

  61. Sarah A

    Made this and loved it. Had a fair amount of leftovers (just me and the husband) so I heated it in a skillet, added about 8 oz sour cream and about 1/2 a cup of pasta water, along with roughly 14oz of penne. Amazing.

  62. AlanaG007

    I started making this a few hours ago and went to sleep, I awoke to a crock pot full of water (my boyfriend thought it was too dry….) Is there any way to fix this?

  63. Fawn

    I made this tonight using 3 lbs of chicken, it was very salty. I had to dilute it somewhat with some milk and tried absorbing some with a potato. If i make it again I will only use plain cream cheese and add rotel as someone else suggested. I give this 1 star

  64. Audrey

    Aren’t the ads that you see based on what the person reading has searched for? I don’t live near a Target and other than the chicken packaging my ads are for Honest Company and Hulu Plus……we have a baby who wears Honest Company diapers and we do a lot of late night binge watching……..

    Can’t wait to make this recipe!!

  65. Amber

    I don’t usually comment on posts but I have a recipe from a friend that is out of this world good & easy.

    8oz Italian dressing
    Dry ranch packet.
    1 t chili powder, garlic, and cumin. I generally do a heaping t of chili powder. Pour over 6 or so frozen breasts in a slow cooker all day on low or half on high. I drain a lot of the juice into a bowl. Shred the chicken and add some of juice back in.

    You can serve on a tortilla or really anything. I know these ingredients sound like they shouldn’t go together but somehow it works. I always freeze the left overs & will use to make enchiladas, quesadillas ect.. Never thought about a bake potato but that would be good too.

  66. Heidi D

    Just made this. I forgot the ranch packet while at the store (mom brain) so I threw in a lipton’s French onion soup packet (dried) and its aaaaamazing!!!! Highly recommend this recipe!

  67. Tammy

    It’s really good BUT it’s best to cook the chicken first, drain the grease, shred the chicken and then add the other ingredients. I use fresh chicken and drained a lot of grease. I don’t imagine it would be good if you put it altogether and cook it the way the directions say.

  68. Tabitha

    5 hours on low and I come home to a pot of burnt cheese. BURNT BLACK. I had a feeling this was too good to be true when I saw how dry the ingredients were, but I figured with all of these success stories I’d try it. Huge mistake.

  69. Tara

    I’m not sure if it’s my fault for not cutting the cream cheese (you do say in the directions to just plop it in) up and dispersing it evenly, or my husband who was in charge of it while I was away at work and he just didn’t mix it properly. I tried it on a bun, and while my husband like it, I just kept getting bite after bite of a mouthful of cream cheese. I kind of feel like I just wasted 6 chicken breasts. At least my husband likes it, but I don’t think I’ll be making this again.

  70. I made this recipe today but I halved the ingredients because there are only 2 of us. I heeded others responses. I waited till the last hour to add the cream cheese and after that cooked down and got bubbly I used a couple of forks and shredded the chicken which mixed in the cream cheese. and made it well incorporated. I used 3 chicken breasts, (1) 8oz pkg of cream cheese, and 1 pkg of Hidden Valley ranch dry seasoning. I served it on toasted sub rolls with the addition of crisp bacon crumbles and Colby/Monterrey Jack finely shredded cheese. It turned out delicious. Thank you for the recipe I will definitely be making this again.

  71. Mich

    Easy and delicious- husband loved it too! I did add a can of rotel and used 1/3 less fat cream cheese. Will make again, thanks for the recipe!

  72. Bridget T.

    So I made this tonight with a couple tweaks. I didn’t use bacon or cheddar cheese, and instead put in cooked and drained chopped spinach the last few minutes of cooking. I also used the homemade ranch mix that someone posted. OMG. It was so rich and luxurious. I served it on sourdough bread, but I can imagine it would also be fabulous in crepes. This is so easy, good, and cost effective…it blows my mind!

  73. Carla

    I made this last night and it tasted good, but was way too salty for me…maybe just 1 ranch packet next time. Is there anything I can add to the leftovers to counteract the saltiness? If I add more chicken, do you think it would disburse it a little, maybe???

