I’ve had such a busy week and didn’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen preparing dinner. Knowing that I don’t have to stop everything I’m doing to prepare dinner late in the afternoon is so nice, especially with 2 babies 2 and under. That time of day everything just seems to go haywire around here. So, I was looking on Pinterest for a recipe that I could throw together for dinner when I got the inspiration to make this Creamy Slow Cooker Chicken with Bacon and Cheese. I saw lots of recipes for Crack Chicken, but I find that recipe to be too “cream cheesy” tasting (if that is even a word.) In this recipe, I reduced the amount of cream cheese, added some spices, heavy whipping cream, and cheddar cheese to give it a completely different flavor. It turned out perfectly!
You can also find the Instant Pot version of this recipe HERE.
Creamy Slow Cooker Chicken is full of flavor and delicious!
- 4-6 boneless skinless chicken breasts depending on how many people you are serving
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 tsp poultry seasoning
- 1/2 tsp rosemary
- 1/4 tsp thyme
- 1 tsp garlic
- 3/4 cup chicken broth
- 3 pieces of cooked bacon crumbled
- 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 oz cream cheese
- 1 cup cheese
- 3 pieces of bacon crumbled
- 3/4 tsp Xanthan Gum
- salt/pepper to taste
Find the Instant Pot version of this recipe here.
Add chicken and next 6 ingredients to slow cooker.
Crumble 3 pieces of cooked bacon on the top of the chicken.
Cook on low for 6 hours or high for 3 to 3 1/2.
Add heavy whipping cream to slow cooker.
Dollop cream cheese on top and stir to combine all ingredients.
Using 2 forks, shred chicken in slow cooker.
Sprinkle 3/4 tsp Xanthan Gum and allow to simmer with the top off for a few minutes while the mixture thickens.
Add 1 cup of cheddar cheese (or more if you'd like) then crumble 3 pieces of cooked bacon on top.
Place the top back on the slow cooker and allow cheese to melt.
Nutritional Information based on MyFitnessPal app (8 servings) – Calories 302, Fat 24.7, Protein 17.2, Carbs 3.3 -Fiber .8 = Net Carbs 2.5
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