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Garlic bacon & ranch crock pot chicken

January 13, 2019

In a perfect world, dinner can just be thrown into a pot every morning and served 8 hours later right? Crockpot meals are the best when they take little to no effort and this garlic bacon & ranch chicken takes all of 2 minutes to set up, then go about your day and come back to the most delicious tasting chicken ever! Serve it on your favorite bun, top your salad or just eat it right out of the crockpot with a fork.. I might be guilty of this 😉 This would be great served at Superbowl Sunday that is coming up.. Just 3 smart points per serving on WW freestyle


Garlic bacon & ranch crock pot chicken
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Recipe type: Main meals
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Serves: 12
 
3 freestyle SP, 4SP/5PP per ½ cup serving
Ingredients
  • 4 large boneless skinless chicken breast (mine weighed approx 8-10oz)
  • 1 8oz package light cream cheese
  • 1 28g package ranch seasoning (I used clubhouse)
  • 1 cup reduced fat shredded mozzarella
  • 3 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 6 slices cooked and crumbled bacon
Instructions
  1. Plug in your crockpot and turn to low or high heat depending on how long you want to cook for.
  2. Spray bottom of pot with non stick spray.
  3. Place chicken breast on the bottom, top with cream cheese (I cut my block into 2) ranch seasoning, shredded cheese, diced garlic and garlic powder.
  4. Cook on high for 3-4 hours or low 7 hours, you can shred the chicken right in the crock pot but I find it easier to remove each breast and shred with a couple of forks, then return shredded chicken to pot. Stir well and add in your cooked crumbled bacon.
  5. Serve warm with buns, makes 12- ½ cup servings, store in the fridge and it will freeze well.
  6. *** PLEASE NOTE- POINTS DO NOT INCLUDE BUNS
Notes
Freestyle SP- 3 using WW recipe builder
Smart Points- 4 using SP calculator
Points Plus- 5 using PP calculator
Nutritional info per serving.. Calories 183...Fat 8.1g...Sat fat 2.4g...Carbs 2g...Fiber 0g...Sugar 1.3g...Protein 26.6g using My Fitness pal *includes all ingredients

 

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39 Comments

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    Reply ROSANNE MORRIS January 13, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    this recipe came just in time!!! I have some Costco shredded chicken and I needed a recipe to use it up! This fits the bill!! Thank you!!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle January 16, 2019 at 11:33 am

      Yay, hope you loved it as much as I did 🙂

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    Reply Destiny January 14, 2019 at 5:05 am

    Is the buns additional points or already included? This recipe looks amazing!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle January 16, 2019 at 11:34 am

      the buns are not included in the points

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    Reply Emily January 14, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    What’s the serving size?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle January 16, 2019 at 11:35 am

      as mentioned in post, 1/2 cup

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    Reply Alisha Taylor January 14, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    What type of healthy bun do you suggest eating with this? Does this point value include the bun? Thank you!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle January 16, 2019 at 11:36 am

      The bun is not included, would just check some at your local store and scan and see, or try a low point wrap maybe?

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    Reply Jamie January 14, 2019 at 5:07 pm

    How does this cook in the crock pot without burning without any liquid in it??

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle January 16, 2019 at 11:36 am

      You spray the bottom well and I promise there is no burning, try it, it’s delicious 🙂

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        Reply Courtney April 11, 2019 at 9:28 am

        Mine burned to a crisp.

        • Drizzle
          Reply Drizzle April 11, 2019 at 12:15 pm

          Yikes, sorry I am not too sure why.. It’s hard for me to know what happened if I am not there but this has become a popular recipe with my followers and I have not heard anyone else say that..

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          Reply Lorrie June 1, 2019 at 8:55 pm

          Mine burned too—and it was on low for about 6 hours. It smelled delicious but was burned to a crip.

          • Drizzle
            Drizzle June 5, 2019 at 3:35 pm

            I’m honestly not too sure why.. I have had zero issues and I make it often

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    Reply Rebecca Richard January 15, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    Do you have to add any type of liquid in the crock pot? Also, can you put the chicken in frozen?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle January 16, 2019 at 11:38 am

      Hi Rebecca, nope no liquid, just spray the bottom and it will be fine I promise, I did not use frozen, I think dethawed would be better

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    Reply RUTH MCKENZIE January 15, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    Do the freestyle points listed include the bun or will that be extra points? This looks really good going to make it today. Thanks for doing this website it has been a big help to me!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle January 16, 2019 at 11:40 am

      Hi Ruth, the buns are extra and not included, I am glad you are enjoying the recipes 🙂

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    Reply Kate January 16, 2019 at 9:45 am

    Does this chicken dry out? I find that I have to use so much liquid to prevent my crockpot meals from drying out.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle January 16, 2019 at 11:42 am

      Hi Kate, nope it is not dry at all, just spray the bottom of the crock pot and you are good to go 🙂 this is so nice and creamy I promise you

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    Reply Jenny January 17, 2019 at 11:01 pm

    Been thinking about this recipe all week and finally tried it tonight and omg it’s so good. So creamy and comforting! I put it in a carb balance wrap with a bunch of leaf lettuce and it was super filling. Going to use two ingredient dough and make a calzone for dinner tomorrow, I think! Thank you!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle January 19, 2019 at 6:54 pm

      Awesome, I am so glad you enjoyed it, so many great things you can use it for 🙂

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    Reply elSyd January 20, 2019 at 12:49 pm

    Do you mix or stir it up at some point? I have it started and it smells delicious!!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle January 20, 2019 at 12:53 pm

      no need to mix it till you shred the chicken and add the bacon, I hope you enjoy it 🙂

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    Reply Elaine January 21, 2019 at 11:09 am

    Tried this on the other day and it was REAL good. I put on two slices of light toast with lettuce and a dill pickle slice. My husband does not like cream cheese or recipes with it so I just froze in couple of containers.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle January 22, 2019 at 12:08 pm

      So glad you enjoyed it Elaine 🙂

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    Reply Nicci January 22, 2019 at 8:19 pm

    I made this today and it’s so good!!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle January 26, 2019 at 8:51 pm

      So glad you enjoyed it Nicci 🙂

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    Reply Catherine February 16, 2019 at 12:22 pm

    Was each chicken breast 8-10oz for a total of 32-40oz?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle February 18, 2019 at 11:38 am

      yes (weighed raw)

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    Reply Dominque February 17, 2019 at 6:25 pm

    Has anyone tried to make this in the instant pot?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle February 18, 2019 at 11:41 am

      I don’t have one so I can’t help but hopefully someone else can 🙂

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    Reply Kelly February 26, 2019 at 11:18 am

    Is the ranch you use for this one of the dry ranch packets?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle February 27, 2019 at 5:49 pm

      Yes, the hidden valley pack

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle February 27, 2019 at 5:49 pm

      Whoops I meant clubhouse

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    Reply BB March 4, 2019 at 7:44 am

    Hi! Sounds amazing, but hate cream cheese. Any other sub you can think of other than sour cream or yogurt? Would low-fat ricotta work?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle March 5, 2019 at 12:20 pm

      Hi, yes I think ricotta would still do the trick 🙂

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    Reply Wendi Lucchesi May 27, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    Were your chicken breast 8-10 oz each? for a total of 32 – 40oz of meat?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle May 29, 2019 at 11:50 am

      Yes each breast was 8-10oz (raw)

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