  74. Jan Pickeriing

    Made this today. What a mess. So much liquid it looked like soup with big lumps of cream cheese. Salvaged the chicken and will try to make some thing else tomorrow. I am a very experienced cook (over 40 years) and have never had cream cheese break like this or had so much liquid in any crock pot recipe. If anyone knows what could have caused this to happen I would sure like to know.

  75. Amy

    Holy “crack”, enough salt to kill a large COW! Waaaaaaayyyyyyyy toooooo salty. Maybe homemade ranch mix next time… or only 1 package of Hidden Valley? Yikes…

  76. BLW

    YUK, YUK, YUK, Don’t believe everything you read on the internet. This was awful, way too salty. Ended up throwing it out. Not good tasting at all.

  77. Michelle G

    This was so incredibly yummy! And easy! Even my 14 year old son made it! We toasted the rolls, and added lots of cheese, which was simply amazing. We will definitely be making this again! Thanks so much!

  78. Kathy

    So I finally made this after seeing all the raves about it online. Can’t say I liked it much at all. I certainly don’t think its addictive. I would never choose to make this again.

  79. Ok I know I’m late to the party and just now saw this post but WOWZA! I have got to try this!!! And seeing it on that baked potato just pushed it to the top of my list. I’ve recently found (and fell in love with) a buffalo chicken & ranch dip that is AHHHHMAZING on a baked potato (then I can’t stop eating it with tortilla chips…so much for dieting). I will definitely repost a review afterwards!

  80. Sandra

    I tried this awhile back. Was good, but it turned out really, really runny. A lot of excess liquid. I *think* it was just that the chicken retained that much water. I ended up draining the ‘sauce’, then using the chicken for enchilada filling, then topping with aforementioned sauce, cheese, and some more bacon. Turned out great and I’m making it again as we speak. I guess the chicken’s better this time since there’s not near as much liquid ๐Ÿ™ (also disappointed I couldn’t find any bacon cream cheese hereabouts)

  81. Tisha

    I see everybody is posting that they used quite a bit of chicken I only bought 2 beasts (a little over pound) should I have bought more than that ?

  82. Brakayla

    My family loved this recipe!! I have 2 school aged girls and hubby (who all are super picky ) but they loved it everyone requested seconds!! I only put 5 pinches of ranch seasoning in with the same amount of onion seasoning…. Also added 2 -3 spoon fills of sour cream and seasoned the chicken breast with my own spices and white pepper … Didn’t use the bacon cream cheese… Crisped the bacon on the stove and chopped it up really little to sprinkle on top of the sandwich… Also added a 1/4 of milk …. Friend the bacon bits and some fresh garlic in a hot iron skillet …

    Delicious by far one of the best easy dishes to eat without the mess !! Can’t wait to make for my mom and little brother and sister !

    P.S. WHO CARES ABOUT THE FREAKING NAME!!!
    SERIOUSLY ITS JUST FOOD… BIGGER ISSUES IN THIS WORLD THAN A SANDWICH CALLED “”CRACK ”

    To each it’s own (shrugges)

  83. Laurie

    Thanks for sharing. This was a keeper recipe at my house tonight. I pretty much cut the recipe in half because I feared wasting a lot of these ingredients if my small family didn’t like it. I used 5 chicken breasts, 1 container of jalapeรฑo cream cheese, 2 oz regular cream cheese, and 1 packet of dry ranch dip mix. This chicken is even better served in a tortilla!!

  84. Ben

    Hi,

    Did you use frozen chicken? If not, how much longer should I cook mine? Or should I let the chicken thaw before placing it in the cooker?

  85. Pam

    Just put this in the crock pot for our supper tonight! I couldn’t find the bacon cream cheese so I am using the spicy jalapeno! I can’t wait to try this! I wished I had seen the recipe for the ranch dressing tho. Everybody on here is making me want to make a batch of this to use in my recipes!

  86. Kristi

    Let me preface this by saying my entire family LOVES this. But are you really using 2 packets of dry ranch? I used 2 and it was wayyyyy too much seasoning. And we are a family that loves seasoning(particularly dry ranch!) . But it was so super salty I thought for certain I must’ve read the recipe wrong. The second time I made it with one packet and it was perfect. It’s so great on tortillas,buns,as a dip or in a bowl by itself with a fork ๐Ÿ™‚

  87. Mindy

    This looks delicious and easy! Have you…or anyone you know…tried it with the low fat or fat free cream cheese? It’s just way to much fat for my hubby with a heart condition! Just wondering if it will ruin the integrity of the recipe! Thanks!

