Crack chicken in slow cooker

Insanely Easy Game Day Recipe: Slow Cooker Crack Chicken


If you’re looking for a dish that everyone at your game day party will gobble up, you will want to make this creamy crack chicken slow cooker recipe.

This is not your average crack chicken; it boasts extra bacon and cheese, plus adding heavy whipping cream makes it even more creamy than other recipes.

Our favorite way to eat crack chicken on game day is by making sliders; they’re a crowd-pleasing favorite.

Crack chicken in slow cooker

Crack Chicken Game Day Recipe

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time In Slow Cooker: 6 hours
  • Cooking Bacon: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 6 hours 25 minutes
  • Servings: 6

Crack Chicken Slow Cooker Ingredients

  • 1-2 packages of bacon
  • 10 chicken thighs
  • 2 8 oz packages of cream cheese
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup chopped green onions
  • 1 Ranch Seasoning salad Dressing mix packet (ranch dip mix packet is fine as well)

Crack Chicken Recipe Directions

  1. Cook bacon on the stovetop until crispy. Transfer bacon onto a plate and crumble.
  2. Set aside about ½ cup bacon for the topping.
  3. Place chicken along the bottom of the crock pot.
  4. Add the ranch mix, cream cheese, and heavy cream on top of the chicken. (You can just put the blocks of cream cheese on top of the package or cut them up into big pieces; it doesn’t matter.)
  5. Stir everything and coat the chicken with the heavy cream and seasoning. The cream cheese won’t really stir together because it isn’t melted yet.
  6. Cook on high for 2 hours in the crock pot.
  7. Add the bacon (except for the ½ cup bacon that is set aside) and 3 cups cheddar cheese (the rest of the cheddar cheese will be for the topping). Stir again.
  8. Then, set on low for 4-6 hours.
  9. Shred the chicken in the crock pot. You’ll be able to easily shred it with two forks because it is so tender.
  10. After you shred the chicken, stir everything together.
  11. Fifteen minutes before serving, sprinkle with 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, ½ cup shredded bacon and green onions. Serve after 15 minutes (or until the cheddar cheese is melted).
  12. For a more crusted cheese top, just cook a little bit longer.
Crack chicken on white plate.

Crack Chicken Sliders

To make crack chicken sliders, toast rolls in the oven until golden. Then, scoop the chicken from the slow cooker onto the rolls.

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