Crockpot Ranch Chicken is an easy-to-make, delicious crockpot meal. With only 4 ingredients, you can have a simple hearty dinner on the table.

crockpot ranch chicken over rice sprinkled with parsley

Why I love Crockpot Ranch Chicken

  • Easy to make
  • Versatile – it goes with so many sides and dishes
  • Only requires 4 ingredients
  • Dump and go – just put it all in the slow cooker and let it go

Ranch Chicken Crock Pot Ingredients

  • Dry ranch dressing mix
  • Boneless skinless chicken breast
  • Cream of chicken soup
  • Chicken stock
ingredients for crockpot ranch chicken

How to Make Crockpot Ranch Chicken

Detailed instructions and measurements to make Crockpot Ranch Chicken are listed in the recipe card at the bottom of this page.

  1. To the sleeve of the crockpot, combine the ranch seasoning mix, cream of chicken soup, and chicken stock. Stir to combine.
  2. Add chicken to the crockpot and push to the bottom.
  3. Cook on low 4-6 hours until the chicken is cooked through.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

How to Serve Ranch Crockpot Chicken

I like serving ours over rice or pasta. Both work really well with the chicken and sauce. I usually serve it with a side of roasted broccoli or a salad.

Tips, Tricks and FAQs for Ranch Chicken in Crock Pot

Don’t overcook the chicken. A lot of crockpot recipes call for cooking chicken 8+ hours which is normally far too long. You’ll end up with dry chicken. Four to six hours is usually plenty of time.

What kind of ranch mix should I use?

I use either Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Mix or the store brand from my local HEB.

How long does it take to cook chicken in the crockpot?

Boneless, skinless chicken breast only needs 4-6 hours on low.

What’s the best way to shred chicken?

You can use a mixer, two forks, or even your hands.

Can you put raw chicken in the crockpot?

Yes, you can put raw chicken in the crockpot. It needs to be cooked until an internal temperature of 165°F.

Is it better to cook chicken breast on high or low in crock pot?

It is better to cook chicken breast on low in the crock pot for 4 hours. By cooking it slow and not overcooking it, you will have tender, juicy chicken breasts.

Can you put frozen chicken in the crockpot?

You can put frozen chicken in the crockpot. It will not be as tender as if you cooked it thawed, but you can put it in frozen. Be sure the chicken is cooked until the internal temperature reaches 165°F at the thickest part.

Do you need to add liquid to chicken in slow cooker?

You do not need to add liquid to chicken in the slow cooker. The moisture and fat will render down from the chicken while it cooks.

crockpot ranch chicken over rice sprinkled with parsley

Chicken Ranch Crockpot Substitution and Alterations

  • Boneless skinless chicken breasts – You can substitute these with boneless skinless chicken thighs. You’ll need to reduce the cook time if you do this.
  • Ranch dressing mix – I do not recommend substituting this.
  • Chicken stock – You can replace this with chicken broth or even vegetable stock.
  • Cream of chicken – You can use various versions of cream of chicken or make your own homemade.

You could also add cheddar cheese or bacon to this to add extra flavor.

How to Store, Freeze, and Reheat Crock Pot Ranch Chicken

Cooked crockpot ranch chicken can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

I recommend reheating it 1 minute at a time if using the microwave.

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Crock Pot Ranch Chicken

4.96 from 71 votes
Prep 1 minute
Cook 4 hours
Total 4 hours 1 minute
Servings: 4 people
Crockpot Ranch Chicken is an easy-to-make, delicious crockpot meal. With only 4 ingredients, you can have a simple hearty dinner on the table.

Ingredients 

Instructions 

  • To the sleeve of the crockpot, combine the ranch seasoning mix, cream of chicken soup, and chicken stock. Stir to combine
  • Add chicken to the crockpot and push to the bottom.
  • Cook on low 4-6 hours until the chicken is cooked through.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Notes

  • The ingredients in this recipe each have salt in them, so give the ingredients a stir and decide if more is needed. Then add more to your taste. 
  • Want to lower the salt in the recipe? We recommend using low-sodium cream of chicken and unsalted broth.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25of recipe, Calories: 195kcal, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 26g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 76mg, Sodium: 953mg, Potassium: 775mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 274IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 7mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dinner, Main Course, Main Dish, Main Dishes
Cuisine: American

Hi! I’m Kara!

Kara loves all things food and spending time with her family and dogs. She has a passion for cooking and loves making yummy, family-friendly recipes.

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28 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Made this tonight. I had Costco chicken and when I opened the package the usual large 2 chicken breasts turned out to be 3 somewhat small ones. I decided to set the time for 6 hrs at low and hope for the best. The only change I made was to add mushrooms because I wanted to use them up. This was delicious and I rarely feel that way about online recipes. My husband said make this any time. I put it over leftover rice. This is a real keeper and I will be making it often. Thank you for sharing this simple and scrumptious recipe

    1. Hi Brandy! I use an 8.5qt crockpot and it comes out just fine. I think it really depends on how large of a crockpot you’re looking to use.

    1. Hi Beth, I haven’t personally tried it in the Instant Pot yet. Sometimes the Instant Pot can be a bit finicky with cream soups and give burn notices. If I were to try it out, I’d start by bumping the broth amount up to 1 cup and cooking 10-12 minutes on high pressure and then depending on how that turned out, adjust from there.