Slow Cooker Creamy Italian Chicken

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Slow Cooker Creamy Italian Chicken has been a favorite recipe of my family’s for years! This hearty and delicious meal will make everyone happy and asking for seconds!

Creamy Italian Chicken is a delicious, flavorful chicken full of Italian flavor all cooked in a Slow Cooker. Life-in-the-Lofthouse.comI think the first time I ever made this recipe was the year Kale and I got married. One of my sweet friends, Mary Kay, who I worked with at Rococo’s gave me this recipe one night at work. Mary Kay and I were always swapping recipe ideas. Or at least she was always giving me ideas and I would write them all down. 🙂 Well, I ended up making this Slow Cooker Creamy Italian Chicken for dinner the following night and the rest is history. It’s been on our dinner rotations ever since.

I do have a very similar recipe already on my blog. But I have tweaked it a bit over the years and make this version always now. It’s lightened up but still tastes delicious as ever. My kids sometimes ask me to make this for their birthday dinners! They love it that much. 

Creamy Italian Chicken is a delicious, flavorful chicken full of Italian flavor all cooked in a Slow Cooker. Life-in-the-Lofthouse.comWe like to serve this yummy chicken over all kinds of things! Mashed potatoes, rice, cauliflower rice (yum), noodles.. basically any carb! haha. It really is so delicious. I usually make green beans or a green salad to go a long side it. It truly is one of our very favorite dinners at the Lofthouse residence. 😀 

P.S. For those of you that do not like to use canned cream of chicken soup, here is a homemade version I make with this Slow Cooker Creamy Italian Chicken recipe all the time. —> HOMEMADE CONDENSED CREAM OF CHICKEN SOUP. 

Slow Cooker Creamy Italian Chicken
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Slow Cooker Creamy Italian Chicken

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8
Author Holly

Ingredients

  • 4 medium boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Mr's Dashs Original seasoning blend
  • Black pepper
  • 2 cans 10 ounces each fat-free cream of chicken soup
  • 1 envelope Good Season's Zesty Italian dressing mix
  • 1 block 8 ounces low fat cream cheese, cubed
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup milk as needed
  • chopped fresh Parsley for garnish
  • Cooked noodles rice, mashed potatoes to serve chicken over

Instructions

  • Spray a large slow cooker insert with cooking spray. Lay chicken breasts in the bottom. Season with Mr's Dash's original seasoning ( I use a teaspoon or two) and a sprinkle of pepper.
  • Pour cream of chicken soups and Italian dressing mix evenly over chicken. Lay the cubed cream cheese all over the tops. Cover slow cooker with lid and cook on low heat 5 to 6 hours OR on high heat 4 hours.
  • Carefully shred chicken with two forks and mix up the sauce/gravy. If it's too thick you can thin it out with a little milk.
  • Serve over noodles, rice or mashed potatoes and garnish with Parsley. Enjoy!

 

 

Creamy Italian Chicken is a delicious, flavorful chicken full of Italian flavor all cooked in a Slow Cooker. Life-in-the-Lofthouse.com


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68 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Creamy Italian Chicken

      1. Have this in my Crock-Pot right now! Also used Good Seasons because that’s all I could find. Hoping my family, especially the kids, love it!

  1. 5 stars
    I made this last night… added about 5 cloves of minced garlic and 1/3 stick of butter..,, mmmmmmmmm it was amazing!!! Over rice to boot!

      1. 5 stars
        I did the same thing. Added thinly sliced mushrooms that i sautéed in oil and sprinkled with garlic salt then sautéed some broccoli in garlic and oil and added that to the chicken. Delicious. I’m sure you wouldn’t have to sautéed them first if you didn’t want to and it would still be fine. 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    I made this yesterday, and we loved it! I used what I had in the pantry, which was one can of cream of chicken and one can of cream of mushroom soup. Didn’t have Zesty Italian mix, used a packet of Ranch instead. I also used a bag of frozen broccoli florets to add a green vegetable. Served it over brown rice. Yummy!

  3. Can I make this without the cream cheese? Hubby doesn’t like it. What would I replace it with? Or just leave it out?

    1. I make chicken with zesty italian oil type not creamy dressing in Crock-Pot often.delicious!! Serve with m.potatoes,great beans,salad n garlic bread.yum!?!

  4. This looks amazing and cannot wait to try it. Quick question, however. I try to avoid seasoning mixes because of concerns about hidden salt and the fact that whenever I buy mixes for a one off dish I usually never use the remainder before it looses its potency. I am not familiar with Mrs Dash. Can you recommend a mix of basic seasonings that one might have in their pantry? I want to make sure I get the flavor profile you are going for. Thanks!

    1. Here are some basic seasonings that make a great Italian seasoning!
      1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano.
      1 teaspoon dried marjoram.
      1 teaspoon dried thyme.
      1/2 teaspoon dried basil.
      1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary.
      1/2 teaspoon dried sage

  5. G’day. I live in Australia. What sort of spices is original blend and Italian zesty blend?? And noodles, is that just any pasta to put in the dish?Cheers.

    1. G’day! ☺️

      She is just referring to a salad dressing mix in a paper PACKET. I’m sure you probably have those down in Oz, but if not, I’m sure you could probably look up a simple homemade dry Italian dressing mix recipe and use it the very same way, mixing it in when you prepare this meal.

