Crock pot creamy Italian chicken

Crock pot Italian chicken is one of my all time favorite meals! My Aunt gave this recipe to me when I was first married, and we have been making it ever since. It is SOO delicious and super easy to make.
I’m sure many of you have tried this recipe, but if not it’s one of those super easy “forget and go” meals! In the summer I find myself using the crock pot more and more so I don’t have to heat up my oven! I put my crock pot in the garage so it doesn’t heat up the whole house.

Creamy Italian Chicken


  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 8 oz cream cheese (1 pkg)
  • 1 packet Good Seasons Italian dressing
  • 4 chicken breasts (I use frozen)


Place chicken in the crock pot and pour water over the top. Sprinkle the Italian seasonings over the chicken. Next add the creamy of chicken soup and cut the cream cheese into cubes and place in the crock pot.
Cook on low for 5-6 hours or high for 3-4 hours. Shred chicken and serve over bow tie pasta.

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Crock pot creamy italian chicken
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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Denissa posted on July 6, 2010 at 1:21 pm (#

    Yummy! I made that once before but whoever I got the recipe from said to serve it w/ rice. It was just so-so..I think it would be WAY better w/ pasta ;)Need to make that one again!

  2. Dorese @ Dorese's Pieces posted on July 6, 2010 at 1:23 pm (#

    Hi Jamielyn! Thanks so much for stopping by and introducing yourself – and your ADORABLE blog! I don't know how I have missed it before now! Your chicken looks delicious, too – I think that will be dinner tomorrow! Thanks again, and I'm a new follower, for sure! :)

  3. Becky posted on July 6, 2010 at 1:51 pm (#

    Darnit! I just made this on Friday and was set to post it tomorrow =)You beat me to it mama!
    But in all seriousness, my hubby loves this.

  4. Becky posted on July 6, 2010 at 1:51 pm (#

    Darnit! I just made this on Friday and was set to post it tomorrow =)You beat me to it mama!
    But in all seriousness, my hubby loves this.

  5. I'm just the MOM posted on July 6, 2010 at 2:39 pm (#

    Yummy! think i will be making this either tonight or tommorrow :)

  6. Kenzie posted on July 6, 2010 at 5:09 pm (#

    This looks delicious! Definitely going to have to try it!

  7. Erin posted on July 6, 2010 at 9:03 pm (#

    I absolutely love your blog. So I am passing on to you the Blog With Substance Award! You can check it out at

    Thanks for all of your fantastic ideas!!!

  8. Joanna posted on July 7, 2010 at 7:45 am (#

    Yum! {first time commenter} I love easy dinners and this not only is easy but looks delicious! We will definitely be trying this out.

  9. Kami @ Everyday Heaven posted on July 7, 2010 at 7:55 am (#

    I am making this tonight! Thanks for the recipe. I have never heard of it before, and I thought I knew all the great recipes. I love your blog! Thanks!

  10. Ann @ makethebestofthings posted on July 8, 2010 at 7:26 am (#

    This is really a tasty recipe, one of my old standbys when the kids are at home. Tho we all like rice, we serve it over pasta, too.

  11. Ruthie posted on July 8, 2010 at 11:41 am (#

    Sounds so good! I got all my ingredients and will be making it tonight for dinner. Thanks!!

  12. Erin Wallace posted on July 8, 2010 at 9:34 pm (#

    This sounds really good!

    Following you from Friday Follows – hope to see you at Dropped Stitches.

    xo Erin

  13. Jen posted on July 8, 2010 at 9:37 pm (#

    Stopping by from NFF! I'm already a follower of yours but I like to follow the rules so I'm stopping by to say hi and I'm glad I did because I know what hubby will be fixing for dinner this weekend! Thanks!

  14. Untypically Jia posted on July 8, 2010 at 9:48 pm (#

    Yum! That looks to die for!

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  15. the thrifty ba posted on July 9, 2010 at 7:33 am (#

    coming from remodleaholic and this looks yumm!

  16. Susan @ Entertain Exchange posted on July 9, 2010 at 12:09 pm (#

    This sound yummy…I am going to try it!

    Entertaining and party inspiration.

  17. anne maskell posted on July 9, 2010 at 6:42 pm (#

    Oh that sounds so good! thanks for the recipe! I'm visiting with everything etsy, hope you visit me too.

  18. shopannies posted on July 10, 2010 at 12:09 pm (#

    sounds delicious

  19. Tere posted on July 10, 2010 at 1:48 pm (#

    Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing at It's Party Time Thursday@PonyTails&FishScales!

