Crock Pot Chicken With Cream Of Chicken Soup

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I love using my crock pot. There is nothing more that I love than being able to put something in the crock pot and not think about it again until it’s done hours later. Crock Pot Chicken With Cream Of Chicken Soup is one of those recipes because you just throw the ingredients in and go about your afternoon – not having to worry about the next meal at work, school, or home.

Creamy Crockpot Chicken and Gravy

Creamy Crockpot chicken is great served on top of rice or pasta for dinner! Warm shredded chicken and gravy in your slow cooker for the win.

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Creamy Crockpot chicken is a bit like your childhood favorite Campbells chicken and rice dinner. Tender meat with gravy in your slow cooker is the ticket to an easy dinner for your whole family. Crockpot recipes are the best.

Creamy Crockpot Chicken

Looking for a similar easy recipe but for your Instant Pot? We have that too! Done in about 15 minutes total, try our Instant Pot chicken and rice dish. Good old fashioned Crock is great though if you want to throw it all in in the morning.

Creamy Crockpot Chicken

Creamy Crockpot Chicken

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Then you can serve it in bowls as is, over rice or next to a dollop of mashed potatoes. Totally up to you how it is served but any way you cut it you’ll love every bite!

Let’s talk a little bit about slow cooking shall we?? First off I have a few different varieties and I love them all. Each one has an occasion to be used like….

  1. This is my favorite 6 quart programmable one with a locking lid so it’s great for bringing to a potluck too.
  2. If you just want to serve a few appetizers you should get this one that sit side by side one another.
  3. I prefer not to use liners, but rather just spray olive oil inside before adding my food for easier cleanups.

Let me give you a peek of my pretty thang I bought recently. It goes with my kitchen so I can just leave it out on the countertop all the time. 😉

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Can you put raw chicken in a slow cooker?

The answer is absolutely! Raw chicken on the low setting generally cooks to fall apart status in about 4-6 hours.

The more sauce that’s in your pot and the fewer pieces of meat, the shorter time is necessary.

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Can I put frozen chicken in the Crockpot?

Yes again!! This is a great option when trying to come up with a great slow cooker chicken recipe using meat in your freezer.

You can see here, that is what was used. I would say there’s only a difference of 30 minutes or so between this and fresh breasts. Just make sure the internal meat temperature gets up to 165 degrees during the cooking process to be safe.

  • If you did some batch cooking earlier and made bags full of precooked boiled shredded chicken, this will get done really fast!
  • Using leftover chicken, you’ll just be warming everything together so I would say low for 2 hours or so should do it.

Either way we love this recipe because it’s pure comfort food in a bowl!

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Creamy Crockpot chicken

  1. Boneless skinless chicken breasts
    1. I think chicken thighs would be a great choice too
    2. Medium sizes are best, if very thick I would slice them in half lengthwise
    3. If you buy bulk meat online I’d freeze with 3-4 breasts in each bag so you can make easy Crockpot chicken breast recipes like this one.
    4. Fresh is better than using frozen
  2. Salt and pepper
    1. I have heard some say they’ve added a packet of dry Italian dressing seasoning for a bolder flavor
  3. Chicken broth

You can serve this as is with a side of air fryer biscuits, or if you have a 2nd pot make Crockpot carrots with it too.

chicken broth

Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken

Or you can of course make your own Instant Pot chicken broth beforehand as homemade.

  1. Dry chicken gravy mix packets
  2. Minced garlic
  3. Sour cream
  4. Cream of chicken soup

The best thing to serve this with:

  • White rice is our favorite 
  • This is how to make quinoa if you prefer that
  • Egg noodles are cheap and super easy
  • Slow cooker mashed potatoes are really yummy too
crockpot chicken and gravy

Once you have all of your ingredients together it is just a matter of whisking them together (minus the sour cream) and adding your meat.

Before you push those into the liquid into your pot, season them well with salt and pepper. Of course as always feel free to add any other seasonings you enjoy.

Time needed: 6 hours.

Creamy Crockpot Chicken

  1. Add ingredientsIn the crock of the slow cooker, pour the water (or broth). Whisk in the gravy mix, condensed soup, and minced garlic until smooth.

