Keto Crack Chicken in the Crock Pot

Are you looking for Keto crock pot recipes that you can serve to the whole family? You never want to be making one dinner for yourself and another for the kids, so finding something the whole family can enjoy while on a Keto diet is key. Luckily, with this recipe for Keto Crack Chicken in the Crock Pot, you can make one meal that the entire family will love. Even better, this meal requires almost no work thanks to the slow cooker. Be sure to also try these Keto Cheesy Taco Cups with Guacamole.

This Crack Chicken in the Crock Pot is keto friendly and low carb. But you don't have to follow a low carb lifestyle to enjoy it. The whole family will love this creamy, cheesy chicken dish. #keto #lowcarb #crockpot #slowcooker #crackchicken


Keto Crack Chicken in the Crock Pot

Add chicken broth to the slow cooker and stir in a Hidden Valley Ranch seasoning packet. Then add defrosted chicken breasts to the crock pot.

 
chicken in a crock pot

Cover and cook for 4 hours on high or 8 hours on low.

chicken in a slow cooker

After the cook time has ended, shred the chicken with two forks or use these shredding claws. These are so much easier on the hands and make the shredding job a lot quicker.

When you shred the chicken, it will absorb any leftover liquid.

shredded chicken in a crock pot

Add in the chunks of cut up Philadelphia Cream Cheese, bacon and shredded cheddar cheese. Stir all of the ingredients together.

chicken with cream cheese and bacon

Cover the crock pot again and leave in for an additional 5-10 minutes until the cream cheese has melted.

You can serve this Keto Crock Pot Chicken on it’s own or with a side salad. It would be wonderful served over a portobello mushroom. You can also serve this chicken in lettuce wraps for a low carb meal.

crack chicken

If you are not that concerned about carbs, and are just looking for a yummy meal idea, try serving this with a side of rice or pasta.

creamy chicken with bacon and cheese

This nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using online calculators. Your nutritional information may vary depending on numerous factors.

3.85 from 45 votes
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Keto Crack Chicken in the Crock Pot

This Crack Chicken in the Crock Pot is keto friendly and low carb. But you don't have to follow a low carb lifestyle to enjoy it. The whole family will love this creamy, cheesy chicken dish. 

Course Crock Pot Meal
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, crock pot, keto
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 347 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 Hidden Valley Ranch seasoning packet
  • 2 pounds of defrosted chicken breasts
  • 8 oz package of Philadelphia Cream Cheese cut into chunks
  • 8 slices cooked and crumbled bacon
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Add chicken broth to the slow cooker and stir in Hidden Valley Ranch seasoning packet. Then add defrosted chicken breasts.
  2. Cover and cook for 4 hours on high or 8 hours on low.
  3. After the cook time has ended, shred the chicken with two forks.

  4. Add chunks of cut up Philadelphia Cream Cheese, bacon and shredded cheddar. Stir ingredients.

  5. Cover the crock pot again, and cook for an additional 5-10 minutes, until the cream cheese has melted.

Nutrition Facts
Keto Crack Chicken in the Crock Pot
Amount Per Serving
Calories 347 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 125mg42%
Sodium 475mg21%
Potassium 520mg15%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 495IU10%
Vitamin C 2.4mg3%
Calcium 84mg8%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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57 Comments

5 stars
I love how easy this recipe is! So few ingredients! I bet it tastes great too. Adding it to my to-try list for sure!

5 stars
What a yummy and creamy recipe! It sounds delicious, and the keto aspect is super helpful!! I know many that will use this recipe for sure!

5 stars
I love a good slow cooker meal and the bonus that it’s KETO is perfect!! I’ll be making it this weekend!

Silly question I guess but how many servings does this make? I actually made it this afternoon for during the week and its amazing

5 stars
Just started making this today, I’m sure it will be as yummy as it looks! I am wondering what the serving size it. It says 8 servings is the pot, I can see the nutrients, but how much is each individual serving size?
Thanks!

I’m curious too! On my fitness pal it shows this recipe as 1/2 cup servings AND full cup servings. I need to know which is correct.

Love this site, is there a way to subscribe via e-mail ??
Can’t wait to make this crack chicken ! I’ve already put several others on my to make list.

1 star
I am so offended you would use a street drug in the name of this receipt ! You obviously have not suffered the heartbreak of addiction in your family or you would not glorify “crack” in this way.

5 stars
Clearly they call it “crack” chicken meaning it’s addicting. It’s not glorifying a street drug, If you don’t like the name it’s pretty simple…don’t cook it or call it something else. Take your offense elsewhere you sensitive snowflake!

5 stars
Agreed Travis…. the name is in reference to the fact that once you’ve had it you’ll want it again and again…. Should we not say Crack the whip??? Or Crack an egg simply because the word Crack is in it??? I think not. I am sorry that someone took offense to this. Yes, drug addiction is a very detrimental thing but not enough to lash out at people for the name of a recipe.

Please stop. We all know someone suffering from addiction and if a title to a recipe triggers you then you need therapy. Did you try the recipe or not? Giving it 1 star because of the title and not the taste says more about you than it does the dish.

