Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Recipe

This is a recipe we've had in our family for years and it's always a crowd favorite. This dump and go slow cooker recipe turns out creamy, cheesy chicken every time. It's the ultimate comfort food, especially served over pasta or mashed potatoes.

Our mom made this all the time growing up, and no matter our ages – it was always a favorite! It’s an easy dump and go recipe that will make dinner time a breeze and leave your kids asking for seconds.

Simple ingredients

We love this recipe because it only takes a few minutes to throw together and it’s only a few ingredients. Plus, they’re probably ingredients you have on hand.
  • Cream of chicken soup (if you don’t want to use canned, you can try this recipe).
  • Cream cheese
  • Zesty Italian Salad Dressing Mix
  • Chicken breasts (you can use fresh or frozen – we’ve used both and either works fine!)
  • Rotini pasta (you could also serve it over Penne pasta, Bow Tie pasta, rice, or mashed potatoes)

How to make Slow Cooker Italian Chicken

  1. Place chicken in a slow cooker and sprinkle Italian dressing mix over top. If you use a slow cooker liner, it makes for an even easier clean up. You can use fresh or frozen chicken breasts.
  2. Combine cream cheese and cream of chicken soup in a small bowl and whisk until smooth and spoon over chicken.
  3. Cook on low 4-6 hours. We would recommend cooking it on 4 hours on low if you’re using fresh chicken, or 6 hours on low if you’re using frozen.
  4. Once chicken is done, remove from the slow cooker and shred with 2 forks. Return to slow cooker and mix in with the rest of the sauce before serving. You can also easily shred the chicken in a stand mixer really quickly.
  5. Serve chicken over cooked pasta, rice, or mashed potatoes. We love to garnish this with shredded parmesan cheese and chopped fresh parsley.

Other recipe notes

  • If you want to make this recipe in the Instant Pot, you can! Check out this recipe for the exact instructions.
  • This is a great recipe to make your own. Add in broccoli or bacon bits.
  • This is a really great comfort food recipe – it’s a great meal to take to someone who has just had a baby or is having a hard time.

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What to serve with this Italian chicken:

Serves: 6

Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Recipe

This is a recipe we've had in our family for years and it's always a crowd favorite. This dump and go slow cooker recipes turns out creamy, cheesy chicken every time. It's the ultimate comfort food, especially served over pasta or mashed potatoes.

5 minPrep Time

4 hrCook Time

4 hr, 5 Total Time

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Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 (1 ounce) package zesty Italian dressing mix
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese (softened)
  • 2 (10.75 ounce) cans cream of chicken soup
  • 1 (16 ounce) box pasta (we like rigatoni or bow tie pasta)

Instructions

  1. Place chicken in a slow cooker and sprinkle Italian dressing mix over top. 
  2. Combine cream cheese and cream of chicken soup in a small bowl and whisk until smooth and spoon over chicken. 
  3. Cook on low 4-6 hours. 
  4. Once chicken is done, remove from the slow cooker and shred with 2 forks. Return to slow cooker and mix in with the rest of the sauce before serving.
  5. Serve chicken over cooked pasta. Garnish with chopped parsley and shredded parmesan cheese (optional).

Tags

Cuisines
American
Courses
Main Course
Cooking
Slow Cooking
Allergy
egg free
seafood free
treenut free
sesame free
mustard free
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30 Responses to “Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Recipe”

  1. Here's a recipe I found somewhere for Italian Chicken. I had pork one day but not chicken so I used that instead and it still came out good. 2 lbs. of pork or 6 chicken breast halves cut into bite size pieces. 1 cup of Italian salad dressing and 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese. Stir all in the crock and cook on low for 5 to 6 hours. Great with mashed potatoes.
  2. I'm kind of cracking up here at some of the people's comments about not wanting to be a jerk! I have made this recipe for 20 years for my family which was merely told to me by my friend. I wrote it down myself in my own words . . . Exactly the same as the above recipe! So, should they be giving me credit? I think not. Good job, Six Sister's Stuff. I'm glad I was able to find my recipe through you!
      • Its so sad that people have to make time to leave rude posts comments. If you didnt want to hurt someone you wouldn't say it. Cant wait to try the recipe today! Its so nice to let someone else do the thinking. Lots of times people end up having the exact same recipes and part of cooking is being free to change things to our own liking. It doesn't make anyone a genius. Grow up people. Thanks for the recipe :-)
  3. " Combine cream cheese and cream of chicken soup in a small post over low heat " I love your recipes and how fast and easy they are. being a mom to a 6,2, and newborn your recipes have helped so can spend more time with my children and chores. I quoted from your recipe due to I thought it was a funny quote and I thought it would bring a laugh to your day, I do have days like that.
  4. I added a bag of broccoli to this recipe and it was great! Also, I've put it on top of egg noodles, and then put the leftovers on top of a salad for a lighter option, the creamy italian makes for great salad dressing. Awesome lunch with the leftovers!
    • We have never had a problem with this recipe. Your slow cooker may be hotter on the low setting. You didn't say how long you cooked it for. We usually cook for about 4 hours on low. Some slow cookers take a little longer. When you figure out how your slow cooker works you can adjust accordingly.

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