Crock Pot Creamy Ranch Chicken

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Creamy Ranch Chicken is a crock pot favorite of ours. Savory and creamy ranch chicken, potatoes and carrots are all slow cooked together for one delicious meal!

Chicken, potatoes and veggies cooked all together in the Crock Pot and full of ranch flavor.

I love my crock pot. I use it ALL the time and definitely year round. Slow cookers are little life savers, especially on busy days! It’s such a good feeling to get dinner prepped and out of the way first thing in the morning. The extra bonus is smelling it cook all day!

This Creamy Ranch Chicken is a crock pot favorite of ours. It’s dinner all in one! You have your meat, potatoes and veggie all cooked and ready to eat once the time is up. I love that!

Not only is this recipe super convenient it is delicious. The ranch flavor is just perfect. Not too overpowering at all. My kids devour this and so does my hubby. It’s on the dinner rotation often at my house. 🙂  

Chicken, potatoes and veggies cooked all together in the Crock Pot and full of ranch flavor.

Give my Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix a try in this recipe. I bet you have all the ingredients in your pantry right now. 🙂



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Chicken, potatoes and veggies cooked all together in the Crock Pot and full of ranch flavor.


Chicken, potatoes and veggies cooked all together in the Crock Pot and full of ranch flavor.
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Crock Pot Creamy Ranch Chicken

Delicious creamy ranch chicken, potatoes and carrots slow cooked in the crock pot. This makes for a great family meal!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 15 minutes
Servings 4 to 6
Author Holly


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 6 medium Russet potatoes cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 cups baby carrots
  • 1 (23 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1 (1 ounce) packet dry ranch dressing mix (or use 3 Tablespoons of my homemade ranch dressing mix. Recipe below)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • fresh chopped parsley optional


  • Spray a large crock pot (I use a 7 quart) with non-stick spray. Place cut potatoes and baby carrots in the bottom of crock pot. Lay chicken breasts over the top.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together cream of chicken soup, dry ranch dressing mix and milk. Pour this mixture evenly over the chicken. Cover with lid and cook on High heat 5 to 6 hours OR on Low heat 8 to 9 hours.
  • Top each serving with fresh chopped parsley, if desired.



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212 thoughts on “Crock Pot Creamy Ranch Chicken

        1. Are you talking about your dry ranch mix or the ranch dressing in liquid form? I don’t have any dry mix but I have liquid ranch dressing.

        2. Just made this for the family, they LOVED it! They added shredded cheddar cheese to it after served and it was awesome! We will be having this again soon! Thanks for the recipe.

  1. I made this for dinner last night. I’ve never had a more tender, moist, flavorful chicken in my life!!!!! Thank you!

  2. Made this for dinner today, but did it using the homemade cream of chicken. It definitely didn’t turn out, extremely watery. So bummed but I’m sure it will taste good anyway 🙂 just wanted to give the heads up that I would stick with the canned soup to get the right consistency.

    1. Stefanie, I’m sorry it ended up watery when you used the homemade condensed soup. I ended up deleting that idea because others had the same problem. I would suggest everyone sticking with the canned version of condensed soup in this recipe. Thanks 🙂

      1. I found an idea for crock pot cooking. Fold several paper towels and put over crock pot before putting the lid on. Cooks great and the paper towel catches the condensation.

        1. You only need to do that if you are baking in it. Otherwise the condensation adds to the liquids you’re cooking with.

      2. I put this on this morning with 2 chicken breasts, Carlotta and sweet potatoes. I only had one can of cream of chicken so I used a little extra milk and a little chicken broth. Will this still be ok or should I add something more?

      1. I was thinking the same thing. To avoid extra water the chicken needs to be fully thawed and then I pat them dry as much as I can before cooking. I think water is injected into most chicken breast bought at the store, especially frozen ones.

    2. Mine came Out extra watery too. Chicken breast was fully thawed and followed instructions for home made cream of chicken. I think it’s just the chicken breast that made it so funny. Sad face!

  3. Made this for Sunday dinner since it was cold and rainy here. For some color, I added a small bag of frozen peas in about 30 minutes before serving. It turned out delish! Definitely adding this to my go to meal collection.

      1. Question, I’d like to add broccoli and cauliflower but not sure how long it’d need at the end, 30 min, 1 hour? What do you think?

    1. When cooking in a traditional slow cooker (not an Instant Pot or other multi cooker) you should never use frozen meat as bacteria can start to grow on it before the slow cooker comes to temperature.

  4. Absolutely one of my family’s new favorites! Simple to make & super yummy! I used the additional recipe for making my own cream of chicken. Thank you!

