Thursday, October 5, 2017

Slow Cooker Crack Chicken

Fall is here and that means the Fall Edition of Freaky Friday!  It also means Football, and if you know anything about me, the only thing I might love more than cooking is college football!  I was super excited about the Fall round of Freaky Friday because it means new ideas for tailgating and watch parties.  If you aren't familiar with Freaky Friday, each person in the group is assigned a blog to remake a recipe from.  All of this is kept a secret and today is the day we reveal our creations.  Not only with all of you, but with each other.  It's great fun to see who had blog, and which recipes were chosen.  Bonus!  You are introduced to some fabulous bloggers and a great collection of recipe ideas.  
Seriously folks...
Crack Chicken.
It's that addicting...

For this round of Freaky Friday, I was assigned Aunt Bee's Recipes, and I'm so thrilled to share some of Brandi's favorites with you.  I've been acquainted with Brandi for quite a while, and consider her a dear friend.  Brandi is a true Southern Belle, and Alabama girl.  When she first married Uncle Bee, she couldn't even boil water.  Like any proper Southern gal knows, Brandi quickly learned the way to a Southern boy's heart is through his belly.  Reading Aunt Bee's blog, you would never know she is a self-taught cook.  Based on her vast collection of yummy recipes, you'd think Brandi had been cooking forever.  I refer to her as the casserole queen, because like all true Southern girls, she's my go-to for casseroles and carbs.  I've made many of her recipes over the years, and it was truly hard to choose just one for this post.  Though I ultimately chose Slow Cooker Crack Chicken, we also sampled Brandi's Crock Pot Roasted Garlic Beef Sandwiches.  They were so good I forgot to take pictures!  I also chose her {Ultimate} Loaded Potato Soup.  We got hung up at the Apple Store, so Little Devil wound up making that one by herself.  They were all so delicious it was hard to choose just one.


 As I said earlier, I'm a big football fan, so anything hearty that will feed a group is right up my alley.  Slow Cooker Crack Chicken is ideal to feed a flock of football fans! It all cooks right in the slow cooker, making the preparation very simple.  The most time consuming part is cooking and crumbling the bacon, and I did that ahead in the oven making this entire recipe a breeze!   
What isn't made better by a pound of
cooked and crumbled bacon???
After the chicken cooks in the slow cooker,
shred with two forks.
Add the mayo, cheddar cheese and top with green
onions for a hot, hearty sandwich you won't
be able to stop eating!
The chicken breasts go right into the slow cooker and get seasoned with a packet of Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing mix.  Top that with a bar of cream cheese, and cook away.  How simple and tasty is that?  Once the slow cooker has worked its' magic on the chicken breasts, you remove them and shred.  Return the shredded chicken to the pot with the remaining ingredients and cook for a few more minutes.  That's it!  Touchdown!  Score!  We served ours on hamburger buns, but Brandi suggested serving it on Ritz Crackers.  I think that would make a fabulous appetizer for our next tailgate party.  I just know it will be a huge hit!
We served our Slow Cooker Crack Chicken
on some lovely gluten free rolls.
A lovely meal on a bun, but I can't wait to serve
it with crackers for lots of tailgate dipping enjoyment!
So there ya go!  Another Freaky Friday is in the books.  I've been absolutely honored to share Aunt Bee's recipe with you.  Brandi is a wonderful blogger and just about the sweetest, funniest person you'll ever know.  I encourage you to stop on by Aunt Bee's Recipes for lots of new recipe ideas.  AND, if you happen to be a part of the Insta Pot craze, Brandi has lots of Insta Pot recipes for you too. She even has an Insta Pot version of Crack Chicken!  I don't have one yet, but Brandi has inspired me to ask Santa!



Slow Cooker Crack Chicken

4 chicken breasts
1 package Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Mix
8 ounces cream cheese
1 cup mayonnaise
1 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
big handful chopped green onions for garnish

Place the chicken breasts in the crock pot.  Sprinkle with ranch seasoning and top with cream cheese.  Cook on low for 6 hours.  Removed chicken and shred with two forks and add it back to the slow cooker.  Stir in the mayo and cooked bacon. Top with the cheddar cheese.  Replace lid and cook on low an additional 15 minutes until cheese is melted.  Top with green onions and serve on rolls or crackers.  Enjoy!

Prep Time:  Approximately 20 minutes     Cook Time:  Approximately 6 hours

             

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30 comments:

  1. I am so all about the slow cooker right now with an almost 7 month old to chase around and this sounds too delicious! Dinner next week for sure :)

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  2. This has been on my "to make" list for a while -- now I know that I am!! YUM!!

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    1. Definitely make it! It's so tasty!

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  3. Give me a slow cooker chicken dish and I'm in heaven immediately!

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    1. Right? You know it's gonna turn out delish!

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  4. Oh yes this looks deliciously addictive! What a yummy meal and with all that bacony/cheesy deliciousness? Oh yes, appropriately named!

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    1. Exactly! What isn't better with a pound of crumbled bacon :)

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  5. What could be better than a comfort food from your slow cooker? Not much :)

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    1. It is the perfect comfort food dish!

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  6. Oh my does this sound amazing!!! Bacon, cheese and the ease of the slow cooker?! Count me in!

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    1. Yes! I love the ease of the slow cooker, especially this time of year!

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  7. Slow cooker meals are the best! I have to make this!

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  8. This sounds so delicious! There are so many great flavors going on with this chicken!

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    1. It's very tasty and so simple to make!

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  9. This looks simple and addictive; a perfect combo!

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    1. It is! Sometimes it's nice to have a night off in the kitchen and enjoy something simple!

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  10. I SQUEALED when I saw you made this recipe!!! It is seriously one of our absolute faves! We have it once a week!!!!

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    1. I had a hard time deciding but this one is extra special!

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  11. I love slow cooker recipes, and this one, I can see why it's a family favorite!

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    1. Yes! Sometimes it's nice to take a break and enjoy something tasty and simple from the slow cooker!

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  12. I'm all about easy slow cooked meals especially during the week when it's most hectic. Looking forward to trying this one!

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    1. Yes! And the most hectic time of year is approaching. It's nice to have a new go-to slow cooker meal!

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    1. Cream cheese and Bacon, comfort food at its finest!

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  14. I can see why this is called Crack Chicken! It sounds amazing and looks delish. Like you said, perfect for a football crowd, and cooked in the crockpot makes serving so easy!

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    1. It is the perfect dish for a crowd! So easy!

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  15. We've made this recipe from Aunt Bee's blog too! It's great for game day! :)

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    1. It is! I can't wait to try it served with crackers next time!

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