Crack chicken is a type of preparation. You just put it in your pipe (the crock pot) and let the addiction soak in. Best served while screening “New Jack City”.

Ive had family members with drug addiction and not once do I associate “crack” with a good recipe and get offended. Seriously?? That’s right along there with hair “braid appropriation”, not trying to be rude but if this sensitivity is what the future generations are gonna be accustomed to then we are all in trouble.

1 star
Agreed! If anything it makes it extra opposite of Keto because of the insulin release associated with maltodextrin MSG and modified food starch! The rest of the recipe sounds tasty and you could just use your own seasonings and keep it keto friendly. Easy fix. Just leave out the ranch.

Thanks, Jodi and Lauren, for catching this! Maltodextrin is a deal-breaker.
To get the same flavor, do a search for “make your own ranch seasoning” and use the buttermilk powder, herbs and other ingredients listed there. The result for this awesome-looking chicken recipe should taste exactly the same, and I’m looking forward to making a big batch of it for an after-church brunch Sunday!

5 stars
I was so surprised as to how easy and flavorful this recipe is. This is certainly on my “do-over list”, it’s a keeper.
One question – is your “Nutrition Facts” based on 1 cup servings?

My guess would be 5-6ounces per serving. You have 2 lbs of chicken = 32 ounces. Then add 8 oz of cream cheese and 1/2 cup of shredded cheese is another 2 ounces. So 42 ounces so far without the liquid. 1/2 c of broth is another 4 ounces. So 46 ounces total. Divide 46 ounces by 8 servings would be somewhere between 5 and 6. Not sure if there is any shrinkage of weight due to cooking of the meat or broth. I’m just now cooking this for the first time.

1 star
I followed recipe to a tee but it did not come out good at all. Maybe I did something wrong but this recipe tasted very bad.

No. Just no. Seriously trying to figure out how to salvage this mush. I followed the recipe to the T. Way too much broth. Way over cooked (and I stopped the slow cooker an hour early). This is just a salty (and I used unsalted broth) paradoxically bland mess of goo.

I could have used these beautiful chicken breasts for schnitzel and I destroyed them. Not happy.

Maybe you were expecting something else? It IS shredded chicken. You could easily use less broth or remove some before mixing in the other ingredients. I made it tonight, and my daughter found it difficult to stop eating – it was so good!

5 stars
I made this tonight, and it was delicious! And so easy! I planned to use my crockpot, but got home much later than planned and didn’t have time to let it cook for 4 hours. So I used my pressure cooker instead! 15 minutes and I had perfect chicken! Then I switched it to the slow cooker setting to add everything else in. I served this over cauliflower rice with a side of steamed broccoli, and it was a hit! I will be making this again!

What makes this not so keto is the ranch packet. MSG or modified food starch causes increased insulin release, opposite of keto.

Thank you for sharing this recipe…it sounds amazing ! My son-in-law is on the keto diet and it’s hard to find recipes with no carbs . I also love slow cooker recipes and will definitely be making this in the near future ! 🙂

5 stars
I made this last night for supper and it was a big hit with both the keto and non-keto followers ! I served it with salad along with riced cauliflower (keto) and rice (non-keto) . So easy , so delicious…definitely a keeper , thanks for sharing ! 🙂

4 stars
YUM!

I made some adjustments based on the reviews:

3 chicken breasts in the crockpot on high for 3 hours (plenty of time)
Drained all liquids prior to shredding chicken
Used approx half the cream cheese recipe called for
Added dash of salt and pepper
Added chives

So happy with how it turned out!

This would be the per serving nutritional

2g Net Carbs

2g Total Carbs

0g Fiber

20g Fat

42g Protein

364 Calories

1 Glycemic Load

Keto Grade: A
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servings
Crockpot Keto Crack Chicken
Details
Yields:
8
servings
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 4 hr
Ready In: 4 hr 20 min
Ingredients
Chicken Bone Broth Gluten Free by Sam’s Choice
½ cup
(123g or 4.34 oz)
Hidden Valley Ranch Packet
1 x 1 Packet
(454g or 16.01 oz)
Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
2 pound
(907g or 31.99 oz)
Cream Cheese
8 ounce
(227g)
Bacon
8 slice – 6″ long
(64g or 2.26 oz)
Shredded Cheddar
½ cup, shredded
(57g or 2.01 oz)
Instructions
1. Add chicken broth to the slow cooker and stir in Hidden Valley Ranch seasoning packet. Then add defrosted chicken breasts.
Cover and cook for 4 hours on high or 8 hours on low.
After the cook time has ended, shred the chicken with two forks.

Add chunks of cut up Philadelphia Cream Cheese, bacon and shredded cheddar. Stir ingredients.

Cover the crock pot again, and cook for an additional 5-10 minutes, until the cream cheese has melted.

