This Creamy Slow Cooker Chicken recipe is filled with tender shredded chicken in a deliciously thick gravy.
Serve this saucy chicken with steamed rice or egg noodles and top with shredded cheese for dinner tonight!
This is one of those quick comfort food meals that I know everyone in the family will enjoy.
Creamy shredded chicken is also great for serving at potlucks or parties.
Creamy Slow Cooker Chicken
The best part about this easy recipe is that you simply toss all the ingredients in the slow cooker then let it all cook until the chicken is super tender.
All you need is 5 basic ingredients in order to make this slow cooker chicken! Here’s the basic list of ingredients you’ll need in order to make this yummy chicken dinner recipe.
As always, you can find the full list in the printable recipe card below.
- Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
- Cream of Chicken Soup
- Italian Seasoning – use my homemade blend for the BEST taste!
- Garlic – fresh or jarred work great
- Cream Cheese – cut into cubes
How To Make It:
It really doesn’t get much easier than this recipe. My preteen can whip this dinner up for us when I’m busy at work and dinner is ready when it’s time!
PLACE CHICKEN IN SLOW COOKER Lay your chicken breast in the bottom of your slow cooker in an even layer. If you can’t fit them in an even layer, it’s ok if they stack a little.
WHISK SAUCE Combine the cream of chicken soup with the minced garlic and Italian seasoning. Add in a little salt and pepper and whisk it all together. Pour this sauce over the chicken breasts in the slow cooker.
TOP WITH CREAM CHEESE Arrange the cubed cream cheese over the top of the sauce and simply cover the slow cooker and cook on LOW heat for 6 hours.
SHRED CHICKEN Once the chicken has cooked in the sauce it’ll become nice and tender. Carefully remove the chicken and shred it with two forks.
I like to place the chicken in a large bowl to shred, making sure I get it all. You could also just leave it in the slow cooker and shred directly in the slow cooker to avoid getting another dish dirty.
Once the chicken is shredded, simply return it to the slow cooker and mix it in with the creamy sauce.
How To Serve Creamy Slow Cooker Chicken
This recipe is very similar to my quick Hawaiian Haystacks. In that recipe it calls for pre-cooked, shredded chicken. In this recipe, you’ll cook the chicken directly in the sauce and shred it.
For both recipes I like to serve the chicken sauce over steamed rice with a few of my favorite toppings.
You could also serve the chicken gravy over cooked egg noodles or by itself for a lower-carb meal.
Here are a few of the toppings I like to serve with this meal…
- Shredded Cheese
- Diced Tomatoes
- Sliced Green Onions
- Fried Chow Mein Noodles
- Sliced Olives
Make Ahead Instructions
One of the perks of cooking with a slow cooker is that you can prepare the dinner in the morning and enjoy it later in the evening. However, if you want to prepare this creamy shredded chicken even further in advance, you definitely can!
Simply cook the recipe according to instructions below, then let cool completely. Place the shredded chicken in a zip-close bag and lay flat to freeze.
PRO TIP: Do not lay bags of food in the freezer on top of each other. Freeze separately, then once frozen you can stack them.
You can refrigerate creamy chicken for up to 5 days. Reheat in the crock pot or in a large pot over medium-low heat.
Freeze creamy chicken for up to 4 months. *Defrost completely in the fridge before reheating.
More Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes
Bust out that slow cooker, because I’ve got a few more delicious slow cooker chicken recipes you’re sure to love.
I hope you enjoy this easy, yet mega-delicious dinner recipe as much as we do!
Creamy Slow Cooker Chicken Recipe
- 2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breast, trimmed
- 21 oz. Cream of Chicken Soup, two 10.5 oz. cans
- 2 tsp Italian seasoning
- 2 tsp garlic, minced
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 8 oz. cream cheese, cubed
- Spritz the bottom of your slow cooker with non-stick spray and lay chicken breasts at the bottom.
- In a bowl whisk together the cream of chicken soup, Italian seasoning, garlic and salt and pepper. Pour mixture over the chicken breasts, then top with the cream cheese cubes.
- Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 7 hours. Remove chicken and shred with two forks, then return chicken to sauce. Stir to combine. Serve chicken gravy over steamed rice or egg noodles if desired.
No need to use fork to shred the cken.. just use a hand mixer.. ONE beater. Love it!
Wanting to try this recipe. Does it make a sauce that’s really thick or is it more like a chicken gravy?
Yum yum. I just made this tonight. So delicious and simple. I chopped the chicken instead of shredding it and it worked well. My family loved it and the house smelled amazing while it was cooking. Thank you for such a great recipe.
I’m so glad you enjoyed it!