Crockpot Creamy Italian Chicken

Crockpot Italian Chicken made in the slow cooker features tender chicken stewed in a flavorful creamy sauce, served over noodles or rice! This creamy crockpot chicken is a family-favorite meal that is perfect for busy weeknights.

I like to serve this creamy Italian chicken with a Simple Italian SaladSautéed Green Beans, and a simple no-churn 3-ingredient Ice Cream for dessert.

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Crockpot Creamy Italian Chicken

Who doesn’t love an easy and comforting weeknight dinner recipe? This one-pot, dump and go creamy Italian chicken recipe is just the right comfort food dish you’ll want to serve up at the dinner table this week. 

Simply throw in all of your ingredients then sit back and relax as the slow cooker does all of the work for you. It’s a recipe so easy, you can make time for it on even the busiest of days.

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Gather Your Staple Ingredients: 

The beauty of this recipe is that it really only takes a handful of ingredients that you probably already have stocked in your kitchen. No extra trip to the grocery store necessary! 

  • Chicken Breasts 
  • Italian Dressing Mix
  • Cream Cheese 
  • Cream of Chicken Soup 
  • Pasta Noodles

How To Make A Perfect Creamy Italian Chicken Recipe

I’m not kidding when I say this recipe for creamy crockpot chicken couldn’t be easier. Just follow these simple instructions and get ready for a dinner everyone will devour! 

First, you’ll cut the chicken and place it in the slow cooker. Next, prepare the salad dressing mix and pour over the chicken. Lastly, beat cream cheese and soup until blended and pour the mixture over chicken.

Once all of the ingredients are combined, cook on low until cooked through. To serve, season with salt and pepper to taste and dish it up over cooked rice or noodles.

raw chicken breast with other ingredients around it

Tips For Making The Best Creamy  Crockpot Chicken

Slow cooker recipes are a breeze, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t any room for improvement when it comes to making your favorite easy weeknight dinner recipes. Here are a few of my favorite tips and tricks that take this creamy Italian chicken to the next level. 

  • While any chicken will work for this recipe, I suggest using boneless, skinless chicken breasts. I’ve found it gives the juiciest results, and won’t dry out as easily.
  • To add a little bit of spice to the recipe, try swapping out the original Italian dressing mix for the zesty Italian dressing mix. Make sure to use the packets, not the bottle of Italian dressing.
  • Try cutting the cream cheese into cubes before placing it into the mixture. This will help with the melting process while cooking.
  • If the mixture is too thick, add 1/4-1/2 cup of chicken broth or milk to thin it out.
  • For a dinner, you can get on the table in a flash, use a pressure cooker instead of a slow cooker. To cook in a pressure cooker, follow all of the same directions below, but set your pressure cooker to manual/high pressure and cook for 7-8 minutes. 

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Ways To Store Your Creamy Italian Chicken Leftovers

Prepping leftovers for storing: No matter how you choose to store your leftover crockpot Italian chicken, you’ll need to make sure it’s wrapped up and placed in the proper containers to ensure the best results and optimal freshness.

First, you’ll need to let the Italian chicken cool completely. Once cooled place all leftovers in one large airtight container, or spoon single servings into several smaller airtight containers. 

Storing in the refrigerator: To store in the refrigerator, place your airtight container full of the creamy crockpot chicken on a flat surface and store for up to 5 days. 

Storing In the freezer: To store in the freezer, place your airtight container(s) on a flat surface and store for up to 3 months. 

 

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Check Out Even More Recipes That Make Dinner Easy! 

The Best Fettuccine Alfredo – A classic crowd-pleaser. Made with a creamy Alfredo sauce it’s perfect for adding chicken, shrimp, veggies, or just all on its own for a go-to dinner any night of the week.

Grilled Chicken Caprese – A quick and delicious summer meal. Grilled chicken breasts are topped with, melted mozzarella cheese, juicy cherry tomatoes, fresh basil and drizzled with a sweet balsamic glaze! 

Home Lime Chicken Enchiladas –  Family favorite Mexican dinner.  The sweet and tangy marinated chicken wrapped in tortillas with cheese and covered in a creamy sauce get rave reviews every time!

Crispy Baked Chicken Tenders – Made extra crispy with panko breadcrumbs and garlic butter.  Crazy delicious, juicy, and easy chicken dinner that’s baked not fried. 

Blackened Salmon Filets on the Grill – Seasoned to perfection for a boldly spiced crust. Prepared on the grill the tender and flaky salmon fillets are served with a sweet mango salsa that results in an irresistible 10-minute meal.

 

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Tools Used to Make This Crockpot Creamy Italian Chicken

Stand Mixer or Hand Mixer:

I honestly don’t know where I would be without my stand mixer! It’s truly a lifesaver for anyone who does a decent amount of baking or cooking. With that being said, if you aren’t ready to commit to a stand mixer purchase, a good hand mixer works just as well too!

Crock-Pot

I’ve been using this same crockpot for years and it still my all-time favorite slow cooker to use! 

Professional Chef’s Knife

This classic chef’s knife is my go-to tool for cutting through anything from chicken to hard spaghetti squash. It’s a little bit of an investment, but worth every penny!

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Crockpot Italian Chicken

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

Crockpot Italian Chicken made in the slow cooker features tender chicken stewed in a flavorful creamy sauce, served over noodles or rice! This creamy crockpot chicken is a family-favorite meal that is perfect for busy weeknights.

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts *(see notes)
  • 1 envelope Italian salad dressing
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 (10.5 ounce) can cream of chicken soup
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • hot cooked pasta or rice

Instructions

  1. Cut the chicken into medium-sized chunks and place in the slow cooker.
  2. Combine salad dressing mix and water and pour over chicken.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and soup until blended**. Pour mixture over chicken. Cook on low for 5-6 hours or high for 3-4 hours.
  4. Salt and pepper to taste and serve over cooked rice or noodles.

Notes

*I often use chicken tenderloins and do not cut them up. Or you can cook chicken breasts whole and shred the chicken before serving.

**You can also just add the soup and cut up cream cheese into chunks and place over the chicken instead of using a mixer to blen.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 534Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 162mgSodium: 600mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 44g

Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin, and freshness of ingredients used.

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