  5. This is amazingly easy to make and so yummy! My husband said it’s a keeper! I was out of cream of chicken & used the additional recipe. Thank you so much!

  6. This sounds so good, but I only have a small crockpot … 1 1/2 quarts. Do you think it would work in that? If so, can you please help me with altering the recipe? I would love to get what I need from the store later and make this tonight! Thanks so much!

  7. This recipe sounds wonderful! We’ve got our son, daughter-in-law and 4 year old granddaughter coming to spend a few days, so I’ll make this one evening for dinner so we can enjoy “pool time” together!!!

    1. I doubled the recipe and used a lg roaster covered with tin foil. It takes about 2 hrs. It seemed the carrots take the longest to cook. This definetly was a great dish. My oven temp was set at 400.

  8. Plan on making this tomorrow for dinner. Anything that’s easy is my cup of tea! I’ll let you know how it works. Thank you for this recipe.

  9. What a great looking recipe! I can’t wait to try it. Thanks for linking the two homemade recipes as well. We just moved to Liberia for two years and although some foods are available, they come at a hefty price (Philly cream cheese is almost $9!!) so I will definitely be utilizing these. Thanks again! 🙂

  10. This can be made with frozen chicken, also adding half a block of cream cheese at the end and letting it melt , then stirring ( about last 30 min ) takes it to the next level

  11. Man i found this on another site, there were not directions, so i just added the chicken, then potatoes , then canned soup and ranch .. hope it isnt mess up. May try to stir it later once the chicken has thawed some .

  12. Could this be put together frozen and then thawed and cooked later? Looking for some slow cooker freezer meals I can just pull out to thaw the day before then throw in the crockpot

    1. You can stir it, but you dont have to. Keeping the lid on will keep the heat in and ensure proper cooking. I try not to stir things I’m cooking in the crock pot because of that 🙂

    1. No. My mom taught me that every time you take the lid off a slow cooker to ‘check’ it, you have to add an hour to the cooking time. I would either spray the inside of the crock with Pam or use oil. They also sell crock pot liners by the aluminium foil for easy clean up. The potatoes don’t really fry as much as steam cook from the moisture. Hope this helps.

  13. Made this tonight for supper and it turned out fantastic! I made homemade biscuits to go with it and called it “Deconstructed Chicken Pot Pie”. So yummy!!

  14. This is so delicious! I’ve made it the last two Sundays. I put in six chicken breasts and take it to work to feed the Soldiers I work with and they love it! Thank you for this easy crockpot recipe that allows me to feed an “Army!”

  15. This is cooking as Im writing this, making this for dinner. I used red potatoes instead of yukon and i only had chicken legs. What can I serve this with?

  16. Just came across this delicious sounding recipe and would love to try and cook it, but unfortunetaly i don’t own a crockpot… is it possible to make this without one? If so: Do you know how to adjust the ingredients and the cooking time? ^^

    Thanks a lot in advance!

  17. Making this now and just started reading comments.. I added green beans for color too. But why is everyone adding them with only 30 minutes left? I put mine in in the beginning, will they be overcooked?

  18. Greetings! I’m not sure how I discovered your sight but I am well pleased. For some time I have wanted to expand my knowledge of cooking and have some kind of cooking plan… I made your crock chicken meal and served my friends today…outstanding! I left out the ranch but will try it another time. Looking forward to trying more of your recepies! Many Thanks!!

  19. I’m making this for dinner tonight! Looks delish! Will get back to your for a review but I think it will be a big hit. Thanks for sharing and I love your set up for printing. That is fantastic!!! PS. personal like and follow from Beth, WiseMommies and would love for you to follow and support me as well!

  20. Just wondering if it would be ok to use precut frozen red potatoes and also if I could add a bag of frozen brussels sprouts as well. I have them both in the freezer already 🙂

  21. My family is not a fan of carrots so I did away with that ingredient, but I went with cooking it on low for 8-9 hours & by the 7th hour it was ready. Not sure why that happened. So I turned my crockpot off and going to wait till about 30 min prior to eating to turn it back on since it’s not dinner time, But I tasted it and I must say it is DELICIOUS! The chicken just falls apart, very excellent recipe.

  22. Do you add water to the condensed cream of chicken soup according to the can or do you just use what’s in the can?

  23. Made a big batch of this for a party, using your homemade ranch mix (largely as I don’t think we have it otherwise here in Aus)… and it was a massive hit. So many compliments, super delish. Definitely adding this to my repetoire! Thank you. 🙂

    1. How large of a batch did you make? I need to make this for 20 people and was wondering if I needed to adjust anything for the recipe? How many crockpots did you use and how much chicken did you put in each?