  88. Janice

    These would be awesome as sliders on hawaiian rolls, or as a dip in a big hawaiian bread loaf scooped out with the scooped out part used for dipping!

  89. Auntkimma

    I truly & completely HATE Ranch, lol. Think there might be something else I could use? This recipe looks so good otherwise, lol….

    1. Jules

      Made it today. Not a fan. Tastes like fast food. If you like McDonalds and the rest, and don’t normally cook much, you might like it. Maybe. The bacon was the best part.

  90. Jules

    Made this today. We just had it for dinner. NOT impressed. It’s just “meh”. Sure, it’s beyond easy, but would I make it again (even tho we are all bacon fiends in this house)?? Nope. Tastes like fast food. Not a fan.

  91. Dee

    If I was to substitute the cream cheese with cream of chicken soup, what would be the measurement? Can’t wait to try this tomorrow! Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  92. This was so easy, and it is so delicious. Serving it on flour tortillas. I’ll definitely be making this again and after reading through the comments, I will be adding rotel. I can definitely see this being a winter time favorite in my family.

  93. Hi don’t no where to get dry ranch dressing I live in new Zealand and we only have ranch dressing in bottles for salads and the like can you make it for this recipe thanks it looks amazing

    1. Shelly

      If you can’t find ranch seasoning packets, you can sub them for Italian dressing seasoning packets. NOt sure if you can get those there…

  94. Angela M.

    Sorry to be a downer-but I made this today with the recipe of Ranch seasoning subbed for HVR and it (the recipe) is just OK. 2-3 at best. I really wanted to like it. Oh Well.

  95. Becca

    Please stop calling food ‘crack’. Hopefully, your family will never be ruined by this heinous and filthy drug. It is not a cute recipe name.

  96. Susan

    Question: In the text you said you added a bit more cheddar, but no cheddar is in the ingredients. Are we supposed to add cheddar while it cooks?

    I made it tonight and it seemed too creamy and tangy. I usds HV dressing, so maybe I should try DIY? Also wondering what it would be like if I substituted Knorr’s veg soup mix. I might try that!

  97. Haven’t made this yet, but I’m wondering about the portion size on the chicken. The written recipe says 2 lbs, but on the video I’d say it looks like WAY more than 2 lbs of chicken with the 2 blocks of cream cheese and 2 seasoning packages. Just want to make sure I make it correctly….

  98. Don’t get very excited. I just made this and not impressed. I will invest the 12 bucks I spent on these ingredients on a nice Filet Mignon next time. I will freeze the leftovers of this chicken mush and probably dispose later.

  99. Kris

    OMG!! Loved it! I did one block of regular and one jalapeรฑo. I like things a little spicy so I may try 2 jalapeรฑo blocks next time……I’m curious why it’s to much? Just because it’s to spicy or to rich? I liked reading the ideas of stuff to add…..although it was huge hit and amazing all by itself. Thanks so much!!

    1. Connie

      Never thought of using flavored cream cheese. Since my family loves Mississippi potroast I wonder what this recipe would taste like with the addition of pepperchinis

  100. Mandy

    Made it this week and have been loving the leftovers! My favorite way to eat it is in a tortilla topped with cheddar cheese and toasted. Mmmmm…..

  101. Paula

    I am so very disappointed with this recipe, it all went into the garbage! It was so salty no one could eat it. I will never make this again. No one should eat this much sodium that it ruins what I thought was going to be a favorite recipe.

  102. Kathy McEnaney

    Thank you for sharing this recipe. It cooked all day and smelled amazing, couldn’t wait to eat it!!! With a few adjustments, I think it is a 5 star sandwich. It is really rich and salty. Next time, I will only add 1-8oz cream cheese (I used jalapeรฑo cream cheese), and 1-1oz pkg of Ranch. I also toasted the bun. My 4 boys did like it a lot, but they thought it was really rich. I will post comments after a few adjustments. I will also use some other comments and make my own ranch mix, which would cut down on the salt.

  103. Kathie

    The first time I made this per the recipe, and my husband loved it, but it seemed too salty to me. I reduced to one packet of Ranch, and it is till quite yummy. In the future I will try one of the DIY ranch mix recipes.