  20. Jill posted on July 11, 2010 at 8:23 pm (#

    Looks tasty!! Just stopped by from Met Monday!

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  21. Jilian posted on July 20, 2010 at 9:05 am (#

    Hi, found you through

    I made this recipe last night, and it was delish!! Although I went with some pork loin chops instead of chicken breast (I don't care for ckn breast in the crock pot and I didn't have any thighs on hand so I used what I had)
    I had it with rice and broccoli and it will definitely be a go-to for many dinners to come!!

    Thank you!!

  22. megan posted on June 13, 2011 at 2:59 pm (#

    i make this all the time, love it!!! i normally add cut up potatoes, onions, peppers and carrots and just eat it as is not over anything. tonight i didnt have onions, or peppers so i tossed in some carrots and thought about doing it over noodles.

    love your site!

    • Jamielyn posted on June 13, 2011 at 4:45 pm (#

      Oh yum that’s a great idea! I need to try that next time. Thanks for sharing! :)

  23. Danielle posted on March 9, 2014 at 6:52 pm (#

    Just double checking….4 blocks of cream cheese?

    • Jamielyn posted on March 9, 2014 at 7:53 pm (#

      Just one block, one 8 oz package. :)

  24. Natalie posted on October 2, 2014 at 1:50 pm (#

    I love the simplicity of this slow cooked creamy chicken. For future reference do you put the chicken breast in the crock pot frozen? What kind of chicken do you use?

    • Jamielyn posted on October 5, 2014 at 12:36 am (#

      Yes, I always put mine in frozen. I usually get fresh chicken from Costco and freeze it, but any chicken will work. :)

  25. Natalie posted on October 2, 2014 at 1:54 pm (#

    Oh yeah, what sides do you use?

    • Jamielyn posted on October 5, 2014 at 12:37 am (#

      I like to serve this with green beans or broccoli! :)

  26. Dawn Eline posted on October 6, 2014 at 9:13 am (#

    Great recipes 

  27. Chrissy posted on October 21, 2014 at 8:25 pm (#

    WOW! I just made this for my family tonight and everyone – even my super picky son – loved it and wants me to make it OFTEN! I was able to find organic versions of every ingredient so I didn’t feel too badly about the richness of the dish. Plus, I don’t think you can find a simpler meal to make!!! This will be a MUST MAKE for our snow days this year (we are praying we have lots of them too!). Thanks for the great recipe! 

    • Jamielyn posted on October 22, 2014 at 12:28 am (#

      This recipe is perfect for snow days! I’m so glad your family loved this recipe, I love how easy and delicious it is. Thanks for your comment Chrissy! :)

  28. Liz posted on January 3, 2015 at 2:24 pm (#

    I am so sorry about my autocorrect, let’s try this again.

    First, what ounce can of soup do you use?
    Second, are your frozen chicken breasts pre cooked or raw? I feel as if using raw frozen chicken is unsafe, even with 8 hours of cooktime.
    Third, how many ounces are in a packet of seasoning?

    • Jamielyn posted on January 13, 2015 at 7:06 pm (#

      Hi Liz! The cream of chicken soup is the 10.75 oz can. I use raw frozen chicken breasts but you can definitely use fresh chicken breasts instead, just decrease the cooking time. The packet of seasoning is a .7 oz. Hope that helps! :)

  29. Cydney posted on May 18, 2015 at 7:28 am (#

    This sounds so good and easy! If you use frozen chicken, do you still add the water? If so, is it runny when it’s finished cooking? Thanks! 

    • Jamielyn posted on May 18, 2015 at 10:29 pm (#

      Hi Cyndey! Yes I do still add water. The consistency is about the same both ways. :)

  30. Rachel Bloom posted on June 7, 2015 at 12:02 am (#

    How many does this feed?

    • Jamielyn posted on June 15, 2015 at 4:08 pm (#

      Hi Rachel! This should feed 5-6 people! :)

  31. Misti posted on August 17, 2016 at 7:22 pm (#

    It says low for 5-6 hours, but I won’t be home to eat until 8 hours. If using frozen chicken, would 8 hours on low be ok?

    • I Heart Naptime posted on August 18, 2016 at 6:58 am (#

      I used frozen and it only needed 5-6 hours. I’d had maybe a quarter cup more fluid (water or chicken stock) and let it go for eight!

  32. Tammy posted on November 28, 2016 at 5:32 pm (#

    Can you just use raw chicken and if so do you still add in the water? Thanks so much.

    • I Heart Naptime posted on November 28, 2016 at 6:39 pm (#

      Yes! You can use this with raw chicken and yes, you’ll still want to add the water. Thanks, Tammy! :)