Slow Cooker Crack Chicken
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours in slow cooker
There’s a reason this has a name. Here we have it served on burger buns, but it would be delicious on sliders, scooped up with potato chips or pita chips, or with veggies as a “dip.” No matter how you serve this shredded ‘crack’ chicken, you’ll have a hard time not coming back for more!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 4 - small boneless chicken breasts
  • 16 - oz. cream cheese
  • 1 - packet(s) ranch dressing mix
  • 4 - slices bacon**
  • 1 - cup(s) shredded cheese**
  • 4 - hamburger buns**
  • Side: - chips**
  • Side: - fruit**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Place the chicken breasts in the base of the slow cooker and add the cream cheese and ranch dressing mix.
  2. Set on low and cook for 8 hours.
  3. Just before your meal, cook the bacon in a skillet and then crumble it.
  4. Once cooked, shred the chicken into the sauce and mix in the bacon crumbles and shredded cheese. Mix well and then spoon onto buns to make sandwiches.
  5. Serve Slow Cooker Crack Chicken on buns with side of fruit and chips.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

    To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

    • 4 boneless chicken breasts
    • 16 oz. cream cheese
    • 1 packet ranch dressing mix
    • Do NOT add the bacon or cheese to the freezer baggie.

    Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

    Freeze & Thaw Instructions

    Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to the slow cooker and cooking on low for 8 hours. Shred the chicken into the sauce and add the crumbled bacon and shredded cheese, as directed.

    Dairy-Free Modifications

    Unfortunately, there is not a great dairy-free version of this meal.

    Gluten-Free Modifications

    Unfortunately, there is not a great gluten-free version of this meal.

    Printable Label Recipe Title

    Slow Cooker Crack Chicken

    Printable Label Instructions

    Thaw and slow cook on low for 8 hours. Shred the chicken with the sauce and add bacon crumbles and shredded cheese.
    Serve on buns with chips and fruit.

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