  104. Carrie

    I’m not sure why, but there was a burnt ring around my crockpot where the top of the food was. Not sure if this happened because the crockpot was new or not. There was one piece of chicken that was propped against the side and that became very dry. But the dish was a success and everyone loved the sandwiches. Just not sure why it burned a bit.

  105. I think they call it crack chicken because you would have to be on crack to like it. Its the grossest thing I have ever made. Couldnt even eat it! Wasted of money!!!

  106. Jon

    I fixed this for supper. I feel like I’m pregnant with Paula Deans butter love child. It is a very heavy meal. Don’t eat a lot

  107. Jon

    I fixed this for supper tonight. I feel like I’m pregnant with Paula Deans butter love child. This is a very very heavy meal. I feel like I just had Thanksgiving dinner.

  108. Kathleen

    Rotel would have been a great additive (as suggested in another comment. My son suggested salsa in it as we were eating it. I used three packs of ranch and it was just to bland. You’ve gotta REALLy love you’re cream cheese to enjoy this one.
    Of the five of us, only one enjoyed it. I won’t make it again.

  109. Connie

    I have quite a bit of leftovers. This recipe creates a very tasty and rich chicken meal. I want to know if anyone has created a soup or made chicken and dumplings with the leftovers? I was going to add broth and mixed vegetables to some of the chicken to create a stew then add my cut up canned biscuits for the dumplings. Your opinions are welcomed.

  110. 3nv1ous

    Hubby tried making this today and it did not turn out, it must be missing something…..a small amount of liquid maybe. He did just as stated in the recipe threw it in the crock and set it and we left for work, came home to a totally unappetizing dried out burnt mess. The seasoning and cream cheese are burnt and lumpy, chicken is dry. I would not recommend this, what a waste of food.

  111. Samantha

    I made this tonight,I followed the instructions to the tee…..and it’s way to watery!idk what happend?please help,I was looking forward to this.

  112. Kevin

    Quick question: How can I adjust this recipe to make a meal for 2? It looks like enough food to feed a family, but I just want to make this for myself and my grandma.

  113. Claudia

    So I did everything according to the instructions and came come to burnt chicken. I had the crockpot on low but it was dry and burnt. Any idea why? It’s like it was missing chicken broth or water or something to keep the moisture

  114. oh my goodness. just from reading this page my mouth is warring so much i need a tissue. i think I’ll be massing rid as soon as I can possibly get to the store and pick up the ingredients. but honestly, besides being delicious, I’m also a sucker for any recipe that requires requires me to dump and go. between work, kids, and making sure everyone’s life functions on all cylinders all day every day, the less time i have to fuss with dinner the better. Thanks for the post. I’m pretty excited about your one.

  115. Jon

    I have made this recipe twice now and my kids love it. The second time I made it I took the chicken breast and seasoned them then put them on my smoker at 275 until internal temp reached 140-150. In meantime I added other ingredients to crock pot on high. When chicken was done I placed in crock pot until the chicken reached 165 and shredded and mixed it all up. My next version I’m going to try a buffalo crack chicken and add a 1/4 c or so a Buffalo Wing sauce and see how that goes

    In all it’s a great recipe and opens door to tweaks like smoked chicken, adding diced jalapeรฑos, wing sauce, green onions ect

    1. Shelly

      Yes! Lots of people prefer using 1 package. If you are worried, it’s easy to start with one and after it’s cooked if you need to add more, go ahead!

  116. Susie

    I wonder if this is really salty. I tried it and used 1 cream cheese and one flavored cream cheese and it was really salty. Did I do something wrong. How can I cut the salty taste from it?

  117. Susie

    I wonder if this is really salty. I tried it and used 1 cream cheese and one flavored cream cheese and it was really salty. Did I do something wrong. How can I cut the salty taste from it?

    1. Debbie Metzger

      Yes. It is salty! I’ve asked if anyone has tried to just use one package of Hidden Valley Ranch dressing but I haven’t gotten a reply.

  118. sarah

    Do you have to spray the crockpot with cooking spray before putting the ingredients in?.. Can I use one of the crockpot liners for easy cleanup?

  119. Lori merano

    Okay so the crack chicken recipe looks really good, but I’m concerned about the fact that your recipe only calls for 2 pounds of chicken breasts. That is a lot less than what is in the video. Can you explain please?

