O-M-G BEST Crockpot Chicken EVER Recipe

This delicious slow cooker meal is perfect for a busy night dinner….my family LOVES this OMG BEST Crockpot Chicken Ever Recipe!  It’s oh so creamy and flavorful– it really is the BEST crockpot chicken recipe!

OMG The BEST Crockpot Chicken Ever

OMG the BEST Crockpot Chicken EVER Recipe!

Yep, that’s the real name of this recipe so you know it’s GOT TO BE GOOD!

I don’t even have an intro for how good this chicken is… hey, when my husband comes home and actually says “we haven’t had that OMG Best Crockpot Chicken for dinner in awhile- can we have that” you know it’s a winner because my husband refuses to say OMG!  This is literally the best slow cooker chicken recipe I’ve ever made!

OMG Chicken

Although, you really need to say it with the super hyper Valley Girl voice to really bring the recipe to life:

O—–M—–G….. BEST Crockpot Chicken EVVVER!

Okay, not so much…. but it is fun to aggravate my husband saying it that way 😉 !

This recipe is so super simple and the crock pot does everything for you!  There’s nothing better than spending a day out and about to come home with dinner already made…that’s why I just LOVE slow cooker recipes!  We use our slow cooker at least 3 times a week.  I actually have 3 slow cookers…it’s nice to have an assortment of sizes.  My favorite main meal slow cooker is this programmable slow cooker…I love that it will automatically switch to the warm setting if I’m not home in time to turn it off.

Update 10/01/15: Since we are trying to cut out processed foods I’ve made a few minor adjustments to this recipe. Instead of using  Hidden Valley Ranch packets and Italian dressing packets I now use this homemade organic ranch dressing mix and Wildtree Italian Dressing packets and I’ve started making my own cream of chicken soup.  If you’ve never heard of Wildtree then you should definitely check it out! It’s all GMO free, organic, whole foods….they even have a whole line of gluten free items…Wildtree is my new obsession!

4.6 from 16 reviews
O-M-G BEST Crockpot Chicken EVER Recipe
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Serves: 4
  • 2 lbs boneless skinless Chicken Breasts (I like to dice them up so they're chicken tender sized)
  • 1 Can cream of Chicken Soup
  • ½ Packet of dry Italian Dressing
  • ½ Packet of dry Ranch Dressing (try my homemade Organic Ranch dressing mixhere)
  • 1 8oz pkg of Cream Cheese
  1. Throw everything in the crockpot on low and cook 6-8 hours.
  2. After about 4 hours of cooking I usually stir everything together- but if you're not home it's no big deal.
  3. Just stir about 20 minutes before serving to really mix together the cream cheese and dressing packets.

I usually serve this with some bow-tie, shells, or penne noodles and steamed broccoli.  It’s also super delicious served over rice.  I love that the chicken can go straight from the freezer into the crock pot and it will be ready tonight!  I always keep all these ingredients on hand for a simple meal.  

Side note- for the boneless skinless chicken breasts I highly recommend purchasing from Zaycon.  It’s a neat program where you buy directly from the wholesaler and get an amazing price.  They deliver about once a quarter and you do have to get 40lbs at a time– but if you have the freezer space or split with a friend it’s AMAZING.  You get all natural, hormone free, boneless, skinless chicken breasts for like $1.89 a pound!  Zaycon is the only place that I buy my chicken and ground beef from now because the quality is amazing and the price just can’t be beat!

If you like slow cooker recipes then definitely check out The Six Sister’s slow cooker meals….I haven’t tried one that I haven’t loved yet!!

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  1. Ashley says

    Is there something i can use as a substitute to the Ranch. I am allergic and this looks really yummy. What would you suggest?

  2. Stacey says

    I haven’t found a crockpot chicken recipe yet I like. I think it’s the consistency of the chicken that I don’t like. This recipe sounds great though and I really want to try it. Can you put the chicken in frozen and do you have to increase the time if you do?

  3. says

    Quick note…the pasta was 100% organic 8 whole grain pasta with sprouted wheatgrass.
    My son said its the best meal he has had in quite awhile, especially since I don’t cook very often.
    It is great and I will make it again…maybe dark and white meat next time.

  4. says

    Made this for dinner today in my new crock pot I got for Christmas. It was delicious!
    I made fresh green beans and organic wheat penne pasta to go with it.
    Next time I will use the dark meat as that is what I prefer, but this was very good!

  5. Karen Nicholl says

    Melissa this recipe looks amazing and I will be making it this week. I have a lap band and sometimes struggle with breast meat but I will make this work! I have been reading through all of the comments and I am very impressed by your patience and also how thoroughly you answer every question. Thank you for the great recipe the time you put into sharing these with us.