    Use salt and pepper to season the chicken breast on both sides. Push the chicken into the gravy mixture. (use medium size breasts, if very thick slice them in half lengthwise so they aren’t as thick)
  2. CookCover the slow cooker and cook on low for 6 hours. Remove the cover and use two forks to shred the chicken OR remove the chicken and dice with a knife.

    If it is not really easy to shred with 2 forks it probably isn’t done. It should pretty much fall apart when gently shredded. Thick breasts may need more time.

Stir the chicken and add the sour cream into the gravy. Serve over rice or egg noodles. Garnish with sliced green onions or parsley.

Creamy Crockpot Chicken

How long does it take to cook chicken in a Crockpot

That answer is is complex. It depends widely upon what else you’re adding into the pot. If it’s all alone it may take just 2-3 hours cooking time on low with some broth. I always have something else in there so it’s usually closer to 6 hours.

  • Crockpot frozen chicken is all together different.

Adding other ingredients such as broth will lengthen the cooking process, but it also makes your food so much more flavorful. Making large pots like this is great when you have a large gathering too. Less time for you in the kitchen, and food is available most of the day in your pot.

Is it better to slow cook on low or high?

That probably depends on whom you’re asking but personally I like low and slow. Really, the only difference between the both settings on a Crockpot is the amount of time it takes to reach the simmer point, or temperature required to cook.

  • Obviously, the low setting takes longer than high which means most recipes can be cooked on either setting. I just feel like meat becomes more tender when it is cooked low and slow.

How long is too long in a slow cooker?

Most small kitchen appliances will automatically shut off after a day or so but let’s be real. You do need to pay attention to how long it is turned on and plugged in for safety reasons if nothing else. 

Once your food is done, I’d say two to four hours max is the length of time that one should be kept on the warm setting. Store leftovers in the fridge. When reheating you could add onion gravy to the top to add more moisture.

Slow Cooked Creamy Chicken & Wild Rice

Slow Cooked Creamy Chicken & Wild Rice
  • prep time:10min
  • total time:5 hr10 min
  • serves:8people
  • calories:2901 serving

Slow Cooked Creamy Chicken & Wild Rice is a dump-and-done dinner for your slow cooker.  Since everything goes in uncooked, there’s hardly any prep time needed.  The trick with this recipe is that the seasoning from the rice packet blends perfectly with the condensed cream of chicken soup, making a savory gravy for simmering the chicken in the cooker.  Just 2 steps and you can walk away while the chicken and rice mixture cooks.  Slow Cooked Creamy Chicken & Wild Rice is a comforting dinner that’s perfect for the multi-tasking home cook!

Ingredients

cost per recipe: $12.61

  • 2 cans (10 1/2 ounces) Campbell’s® Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup or 98% Fat Free Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 5 large carrot, peeled and cut in 1/4-inch thick slices (about 4 cups)
  • 1 package (6 ounces) uncooked seasoned long-grain and wild rice mix
  • 2 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast (8 small or 4 large cut in half lengthwise for thinner pieces)

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Instructions

  •  Tips
    • Ingredient Note: We develop our recipes using a 4-to 5-ounce skinless, boneless chicken breast half per serving. However, there are a range of sizes available in-store, from the butcher counter to the meat case and the freezer section. Use whichever you prefer- just follow the recipe as written above for the best result. If you’re using larger chicken breasts, they may require a little longer cooking time.
  • Step 1Stir the soup, water, carrots and rice with seasoning packet in a 5-to 6-quart slow cooker (make sure the carrots are submerged in the soup mixture).  Season the chicken with salt and pepper.  Add the chicken and turn to coat.
  • Step 2Cover and cook on LOW for 5 to 6 hours or until the chicken is done and the rice is tender.  Season to taste.  Sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley just before serving, if desired.

CROCK POT CHICKEN AND NOODLES

Crock Pot Chicken and Noodles is the perfect winter slow cooker comfort food. Filled with tender shredded chicken and creamy noodles, this easy recipe will be a new regular on your weekly dinner rotation. You’re going to love the taste and flavor! 

If you’re looking for an easy recipe for that old fashioned chicken and noodle flavoring, this is the one you need! And if you love chicken noodle soup, the flavor of this pasta dish just might be your new favorite meal!