    1. Shelly

      The recipe works for 2 pounds of chicken…but you can really get away with anywhere from 2-3 pounds and it will still be fine. We shot the video and our pack of chicken was about 2 1/2, so we just added it all… it’s really an impossible recipe to mess up ๐Ÿ™‚

  120. Jodie

    There’s no shredded cheddar in the recipe itself but the photos clearly show yellow cheese shreds. So, is that ingredient a secret? I hate it when pictures and recipe don’t match.

  121. Jennifer Hodges

    Is it supposed to be so liquidity? I’m trying it now and it cooked for 4 hours on high and isn’t done and is Very WATERY!!!!!!! Please Help! (P.s. Smells good though:))

    1. Shelly

      If it’s not done, you will need to cook it longer. Of course all slow cookers are different, but I can’t imagine boneless chicken taking too much longer than 4 hours on high. It might seem liquidy before you shred the chicken but the liquid will be absorbed.

  122. chelsea

    i tried this and got home and it was scorched. the cream cheese didn’t melt at all (and it was regular not low fat.) and i made sure it was on low…what did i do wrong?

  123. Erin

    When I made it I combined all ingredients in the crock pot at once. I also added bacon cream cheese and 1/2 container jalapeno cream cheese. I cooked it about 4 hours. so good!

  124. TJP

    I tried it based on the review and it “sounded” good, but the whole family agreed….never again. We couldn’t even gag down 1 sandwich each and we followed the recipe….

  125. I cooked this, but I used thighs instead of breasts, and it turned out VERY liquidy, probably because thighs have more fat on them. Anyone know a way to thicken it up without just draining all that delicious sauce?

  126. Sue

    Wow, so easy! I’m going to try it, I just wonder if it would be good with taco seasoning packets instead of ranch. I like ranch as a dip, just not big on the whole entree tasting like ranch. And as a filling for enchiladas…..yum.

  127. Holly Miller

    It doesn’t mention that the chicken is frozen or thawed when put in the crockpot. I find, personally, that if it’s put in frozen, it comes out perfect after 6-8 hours. Do we do the same for this recipe?

  128. Marcie

    Made it and it was way too salty with 2 packages of ranch mix. I will try it again with just 1 package. I had to turn it into a chicken salad with another pound of chicken, and then some miracle whip, raisins, celery and walnuts. Even then it was a little on the salty side.

  129. Sarah

    Just want to see what the masses would think about this idea: making the crack chicken as directed and then adding it in with frozen tater tots and corn, covering in cheese and baking for the recommended temp and time for the tots? Crack chicken tater tot casserole

  130. Rita

    Did you use 2 or 4 pounds of Chicken in the crockpot in the video?

    The recipe calls for 2 pounds of chicken?
    it looks you have have about 4 pounds in the crock pot. ?

    I was going to double the recipe…but was not sure to double the ranch & cream cheese? …

        1. Shelly

          Yes, but I would start with only the 2 packs of ranch, as stated, and add more to taste. Some find it a bit salty, so it’s easier to add more!

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  135. Haley

    Made this for my crew (we are firefighters) to a T but omitted the bacon completely to fit dietary needs. It was a huge hit! Served it on potato buns with coleslaw to top it. Guys went back for seconds.

    1. Debra McD

      Did you double the recipe? If so, how many people did you feed. Having a party and not sure if I need to double the recipe. Thanks

  136. Alisha

    made this twice already an my family REALLY REALLY enjoys this. First time around I added Franks hot sauce which gave it a creamy spicy garlic chicken flavor. I also melted my cheese into the mix which turned out great! Ladies you need to make this!!

  137. Diana

    I thought what I tasted was great however, half burned on the bottom and sides of my crockpot. I used chicken breasts that had already thawed out and the ranch dressing and topped it off with the cream cheese set the timer on my crockpot at low for 6hrs and came home to half of the food stuck to the inside. I’d like to make this again because what was edible tasted great. Can anyone tell me what I did wrong?

  138. Donna

    Made this last night…..it was really good, a little on the dry side, thinking of adding some Rotel or sour cream or maybe more cream cheese. They flavor was really good, but I think adding the Rotel would kick it up a notch…..definitely build-able and definitely making again…..THANKS!!

