How to make creamy bacon ranch chicken

Print this recipe
We have a delicious dilemma for you. How will you eat this creamy and fabulous chicken? We have prepared a recipe for a ranch chicken with bacon and cheese that makes a tasty sandwich. Some folks like to call this recipe "crack chicken" because it is just that addicting. This recipe is also very versatile and can be made with a little more cream cheese for a delightful dip or topping for ranch nachos.
Before we dig into the recipe, it's helpful to review tips for using chicken breasts when cooking with a slow cooker. First, always default to skinless meat. This ensures you are not left with a lot of fat by the end of the slow cooking process. Second, be generous with seasoning. The key is to really get the flavors into the chicken.
Advertisement
Creamy ranch chicken bacon
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 6 to 8 hours plus 15 minutes
Total Time: 6 hours 25 minutes to 8 hours, 12 minutes
Serves: 6 to 8
Ingredients
1.5-lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
8-oz. package cream cheese
1-oz. package of ranch dressing seasoning
4-oz. of bacon (about half a package) cooked and crumbled
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup green onion, chopped
Directions
1. Place the chicken breasts in the bottom of a 6-quart slow cooker.
Cooktop Cove
2. Top with the cream cheese, split up into several chunks.
Cooktop Cove
3. Add the ranch dressing seasoning.
Cooktop Cove
4. Cover and cook on low 6 to 8 hours, or until the chicken shreds easily.
Cooktop Cove
5. Shred the chicken inside the slow cooker using two forks.
Cooktop Cove
6. Mix the shredded chicken with the cream cheese and seasoning so the flavors are combined.
Cooktop Cove
7. Add in the cooked bacon and stir to combine.
Cooktop Cove
9. Sprinkle the shredded cheddar cheese on top.
Cooktop Cove
10. Cover and continue to cook on low until the cheese has melted (about 15 minutes).
Cooktop Cove
Advertisement
11. Sprinkle with chopped green onion and serve on top of toasted buns.
Cooktop Cove
Resources
Print this recipe

This longstanding 'king' of chicken dinners is really as simple as it gets, especially when opting to make it in your slow cooker.
November 27   ·  
Advertisement
November 27   ·  
A classic combination of flavors in a rich sauce all cook together in one slow cooker in this wonderful recipe.
November 26   ·  
Potatoes, ham and veggies make up this great stew that cooks while you get on with your day!
November 26   ·  
I try to eat vegetables with every meal, but some nights all I really want is a big bowl of creamy, cheesy noodles...
November 26   ·  
Need to shake up your family-friendly recipes a little? Check this out.
November 19   ·