Healthier Slow Cooker Crack Chicken – the ultimate family-friendly creamy chicken recipe topped with the yummy smokey flavour of bacon. Oh my!!
800g of chicken breast, sliced into tenders
200g of low fat cream cheese
1 cup (240ml) of chicken stock (hot)
2 small shallots, finely diced
3 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 tsp of dried parsley?
1/2 tsp of dried dill
1/2 tsp of dried chives
1 tsp of onion powder
1/2 tsp of garlic powder
8 slices of lean back bacon, chopped
fresh chopped parsley
salt and black pepper
cooking oil spray
Spray a frying pan over a medium high heat with cooking oil spray (if the slow cooker pot is hob safe you can use the inner pot of your slow cooker)
Add the shallots and garlic and fry for a minute or so to infuse the garlic, add in a little bit of water to prevent sticking if needed and fry until softened.
Add this in the slow cooker, with the cream cheese, stock, dried parsley, dill, chives, onion powder and garlic powder and whisk until all combined and no lumps of cream cheese remain.
Place in the chicken breasts, set to low for 5 hours, slightly ajar lid for the last hour to help the sauce thicken.
When the chicken has almost finished cooking in the slow cooker, spray a frying pan over a medium high heat with cooking oil spray add the chopped bacon and fry until golden all over.
Once chicken is finished the time in slow cooker, roughly shred the chicken into the sauce with two forks and stir in the bacon.
Season as needed with salt and black pepper and sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley.
Serve with your choice of sides.