    • says

      Thanks Karen! I hope you enjoy this recipe…and let me know how it works out with your lap band. I’d like to know if there are any changes I could make so this recipe works for everyone. I’m not sure all of the restrictions with a lap band but if you’re able to handle chicken thighs I have used those before for this recipe. 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend!!

      • Karen Nicholl says

        Melissa thank you for your reply, I made your recipe this evening and it is just wonderful. I changed up a few things (because that is just me), I added some frozen peas and also a jar of drained pimentos. I am sticking with the chicken breast for my hubby, next time I will try the chicken thighs because they will work better for me. I made up a batch of your Ranch dressing mix, the taste is great. This smelled wonderful from the first hour in in my Ninja. I am serving this over split biscuits. This is a real comfort meal at any time of the year. Again. thank you for sharing with all of us.

      • Shawna says

        Hi…I have more than 2 pounds of chicken but only one can of cream of chicken….do you think it’s ok to use cream of mushroom? I was just basically going to double?

  6. Sarra says

    Hi! I’m new to slow cooking. Can I cook this for longer ( say 13 hrs or so) ?? It sounds good, I’m thinking this will be my 1st slow cooker meal attempt!😄

  7. Heidi says

    I made this last night using the zesty Italian dressing mix. It was a hit. I loved it as did my husband and 3 1/2 year old daughter. We served over white rice. So easy and so good. I’ll be adding to our family cookbook this year!

  8. Diane F says

    You were correct with the name of this dish OMG, just made it it was wonderful. Made it with chicken and garlic rice the gravy on the rice just made it more OMG!! Thanks

  9. Diane F says

    I put the cream cheese on the bottom of the crockpot while it warms up and it softened very well. Did not get chunky at all it was smooth and I just stirred all the ingredients together. Worked out well.

  10. Diane F says

    What if you mix everything except chicken together in a mixing bowl, then throw chicken in crockpot then other ingredients on top of chicken, letting the Cream cheese soften before putting in crockpot?

    • says

      Hi Lindsey- I would not use sour cream as a substitute….the flavors are vastly different between sour cream and cream cheese plus sour cream would be more likely to curdle. You could use Nuefachtel cheese.

  11. Pam says

    I can’t wait to try this with my family tonight! I was just wondering, I just stirred it at the 4 hour mark as suggested and my cream cheese is chunky, kinda like cottage cheese. Is this normal? Will it smooth out once completely cooked?

    • says

      Yes by all means…as long as you have a big enough slow cooker. I double this all the time when family comes to visit…it’s a favorite!

      • Ryan says

        Just made it tonight for dinner and it was great!! I would love to double it as you mentioned that you do as well. I am just wondering if I need to adjust the cooking time if I do that. If so, what would I adjust it to? Thanks!!

        • says

          As long as you don’t over-pack the slow cooker, or use a larger one, you shouldn’t have to increase the cooking time. Just make sure that you use a thermometer and make sure your chicken reaches 165 degrees at the thickest part. I’m so glad you loved this recipe!

  12. Anna says

    My husband states that he could “eat a thousand bowls of this stuff”. Unfortunately, I’m a vegetarian so I just get to smell it but it smells delicious and was so easy! Thanks for the great recipe!!

  13. says

    I would love to do the O.M.G chicken recipe but could I use the bottled dressing instead of the dry and if so how much of each would I have to use please

    • says

      To be honest I’ve never tried this recipe with bottled dressing but I would assume that it would make it very soupy. It might also cause the ranch dressing to curdle by cooking it for that long. You’re really just using the dry dressing packets for the spice mixture to add the flavor and it would taste significantly different by using actual salad dressing.

  14. mp says

    I used skinless boneless chicken thighs so we shall see how it comes out. After reading some reviews I am totally paranoid about the whole cream cheese fiasco’s..heh. Hopefully it all works out 🙂

  15. Julie says

    Just wanted to say that I made this recipe today…OMG Best Crockpot Chicken Ever! Im pretty sure this is the best recipe ive ever made in my slow cooker. When I was making it I was skeptical about only using one can of soup…it just didnt seem like enough..but sure enough it was perfect. It took me all of 1 minute to prepare this and I used the Reynolds slow cooker bags so I didnt even have any clean up.

    As a new wife and working mom I am absolutely positive I will be making this recipe for years to come. Thanks so much for posting!

    • Marissa says

      Hey I am so excited to try this recipe out! I was just wondering if I could use frozen chicken breast? It wouldn’t be cut up but it is just my husband and I so we could use a knife if we needed to. Thanks!

