With a crockpot and a few main ingredients, you can have an easy meal on the table for the family without much effort. This Crockpot Ranch Chicken was made with busy people in mind, as well as people that are conscious about their health. It’s a healthier version of the traditional ranch chicken, so it’ll keep you full and healthy. 

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The cheesy, ranch flavor will easily win the kids over, so there won’t be any bribing them to eat their protein. They’ll be asking for this again and again. You can even get away with hiding some veggies in it – see the tips below. Crockpot Ranch Chicken is also perfect for game days. As long as the chicken is shredded well, it can be used to top nachos or even as a dip for crackers or chips. It’ll be a healthy, game day hit. 

This list of 31 Delicious Crockpot Chicken Breast Recipes will give you enough ideas for every day of the month. Let’s put your crockpot to good use, starting with Crockpot Ranch Chicken. 

Three reasons why you need to make this recipe! 

You gotta love a dump and go recipe. 

No master cooking skills are needed here. Just put all the ingredients in the crockpot and let it cook on its own for hours. You don’t even have to stop halfway and stir it. It’s ready when you’re ready for it. 

It’s much healthier than the traditional cream of chicken soup recipe. 

Instead of using a high fat cream of chicken soup like a lot of other recipes, this Crockpot Ranch Chicken features low fat cream cheese and reduced fat mozzarella. You can still have your comfort food- without all the high fat calories. 

It’s high protein and low carb. 

Because it’s so high in protein and low in carbs, it can be paired with almost any carb that you like for a well rounded lunch or dinner. This cheesy chicken goes great with veggies, rice, potatoes, pasta, or even just crackers! 

Ingredients you need to make Crockpot Ranch Chicken: 

  • 4 large boneless skinless chicken breasts, about 40 ounces total.  
  • 1 8 oz package light cream cheese, cut into 4 pieces. 
  • 1 28 g package ranch seasoning 
  • 1 cup reduced fat shredded mozzarella
  • 3 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 6 slices cooked and crumbled bacon

How to make Crockpot Ranch Chicken (step by step): 

  1. Plug in the crockpot and turn to low or high heat depending on how long you want to cook for.
  2. Spray the bottom of the pot with nonstick spray.
  3. Place all of the chicken breasts on the bottom and top it with the cream cheese, ranch seasoning, shredded cheese, diced garlic, and garlic powder.
  4. Cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 7 hours. 
  5. Once it’s done, you can shred the chicken right in the crock pot with a hand mixer. Stir well and add in the cooked crumbled bacon.
  6. Serve warm with toasted buns or your favorite roasted veggies, or even a bowl of rice. Crockpot Ranch Chicken goes with anything.  

Makes 12 servings. Nutrition info per serving: Calories 192,  Fat 8 g, Saturated fat 3 g,  Carbs 6 g,  Fiber 0 g, Sugars 1.8 g, Sodium 550 mg, Protein 25 g. 

WW Points 

  • Boneless skinless chicken breast 0 points
  • Light cream cheese 21 points 
  • Ranch seasoning packet 2 points
  • Reduced fat shredded mozzarella 11 points
  • Diced garlic and garlic powder 0 points 
  • Oscar Mayer center cut bacon 6 points 

3 points per serving based on the WW app recipe creator.  

If you’re using an older version of WW, check out these points below. 

Personal Points- 3-4 depending on your 0PP foods 

Freestyle SP- (Blue & Purple) 3 using WW recipe builder

Smart Points- (Green) 4 using SP calculator

Points Plus- 5 using PP calculator

Different ways to change up this recipe: 

  • Crockpot Ranch Chicken goes great over baked potatoes. 
  • You can use fat free cream cheese to lower the calorie content per serving. 
  • Oven Version: Place everything in a 9×13 casserole dish (except for bacon) and cover with foil. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees – until chicken is fully cooked through. Remove from oven, sprinkle on the bacon, and put back in the oven for about 5-10 minutes to make sure all cheese is fully melted. 
  • Hide some veggies in this Crockpot Ranch Chicken! Add a bag of cauliflower rice or frozen broccoli to the crockpot along with all the other ingredients. With all the cheese, it covers the taste of veggies very easily. 
  • If you want a fully balanced meal in one dish, add baby potatoes (cut in half) into the pot along with the chicken, cheese, and ranch. You’ll have a full dinner when it’s done. 

Tips and Tricks for Making Crockpot Ranch Chicken: 

  • This dish keeps well in the fridge for up to 7 days. 
  • You can freeze it as well. Freeze individual servings in small ziploc bags for thawing ease. To reheat, remove from the ziploc bag and microwave for 2-3 minutes. Alternatively, you can let a bag sit in the fridge overnight and thaw that way. 
  • Yes, you do need the double dose of garlic. Both the garlic cloves and the garlic powder really enhance the flavor along with the ranch and make this chicken worth eating over and over again. 
  • You don’t need to add any liquid to the crockpot. As the chicken cooks, it will release juices, combine with the ranch seasoning and cheese to make a delicious sauce. 
  • You can make your own ranch seasoning instead of using a store bought packet if you’d like by combining the following herbs and spices: dried buttermilk powder, dried chives, dried parsley, dried dill, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. The exact recipe will give you a large amount you can store in the cabinet, while you use 3 tbsp of it for the Crockpot Ranch Chicken recipe. 

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3.14 from 53 votes

Crockpot Ranch Chicken

By: Drizzle
Servings: 12
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 4 hours
Total: 4 hours 5 minutes
Shredded Chicken Sliders on white plate.
3 WW points, 3P, 3SP blue & purple, 4SP green per 1/2 cup serving

Ingredients 

  • 4 large boneless skinless chicken breast, mine weighed approx 8-10oz each breast
  • 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 the crockpot and turn to low or high heat depending on how long you want to cook for.
  • Spray the bottom of the pot with non stick spray.
  • Place all of the chicken breast on the bottom and top it with the cream cheese, ranch seasoning, shredded cheese, diced garlic and garlic powder.
  • Cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 7 hours.
  • Once it’s done, you can shred the chicken right in the crock pot with a hand mixer. Stir well and add in the cooked crumbled bacon.
  • Serve warm with toasted buns or your favorite roasted veggies, or even a bowl of rice. Crockpot Ranch Chicken goes with anything.

Notes

Points- 3
Personal Points- 3-4 depending on your 0PP foods 
Freestyle SP- (Blue & Purple) 3 using WW recipe builder
Smart Points- (Green) 4 using SP calculator
Points Plus- 5 using PP calculator
 

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5cupCalories: 192kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 25gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 550mgSugar: 1.8g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main meals
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Crockpot ranch chicken on white plate

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  1. 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.

  2. 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?

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. 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.