If you are looking for a way to reinvent your morning eggs, then try this shredded chicken with cream cheese recipe! It is only three ingredients and tastes delicious. What’s not to like about this delicious recipe? It tastes great, it’s healthy and pretty simple to make. It would be a great dinner for the family or dinner party.
Creamy Crockpot Crack Chicken
The addictive flavor of crack dip in a complete meal.
I came across a fantastic party dip called crack dip around a year ago. One bowl has cream cheese, ranch dressing mix, cheddar cheese, green onions, and bacon. Because it is so delicious, you can dip almost anything in it. Seriously, if this was on a table leg, I would eat it.
So you can bet my ears perked up when I learned that you could obtain that same flavor in a chicken dish and create an entire meal out of it. And I was obviously convinced after I learned that you could cook it in a crockpot.
Along with delicate slow-cooked chicken, this creamy crockpot crack chicken features all the mouthwatering tastes of crack dip. And making it is remarkably simple: Simply cook the chicken in the cream cheese and ranch dressing, shred it, and then combine it with the remaining ingredients.
You can serve it up on buns, tortillas, or anything you like, and you’ll have a hot supper that tastes just like crack-dip. It’s much better than eating a bowl of dip while standing next to the table, though I haven’t really done it.
CAN YOU USE BACON BITS FROM A JAR INSTEAD OF THE COOKED, CRUMBLED BACON?
You might get away with it if they are authentic bacon pieces and not fake soy imitations. But for the flavor it adds, I believe it’s worth the bother to cook and crumble some bacon. Since the rest of the dish requires so little effort, you may easily find the time.
WHAT’S A GOOD SIDE DISH TO SERVE WITH THIS CREAMY CHICKEN?
All you need is a green vegetable because the protein and starch are already provided. A straightforward green salad or some steamed broccoli or green beans with a little butter, salt, and pepper would be perfect. The chicken has such flavor that the vegetable doesn’t need to be elaborate.
IS THIS RECIPE KETO FRIENDLY?
It is! All you have to do is leave out the bun and put it in a lettuce wrap, or treat it like a dip and dunk veggie strips into it.
HOW TO MAKE CREAMY CROCKPOT CRACK CHICKEN
Ingredients you will need:
ranch dressing mix
cooked crumbled bacon
shredded cheddar cheese
- Your chicken should be added to the crockpot along with some ranch dressing and cream cheese. Cook on low for 6 to 7 hours with the cover on.
- Remove the lid, shred the chicken, and incorporate cream cheese. Stir in the cheddar cheese, bacon, and green onions after adding them.
- Serve with with vegetables or on buns, croissants, tortillas, or lettuce wraps.
COMMON QUESTIONS AND TIPS FOR CREAMY SHREDDED CHICKEN:
What other ways could I serve this chicken? This versatile chicken recipe can be served on top of pizza, wraps, subs, scrolls, baked potatoes or wedges. I also have an amazing recipe for Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Scrolls that would be perfect for using up leftovers. These are homemade scrolls filled with creamy chicken and topped with cheese!
Can you make it without the cream cheese? Yes if you want a dairy free version or something lighter leave out the cream cheese.
Does this meal freeze well? Yes! Once the creamy chicken has cooled, place it in ziplock bag and freeze for up to three months. Reheat until piping hot.
- This meal’s chipotle sauce flavor is fantastic. Feel free to omit it or substitute BBQ sauce if it’s too hot for you (or your kids).
- Before adding ingredients, I prefer to spray my slow cooker with an oil spray. As a result, cleanup is simpler thereafter.
- If the cream cheese cooks up against the side of the slow cooker, it can stick and burn.
DUMP-AND-BAKE CRACK CHICKEN
This Dump-and-Bake “Crack Chicken” is a delicious, simple dinner recipe that your family will like whether you cook it in the oven or the slow cooker. Sandwiches, wraps, salads, over rice or pasta, and other dishes can all be served with the creamy, cheesy, bacon, and ranch chicken. So tasty and versatile!
“CRACK CHICKEN” – WHAT IS IT?
Over the years, I’ve seen a number of “Crack Chicken” recipes on the internet, but I’m not sure where they came from. The name of this recipe makes it sound like the meat is so tasty it’s addictive, but we all know that’s not really the case.
The majority of recipes call for slow-cooked chicken breasts that are blended with ranch seasoning, cream cheese, and bacon, while there are other dishes with the same name. Today, I used those same flavors to make my own dump-and-bake adaptation of this well-known dish, which only required 10 minutes of preparation!
HOW TO MAKE CRACK CHICKEN IN THE OVEN:
To start, you’ll need:
- 2 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breast (or thighs)
- ½ cup cooked, diced bacon
Place the chicken and the bacon in a dish.
Next, prepare the sauce. You’ll need:
- a packet of dry Ranch seasoning and salad dressing mix (just the dry mix — not prepared according to package instructions)
- olive oil
- red wine vinegar
Whisk together the sauce in a measuring cup or bowl.
Over the chicken and bacon, pour the sauce.
For about 45 minutes, bake the chicken in the dish with the cover on (or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F).
Remove the cover after the chicken has fully cooked, then stir in 8 ounces of cream cheese dice. Return the dish to the oven and bake for an additional 5 minutes, just long enough for the cream cheese to begin to melt.
When you pull the dish out of the oven, the cream cheese will be soft, but it will not be blended into the sauce. That’s fine!
Simply use two forks to shred the chicken in the casserole, and then toss everything well. A creamy, cheesy sauce for your steak will be created when the cream cheese melts and combines with the other ingredients.
HOW TO SERVE CRACK CHICKEN:
This versatile dish can be served in a variety of ways, so pick whichever option works best for your family’s preferences. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- In sandwiches
- In wraps or lettuce wraps
- Over rice or cauliflower rice
- Over pasta
- On salad
- Over mashed potatoes or mashed cauliflower
CAN CRACK CHICKEN BE FROZEN?
Because cream cheese might “crack” when warmed, I find that cream cheese-based sauces don’t store well. Although the food won’t be harmful to eat as a result, the texture isn’t very attractive.
CAN CRISP CHICKEN BE EATEN COLD?
Any chicken that isn’t being used right away can be stored in the refrigerator for subsequent use. For three to four days, the chicken will remain fresh in the refrigerator.
Since the cream cheese stiffens when it is chilled, cold Crack Chicken has a much less satisfying texture than heated Crack Chicken. I advise warming your leftover chicken before eating as a result.
HOW TO REHEAT CRACK CHICKEN:
Place your chicken in a microwave-safe container, cover it, and heat it up in the microwave (about 2 minutes). As an alternative, you might place the chicken in a saucepan over low heat, cover it, and warm.
COOK’S TIPS AND RECIPE VARIATIONS:
- Buffalo Crack Chicken: For a hot kick, pour buffalo sauce over your chicken.
- In place of the breast meat, you can use 2 lbs. of boneless, skinless chicken thighs.
- Instead of roasting the chicken in the oven, you can cook it in a slow cooker if you’d like. Below are the Crock Pot directions.
- For a vibrant pop of taste and color, garnish the cooked meat with fresh herbs (I like a little fresh parsley or chives).
- Although you can prepare your own bacon to use in this dish instead, I prefer to use store-bought cooked bacon because it saves time.