Slow Cooker Crack Chicken Sandwiches
Slow Cooker Crack Chicken Sandwiches
So what does the Prologue from Romeo & Juliet have to do with Slow Cooker Crack Chicken Sandwiches. Well, not much. I’ll be honest. If we’re looking for a connection, then perhaps these sandwiches are so darned easy to make that you’ll have plenty of time left over to memorize Shakespearean stanzas. I mean I don’t exactly spend my time doing that these days, but I’m not gonna stop you!
So what exactly are these Slow Cooker Crack Chicken Sandwiches? Crack chicken dip took the interwebs by storm because it’s addictive…kinda like, well, crack. It’s not exactly my first choice for a recipe name, but that’s ok. Crack chicken is what it is, so we’re rolling with it. Crack chicken dip is one of those party dips that is crazy easy to make, and there are hardly ever any leftovers. It’s delicious!
Crack chicken is insanely easy to make, too. All you need is some boneless, skinless chicken breasts, powdered ranch seasoning, cream cheese and cheddar cheese. I tossed in a bit of garlic powder for fun, but that’s just me. Turn the slow cooker on and walk away. Go clean the house. Go binge watch Narcos, Peaky Blinders, The Stranger, or Ozarks on Netflix. Go memorize the Prologue to Romeo & Juliet. When you come back later, you’ll just need to shred the chicken with two forks, and your crack chicken will be all done.
Instead of serving this as a dip, I turned this crack chicken into Slow Cooker Crack Chicken Sandwiches. Just grab croissants or mini-hoagie buns. Pile on some shredded crack chicken. Add a slice of crispy bacon. Sprinkle on some chopped green onions. Serve ’em up. These sammiches are delicious!
As I was making this crack chicken, I realized it’s basically the Chicken Bacon Ranch version of Buffalo Chicken Dip. In fact, we even mixed some buffalo sauce into this crack chicken when we served up this batch of sandwiches. So it’s Buffalo Crack Chicken. Creamy chicken packed with a ton of flavor and piled on a hoagie bun. That’s how we roll around here. I hope you enjoy this easy recipe as much as we do. It’s a great go-to meal idea when you need something easy and delicious!
Did you make these Slow Cooker Crack Chicken Sandwiches at home? Leave a comment! Or better yet, snap a photo and tag me on Instagram (@Spicedblog). I’d love to see your version!
Slow Cooker Crack Chicken Sandwiches
- 3 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1 1-oz. packet ranch seasoning mix
- 16 oz. cream cheese
- 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 8 oz. thick-cut bacon cooked and crumbled
- ½ cup chopped green onions
- 8 hoagie buns or croissant rolls
- Using a slow cooker, add chicken breasts, ranch seasoning, cream cheese, cheese and garlic powder.
- Cook on low for 6-8 hours, or on high for 4-6 hours, or until chicken is fully cooked and shreds easily with two forks.
- Using two forks, shred chicken. Stir mixture until well combined.
- Add crumbled bacon and chopped green onions; stir until well combined.
- Serve on buns or croissant rolls.
Looking for some more tasty chicken bacon ranch recipes? Check out these other favorites, too:
Crispy Chicken Bacon Ranch Wraps
Chicken Bacon Ranch Quesadillas
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Either way, thank you for the kind words on the recipe. This is a delicious comfort food meal that takes only minutes to make! 🙂
This looks so rich and creamy. Would love to try it. Can this be made on a stove top or instant pot.
Hmmm, that’s a good question, Rahul! I don’t have an instant pot, but I would guess that it could be made in one. (Let me know if you try it out!) And it can certainly be made on a stovetop as well – it won’t take as long. Just use low heat and make sure the chicken is fully cooked before shredding.
Cleaning the house? Memorizing the Prologue to Romeo & Juliet? David, you know how to always offer some awesome options! I’m just not sure what sounds more exiting, the cleaning or Shakespeare…hard to decide:) So instead I am going to wait until this delicious meal is ready. Chicken, cheese, and bacon? That’s insanely good!
Haha – hey, I’m just giving you a choice here, Ben. I mean you totally could go memorize the prologue to Romeo & Juliet. You could also go clean the house. Or you can make crack chicken sandwiches. Actually, the best part is you can do all of these because the crack chicken practically cooks itself! 🙂
Anything this easy and this delicious is a win win! Perfect for an easy meal during the holidays and I think this would be easy to double and feed a crowd. The chicken itself looks amazing, but add a little bacon…and wowza!!! 🙂
Exactly! Even Santa has a limit to how many cookies he can eat. For those times, a good crack chicken sandwich does the trick! 🙂
I have seen any of those shows, so thanks for the recommendations.
I like to send my husband off to work with a packed lunch, because that’s just how things roll around here. I’ll often make chicken cold cuts, with veggie-flavor cream cheese and just a small glug of ranch dressing … but I think of it more as the cannabis of sandwiches, not the full-on crack. Obviously, I need to move on through the gateway.
Sure thing on the show recommendations, Jeff. Those are some of our all-time favorites. Narcos is sub-titled, but I got over that in about 5 minutes. And in fact we manually turned on the sub-titles for Peaky Blinders as we couldn’t understand the thick accents. Then we just left sub-titles on – god, we’re old. 🙂
That’s so cool that you send your husband off to work with a packed lunch. I imagine it’s in a brown paper sack with his name on it. Does it include a juice box, too? But, yes, time to slide down the slope from cannabis to crack…
I knew it was Romeo and Juliet, eventhough I dont memorize it, there were keywords, Verona and two households.
Anyways that sandwich looks stunning! Creamy and meaty, which I like
Ah, very good, sir! The two households does give it a way, and Verona does too – although I suspect fewer folks remember the Verona setting. Either way, thank you for the kind words!
I love how you called these crack chicken sandwiches! And I remember having to memorize that passage from Shakespeare too! I’m gonna have to make these sandwiches soon 🙂
No way – I wasn’t the only one who had to memorize that passage from Shakespeare!? It’s nice to know that I can share that misery with others. Hah! 🙂
And these sandwiches? SO good. And insanely easy to make, too. Thanks, Michelle!
this sanger certainly sounds delicious david. i love chicken sandwiches and with bacon… Yum!
This is one heck of a sanger, Sherry – and easy to make, too!!
Oh my gosh, David! Just reading about this chicken sammie is like crack! I have a feeling this recipe, along with the added buffalo sauce (!) will make it to my table sometime soon! I mean, there’s only awesome things in there! Can’t wait to try it!
Haha – you and my Laura share the same thought with the buffalo sauce. I’ve gotta say that these were some really good sandwiches…and so easy to make, too! 🙂