Easy weeknight crockpot recipe: Slow Cooker Ranch Style Chicken. Top with bacon, herbs and fresh tomatoes with cracked pepper! Serve over rice!

Friends, I asked over on my Instragram story if people still loved to use their slow cooker? Hand raised! I love mine, especially when I have chicken in the fridge to cook, or I have a long day and I just want to get dinner going.

Slow Cooker Ranch Style Chicken

This easy Creamy Ranch Chicken Recipe is a good one to make, any time of year. You can find these ingredients regularly in your grocery store:

  • Chicken breasts
  • Chicken broth
  • Garlic, dried dill, salt and pepper
  • Cream cheese
  • Parsley, tomatoes
  • Bacon
  • Brown cooked rice

Quick Brown rice at Trader Joe’s

Cooking tip: Did you know you can buy pre-cooked brown rice in the FREEZER section at Trader Joe’s?

Pop it in the microwave for a couple minutes and it’s delicious!

It doesn’t take long to make the sauce, and then a side of rice, or zucchini noodles. This would be delicious served over spaghetti squash, too, if you’re going the low-carb route.

How to serve the chicken

As mentioned, you can serve this dish over rice, pasta, zucchini noodles or spaghetti squash! Here are some of my favorite recipes:

How to make zucchini noodles with a peeler recipe

Grilled Spaghetti Squash

Best Parmesan Basil Brown Rice Recipe

Or my friend Gina’s Creamy Cauliflower Puree – so good!

Julie Child quote

I love this saying: People who love to eat are always the best people. – Julia Child

Have you ever gone out to dinner, or gone to a party, where someone refuses to eat, and they actually bring more attention to themselves by not eating? I’m sure there are reasons why a person wouldn’t be joining in, but my point is – eating is so intimate and personal, and when a member of the group can’t participate, the joy of a meal just isn’t complete.

It really does bring you closer to the person you are dining with, when the conversation is good, and the sharing is a beautiful thing.

So, back to Julia Child. She had it right.

Easy weeknight dinner

We recently served this chicken dish.

I mean, it is SO simple.

But everyone loved it.

Set this dish down in the middle of the table for your hungry people!

Four people who love being with each other and eating a healthy, simple meal together.

Enjoying an intimate few hours at the table, a glass of wine, and sharing lives!

Happy hosting!

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Slow Cooker Ranch Style Chicken

Optional to serve over brown rice, zucchini noodles, or spaghetti squash.
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 4 mins
Total Time: 4 hrs 20 mins


  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, halved
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 10 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 2 tsp dried dill
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 4 tomatoes, quartered (or chopped)
  • 8 pieces bacon, cooked and chopped
  • Brown cooked rice


  • In a slow cooker, arrange the chicken. Mix together the broth, garlic, dill, salt, and pepper. Pour over the chicken.
  • Cook the chicken on low for 4-6 hours, or on high 2-3 hours, or until chicken is done (170 degrees F).
  • Transfer the chicken to a platter and cover to keep warm; reserve the liquid.
  • To make the sauce, add the cream cheese, 1 cup of chicken reserve stock, and 3/4 cup parsley to a small pan. Cook on low, stirring to make a sauce.
  • Pour the sauce over the hot chicken, and top with tomatoes, bacon and remaining chopped parsley! Serve over brown rice.


adapted from Better Homes & Gardens
Cuisine: American
Course: Main Course
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