Creamy Ranch Slow Cooker Chicken


Notice a trend in my posts lately? Creamy. Slow Cooker, Warm. All the titles have fall like comfort words. Yes, we are getting (or have already started) back to school in many areas. This is my New Year’s Day when the kids head back to school. I always see the passage of time in school years even though I have long been out of school.

We officially start school after Labor Day but my son’s Academically Gifted and Talented Education (AGATE) and Academically Talented Youth Program (ATYP) start before school. So, next week he starts Latin. I need to wrap my head around the new schedule. So, I am practicing getting dinners ready for nights like last night where we eat in several “shifts.” My kids ate at 4:45 pm while I ate at 8:00 pm.

Verdict:

My daughter made this and was so pleased with how it turned out. (She took the picture above and sent it to me to see how well she did!) You can see the cream cheese did not mix through thoroughly but that was my fault. When I was having her stir the sauce I didn’t have her remove the chicken first and then put the chicken back in just before serving it.

Both kids loved it with a little bit of black pepper and parsley over the top. The kids made instant rice (thankful to have some leftover from a previous recipe) so they had dinner ready while I was showering and getting ready for a meeting. I love meals like this.

Creamy Ranch Slow Cooker Chicken

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 2-3 lbs. split breast chicken
  • 1 (8 oz) block cream cheese, cut into small pieces
  • 1 packet of Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing mix
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • black pepper and parsley, for serving if desired
  • rice, pasta, or potatoes for serving, if desired

Directions:

  1. Place chicken in bottom of slow cooker. Top with cream cheese pieces and beef stock. Sprinkle with dressing over chicken and cheese. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  2. Remove chicken from bowl and shred off the bone. Stir sauce well. Return chicken back to sauce. Taste and adjust seasonings as desired.  Serve warm over rice, pasta, or potatoes as desired.

 

18 Comments Add yours

  1. Yumm! She did a great job looks so good!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! She was so proud of herself.

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  2. Sounds good enough to be my dinner tonight. What time should you expect me? lol 😜

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Sorry. Tonight is Moroccan chicken at 8 pm. 😉

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      1. Mmmm. That’ll work. (I need a break from cooking. lol) 😜

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  3. RobbyeFaye says:

    Mine would love this, too! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thanks!

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      1. RobbyeFaye says:

        You are very welcome!
        Have a great day!

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        1. koolaidmoms says:

          You too!

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  4. I’ve been so busy, I haven’t been around to plan my meals. Guess what? I’m starving. I’m making this tomorrow with things I have in my kitchen.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Yeah! Hope you like it. Dinner is best when you can make it from items around your house.

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  5. mistimaan says:

    Loved this awesome recipe

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

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  6. Erika Kind says:

    Hi, Marci! Just started following you. Again, thank you for taking me back to the hotel. It was lovely to meet you and I am happy to be connected. Would you mind sending me the photo over? I would love adding it to my “review haiku”. My email is: erika.kind@powersurf.li

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you Erika! It was such a pleasure meeting you. The picture was just sent let me know if you don’t get it.

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      1. Erika Kind says:

        A very big pleasure indeed! We had a lovely time and because we were only few there was enough time to peacefully talk to each other. Thank you so much for the photo. I received it and it turned out great 😊💖

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