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Slow Cooker Crack Chicken

Slow Cooker Crack Chicken is about to be your new favorite dish. It is easy to make and so delicious, it’s addicting. Serve it up at your next potluck and I am sure it’ll be a huge hit!

crack chicken on a burger bun

Crack Chicken Will Become One of Your Top Recipes

Whether you’re looking for an easy dinner recipe or something you can quickly throw into a slow cooker for those busy weeknights, this crack chicken is what you need.

All you need to do is, throw all your ingredients into your slow cooker and allow it to cook for several hours. The outcome? Delicious, juicy chicken that is perfect on its own or served on a bun.

Want another dinner recipe? Try our Dutch Oven Chicken and Vegetables (Camping Recipe) and Copycat Chick Fil A Grilled Nuggets Recipe

slow cooker filled with crack chicken

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It is easy to make – Just throw the ingredients into your slow cooker and allow it to cook for several hours.
  • It is inexpensive – You can make this for under $20 and feed the entire family.
  • It is delicious – If you enjoy shredded chicken, you are going to love this recipe that is loaded with cheese, bacon and cream cheese!
sandwich made with slow cooker crack chicken

What You Need to Make Slow Cooker Crack Chicken

  • Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts – I like to have mine trimmed and ready to go.
  • Ranch Seasoning
  • Cream Cheese– You can use light or reduced fat.
  • Bacon– You can use any of your favorite bacon. I prefer thick-cut bacon.
  • Shredded Cheese– You can use your favorite shredded cheese. I prefer shredded cheddar or colby jack cheese.
  • Green Onion– To add as garnish
  • Burger Buns– Optional but necessary if serving sandwich-style
slow cooker crack chicken ingredients on table

Helpful Tips

  • Store leftovers in fridge in an airtight container for 2-3 days and then reheat in the microwave.
  • You can serve this dip-style alongside some potato chips.
  • This also is great served over a baked potato or over rice.
  • Cook for 6-8 hours on low or 3-4 hours on high.
step by step showing how to make crack chicken in a slow cooker

Slow Cooker Crack Chicken

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How to make Crack Chicken in the slow cooker
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8


  • 2 ½ lb. boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 oz. packet of ranch seasoning mix
  • 16 ounces cream cheese
  • 8-10 slices of bacon
  • 1 ½ cups shredded cheese
  • ½ cup green onion sliced
  • Buns for serving


  • Spray your crockpot with non-stick spray, and place the chicken breast into the bottom.
  • Sprinkle over the ranch seasoning mix, and place the cream cheese over top.
  • Cook for 3-4 hours on high, or 6-8 hours on low.
  • Before cooking finishes, cook the bacon as desired, we bake ours on a rack in the oven at 400 for about 18-20 minutes.
  • Chop the bacon.
  • 30 minutes before cooking finishes, sprinkle the shredded cheese over top. Place the lid back on, and allow the cheese to melt while cooking finishes.
  • Before serving, stir in chopped bacon and green onion.
  • Enjoy!


Serving: 1

Nutrition information is a rough estimate only; actual values will vary based on the exact ingredients used and amount of recipe prepared.

Keyword crack chicken, slow cooker chicken, slow cooker crack chicken
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
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