  139. Ed Smithson

    So I made this last night… exactly how the directions said chicken on bottom, cream cheese and then ranch on top. Set it on low and when I got home it was burn and the chicken was over cooked, dry and hard. Any ideas of what I could have done wrong?

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  141. Heather H

    Just made this. A bit too much cream cheese for my taste and kind of bland. We had enough for leftovers and I added chopped green onions after I put the chevken on the bun as well as crumbled bacon. I also used toasted sesame buns. Yummy! I will make this again. My apologies for adding my changes as I typically find when others have added changes (not this recipe, in general) it ends up a completely different dish and a bit self-serving.

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  145. C Pat Jennings

    Decided to try this for New Years Eve supper with family and my picky eating granddaughters asking for seconds told me this was a big winner!!!

  146. Judy

    I made this tonight and my family loved it. I would like to ask if anyone found that the cream cheese looked like it was somewhat curdled after cooking on low for 5 hours. Any suggestions on how to avoid it next time I make it? I used it in enchiladas.

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    1. Shelly

      I would go by the weight of the chicken breasts as the recipe is written…but if you don’t know the weight I would start with one of everything, you can always add more ๐Ÿ™‚

  148. Janet

    I detest the title, so I will never make it no matter how good. WHOEVER started posting recipes with the word “crack” in it, should be ashamed. I can go on and on, but I won’t.

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  151. Amanda Thomas

    I made thIs last night and it was great but why did my microwave spark when I went to reheat it today. I’ve checked my microwave and it’s not the cleanest at the moment but I’ve reheated several items in it today and on the same type of plate I used for the chicken crack with no issues. I’m stumped.

  152. Joy Smith

    This was just not good, sorry. I did however salvage it with adding cooked noodles, added some milk, sauteed celery and onions and topped with Panko with Emerils Seasoning mixed with cheddar cheese. The cream cheese was a little much and needed something.

  153. Michele

    My family and I didn’t like this at all. I’m going to take what we didn’t eat and add some hot sauce to it tomorrow to make some kind of buffalo chicken dip. It sounded good but not our cup of tea. Maybe less cream cheese or ranch dip. Something was off. Thanks for sharing though.

  154. Sue Godfrey

    We made this recipe for dinner tonight. It was served with pasta as the kids are not fussy for buns. The major comment was that it was VERY rich! “If” I were to remake this, I would cut the quantity of cream cheese in half.

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  156. Michele

    If people want to continue to be hypochondriacs, idc. I have chronic migraines, and I eat whatever I want. Bc my headaches are the same no matter what I do.

  157. LarkBea

    I tried this today and while it looked good, it didn’t knock my socks off. Husband was of the same opinion. Really rather bland tasting. Maybe it would be better with some jalapeno pepper or cayenne added, but as is…blah.

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  159. Felicia

    I made this and omg it was delicious. I however only add 1 package of ranch and 1 package of cream cheese and 3 tbs of cornstarch to thicken it. will make again my kids are picky and they loved it

  160. Demi

    well, it was tasteless. The recipe calls for RanchDressing package but in the photos it is Ranch Dip. I use the dressing pack. absolutely the saddest thing I have ever cooked I was appalled that I actually used some chemicals out of a pack .MSG for instant and who knows what else. Also your recipe called for 2 # of chicken, watching that video looks to me like you used close to 4#. So keeping that in mind I did use 2 pounds of chicken and 1 pkg. of CC and tht was plenty

  161. Renee

    Made this today and had to come read the reviews again. I noticed none of the reviewers had actually eaten it yet. It wasn’t good at all. Of course that’s the opinion of me and my family. Yucky!

  162. Fran

    Hi this recipe looks so amazing! We are making this for Super Bowl for our guests!
    My question is can this be made the day before and warmed back up for game day? Thank you!

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    1. Jessica

      Do you think I could use frozen chicken?? If so should I cook the chicken first and then drain the juices before I add the cream cheese??

  164. Jenny

    It was delicious. I put chopped onions, carrots and celery (mirepoix from Trader Joe’s) at the bottom before I put the chicken in the slow cooker. After shredding the meat and mixing it up I left it on warm for a while because we had an evening soccer game. When we got home I just scooped it onto brioche buns and it was so tasty! Easy recipe!