  16. nicole says

    Just got done eating this and it was sooo good! I did everything the same way except used 1/3 less fat cream cheese and 98% fat free cream of chicken. I didn’t miss the fat at all and still had nice flavor. I also cut chicken into smaller bite size pieces and stirred it half way through and 20 min. before eating. Mine only took 6 hours to look yummy and melted together but I cooked for 7 and stuck to crock pot a little. Thanks for this recipe.

  17. Dawn Anderson says

    Getting ready to make this right now and I was just wondering with the cream of chicken its condensed…Do you add the can of water also or just throw it in that way…TIA!!!!

  18. Chelsea Bobel says

    I made this recipe last week and it was SOOOO GOOOD! Quick and easy week night dinner! My boyfriend raves about it and even calls it the OMG crockpot chicken hahaha! I’d say this recipe was a winner in our books!

  19. Simpson says

    Added more chicken 2 3/4 with some chicken broth to reduce saltiness & I pour all the cooked pasta in it at the end…Bitchin Good Girl

  20. says

    This was absolutely horrible. It had a very rank taste. Had to throw all of it out! I was so hoping it was going to be good. I’m just wondering if it is the cream cheese spoiling from cooking it so long.

    • says

      I’ve never had a problem cooking cream cheese in the slow cooker. Could it have been the chicken? If it tasted rank then that could mean that the chicken had gone bad….unless your cream cheese was curdled…if it curdled then it could have gone bad. I’m sorry the recipe didn’t work out for you.

  21. says

    I fully intend to try this recipe because I love Chicken, LOVE simple and easy!

    The cooking times appear misprinted: Cook time = 5 MINUTES? Total time = 10 MINUTES? I’m out of practice cooking with my crockpot so please verify.


    • says

      Oh….I’ll have to double check this post…thanks for pointing that out. No, the cook time should be 6-8 hours on low in the crock pot…it should only take 5 minutes to throw it together…then you can set it and forget it. Thanks for pointing that out…I’ll get it fixed!

  22. David Keller says

    Melissa, I’m putting all the ingredients in right now! Just curious, is there any benefit to cooking it on low rather than high? Like will it be more tender if cooked slower?

    Thanks! Looking forward to eating it tonight! =)

    • says

      Sorry I haven’t responded sooner…I hope your dinner was good! By cooking it lower and slower it will be more tender and less likely for the meat to be dry. It gives the chicken the opportunity to absorb the flavors…that being said, if you cook it too long that can cause the dish to dry out as well. The nice thing about slow cookers is that the times don’t have to be exact. As long as your meat reaches a core temperature of 165 degrees then you’re ready to eat. 🙂

  23. says

    Sorry Melissa but I forgot one thing. can I cook it on medium or high so it will be done in 4-5 hours? or is that not smart? its so late that I was hoping I can??? thanks girl!

    • says

      Robyn- I’m so sorry I’m just getting back to you…I’ve taken the last few days off. Yes, you can cook it faster…the benefit to cooking it low and slow is it makes the chicken more tender and gives it time to really absorb all the flavors and juices. Although if you cook it too long then it can also dry out. The nice thing about slow cooker cooking is that the times are easily adjustable….as long as your chicken reaches an internal temp of 165 degrees then you’re good.

  24. M says

    Would you do anything to adjust the recipe to use thin chicken cutlets instead of a thicker chicken breast? Maybe shorten the cooking time?

    • says

      If you’re using a thinner cut of chicken you will be able to cook the chicken faster. You just want to make sure that the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 degrees. But, the nice thing about cooking with a slow cooker is that you can set it and basically forget it…so if you’re still wanting it to cook all day you can just lower the temp and let it cook longer. When I’m in a rush (meaning I remember around 3 o’clock that I forgot to toss everything in the slow cooker) I can set the slow cooker temp higher and cook the meal faster. That’s why I love crock pot cooking….it’s so simple to make adjustments. 🙂 I hope you enjoy!! PS- If you like this meal you’ll LOVE the recipe for Creamy Chicken Bacon that I published last week. 😉

  25. ROBYN says

    hi Melissa! thanks for sharing this, it sounds amazing! I am making it tomorrow night. I am brand new to the cooking world and I knew crock pot meals would be the easiest for me. so sorry that I have some silly questions. Can you really put frozen meat into the crock pot?? I had no idea that’s so cool:) Also can I put noodles or rice in there as well or do I made that separate? I am looking for meals that are all in one meaning no cooking on the side (if possible)

    • says

      Robyn- Crock Pot cooking is so awesome…you’re going to love it! With certain meals you can put frozen meat into the crock pot…like roasts, some chicken recipes, some pork recipes, ham, etc. It really depends on the type of sauce that goes with the meal. Sometimes using frozen meat will make the sauce too runny because of the extra water from the meat defrosting…in this case you can play around and just omit some of the water or juice that a recipe needs. Depending on the recipe you can make rice or noodles in the crock pot as well…just know that sometimes they’ll come out a little more mushy. I have several one dish meals and slow cooker recipes on the blog that make everything a breeze to cook….the less dishes the better….right?! I hope you enjoy this recipe!

