slow cooker ranch chicken

Slow Cooker Ranch Chicken


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Slow Cooker Ranch Chicken is an easy and delicious comfort meal that only takes five minutes to prep. Make this in the morning and let it simmer away all day, making your house, smell divine, and have a super easy dinner ready for you once 5 o’clock rolls around.

If you’re not making slow cookers at least once a week, what are you doing? Okay, that might be a little harsh, but I seriously love my slow cooker so much. If you’re busy, but want to make delicious meals at home, pull out your slow cooker and your favorite recipes and get cooking!

Ingredients for Slow Cooker Ranch Chicken

You only need a few ingredients to make this recipe. I have seven listed here, but water doesn’t really count, so this is a six-ingredient recipe! The ranch seasoning mix adds so much flavor and it’s so easy to just toss in with the rest of the ingredients. Do not use prepared or bottled ranch dressing– it will turn out gross. Period! Look for dry seasoning mixes at the grocery store.

  • Chicken breast
  • Bell pepper
  • Cream of chicken soup
  • One packet of ranch seasoning mix
  • Water
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Cream cheese
slow cooker ranch chicken

How to Make Slow Cooker Ranch Chicken

This recipe is really so simple to make. It’s one of my go-to’s when I want something delicious but don’t want to put any effort in at all. All you have to do is add the chicken, chopped red bell pepper, cream of chicken soup, ranch seasoning mix, and water to the slow cooker and cook on low for 5 to 6 hours. Once your timer has gone off, shred the chicken with two forks or a hand mixer. Using a hand mixer is a fast way to shred your chicken. Once I learned about this hack, I never looked back at my two little forks, haha!

Once the chicken is shredded, add in the Parmesan and the cream cheese and stir that all up until it is combined. Try to stir it well enough so that there are no lumps in the cream cheese. If there are a few little lumps, it’s OK. Put the lid back on your slow cooker and heat everything on low for another 20 minutes.

Serve this chicken over egg, noodles, rice, cauliflower, rice, or any other carb that you can think of. You can also just eat it plain too! 

My Favorite Slow-Cooker Chicken Recipes

If you like this recipe, you will love these other slow cooker, chicken recipes. They are so easy and delicious, and your whole family will love them. I am all about a low-effort high reward meal.

Slow Cooker Olive Garden Chicken Pasta

Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Tacos

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Slow Cooker Ranch Chicken

Recipe by Julia Pacheco Course: DinnerCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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  • 1 lb chicken breast

  • 1 red bell pepper, diced

  • 10oz can cream of chicken soup

  • 1oz packet ranch seasoning mix

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese

  • 4 tbsp cream cheese, cubed


  • To a slow cooker, add all of the ingredients except the Parmesan and cream cheese. Stir well. Place lid on top and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until the chicken is cooked.
  • Once the chicken is cooked shred with two forks. Add in the parmesan and cream cheese and stir well. Place the lid on top and continue to cook on low for an additional 20 minutes. Stir well and enjoy over egg noodles, rice, or cauliflower rice!

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  1. Is it okay to leave out the bell pepper? Will it taste as good? My boyfriend doesn’t like bell pepper but I want to try this! 🙂

  2. Ashley Aller

    It was so easy to make!! I added dill to brink out the flavors. Highly recommend.

  3. This recipe is awesome, so good! I served mine with mashed potatoes and Hawaiian rolls! Thank you for sharing this recipe it’s Really good!

  4. Loved this one pot meal. Very easy, super tasty- this will be added to our meal plans for sure

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