Pair it up with my Copycat Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits for a great side dish. Want more chicken dinner recipes

top shot of creamy chicken dish on white plate

EASY COMFORT CROCK POT MEAL

Slow cooker recipes are my absolute favorite this time of year — they are so easy and produce some of the most mouthwatering, warm dinners that my whole family looks forward to. This simple Crock Pot chicken and noodles recipe is made with staple pantry ingredients and goes perfectly with your favorite steamed veggie or light side salad.

Crockpot chicken and noodles with egg noodles make a hearty comfort meal that is perfect for the colder months of the year.

ingredients needed to make slow cooker chicken and noodles

INGREDIENTS

  • Chicken – Depending on how much you want to make, you’ll need 1-2 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breasts for this recipe.
  • Liquids – I used cream of chicken soup and chicken broth to create the liquid base for the chicken and noodles. Cream of celery might be an option as well but it will cut down on some of that chicken flavor.
  • Noodles – You can use any noodles you like, but I would recommend avoiding spaghetti or angel-hair type of pastas. I prefer to use egg noodles when I make Crock Pot chicken and noodles.
  • Other ingredients – This recipe also calls for salt, pepper, garlic powder, and butter.
step by step photos showing how to cook chicken and noodles in the crockpot

HOW TO CHICKEN AND NOODLES IN THE CROCK POT

STEP 1: PREP CHICKEN

First, place the chicken breasts in the bottom of the Crock Pot, then top with the soups (no water added) and sprinkle with the spices. Next, add the butter slices to the top, and pour in the chicken broth.

STEP 2: SLOW COOK

Cook over low heat for 5-6 hours, or high heat for 3-4 hours.

wooden spoon holding creamy chicken and noodles above instant pot

STEP 3: SHRED CHICKEN

Now, remove the chicken from the pot and shred it into large chunks with two forks. When finished, add the shredded chicken back to the pot along with the dry egg noodles and stir.

STEP 4: FINISH & ENJOY!

Continue cooking for 30-45 minutes, until noodles are tender. Finally, serve alongside a light side salad or your favorite breadsticks!

wooden spoon in a slow cooker full of chicken and noodles

TIPS FOR THE BEST CROCK POT CHICKEN AND NOODLES

  • Don’t pre-cook the chicken – Technically, you can cook the chicken ahead of time, but it is meant to slow cook over several hours from raw. If you do decide to cook the chicken before placing everything in the Crock Pot, you will need to adjust the slow cooker time significantly.
  • Use dry noodles – No need to pre-soak or boil your noodles! Toss them straight from the bag or box into the Crock Pot and allow them to cook with the rest of your ingredients. I always make sure that the noodles, especially when dry, are completely submerged while cooking so that they soak up all of the moisture and flavors. Wide egg noodles are a good choice, too!
  • Avoid mushy noodles – You don’t want to put the noodles in too soon or cook them for too long. If your noodles seem to be getting mushy, that is a sign that they are ready to come out of the Crock Pot!
  • Add vegetables – Adding onions, carrots, corn and even more fresh herbs is a simple way to take the flavor to a whole new level! I think that adding thyme, rosemary, and fresh parsley sounds amazing also.
noodles with chicken on a white plate

WHAT TO SERVE ALONG SIDE THIS EASY CROCK POT MEAL

This recipe is loaded with delicious, full flavors, so I like to pair it with a light side salad or veggie, like quick and easy sautéed Brussels sprouts with bacon. You can also make a batch of softy, fluffy dinner rolls to go with your Crock Pot chicken and noodles, too!

Chicken pasta served on a round white plate

FAQS

CAN YOU MAKE CROCKPOT CHICKEN AND NOODLES WITH ROITISSERIE CHICKEN?

You bet! I’m all for making this simple chicken slow cooker recipe as easy as possible. If you have some leftover chicken, you can use it in this recipe easily. It might even add a whole new level of flavor. Crockpot chicken and noodles with leftover chicken sounds simple and that’s always a good idea.

HOW DO YOU STORE LEFTOVER SLOW COOKER EXTRA CREAMY CHICKEN AND NOODLES?

You’ll want to store any leftovers of this simple crockpot chicken in the fridge until you’re ready to eat it again.

You can easily heat it up when you’re ready to have another bowlful of creamy chicken and noodle delight!

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