Creamy ranch chicken on a bed of egg noodles on a round blue plate on a grey placemat with two stainless steel forks all on a wooden surface (with logo overlay)

Slow Cooker Creamy Ranch Chicken over Pasta

Use the slow cooker to make creamy ranch chicken with only a few ingredients for an easy, flavor-packed meal that’s ready when you are.

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Most of the time, I try not to use processed ingredients. But sometimes, convenience wins out. I have my recipe for cream of chicken soup but just did not have time to make it when I was working on this slow cooker meal.

I like using the slow cooker because I substitute teach at the boys’ elementary school a lot. It’s a great way to prep easy meals for the whole family before going in and have it ready when we get home. Especially on the busy nights we have Cub Scouts after school, I need something quick.

Since the cooking time only takes at most 5 hours, it isn’t one I can do with a full working day. But when I pick up those afternoon-only sub jobs, it’s perfect. I can have dinner mostly done, and just have to cook up the noodles when I get home.

Garnish Options

There are a lot of ways you can add simple ingredients to the top of this creamy ranch chicken recipe to step it up a notch:

  • Sour cream
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Garlic powder
  • Crispy bacon bits
  • Sliced green onions
  • Cheddar cheese 

Side Options

If you are looking for the best side dishes to make with this easy recipe, I suggest:

  • Homemade dinner rolls
  • Green beans
  • Baby carrots
  • Side salad
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Cooked rice

What type of Chicken works best?

We like to use boneless skinless chicken breasts because that’s what we typically purchase. It’s cheapest for us to get a 10-pound container of chicken and separate it when we get home from the grocery store.

You can also use chicken cutlets if you prefer those. 

Or, for those who want dark meat, substitute with 1 pound of boneless skinless chicken thighs. 

Just remember your cooking times may vary with different cuts of chicken. Always make sure the chicken is cooked through before serving. 

Slow Cooker Creamy Ranch Chicken over Pasta Step by Step

Ingredients

  • 10 oz cream of chicken soup
  • 2 tbsp ranch powder
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 lb chicken breasts, boneless, skinless
  • 4 oz cream cheese (1/2 of a block of cream cheese)
  • 8 oz egg noodles
Ingredients for slow cooker creamy ranch chicken in stainless steel bowls on a wooden surface

Preparation

Mix the cream of chicken soup with the ranch powder and Italian seasoning in the slow cooker.

Cream of chicken and ranch mixed in a slow cooker on a wooden surface

Place the boneless skinless chicken breasts on top of the mixture in a single layer.

Chicken on top of cream of chicken and ranch mixture in a slow cooker on a wooden surface

Top with the cream cheese.

Cream cheese on chicken on top of cream of chicken and ranch mixture in a slow cooker on a wooden surface

Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or high for 2-3 hours. Shred the chicken, return it to the slow cooker, and stir to combine.

Shredded chicken in cheesy ranch mixture in a slow cooker on a wooden surface

When ready to serve, prepare the egg noodles according to the package. Serve the shredded chicken with creamy ranch sauce over the egg noodles.

Creamy ranch chicken on a bed of egg noodles on a round blue plate on a grey placemat with two stainless steel forks all on a wooden surface (vertical)

Slow Cooker Creamy Ranch Chicken over Pasta Leftovers

Storage: Store leftovers in an airtight container. You’ll want to keep the creamy ranch chicken in a separate container from the pasta noodles. The creamy sauce will make the noodles mushy if they are in the same container for too long. Put them both in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. 

Reheating: Reheat by putting both the chicken and the pasta in a saucepan and heat over medium for about 5-10 minutes, until warmed through. Warm the noodles separately. Or, ideally, make a fresh batch of noodles to serve with the leftovers. 

Recipe

Originally Published On: August 16, 2021

Last Updated On: October 17, 2023

Creamy ranch chicken on a bed of egg noodles on a round blue plate on a grey placemat with two stainless steel forks all on a wooden surface

Slow Cooker Creamy Ranch Chicken over Pasta

Use the slow cooker to make creamy ranch chicken with only a few ingredients for an easy, flavor-packed meal that's ready when you are.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 10 minutes
Course:
Main Dish
Cuisine:
American
Keyword:
chicken
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cream of chicken
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egg noodles
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noodles
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ranch powder
Dietary Needs:
Nut-Free
Meat:
Chicken/Turkey
Cooking Method:
Slow-Cooker
Servings: 4
5 from 9 votes

Ingredients

  • 10 oz cream of chicken soup
  • 2 tbsp ranch seasoning powder
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 lb chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 8 oz egg noodles

Instructions

  • Mix the cream of chicken soup with the ranch powder and Italian seasoning in the slow cooker
  • Place the chicken on top of the mixture
  • Top with the cream cheese
  • Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or high for 2-3 hours
  • Meanwhile, prepare the egg noodles according to the package
  • Shred the chicken and return it to the slow cooker and stir to combine
  • Serve over egg noodles
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Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Creamy Ranch Chicken over Pasta
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 532 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 157mg52%
Sodium 1295mg54%
Potassium 648mg19%
Carbohydrates 52g17%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 36g72%
Vitamin A 600IU12%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 83mg8%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.

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27 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Creamy Ranch Chicken over Pasta”

  1. 5 stars
    Oh my… This looks absolutely delicious.. I have been craving for pasta these past few weeks.. This must be a sign to make one lols. I imagine pairing this to a garlic bread and then match it with a cup of warm coffee 😋😋😋
    Thank you for sharing the recipe

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