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Slow Cooker Zesty Italian Chicken, this easy weeknight dinner has bold flavors. It's hearty, comforting, and great for any time of year! #slowcooker #chicken #Crockpot #recipes #Italian #creamy #zesty #shredded #easy #keto
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Slow Cooker Zesty Italian Chicken

Slow Cooker Zesty Italian Chicken, this easy weeknight dinner has bold flavors. It's hearty, comforting, and great for any time of year! #slowcooker #chicken #Crockpot #recipes #Italian #creamy #zesty #shredded #easy #keto
Course any meal, dinner, entree: lunch
Cuisine American/Southern
Keyword chicken, slow cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Servings 8 servings
Calories 281kcal
Author Paula

Ingredients

  • 4-5 medium chicken breast boneless, skinless. see notes above for substitutions
  • 1 tablespoon seasoning blend for chicken Grill Mates Montreal Chicken
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 10 ounce can cream of chicken soup I used fat free
  • 1 envelope Zesty Italian dressing mix Zesty Italian Dressing mix
  • 8 ounces cream cheese cut into cubes
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup milk or as needed
  • cup Parmesan cheese shredded
  • rice, quinoa, or pasta to serve over
  • Parsley for garnish, if desired

Instructions

  • Spray a large slow cooker insert with cooking spray or line with a slow cooker liner.
  • Place chicken in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  • Season chicken with Montreal chicken seasoning, salt, pepper, and Zesty Italian seasoning.
  • Pour cream of chicken soup over the top of the chicken.
  • Place cubed cream cheese over the cream of chicken.
  • Cover slow cooker with lid and cook on low heat 5 to 6 hours OR on high heat 4 hours.
  • Remove chicken breasts, add Parmesan cheese, and whisk sauce to combine. Shred chicken with two forks. Return chicken to sauce and stir to combine.
  • If it's too thick, you can thin out with a little milk.
  • Serve alone or over pasta, rice, or quinoa.

Nutrition

Calories: 281kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 110mg | Sodium: 541mg | Potassium: 485mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 537IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 1mg