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Slow-Cooker Cream Cheese Chicken

slow-cooker cream cheese chicken Entree
Slow-Cooker Cream Cheese Chicken
  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 5 hr 0 min
  • Servings 4

This easy, creamy slow-cooker chicken dish is quickly becoming the number one recipe on our site. Why? It’s wallet-friendly, kid-friendly, time-friendly and it only takes six ingredients to make (we don’t count the salt and pepper). The recipe is a simple one, and easy to customize with your favorite flavors and add-ins. In short, it’s the pinnacle of chicken dinners—you’ve got to eat it to believe it. MORE+ LESS-

Updated November 18, 2019

Ingredients

1 1/2
lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts
2
cans (10.75 oz. each) condensed cream of chicken or cream of mushroom soup
1 1/3
cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from a 32-oz. carton)
1/4
teaspoon garlic powder (or more to taste)
1/2
teaspoon ground black pepper (or more to taste)
1/2
teaspoon kosher salt (or more to taste)
8
oz. cream cheese, softened
6
cups hot cooked rice or egg noodles

Steps

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  • 1
    Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper and place in bottom of slow cooker.
  • 2
    In a medium bowl, combine soup and broth and mix well. Add garlic powder and pour mixture over chicken. Cook on LOW for 5 hours or HIGH for 3 hours.
  • 3
    Fifteen minutes before end of cook time, remove chicken from the slow cooker. Break softened cream cheese into chunks and add to slow cooker, whisking until the sauce is smooth.
  • 4
    Shred chicken if desired and return to slow cooker. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste.
  • 5
    Serve chicken over hot rice or egg noodles and top with sauce.

Expert Tips

  • Looking to lighten up this slow-cooker chicken recipe? Swap the cream cheese with Neufchatel cheese, which is made with milk rather than cream.
  • Any sautéed vegetable would taste great stirred into the sauce of this cream cheese chicken dish. Try adding baby spinach, chopped red and green bell peppers, zucchini or yellow squash for an extra boost of freshness.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
486.7
% Daily Value
Total Fat
31.3g
48%
Saturated Fat
12.3g
62%
Cholesterol
200.6mg
67%
Sodium
623.0mg
26%
Potassium
630.1mg
18%
Total Carbohydrate
1.9g
1%
Dietary Fiber
0.1g
0%
Sugars
1.4g
Protein
46.8g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
2.70%
3%
Calcium
5.80%
6%
Iron
8.40%
8%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • It's the simple things like this slow-cooker cream cheese chicken that make life worth living. We won't blame you for wanting to pour the easy-to-make rich, creamy cheese sauce included in this recipe all over everything. Pasta? Yes. Mashed potatoes? Absolutely. When choosing which noodles should go in this dish, we suggest going with egg noodles or some other corkscrew-shaped noodle. Why? The grooves in these spiral-shaped noodles are the perfect traps for silky cheese sauce, ensuring maximum cheese quantity in every bite. White rice is also an excellent choice for a hearty pairing. This is one of our favorite chicken recipes, but since you can never have enough chicken dishes, we have tons of recipes just for you.

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