Creamy Ranch Chicken Recipe




  • 3 lbs skinless chicken breast
  • 1 pack ranch seasoning mix
  • 2 small cans cream of chicken soup
  • 16 oz cream cheese, diced
  • 12 oz noodles of your choice (such as bow ties)


  1. Prepare the Crock Pot: Lay the chicken breasts flat at the bottom of your crock pot.
  2. Season the Chicken: Sprinkle the ranch seasoning mix evenly over the chicken in the crock pot.
  3. Add Creamy Base: Pour the cream of chicken soup over the seasoned chicken.
  4. Add Cream Cheese: Dice the cream cheese into small chunks and distribute them evenly over the chicken and soup mixture.
  5. Cook Low and Slow: Cover the crock pot and cook on low heat for 5 hours. During this time, the chicken will become tender and flavorful as it absorbs the ranch and cream flavors.
  6. Prepare Noodles: When there are about 15 minutes left on the crock pot timer, cook the noodles according to the package instructions on the stove top. Drain and set aside.
  7. Combine Noodles and Chicken Mixture: After the 5 hours of cooking, gently stir the chicken mixture in the crock pot to combine the creamy sauce and chicken. Then, add the cooked noodles into the crock pot. Mix well, ensuring the noodles are coated with the creamy ranch sauce.
  8. Final Touch: Continue to cook for another 10-15 minutes on low heat, allowing the noodles to soak up the flavors. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking and to distribute the sauce evenly.
  9. Serve and Enjoy: Once the noodles have absorbed the flavors and the chicken is fully cooked and tender, your creamy ranch chicken is ready to be served. Dish it out into bowls or plates, and enjoy the rich, creamy goodness!

This recipe yields 6-8 servings, making it perfect for family gatherings or meal prepping. Enjoy your delicious and hearty creamy ranch chicken! 🍽️

Q1: Can I use chicken thighs instead of chicken breast in this recipe?

A1: Yes, you can substitute chicken thighs for chicken breast if you prefer dark meat. Just be aware that thighs might have a slightly different cooking time, so adjust accordingly to ensure they are fully cooked.

Q2: Can I use homemade ranch seasoning mix instead of a store-bought pack?

A2: Absolutely! If you have a homemade ranch seasoning mix, you can use that instead of the store-bought pack. Adjust the quantity according to your taste preferences.

Q3: Can I make this recipe in an Instant Pot instead of a crock pot?

A3: Yes, you can adapt this recipe for the Instant Pot. Cook the chicken, ranch seasoning, cream of chicken soup, and cream cheese in the Instant Pot on the “Poultry” setting for about 15 minutes. After releasing the pressure, stir in the cooked noodles and let them warm through in the residual heat.

Q4: Is there a way to make this recipe gluten-free?

A4: Yes, you can make this recipe gluten-free by using gluten-free noodles and ensuring that the ranch seasoning mix and cream of chicken soup are also gluten-free. There are gluten-free versions available in most grocery stores.

Q5: Can I freeze the leftovers?

A5: Yes, you can freeze the leftovers in an airtight container for up to three months. Thaw it in the refrigerator overnight and reheat gently on the stove, adding a splash of broth or cream if needed to maintain the creaminess.

Q6: What side dishes go well with creamy ranch chicken?

A6: This dish pairs well with a variety of sides such as steamed vegetables, a crisp green salad, garlic bread, or roasted potatoes. Choose sides based on your preference and enjoy a well-balanced meal!

Q7: Can I add vegetables to this recipe?

A7: Certainly! You can add vegetables like broccoli, peas, or spinach. Add them during the last 30 minutes of cooking in the crock pot to prevent them from becoming too mushy.

Q8: Can I use reduced-fat cream cheese to make the dish healthier?

A8: Yes, you can use reduced-fat or light cream cheese to lower the fat content. Keep in mind that it might affect the overall creaminess slightly, but the dish will still be delicious.

Feel free to reach out if you have any more questions or need further assistance with this recipe! Enjoy your cooking! 🍽️

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