      • says

        hi Melissa! thanks for replying. I know I said I was making this the other day but I never had time to get to the store but I now have all the ingredients so I am about to start as we speak : ) wish me luck lol I posted a reply earlier but it didn’t go thru so if u get 2 messages from me I apologize. if you don’t mind I would love to keep your contact info so you can give me advice since I am in the learning process. Thank you for being so kind I really appreciate it

        • says

          Definitely Robyn! I’m always happy to help….slow cooker cooking is my FAVORITE! I love that I can just toss everything in, get on with my day, and dinner is ready with very little effort. In fact I’m working on a bunch of new recipes and plan on releasing an ebook on slow cooker cooking in a couple of months….make sure you sign up for my newsletter so you don’t miss any of the new recipes. 🙂 How did your meal turn out?

  26. Gael says

    I’m doing this tonight, and since I know hubs hates cream cheese, so I’m making him a chicken breast with the seasonings and olive oil in a small crock pot while the rest of us get the regular batch. The oil and seasonings will go well over pasta, too. I’ll sprinkle some mozzarella on his. I’m thinking French cut green beans on the side, & definitely serve this dish with pasta.

  27. says

    I am making this for tomorrow; but my dear hubby was shopping FOR me, and he couldn’t find the dry dressing mixes—he asked for help from store people, no one remembers ever seeing them (here in Canada?) or just our area, rural…ANYway, bless his heart he bought the liquid dressings, ranch and italian..soooooooooo gonna use my noggin’ and come up with adaptations…. thanks for this

    • says

      Usually I can find them with the packaged gravy and spices section of the grocery store. If you can’t find them then I know there’s lots of different DIY recipes out there for making ranch dressing mix and italian dressing mix…just google it and you should find something.

      • Lynne Hollingsworth says

        wow, thanks for reply–yes I think I can find it; hard to put that on my dyslexic and incredibly intelligent husband who hates shopping but did it to save me…I will wait and check for myself; I am SURE I have seen it…and yes, you can make a similar combo with Italian spices etc; some on Once a month cooking, I think– thanks so much Melissa!! <3

      • says

        On the recipe O-M-G BEST Crockpot chicken EVER recipe it calls for
        1/2 Packet dry Italian Dressing and 1/2 Packet dry Ranch Dressing
        all I could find was one small packet of the Italian and one larger packet of the Ranch. How much should I use? I don’t want to mess it up.
        Thank you,

  28. lindsey says

    This is in the crockpot right now! Never tried it or heard of it! Also I’m just learning to cook on my own…WISH ME LUCK! I’m hoping mine turns out as great as everyone else’s has!

  29. Mika says

    I love this chicken! I think I could’ve and should’ve added more chicken (which I will do next time) and I would also like to try it with cream of mushroom soup instead of the chicken soup (just to see which one I like best). However it was SO GOOD that I had to share it with my neighbor when I heard him outside walking his dog. He texted me when he got back into his house (after only one bite) and asked me how the heck I could make something so delicious. Again! Lol! This chicken is the perfect football party, Sunday dinner, potluck, cold day recipe. I will definitely be searching your blog for other awesome recipes. Thank you for sharing:-)

  30. Ivelca says

    Just made this recipeand was a bit skeptical b/c haven’t had much luck with crockpot chicken coming out tasting like boiled chicken- Yuck!! Sooo I was leary and let me tell you this was DELICIOUS!!!! Even my outspoken 4 yr old daughter loved it. This will definitely make it to my Keeper List.
    Variations: used thinly cut breasts, used 2 cans of condensed soup (believe me the sauce is amazing), & didn’t have ranch dsg so just googled how to make my own.

  31. tera says

    Do you think it would still come out good if my chicken isn’t frozen? Totally forgot to put it in the Crock-pot last night now i have thawed (in the fridge) chicken breasts i need to cook

  32. Genevieve says

    I followed what many others said and only used 1/2 of each of the packets to reduce the salt. It worked nicely. I didn’t have any noodles so I served mine over rice and it was awesome! I will definitely make this again!