    1. I am only cooking for two so i wanted to cut the recipe in you think this will change the consistency or taste of it?

  24. This probably will sound like a silly question, but can a bottle of ranch dressing be used? I’ve got 2 big bottles of ranch, but am out of the dry mix packets.

  25. This looks great! Thinking I may try it with curry powder instead of ranch. The wife hates ranch but loves curry, so you see where I’m going with this. Anyone try any alternative seasonings in this?

  26. Hi there! This looks absolutely delicious, and I will be preparing it tonight. However, is it safe to cook the milk for that long without it curdling? Thanks!

  27. Hi! This looks absolutely delicious, and I plan to make this for tonight’s supper. However, I have on question. Is it safe to cook the milk for that long? I was worried about it curdling. Thanks! 🙂

  28. Can I use frozen chicken breasts or do I use fresh? If I use frozen, do I have to cook it longer? I would love to make this tomorrow, I need to shop for the ingredients today.
    Thank you

  29. I made this today, and my fiancé and I are eating it as we speak!

    The chicken is PERFECT!!! 6 hours was on point.

    The only thing I may do next time, is add more ranch. I think the cream of chicken soup taste took over the ranch. Other than that, this is a DELICIOUS meal that I will pass on, and definitely make again!

      1. I’m making this tomorrow and I was wondering if I should season the chicken in dry ranch dressing overnight? I would like to add broccoli and cauliflower and just need to know when I should add it to the crock pot? Would a litter bit of fresh minced garlic ruin this recipe?


  30. The chicken recipe calls for 1 oz ranch dressing. I could not find a 1 oz pkg in the gro store.
    Is this a mis print? The smallest pkg I could find is a 4 oz.

    1. No Helen, it’s not a miss-print. I use the 1 oz. packages all the time. Sorry you couldn’t find one. But with the 4 oz package just use a quarter of it. 🙂

  31. Made this for supper tonight.., it was so so amazing! The chicken was perfectly moist and the flavour was amazing! Thank you!

  32. Hi, would I be able to mix this all up and then freeze to crock it up at a later date? Not sure about the milk, I’m new to freezer meals.


  33. I’m making this tomorrow do the carrots need to be the hard ones or the ones in the can? Also is the ranch pack your referring to is it the dressing or dry ranch pack?

      1. Can I use the dry ranch dip? I never buy the dressing mix. It’s not as thick and tasty as the dip. I’m thinking about making this tonight.

  34. I love the recipe it is a family favorite now …Thanks Holli also it was not watery it was so good no left overs at all ….I used 3 small cans ….

  35. if you guys are having trouble with thin soup, make a roux and just add the broth from the soup. i did it, even though my ‘sauce’ wasnt that thin and it added a level of depth i was looking for! if your soup is super thin, just make a thicker roux! such a great method to know!

    1. No. Just leave it alone and stir when it’s done. Removing the lid during cooking lets a lot of the heat escape and can result in having to cook it longer. 🙂

  36. This was very good. Doubled the recipe and used cream of mushroom soup. I used your recipe for the ranch dressing. I also used frozen chicken. Mine was not watery at all. I would definitely make again.

  37. I have done this recipe as is and with some variations and my family loves it. I have used pork chops and chicken thighs and it turned out just as good as the chicken breasts. I have added frozen peas and green beans as well. The biggest change I made was when I was out of cream of chicken soup. I substituted a small can of cream of mushroom soup and a jar of heinz chicken gravy. Just as tasty. I recommend reduced sodium soups if you don’t like a lot of salt. Great recipe.

  38. I made this today but I had to use one can of cream of chicken and one can of cream of potato and it was DELICIOUS!! Next time I will make this with turkey breast and serve it over stuffing bc it is like Thanksgiving in a bowl

  39. Hey! Great recipe! I made this with several adjustments. First I only buy small cans of cream of chicken soup, and only had one Cream of Chicken, so I used that and a Cream of Mushroom. I sliced up a whole large carrot, and added a whole onion. I used the home made ranch dry mix, I just made half of what that recipe calls for and it was exactly 3 TBSP. I added the chicken completely frozen straight out of the freezer, and it turned out not runny at all, just like a thick gravy. Also, an hour before it was done (I cooked for a total of 5 hours…I was hungry!) I added a can of green beans and half a block of cream cheese. This was a delicious recipe, thanks for sharing!

  40. My family loves this meal and I always have to double the recipe. I used boneless skinless chicken thighs instead of breast ( a little cheaper and easy to dish out). I am making this every two weeks. Great recipe.