Nutrition Facts
Keto Crack Chicken in the Crock Pot
Amount Per Serving
Calories 347 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 35%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 125mg 42%
Sodium 475mg 20%
Potassium 520mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Protein 30g 60%
Vitamin A 9.9%
Vitamin C 2.9%
Calcium 8.4%
Iron 3.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Ratings & Reviews
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Crockpot Keto Crack Chicken
Serving Size: 1 servings
Nutrient Value % Goal
Calories 363.9 17.6%
Total Carbs 2.1g —
Net Carbs 2.1g 8.0%
Diabetes Carbs 2.1g —
Fiber — —
Starch 0.1g —
Sugar 1.2g —
Added Sugar 0.1g —
Sugar Alcohols 0.0g —
Protein 41.6g 32.2%
Fat 20.0g 12.4%
Monounsat. Fat 6.1g —
Polyunsat. Fat 2.1g —
Omega-3 Fat 0.2g —
Omega-6 Fat 1.9g —
Saturated Fat 9.5g —
Trans Fat 0.5g 51.0%
Cholesterol 139.9mg —
Glycemic Load 0.8 —
Calcium 95.5mg 9.6%
Iron 1.3mg 16.5%
Magnesium 37.6mg 8.9%
Phosphorus 338.4mg 48.3%
Potassium 370.1mg 7.9%
Sodium 421.5mg 28.1%
Zinc 2.0mg 18.5%
Copper 0.1mg 8.1%
Selenium 36.2mcg 65.8%
Vitamin A 122.2mcg 13.6%
Vit B1 (Thiamin) 0.1mg 10.6%
Vit B2 (Riboflavin) 0.2mg 18.9%
Vit B3 (Niacin) 15.0mg 93.4%
Vitamin B5 1.4mg 27.3%
Vitamin B6 0.7mg 57.2%
Vitamin B12 0.6mcg 25.5%
Vitamin C — —
Vitamin D 0.2mcg 1.5%
Vitamin E 0.6mg 4.2%
Vitamin K 1.1mcg 0.9%
Folate 9.0mcg 2.2%
Choline 111.3mg 20.2%

3 stars
You know what? I’ve been reading all comments/questions regarding this recipe and YOUR RESPONSE deserves the KUDOS! 🥳
This is the most thoroughly researched answer for everyone’s questions regarding what is in this recipe and what it’ll break down to once it’s put into their mouth! Now EVERYONE needs to just cook the recipe and enjoy or move along! Thank you, Kevin.
And we don’t even know each other 🤣

3 stars
I am new to the Keto Lifestyle and saw this recipe and was super pumped to make it, BUT, I noticed Maltodextrin listed as the first ingredient. This means it’s still going to have an effect on Insulin, correct? As I said, I’m a newbie, so please know that absolutely no offense is intended by these questions.

I have questions about the nutrition breakdown that is listed. How does one come by just 1g of Carbs per serving? I am not a math whiz, but did some quick calculations and came up with the following:

Hidden Valley Ranch packet contains 1g of Carbs per serving and there are 16 servings in the package, which means that using the whole packet in this recipe results in 16g of Carbs.

The Cream Cheese has 2g of Carbs per 1oz serving and there are 8 servings per container, perfect for what the recipe calls for, but this also means that there are 16g of Carbs from the Cream Cheese alone.

When you add that to the total carbs from the ranch packet, you’re up to 32g of Carbs. This does not include the carbs from any of the other ingredients. So, if this recipe yields 8 servings, then the carbs per serving, just based off of the 2 ingredients I mentioned above, would be 4g. This number would only increase depending on the type of chicken broth, bacon, and cheddar cheese used.

Perhaps I am missing something? I noticed that Fiber wasn’t noted on the nutrition label given, but maybe it is there and the math is already done? Meaning that the carbs listed are actually the net carbs? Otherwise, I just don’t see how this is only 1 carb per serving. Any thoughts?

The carb breakdown with the HVRD is with it prepared with milk etc not dry packet- the dry packet technically has zero carbs. But as the others have said that the ranch dressing contains ingredients that make it not Keto friendly. Hope this helps.

5 stars
Made this for dinner tonight and it was absolutely delicious! Served it over steamed broccoli!!! I see this being made regularly!!!

1 star
This was extremely salty… I’d make it again but with half the amount of bacon, add bell peppers and maybe mushrooms.

How do you serve this? Is it a sandwich? Or did you put it over rice or noodles?

5 stars
Made this tonight, but added 4 oz. of mild Hatch chilies and served over riced cauliflower. Wonderful.

5 stars
I absolutely LOVE this recipe!!! My friend and I thought it would cook slow by multicooker standards. Boy were we wrong! It was cooked in no time flat! We let it cook completely down and then followed the directions. It was a little too thick to stir. Still good though! Made it again last night, but doubled it and left some of the broth mix. Then added other ingredients. Made stirring a WHOLE lot more simple! It was creamy and amazingly good! My daughter made a wrap out of it while my son, husband and I ate it plain on a plate. So good!!! I’ve been eating it today with whole wheat Ritz. My family and I love it!! Thank you for this AMAZING recipe!!!

And I didn’t cook bacon. I bought a small bag of bacon pieces, NOT BITS! It was the perfect amount! Not too salty and you could still taste it!

Based on measurements it looks like serving size may be 2 cups of chicken. However I only divided 3lbs of chicken by 8 servings which seems to be the only thing listed for serving info.

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