    1. Shelly

      Awesome! I feel like this recipe is a great one to play around with…leave out the bacon and add in other goodies! You can really make it your own!

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  166. Danny

    I have been wanting to try this recipe for quite some time so tonight I finally did. Sad to say that I was very unhappy with the out come and ended up the entire dish away. I am guessing the recipe that list “2 lbs of boneless skinless chicken breasts” should have been 4 lbs? By the looks of the video it was definitely more than 2lbs at least. The final product was insanely salty from the bacon and ranch and too rich from the cream cheese. I have read some previous comments and saw where some have said they cut the cream cheese and ranch in half which sounds about right. Great idea none the less tho!

  167. Victoria

    OMG!!!! it was so yummy. I made this on high for 4 hours…..I will add this to my favorites….husband loved it…I don’t like to cook that much, but this was a slam dunk… Thank you for sharing this awesome yumminess.

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  170. Leah

    I made this last night and it is delicious! My husband ate his on a sandwich with melted cheese like shown, and I ate mine with Scoop tortilla chips!

  171. Amy

    Love this – it’s rich but so yummy! Love it on pretzel buns. Have heard of anyone making it in an instant pot and how it turned out?

  172. Jamie

    If I am trying to cook this for 9 people how much chicken would I need to get and can you still do it all in one crock pot??

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  174. Christin

    I think the 2 lbs of chicken is a typo. I made it and it was tooooo runny. If you watch the video she puts 8 boneless breasts in there; that is way more than 2lbs, most likely 4+ lbs. Going to try with more chicken next time.

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  176. KowboyKraka

    We made this tonight. It was definitely good, but seemed like it was missing something. We can’t figure it out. We used one jalapeรฑo cream cheese and one regular. Thanks for the recipe, it fed 7 of us.

  177. Ruth

    I made this Fri. I made a half batch and used 2 T ranch powder and 1 T fiesta ranch powder. 1 block cream cheese, bacon and a cup shredded white cheddar. It was delicious. I had made it the original way previously.

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  179. Michelle Classing

    I made this and then turned it into “crack melts.” I used a good hearty bread and on each slice I place a piece of sliced sharp cheddar cheese and a piece of Cooper’s sharp American cheese, then the crack chicken and grilled with butter on the bread like a grilled cheese. So incredible, my sons ask me to make it often and we never have any leftover, I always double the Crack Chicken recipe. Awesome recipe.

  180. Julianna

    What sides if any do you serve with this? I’ve made this a few times we love it! This time I’m going to half the recipe so I might need sides too! Looking for ideas ๐Ÿ™‚

  181. Emily Hurt

    This was so tasty! Only changes I made were I used 1 hv ranch and 1 hv dill ranch and bacon bits instead of actual bacon. Will make again.

  182. TAmmera

    My first time trying this recipe- and after 6 hours there’s slot of broth – should I drain before shredding chicken?

  183. Cecile

    Two packets of ranch dressing was too much. Tasted too salty. We really liked this but next time I’ll just use one packet of the ranch dressing mix.

  184. Tracy

    This recipe is amazing! I’m making it for the third time in the last couple of weeks. One time was for a baby shower at work and everyone raved & asked for the recipe. I use just over 2lbs of chicken, 2 8oz bricks of cream cheese & 1 packet of ranch, which I realized today it’s supposed to be two. 4 hours on high & stir it half way through. With or without the bacon it still tastes great!!

  185. Ashley

    This dish is al aye a huge hit whenever I make it for dinner at home or for work potlucks. It’s always gone within minutes! So easy and so so so delicious!

    1. Shelly

      I haven’t ever done it with frozen, but I have readers who have and say it works. You would just need to allow a little more cooking time!

  186. Morgan Vanderberg

    I am making this tonight for dinner and have about 5 pounds of chicken. How should I adjust to make it test good? Thanks

  187. Felicia

    This has the potential to be great, but the ranch dressing is quite a bit too salty. Add the bacon on to that, and it is very salty. The ranch is a great way to season it quickly, but I want to try this recipe again with selected spices. Don’t let my comment stop you from trying this – it is very good!

