Slow Cooker Chicken Bacon Ranch

Slow Cooker Chicken Bacon Ranch is an easy dinner that is bursting with flavor. Only four ingredients are needed for this easy family meal. For those following a low carb diet, this recipe is KETO friendly.

KETO Chicken Bacon Ranch

As a busy mom of three, my programmable slow cooker has become my most used kitchen accessory when it comes to making dinners that are quick and easy. With two kids in a variety of sports and on different teams, we almost never have dinner at the same time during the school week. Some days we have a small 30 minute window when dinner can be eaten and other days I have to pack dinner on the go to eat between practices.

To stop eating out as much and save time and money, I turn to easy recipes that I can cook in the slow cooker, like this chicken bacon ranch casserole. I tend to have more time in the morning so it’s easier to prepare a dinner recipe and put it in the slow cooker. The creamy chicken is slow cooked all day and all I have to do is shred the chicken and top it with bacon.

Tuesday and Thursdays are two of our most busiest afternoons. Having only 4 ingredients and no measuring involved, this chicken recipe makes it to the top of my pile of quick and easy weeknight meals.  It’s even better when I can dump one of the make ahead meals, like the crockpot freezer meals that is already prepped and in a ziplock bag.

Having a programmable slow cooker I can set the cooking time and when it’s ready it will automatically turn to warm to prevent the food from overcooking.

 

 

Crock-pot Chicken Bacon Ranch

 

Slow Cooker Chicken Bacon Ranch

Chicken wraps with bacon and ranch dressing is a comfort food, but have been trying to make more healthy options when it comes to lunches and dinners. I can still satisfy my craving but in a low carb way and as a tasty dinner that the whole family will enjoy.

This creamy bacon ranch chicken is an easy slow cooker recipe that has only four ingredients, boneless chicken breast, ranch seasoning, and cream cheese. It can be prepped in the morning in just 60 seconds.

How long do you cook the Chicken Bacon Ranch in the Slow Cooker?

Place the chicken, bacon, and ranch into your favorite crock pot, and set on low for 5-7 hours. You can cook on high 3-4 hours, but I prefer low so that the cream cheese doesn’t curdle.The cooking time depends on your slow cooker as each one cooks slightly different.

My 10 and 8 year old boys were raving about Chicken Bacon Ranch for dinner, my oldest even asked for the leftovers for his school lunch the next day. The leftovers taste just as good as the first day, it’s easy to double this recipe for additional lunches and dinners.

Tip: Double the recipe for an easy lunch the next day. Place leftovers in a baking dish and cover. Re-heat in the oven or microwave the following day.

This Slow Cooker Chicken Bacon Ranch recipe is perfect on it’s own, served in a roll, as a dip, or wrapped in lettuce for a low carb option.

 

ranch dressing and cream cheese

Chicken Bacon Ranch in the Slow Cooker:

  • 1 1/2 Pounds Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese
  • 1 oz  Ranch Dressing Seasoning
  • 4-5 pieces of cooked bacon

First trim the fat off the boneless skinless chicken breast. I do this step when I first purchase the chicken, and then package them individually using fold top sandwich bags.

Place chicken breasts in the slow cooker. Sprinkle with ranch seasoning and top with cream cheese.

Cook on low for 5-8 hours or on high 3-4, until chicken shreds easily.

Shred the chicken with 2 forks and stir together in the slow cooker until the chicken is coated and cream cheese is mixed in.

Top with pieces of crispy bacon.

*If you like your meals cheesy, you can also add cheddar cheese on to the top of your shredded chicken. Cook for an additional 15-20 minutes allowing the cheese to melt.

Make into a Freezer Meal:

Add the chicken breast and ranch dressing in a gallon ziploc bag, seal and place in the freezer. When ready to use, thaw in fridge overnight, empty into the slow cooker with a block of cream cheese. Cook for 6-8 hours on low, sprinkle with crispy bacon.

To save time with the bacon, use bacon bits, or pre cook bacon & freeze.

 

Chicken Bacon Ranch

 

Slow Cooker Chicken Bacon Ranch

Slow Cooker Chicken Bacon Ranch is a simple recipe that is bursting with flavor. Only four ingredients are needed for this easy family meal. For those following a low carb diet, this recipe is KETO friendly.

Course: Main Course
Keyword: Chicken, Crockpot, KETO
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 lbs Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
  • 1 8 oz block Cream Cheese
  • 1 1 oz packet Ranch Dressing Seasoning
  • 4-5 pieces bacon cooked
Instructions
  1. Place boneless chicken breasts in the slow cooker. Sprinkle with ranch seasoning and top with cream cheese.

  2. Cook on low for 6-7 hours or on high 3-4, until  internal temp of the chicken reaches 165° F and shreds easily.

  3. Shred the chicken with 2 forks and stir together in the slow cooker until the chicken is coated and cream cheese is mixed in.
  4. Sprinkle with pieces of bacon.

crockpot creamy chicken bacon ranch