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Slow Cooker Crack Chicken

Creamy and super satisfying with crunchy bits of bacon, melted cheese, and tender shredded chicken in a ranch sauce, this Slow Cooker Crack Chicken is just the thing to serve your family on busy weeknights! It's a dump and go slow cooker recipe that you can start earlier in the day and have ready to pile on pretzel buns for sandwiches at night!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 995kcal
Author: Amy Nash


  • 3-4 chicken breasts about 2 pounds
  • 1 package Ranch dressing mix
  • 8 ounces cream cheese cubed
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 pound bacon cooked until crispy, then crumbled
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 green onions chopped
  • Pretzel buns or crackers for serving


  • Place chicken breasts in the bottom of a large slow cooker. Sprinkle with the ranch dressing and top with the cubed cream cheese. Cover with the lid and cook for 6-8 hours on LOW or for 3-4 hours on HIGH.
  • When there are about 30 minutes left, shred the chicken with 2 forks. Stir in the mayonnaise and cooked bacon. Sprinkle with the cheese, then replace the lid and cook for the final 15-30 minutes until the cheese is melted. Sprinkle with chopped green onions and serve on buns or crackers.


Calories: 995kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 86g | Saturated Fat: 30g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 23g | Monounsaturated Fat: 27g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 219mg | Sodium: 1575mg | Potassium: 686mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1051IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 327mg | Iron: 1mg