  188. Stephanie

    Ok… In the video there are 6 chicken breasts put in the crock pot with 2 cream cheese, but the receipe says 2-3 chicken breasts with 2 cream cheese? Confused…

    1. Shelly

      It’s the weight of the chicken, not the amount of the breasts ๐Ÿ™‚ The recipe calls for 2-3 pounds, not breasts ๐Ÿ™‚

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  190. michelle d

    Delicious! I made a few adjustments, used boneless/skinless thigh since breast meat tends to dry out and added a can of diced green chilis

  191. Kathy L

    In reading the comments before I made this I had noticed a comment about this being a little dry. I added a 1/3 cup of chicken stock with all of the other other ingredients at the beginning. I also used 2 1/2 bricks of cream cheese and added shredded cheddar cheese to the crockpot shortly before serving. It was delicious!

  192. Laura Beth Hicks

    Does anyone have accurate nutritional info on this recipe? Iโ€™d love to add it to my MyFitnessPal I seem to find conflicting info online. Thanks a bunch!!! ??

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  194. Krystle

    odd one out… my hubby doesn’t like ranch ANYTHING…but I was wondering could I use another seasoning in place of the ranch that would work just as well?

  195. Morgan

    I tried skimming through the comments, but there are way too many! Do I need to thaw the chicken first or can I put it in the crockpot still frozen?

  196. Anna

    I’m making this right now and it seems very watery? Is this normal? It’s been in crock pot for 4 hrs… will some of that dry up in a couple more hours?

  197. Vickie

    I made this recipe with plain cream cheese and only one package of ranch dressing mix and my family loved it!! We had it as dip, chicken nachos, and chicken enchiladas. It made the best chicken enchiladas I have ever made. *I used flour tortillas because that is what my family prefers and shredded Monterey jack/cheddar cheese plus my homemade sour cream sauce.* It’s hard to believe how tasty it is since it is so incredibly easy.

  198. Kathi

    Would the use of boneless skinless thighs be ok as well? Had this last Christmas Eve, was a big hit with my company, but I am not a fan of white meat.

  199. MARAH

    I See that this only serve six people and I am having a potluck at work and need it for maybe 12 people so I need to double up the recipe what quantities should I use for everything?

  200. Heather

    The recipe is great, but why do so many recipes reference crack. Crack is a life ruining substance. I? just donโ€™t get the humor in naming dishes this way.

  201. Rebecca

    I add some rotel and also serve a cold slaw on the side….like you would with pulled pork. Everyone LOVES the slaw on their sandwich and it cuts the richness a little ๐Ÿ™‚ I can’t keep this stuff stocked for football or UFC partie.

  202. Elizabeth

    Hi! I only have one brick of cream cheese. Would it be a problem to just use the one instead of going to get another one? Iโ€™m also going to add a can of rotel so maybe that will help with the moisture?

  203. Gail

    Use a hand mixer to shred the chicken and blend all the sauce together. Works like a charm, and don’t have to try to shred with a fork.

  204. Barb

    Looks great! You mentioned using a rotisserie chicken, would there be any changes to the menu with cooked chicken ? I am assuming you meant a cooked chicken…lol

  205. Amris

    myself and my 6 room mates give this 5 stars. room mate duty’s include 1 week each of cooking dinner. i usually use my crock pot the week i cook. room mates and i are all on different schedules. this chicken always goes over well and we hardly have left overs. i usually leave out buns but my room mate enjoys eating as a dip for their vegetables. it is quite watery looking during cooking . during cooking sometimes i stir it once and sometimes i dont stir it till the end. i always wait until the last hour to add the bacon if im not there to add the bacon sometimes it doesnt get put in. and sometimes we add bacon individually.

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  207. Shelia

    My family really liked this. At first, I was concerned because it looked like there was too much liquid, but after shredding the chicken, it was all absorbed. We ate it like a dip with Frito’s Scoops, and also wrapped in tortillas. I used 3 lbs boneless chicken breasts (be sure to trim them before cooking), 1 pk of jalapeno cream cheese and 1 regular, a large (9 oz. or so) pkg of “Real Bacon” bits, plus the 2 pks ranch seasoning mix. I stirred a cup or so of cheddar cheese into it after shredding, rather than sprinkle it on top. So, the only thing I did differently was sub one pack of cream cheese with a jalapeno flavored one and added some shredded cheddar in at the end. My daughter uses the 2 pks of plain cream cheese and it’s also good.

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