This Crockpot Italian Chicken is one of my family favorites. Everything is thrown in the slow cooker for an easy, creamy, tasty dinner.  It’s tender and topped with a creamy Italian flavored dressing. Serve over pasta or rice! 

crockpot italian chicken

CROCKPOT ITALIAN CHICKEN

(Originally posted 2009)

I know, I know…everyone has this Crockpot Italian Chicken recipe but on the off chance that you don’t you must add it to your repertoire. Besides my favorite Baked Ziti, this meal is the next most requested.
 
My kids call this”Batman Pasta” because of the bowtie pasta I usually serve it over.
 
I prefer it with rice but pasta is good too. It’s super easy…a perfect throw-in-the-crockpot-while-you-are-at-church-on-Sunday meal.

HOW TO MAKE CROCKPOT ITALIAN CHICKEN

chicken with cream cheese
 
You can make this recipe with whole chicken breasts or tenderloins. 
 
shredded chicken
 
Once the chicken is cooked you can shred it with two forks or use a mixer to easily shred it.

crockpot italian chicken

If the sauce is too thick you can definitely thin it out with a little chicken broth or milk to your desired consistency.
 

INSTANT POT INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Place the chicken in a Instant Pot and pour the cream of chicken soup on top. Sprinkle dry Italian dressing mix on top. Top with cream cheese and pour in chicken broth. Make sure lid is in locked position and the knob is in the sealing position.
  2. Cook on manual, poultry, or meat setting for 15 minutes. Let the Instant Pot natural release or quick release.  Once chicken is done you can remove it and shred it with two forks or with a mixer. Stir the sauce in the crockpot until the cream cheese is fully combined and then stir in the chicken. If you feel the sauce is too thick you can thin it to your preferred consistency with a little more chicken broth or milk. Serve over pasta or rice.

STOVE TOP INSTRUCTIONS

Don’t have a slow cooker?
  1. Cook chicken in a pot with some olive oil until no longer pink. Remove from pot and shred with two forks or a mixer. 
  2.  In the pot, heat the cream of chicken soup, Italian dressing, and cream cheese over medium heat until creamy. Add milk or chicken broth to desired consistency. Stir in shredded chicken.
  3. Serve over pasta or rice.

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Crockpot Italian Chicken

This Crockpot Italian Chicken is one of my family favorites. Everything is thrown in the slow cooker for an easy, creamy, tasty dinner.  It's tender and topped with a creamy Italian flavored dressing. Serve over pasta or rice!

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs (about 1.5 to 2 lbs)
  • 1 (10.5 ounce) can cream of chicken soup (you can add another can if you want to stretch it out)
  • 1 packet dry Zesty Italian dressing mix (Regular is fine but I like zesty better)
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth

Instructions

  1. Place the chicken in a crockpot and pour the cream of chicken soup on top. Sprinkle dry Italian dressing mix on top. Top with cream cheese and pour in chicken broth.

  2. Cook on low in the crockpot for at least 4-6 hours. Once chicken is done you can remove it from the crockpot and shred it with two forks or with a mixer. Stir the sauce in the crockpot until the cream cheese is fully combined and then stir in the chicken. If you feel the sauce is too thick you can thin it to your preferred consistency with a little more chicken broth or milk. Serve over pasta or rice.

Recipe Notes

STOVE TOP INSTRUCTIONS

Don't have a slow cooker?
  1. Cook chicken in a pot with some olive oil until no longer pink. Remove from pot and shred with two forks or a mixer. 
  2.  In the pot, heat the cream of chicken soup, Italian dressing, and cream cheese over medium heat until creamy. Add milk or chicken broth to desired consistency. Stir in shredded chicken.
  3. Serve over pasta or rice.

INSTANT POT INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Place the chicken in a Instant Pot and pour the cream of chicken soup on top. Sprinkle dry Italian dressing mix on top. Top with cream cheese and pour in chicken broth. Make sure lid is in locked position and the knob is in the sealing position.
  2. Cook on manual, poultry, or meat setting for 15 minutes. Let the Instant Pot natural release or quick release.  Once chicken is done you can remove it and shred it with two forks or with a mixer. Stir the sauce in the crockpot until the cream cheese is fully combined and then stir in the chicken. If you feel the sauce is too thick you can thin it to your preferred consistency with a little more chicken broth or milk. Serve over pasta or rice.
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