Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken Recipe with Bacon

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This Creamy Slow Cooker Chicken Recipe is the perfect weeknight meal! It’s so quick and easy to make; throw your ingredients in the crock-pot and let it cook all day! This is sure to become one of your favorite keto slow cooker recipes when you need a fast on-the-go meal.

keto slow cooker chicken in a white crock-pot

SLOW COOKER CHEESY CHICKEN RECIPE WITH BACON

This recipe base is similar to Keto Crack Chicken; however, I reduced the cream cheese and added spices and cheddar cheese for a different flavor. This low-carb crockpot cheesy chicken is perfect for busy weeknights when you need a recipe that cooks while you’re at work or busy with the kids! Everyone in your family will enjoy this recipe – even those who aren’t on a low carb or keto diet plan! This slow cooker chicken cheese recipe is certain to be a hit! If you don’t want to make this recipe in the slow cooker, here is the instant pot recipe you can use instead.

Is This Slow Cooker Chicken Casserole with Bacon Recipe Keto?

Yes! This recipe is 100% keto. With only 2 total carbs and 1 gram of fiber, this recipe has 1 net carb making it the perfect meal on a keto/low carb diet.

Ingredients:

  • Boneless skinless chicken breasts – I prefer skinless chicken breasts; you could use boneless chicken thighs instead.
  • Butter – Butter always adds incredible flavor and needed fat for this recipe.
  • Poultry seasoning, Rosemary, Thyme, and Garlic – Spices make everything better and add great flavor. If you do not have fresh garlic, you can also use a tsp of garlic powder.
  • Chicken broth – Chicken broth adds more flavor than water when slow-cooking chicken.
  • Cooked bacon – Crispy bacon makes everything better.
  • Heavy whipping cream & Cream Cheese – Adds flavor and fat and helps thicken the sauce.
  • Cheese – Cheese is an incredible addition to this dish for an ooey-gooey cheesy chicken dish.

raw chicken breasts in a crock pot with butter, seasonings, and chicken broth

Step 1: Season the chicken with salt and pepper, then add the chicken, butter, seasonings, and chicken broth to the slow cooker.

chicken with crumbled bacon, butter, seasonings, and broth in a crock pot

Step 2: Next, crumble cooked bacon over the chicken mixture. To cook the bacon, place it in a large skillet on medium-high heat until crispy or on a sheet pan in the oven at 375 until cooked.

cooked chicken mixture in a white crock pot

Step 3: Cook the chicken casserole mixture on high for 3 1/2 hours or low for 6.

Step 4: Add heavy whipping cream and a dollop of cream cheese. Stir to combine all the ingredients. Using 2 forks, shred the chicken in the slow cooker.

chese and bacon covering the keto creamy chicken

Step 5: Add 1 3/4 cups of cheddar cheese (or more if you’d like), then crumble 3 more pieces of cooked bacon on top. Place the top back on the slow cooker and allow the cheese to melt. Garnish with parsley or chives and serve. Enjoy!

finished keto creamy chicken with bacon on a white plate

How to Store Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken and Bacon

To store, allow the cheesy chicken casserole to come to room temperature, and place it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Can You Make This Recipe Ahead of Time?

Yes, this recipe is perfect for meal prep so that it can be made ahead of time! To make ahead of time, follow the instructions on the recipe card found below, allow the keto casserole to come to room temperature, and place it in a freezer-friendly container. Place it in the freezer for up to 3 months.

How to Rewarm Keto Slow Cooker Chicken Casserole with Bacon

To rewarm, place the low-carb chicken casserole in a microwave-safe container and microwave at 30-second intervals or longer depending on whether you are warming a serving or the entire creamy chicken recipe until warmed thoroughly. If frozen place the casserole in the fridge overnight to dethaw then rewarm in the microwave.

What To Serve This Recipe With?

This recipe is super versatile, and several keto side dishes are pair nicely; here are a few of my faves:

Similar Keto Chicken Recipes:

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Creamy Slow Cooker Chicken with Bacon & Cheese {low carb & keto}

If you are looking for more slow cooker recipes for the keto diet, this is the one! This Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken Recipe with Bacon is going to become a new family favorite! It is so delicious and super easy for us busy moms to make on the busiest of days.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 15 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheesy Chicken Recipe
Servings: 8
Calories: 408kcal
Author: Kasey Trenum

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs 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
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • 3 pieces of cooked bacon crumbled
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 oz cream cheese
  • 1 3/4 cup cheese
  • 3 pieces of bacon crumbled
  • salt/pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Season the chicken with salt and pepper, then add to the slow cooker.
  • Add butter, poultry seasoning, rosemarry, thyme, garlic cloves, and chicken broth to the crock pot with the chicken.
  • Cook some bacon either in a skillet or in the oven and then crumble over the top of the chicke,.
  • 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.
  • Add 1 3/4 cups 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. 
  • Enjoy!

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Nutrition

Calories: 408kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 146mg | Sodium: 514mg | Potassium: 506mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 701IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 202mg | Iron: 1mg
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101 Comments

  1. I would like to know what Xanthan Gum is exactly and what does it do for the recipe? I’m new with this life change so I just didn’t understand.

    1. Xanthan Gum is a keto approved thickening agent. If you don’t have it, the food will taste the same but the sauce will be thin.

    2. Maybe cut down on the stock to just 1/4 cup and maybe add more cream cheese and you won’t have to use a thickening agent.

  2. I am trying this tonight, and it’s the first time I’ve used a slow cooker. I went a little ingrediate crazy and added everything up to cream cheese and heavy cream to start. Will this ruin the meal? Not sure what 4 hours of cooked heavy cream will result! Help!

  3. I just made this and it’s realky good. However, I dunno how you got 8 servings unless you’re feeding a baby. I got 4 servings and it’s still kinda small portions. That’d be really sad if this little bit is 604 calories lol

    1. Glad you enjoyed it. Lol! I think we’ve gotten used to eating small portions now that we get full so fast with keto.

    1. I may not have saved it and logged it in the system. However, you can import it into MyFitnessPal using the uRL.

  4. Hi, just wondering if you have a more printer friendly version of this recipe? One that doesn’t have all the pictures? Thanks!

    1. Not at this time, but I will be converting all of my recipes over to a new recipe plugin that will be more printer friendly. It will just take some time since there are hundreds of recipes on my site.

  5. I’m going to add some chopped jarred jalapeños before I broil……..maybe a bit of
    chopped tomato too…will serve my husband’s over rice.

    1. Do you cook the chicken before adding the ingredients listed underneath that step? (Heavy cream, cream cheese, etc)

    1. I state in the recipe the chicken that I use. If you like thighs, I’m sure you could use them.

    2. My question was in response to a comment about using thighs. I replied to her comment with my question. I realize you used breasts.

  6. My biggest issue with keto is that my husband and son are lactose intolerant. There are SO many yummy recipes but a lot of them call for quite a bit of dairy. Do you know of any dairy substitutes for keto that I could try with this recipe? Thanks!

    1. I don’t personally since I don’t deal with any lactose issues in my home. I am sure there are great subs out there but it may take some research to find them. Thanks!

  7. What can I substitute for Xanthian Gum that is Keto Friendly? I’m hoping there’s a substitute that’s something I already have in my cupboard 🙂 Thanks!

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