  33. Amy Gibson says

    I made just like you said, except I only put 1/2 of the Italian Dressing packet. Everyone tried it but me, the look on their faces, wow, they all hated it. I’m not going to try it since it smells and looks way too over seasoned, plus no one in my family liked it. I wasted all the money on the ingredients and now my husband went to get McDonald’s. I’m so afraid of new recipes for this reason.

    • says

      I’m sorry your family didn’t like it. Everyone has different taste preferences. I’ve had hundreds of people rave about this recipe so I really am sorry you didn’t like it. Hope you find something else out there that you like! Have a good evening!

  34. Barry says

    Has anyone tried this with the lower fat creamed cheese? I am just curious. I think it sounds wonderful, but we are watching the fat intake at our house.

  35. says

    I just threw all the ingredients in the crockpot…I misread and thought it was a 4 hour cooking time…it’s 6… Do you think I could turn the crockpot up to high in about 4 hours to get it to cook quicker, or do you think that will ruin it?

    • says

      As long as your chicken is not frozen it should be fine. You just want to make sure that it’s cooked all the way through so you may want to cut the pieces a bit smaller than normal. Let me know how you like it!! 🙂

  36. Chris says

    This recipe is AWESOME. So easy too. Made it last night for my family of 6. EVERYONE loved it. I made noodles and tossed them with the extra sauce. Will be making it again soon.

    • says

      I’m so happy you enjoyed it! We love adding extra sauce to the noodles….Hubs even makes sure he gets every last drop with some bread! It’s a definite favorite in our house!

  37. Tanya says

    This was sooo delish, can’t wait to make it again. After reading the comments I decided to use half a packet of Ranch and no Italian and it was perfect.

  38. Marie Bradley says

    This was quite good! I made a couple of changes…Instead of Cream of Chicken soup, I used Cream of Mushroom with Garlic. Also I noticed that some people used just half the packets of they dry dressing mixes ( I did that, too….I also used Good Seasons Garlic & Herb instead of Italian.) Will make this again!

  39. Holly says

    Sorry but this is not the best crockpot chicken ever, my husband hated it and we fed some to the dogs and ended throwing most away. Funky taste.

    • says

      I’m sorry you didn’t like it. Each person has different tastes….we love it here. Hopefully you’ll give another recipe a try and have better results.

  40. Lindsay H says

    Tried this and it was delicious! Although I turned it into OMFG chicken by taking a sleeve of ritz crackers, crushing them and Mixing them with about 3/4 stick of butter. I put them in oven on 450 for a few minutes until golden and then sprinkled generously into crockpot! Yumm!

  41. Shelby says

    This recipe is great! It’s in the crockpot now and I just snuck a taste…yum! I read the other comments and decided to use 1/2 pack of a ranch seasoning and 1/2 pack of italian seasoning and the sodium levels are just right. Hopefully it will be a hit with my family and knowing them, it will be. Thanks!

    • says

      Fantastic…I’m so glad you like it. I’ll have to try it using just half a pack….or maybe I’ll double up the chicken so we can have leftovers. 😉

  42. Ann says

    I liked it but it seemed a little salty. I’m wondering if using Italian Seasoning instead of the Italian Dressing Packet.

  43. Jenny says

    This has the ability to be good but needs tweaking as it is super salty….next time I would only add half of each seasoning packet

    • Laura says

      Did you try this again with half of the packets? I agree that it was wayy too salty, but didn’t want to choose ranch OR Italian. The flavor is awesome, the amount of sodium is not!

  44. Kelli Davis says

    Ok so I found this recipe last night and tried it today….super yummy! I have 5 children and 1 who is not a big eater and is super picky and he had seconds!! This is definitely a keeper recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  45. Judy says

    I made this the other night, it is fabulous!! Now that I’ve made it once I can think of other ways to change and add to it!! Yummy thanks for the receipe!!

  46. says

    Chicken in a crock pot was always “bland” to me, but “OMG” this does sound like it would be smashing. Gonna give it the ol’ collage try!!

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    Newest follower here! I found you through the blog hop. You have a super cute blog, I can’t wait to read more. You can find me at meandmr.com

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  48. Katherines Corner says

    Oh my goodness I need to make this!!! Thank you for sharing your lovely blog at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop xo

  49. mail4rosey says

    It does sound like a good one, and I bet it makes the house smell delicious! I’m visiting today from Thursday’s Favorite Things. 🙂

  50. says

    This chicken looks amazing! We would love to have you drop by and share this at our Strut Your Stuff Saturday link party at sixsistersstuff.com. We just launched our new sister blog site Myrecipemagic.com. You can submit recipes and make money! We are so excited about it! Drop by and check it out! Have a great day. -The Six Sisters

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