  41. I am going to make this today, but the cook times seem way off to me. I have never needed to cook chicken more than 5-6 hours on low. Probably even 4 would work in my crock-pot (I have a Ninja, so it seems to cook hotter than a lot of crocks though.

    I am going to try this tonight for 5 hours on low.

    1. OK, so I made this last night, and I was wrong about the cook times, although I still think it wouldn’t need quite as long as the recipe states. I cooked mine for 5 hours on low and when I went home, the veggies were still crunchy. I think I didn’t realize quite how full the slow cooker would be with the veggies (I used red skin potatoes and baby carrots).

      Anyhow, I was on my way to the gym, so I put it to high for another hour or so and that seemed to be plenty.

      The sauce ended up quite thin from all the liquid released from veggies and chicken. Also, b/c of this, the sauce seemed pretty bland. Next time I would consider using another packet of ranch and maybe even reducing the milk or eliminating completely.

  42. OMG!! I wish that was in the directions b/c I made the homemade ranch dressing recipe on the site and put the WHOLE thing in my crock pot!! It wasn’t until i read the comments after that i saw it was only 3 TBSP!!!

  43. Made this last night, it turned out great! So yummy. I added an onion and some corn and peas too. Everyone loved it. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  44. I have made this several times. It instantly became a favorite. It is absolutely delicious !!!! Can’t say enough good things about it.

  45. Holly, Thanks for this wonderful recipe !
    I added 1/2 an onion in large chunks and for the last two hours add two cups of broccoli florets. Add pepper and oregano to add a little more flavor.
    Have made this three times now and the wife and kids just plain love it !!!
    Again, thanks for sharing this recipe !!!

  46. Made this with a spicy ranch packet and used cream of chicken with herbs for some extra flavor. Added some fresh cracked pepper on top. Delicious!

  47. This was amazing!!! I needed a dinner I could have ready for guests after an event. I doubled the recipe and added cream cheese at the end. I used the homemade ranch mix recipe since I am gluten free and could control the Lproduct. It had a spicey taste which everyone loved. I will definitely be making this again…and again…and again!

    1. Did you ever try this with celery? How did it taste? I would like to do this, my hubs likes celery, I just want to make sure it won’t taste weird.

  48. I have made this several times we love it I have used the crockpot and oven so tonight I am gonna try the instapot!??

  49. Ive made this a few times. We abSolutely love it. I have it in today. Had anyone ever added diced up ham cubes? Wonder what that would be like?

    1. Liz, this recipe yields about 4 to 6 servings. Each serving would be one chicken breasts with some potatoes and carrots. You can always cut the chicken breasts in half to feed 6. Hope this helps 🙂

  50. 3 stars
    It was ok. Definitely need to add salt. It was creamy which my family liked. But the carrots weren’t fully cooked by the end of the low cook time. For the last hour I bumped it up to high and the carrots were cooked but not enough.

  51. Anyone know if this can be converted to use in the Instapot? This is seriously my families favorite Sunday dinner recipe but im pretty exclusively using my instapot
    These days. Thanks in advance!

    1. I just made it last night in the instant pot! Turned out awesome! (I was worried about getting a burn notice but it was fine) We shredded the chicken after to absorb more of the sauce and we will be adding it to our list of faves.

      I did 15 min pressure with a 5 min natural release (actually closer to 10 min because I had walked away but 5 would be fine)

  52. 5 stars
    This was SO delicious! My family loved it! I had to adjust a little as i did not have the ranch seasoning mix nor all the ingredients for her mix, but i used what i had and it was awesome! My husband said, ” this one is a keeper! You need to make this more often”. Thanks for sharing your fabulous recipe! Incidentally, I served this over egg noodles which was a great combination. 🙂

  53. 5 stars
    I tried this recipe before along time ago when I was low on ingredients and couldn’t go to the store. Did a search of recipes for what I had and this popped up. It was a huge hit in our home. Even THe pickey eater ate with no complaint. My husband asked about it the other day so I decided to make it for today. It makes for a great comfort dish especially when it’s super cold out. I dice Everything up and add celery to turn it into soup. Thank you for the recipe

  54. 5 stars
    A great way to keep chicken breast moist and tender. Cover each in baking soda and let sit in a bag in fridge for atleast an hour, rinse and then put into crockpot or oven. It works with any kind of meat except hamburger meat. Great for pork, chicken, ect.

  55. Holly you did it again you shared with us another wonderfUl meal. I have tried many of your recipes and all of them has been a Hit. This Crockpot CreamY Ranch Chicken had so much flavor I like having the complete meAl cooked in one crockpot. Thanks for shAring.

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