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Slow Cooker Bacon Smothered Chicken

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Slow Cooker Smothered Chicken

It has been in the single digits here in Logan this week. I must say that it is hard to be motivated to go outside of my house and do something. One of my very favorite things is to smell your dinner cooking in the slow cooker on a very cold day. This smothered chicken will make your house smell amazing and it will get you excited for dinner!


Slow Cooker Bacon Smothered Chicken



8 slices of bacon, cooked and cut into 1-inch pieces

1 onion, chopped

2 cups fat-free chicken broth

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts

1 8 oz package of fat free cream cheese

4 cups egg noodles, uncooked

2 Tbsp. dried parsley




Cook onions on medium heat over the stove top. Cook until they are golden brown.

Add your chicken to the slow cooker; cover with the cooked onions and cooked bacon. Pour your chicken broth over top.  Cook on low 4 to 5 hours (or on HIGH 2 to 3 hours). About 15 min. before ready to serve, put your cream cheese in the slow cooker.

Cook your egg noodles as directed on the package.  When the slow cooker is ready, shred the chicken and mix well.

Then place your chicken on your cooked egg noodles and sprinkle with dried parsley. Serve warm.


Looking for other delicious slow cooker meals? These are some of our favorites!
Slow Cooker 7up Chicken
Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken
Slow Cooker Italian Chicken
Slow Cooker Sticky Chicken Wings
Slow Cooker Chicken Tortellini


Wondering what kind of slow cookers we use? 
We each have a few but here are our favorite ones: 
Digital Slow CookerKitchenaid Slow Cooker, and just the normal slow cooker.
All of them work well and we use them almost everyday!

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  1. Brittany says

    I also added a package of dry ranch mix. It made a type of Bacon Ranch Chicken. Could possibly get away with two packages. So Yummy!

  2. Andrea says

    Is it suppose to be watery? I did exactly what the recipe said and the sauce in the crock pot is very thin. Maybe I need to cook it longer…..been cooking it since 2 and its 7:45.

  3. Grumpy says

    We made this yesterday. It was pretty good, but I must say that the name “Bacon Smothered Chicken” is a bit misleading. No, scratch that. It is a LOT misleading. Smothered? Really? You consider this /smothered/ with bacon? In what universe? There was maybe one small piece of bacon per bite. Hardly smothered.

    Again, it is a good dish. I will probably make it again. But it would need another pound or two (pre-cooked weight) of bacon to even approach anything resembling “smothered”.


  4. Red says

    I am going to echo Andrea’s question – is it supposed to be watery? The sauce was very thin when it was done; I’m wondering if an ingredient or step was left out that makes the sauce a bit thicker. I think it would be much better with a thicker sauce. Also must agree with Grumpy that it would benefit from more bacon. Perhaps not the healthiest choice to add more bacon to it but for better flavor, more bacon would be good. =)

  5. Leann says

    This was amazing!! My husband said it ranks as one of his top five favorite dishes! Thanks for the great recipe!

  6. Cheryl says

    My family love this! I used 1 lb of bacon and 1 cup chicken broth. And it turned out perfect. From all the comments I ajusted the recipe myself. I make this once every two weeks.

  7. Amanda says

    Mine was super watery even after the cream cheese was added. I’m wondering if maybe the cream cheese should cook all day too. I’ve made other crock pot recipes and added the exam cheese early. So mine just ended up as chicken and bacon over noodles :( but it still tasted good!

  8. Suzi A says

    I have to agree that it was a little thinner than I would have expected. However, once I read the reviews, I took the lid off my cooker (I use a Ninja Cooking System) and let it cook about 30 minutes with the lid off to help it thicken a bit (cooker on high). This did help. I tasted it the way the recipe was written and it was delicious but after seeing the reviews about adding the ranch dressing mix, I decided to add a little. I have a son that puts ranch on everything so I knew he would like this addition. It was very good with the ranch as well, however, it was a little salty for me as I don’t eat much salt. I did not put any salt in the water for the noodles so this helped to tone it down. Definitely something I will make again.

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