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Crockpot Creamy Ranch Chicken

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This 5 ingredient crockpot creamy ranch chicken is so versatile and easy! Quickly throw your chicken, cream cheese, ranch dressing mix, chicken broth, and cheddar cheese in your crockpot and let it do the rest. Your whole family will love this delicious dinner that took very little time to prepare.  

Crockpot Creamy Ranch Chicken

I love super versatile meals, especially when you can use your crockpot to cook them! This crockpot creamy ranch chicken is just that! It is creamy and full of flavor and can be served in a variety of ways! My kids love it as a dip, on hamburger buns, used as tacos, or even over a bed of rice. This is one of those dishes that appear on our meal plan once a week because of how versatile it is! 

Crockpot Creamy Ranch Chicken

Why you will love this recipe:

  • Easy to prep
  • Only uses 5 ingredients
  • Minimal effort required
  • Super Versatile
Crockpot Creamy Ranch Chicken

If you love the combination of chicken and ranch then be sure to try King Ranch chicken casserole as well as Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole, both easy and delicious. 

What do I need to get started?

  • Chicken breasts – you can use frozen or fresh chicken breast or thighs will work great as well
  • Cream cheese 
  • Ranch dressing mix – regular or spicy.  ½ a 1-ounce packet is great
  • Chicken broth 
  • Cheddar cheese – any kind of cheese you like

Directions:

  • Place the chicken in the bottom of the crockpot.  Then cut the cream cheese into two pieces and place each part on a piece of chicken.
  • Sprinkle the top with ranch dressing and pour the broth in the pan.
  • Sprinkle with the shredded cheese and place the lid on the crockpot.
  • Set on high for 4 hours or low for 6.
  • To shred the chicken, you can use 2 forks, or a hand mixer works wonderfully, just place it in the pan and mix for a minute or 2.
  • Serve.

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • This chicken is so versatile.  You can serve it as the main course with sides, or make it into tacos, sandwiches or serve it as a dip.
  • A quick and easy way to shred chicken is with a hand mixer.  Just place it in the pan and mix for 1 or 2 minutes.  Chicken shreds quickly and finely.
  • If you are looking for a more flavorful chicken, use boneless/ skinless chicken thighs. 
  • For even more flavor add a little bit more ranch seasoning. 
  • If you want to make this a complete meal you can add chunks of potato and carrots to the crockpot. 
  • Be sure to spray your crockpot with non-stick cooking spray to prevent sticking. 
  • If you don’t have cream cheese you can substitute it for a can of cream of chicken soup. 
Crockpot Creamy Ranch Chicken

Storage

You will want to store your leftover creamy ranch chicken in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Can you freeze creamy ranch chicken?

Yes, you can freeze this dish in an airtight container for up to 3 months. 

Crockpot Creamy Ranch Chicken pin

To thaw, you will want to place it in the fridge overnight. Warm back up in the crockpot or on the stove. 

Crockpot Creamy Ranch Chicken

Crockpot Creamy Ranch Chicken

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes

This 5 ingredient crockpot creamy ranch chicken is so versatile and easy! Quickly throw your chicken, cream cheese, ranch dressing mix, chicken broth, and cheddar cheese in your crockpot and let it do the rest. Your whole family will love this delicious dinner that took very little time to prepare.

Ingredients

  • 2 large chicken breasts, halved, boneless and skinless
  • 1 8 ounce box cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons dry Ranch dressing mix
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

Instructions

  1. Place the chicken in the bottom of the crockpot.  Then cut the cream cheese into two pieces and place each part on a piece of chicken.
  2. Sprinkle the top with ranch dressing and pour the broth in the pan.
  3. Sprinkle with the shredded cheese and place the lid on the crockpot.
  4. Set on high for 4 hours or low for 6.
  5. To shred the chicken, you can use 2 forks, or a hand mixer works wonderfully, just place it in the pan and mix for a minute or 2.
  6. Serve.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 428Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 137mgSodium: 940mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 30g

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