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 is KETO friendly. recipe
As a busy mom of three, my programmable slow cooker has become my most used kitchen accessory. With two kids in a variety of sports, we almost never have dinner at the same time during the school week. Some days we have a 30 minute time frame when dinner can be eaten. Other days I have to pack dinner on the go to eat between practices.
To try and stop eating out as much I’m always looking for easy recipes. I keep a list of slow cooker recipes, like this low carb crockpot ranch chicken, that are super easy to make. I make sure to have all the ingredients ready the night before and can put them in the crock pot in the morning. The chicken is slow cooked all day with the cream cheese sauce. When the cooking time is up all I have to do is shred the chicken and top it with bacon.
Tuesday and Thursdays are two of our most busiest afternoons. Crock pot chicken bacon ranch casserole only has 4 ingredients and no measuring involved. With just a few ingredients this chicken recipe makes it to the top of my list of easy weeknight meals. Dinner does not get much easier unless it’s a crockpot freezer meals that is already prepped and in a bag.
The programmable slow cooker prevents food from over cooking. I can set the cooking time and when it is it will automatically turn to warm.
Slow Cooker Chicken Bacon Ranch
Chicken wraps with bacon and ranch dressing is one of my go-to comfort foods. But I been trying to make more healthy options when it comes to lunches and dinners. I can satisfy my craving but in a low carb way with a dinner that the whole family will enjoy.
This low carb ranch chicken is a super easy slow cooker recipe. There are 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 in the crock pot, and set on low for 5-7 hours. This crock pot chicken can also cook on high for 3-4 hours, but I prefer to cook on low.
My two oldest boys were raving about having 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 can be served as a main dish, on a roll, as a dip. For those following a low carb diet, it can also be wrapped in lettuce.
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.
Spray sides of crockpot with cooking spray or use a crockpot liner for easy cleanup.
Place chicken breasts in the slow cooker. Sprinkle with ranch seasoning mix 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. Stir the shredded chicken 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 the bacon ranch chicken. Cook for an additional 15-20 minutes allowing the cheese to melt.
Top with green onions. (optional)
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.
Sides for this low carb ranch chicken:
- Low carb green been casserole
- Roasted broccoi
- Brussels sprouts
- Cheesy Cauliflower Rice
- Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
More Low Carb Crockpot Meals:
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.
- 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
Place boneless chicken breasts in the slow cooker. Sprinkle with ranch seasoning and top with cream cheese.
Cook on low for 6-7 hours or on high 3-4, until internal temp of the chicken reaches 165° F and 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.
Sprinkle with pieces of bacon.