  6. 5 stars
    This looks like the easiest and quickest sauce Ive seen yet. Not only does it look delicious, but it’s easy to whip up and put into the slow Cooker. My husband LOVES this type of sauce so I’m gonna whip it up for tonight’s dinner. I am going to add in some minced garlic and broccoli florets and a litten freshly grated Parmesan Cheese to this recipe since my husband LOVES Alfredo Sauce. In fact, I’m going to head into my kitchen now and start whipping it up for dinner. Hope it comes out perfect and delicious!

  7. This looks delicious! I don’t have any cream cheese so I am going to make it without it and stir in some sour cream at the end. Have you ever made this using frozen chicken breasts or do they need to be thawed first?

    1. It is so delicious, Judy. I hope you try it. I just recently have started using frozen chicken breasts in my slow cooker recipes. It works just fine. Let me know how using sour cream instead of cream cheese turns out. I’m worried it won’t be as creamy.

  8. Holly, do you really add the cream cheese before cooking? Typically dairy products are added at the end, close to serving. I want to make this recipe this week, but I am worried that the cream cheese will curdle.

    1. Yep, I always add it at the very beginning. It doesn’t curdle on me, but will leave tiny little specs of cream cheese. I just stir it up really good. 🙂

    2. Insofar as the cream cheese is concerned, you’re using a SLOW cooker so curdling is a non issue. In low-carb cooking, cream cheese and cream are used as a replacement for standard bechamel sauce with no problem. Also, cheesecake uses plenty of cream cheese and doesn’t seem to be bothered by oven heat for extended periods of time. My rule of thumb for heating any dairy is Low and Slow.

  9. 5 stars
    I’m going to try and change this up since we like cream of mushroom better than chicken. I’m also trying this with a dry Ranch seasoning instead of Italian and adding mushrooms. Reading a few comments, I’m cutting the cream cheese in half (but can add more as it’s cooking if I feel it’s needed). It’s only been cooking an hour and oh gosh it smells wonderful! Hubby prefers over toast instead of rice or mashed potatoes.

  10. 5 stars
    I really liked how easy this recipe was holly. My sons are adults and very critical of my cooking (I am not that great), but when I came across your website I fell in love with the ease of your recipes. They all look so good to. I made the Creamy Italian Chicken with Mashed Potatoes. My son accidentally added to much milk when I was at work and I whisked in 2 tblsps of flour and it thickened up. They both really liked it. Tonight I can’t wait to try the Creamy Beef Enchilada recipe. Thanks a bunch (also, I didn’t have Mrs. Dash at home so i used 1 tsp of garlic powder.

  11. 4 stars
    This turned out very good. Next time I’m skipping the cream cheese. It didn’t blend very well and we were left with little white chunks. The taste was great and the chicken was really tender.

  12. 5 stars
    It is truly WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!! We took it one step further at the suggestion of my husband 🙂 he transferred it to a baking dish, sprinkled it with mozzarella cheese and some parsley for color and placed it under the broiler until light brown and melted.

  13. Wonderful! Love the homemade soup addition as well. No more running to the store because im out of cream of chicken soup, i can just make my own!

  14. 4 stars
    I want to rate this recipe but 1) my typing is in all caps (no caps lock on) and 2) I can’t give it the 5 stars I would like to. No matter how I move my cursor only 4 stars light up. Help!!

  15. 5 stars
    Yeah! I’m so glad I can give this recipe the 5 stars it deserves. So easy. So delicious. I’ve used it over pasta noodles, zoodles, rice or steamed veg. I make a batch and then switch out the base so leftovers don’t get boring. I even dumped in some frozen peas and carrots once and it tasted like crustless chicken pot pie! Thank you so much for sharing.

  16. 5 stars
    This was so good. I ADDED garlic to the sauce then mushrooms and broccoli with an hour to go. Used low fat soup and cream cheese. This is true comfort food. We will make this over and over again.

  17. 3 stars
    I made this last NIght. I don’t have Ms. Dash so I didn’t use that, and I added about a 1/4c. Of Italian salad dressing to thin out the cream of chicken soup. I was away from home for a large part of the cooking time, so I was surprised to find out that almost 30 minutes before the dish was done, there were chunks of cream cheese still laying on top of the chicken, and not melted. Since I got burned on a new recipe the night before, I took off the crock pot lid and stirred the contents.
    **WHEW** Not an issue. I shredded the chicken and served over noodles.. .and definitely needed the milk (or if cooking pasta, the pasta cooking water will serve the same function) in order to thin the sauce after it sat about 5 minutes.
    We really enjoyed this recipe, kids included, but I thought that the Italian seasoning from the dressing mix, plus the tiny bit of salad dressing I added was not predominant enough, especially for a dish labeled Italian Chicken. I will definitely make this again but will most likely marinate the chicken in Italian salad dressing beforehand, and may even add more salad dressing to the pot.
    I don’t believe that the omission of the Ms. Dash seasoning was the culprit, especially since you only use a tsp or 2. All in all a great new addition to our weeknight menu. Thanks a bunch!!

  18. 5 stars
    I Love this recipe!!!!!! I kept it simple and just put the chicken breast, Italian seasoning cream of chicken soup cook then 3 hours in added the cream cheese! Absolutely delish! All on top of Egg noodles!!! Family absolutely loves it! Favorite winter meal!

  19. Hello! I absolutely love this recipe! Have made it several times. Was wondering if this could be made in an instant pot? I’m afraid to leave it in the crockpot all day while I’m away at work just for the fear that it might turn to a puree. Thanks!

  20. I don’t have the zesty itaLiaN package but i saw someone asked about the dressing But the thing is i don’t know how much to put it in?

    1. Hi Christy, I have never replaced it with prepared Italian dressing, but if I did try it I would put in about 1/2 cup or so. Please let me know if you try it. 🙂

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