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

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings 12
3SP blue & purple, 4SP green, 5PP per 1/2 cup serving

Ingredients

  • 4 large boneless skinless chicken breast (mine weighed approx 8-10oz)
  • 1 8 oz package light cream cheese
  • 1 28 g 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 

  • Plug in your crockpot and turn to low or high heat depending on how long you want to cook for.
  • Spray bottom of pot with non stick spray.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Serve warm with buns, makes 12- 1/2 cup servings, store in the fridge and it will freeze well.
  • *** PLEASE NOTE- POINTS DO NOT INCLUDE BUNS

Notes

Freestyle SP- (Blue & Purple) 3 using WW recipe builder
Smart Points- (Green) 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
Author: Drizzle
Course: Main meals

 

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    ROSANNE MORRIS Reply

    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!!

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

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    Alisha Taylor Reply

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

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      Drizzle Reply

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

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      Drizzle Reply

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

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          Drizzle Reply

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

          • Drizzle
            Drizzle

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

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          Mine burned so badly that I might have to ditch my crock pot. I will try this again and add some broth to it.

          • Drizzle
            Drizzle

            Yikes, so sorry to hear that, maybe your crockpot gets really hot?

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          Drizzle Reply

          Oh dear that’s not good, perhaps your crockpot gets too hot or maybe you used too much chicken?

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    Rebecca Richard Reply

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

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      Drizzle Reply

      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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    RUTH MCKENZIE Reply

    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
      Drizzle Reply

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

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

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      Drizzle Reply

      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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    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!

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      Drizzle Reply

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

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

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      Drizzle Reply

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

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      Is there a way to cook this without a crockpot? Looking to cook this for a crowd at the cabin! Looks delicious. Thank you!

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        Drizzle Reply

        Hi Brittany, you could probably cook in a pan on the stovetop once your chicken is cooked and shredded, low heat and checking often

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    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
      Drizzle Reply

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

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    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
      Drizzle Reply

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

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    Made this tonight at my son and daughter-in-loves house for dinner with them and the grands….it got thumbs up all around! This will definitely be in the rotation from now on!

    • Drizzle
      Drizzle Reply

      Yay, that is awesome to hear, so glad everyone enjoyed it 🙂

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    I made this tonight for the first time. It was delicious! Even my pickiest eater loved it! My oldest had a friend over, he requested that I send the recipe to his mom!

    • Drizzle
      Drizzle Reply

      Ha, I love that!! So glad everyone enjoyed it 🙂 One of my favorites for sure 🙂

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    Hey. The chicken, was that 8-10oz total or per breast? I would think per breast but thought I would check first. Excited to try this. I think I’ll do it over some rice. Thanks for sharing. Just joined Weight Watchers and your blog makes it seem like it won’t just eat chicken and veggies everyday. Lol.

    • Drizzle
      Drizzle Reply

      Hi Amber, yes per breast.. Welcome to WW and I hope you enjoy all the recipes 🙂

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    i was wondering about using ff cream cheese and ff mozzerela to lower the point. do you think it would work?

    • Drizzle
      Drizzle Reply

      Yes it will work just fine, I’m not sure on the point change though best to build it in the WW recipe builder

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    For those of you who had theirs burn- some crockpots have temperature fluctuations (like mine) so it’s best to put some liquid in there to help keep from burning things. I just put 1 cup of chicken broth to the bottom to keep the temperature constant. It still was great on a bun- it didn’t make it too runny or anything.

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    My daughter makes this for my grandsons wrestling meets. It’s the number one requested dish for the snack table. everyone LOVES it. I’m trying it today.

    • Drizzle
      Drizzle Reply

      Hi Mary, that is so great to hear 🙂 I hope you enjoyed it as much

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