Creamy Bacon Crock Pot Chicken

I just love using my Crock Pot …especially on cool fall days like today. When I walked through the door from picking the kidos up from school this meal slow cooking was such a comforting smell. Mmm…the smell of bacon gets me every time. lol.

I typically tend to shy away from slow cooking chicken …but the fat from the bacon prevents the chicken from becoming dry. Serve “gravy” over mashed potatoes or rice and you have yourself one easy, delicious, “comfy food” meal.

Place 6 slices of center cut bacon in a pan and cook 3/4 of the way so its still pliable enough to wrap around chicken. Lay 2 paper towels on a plate and place bacon on top to cool and drain. Leave bacon renderings in pan.

Add 2 cans of cream of chicken soup and 1 cup of sour cream to bacon renderings in pan and stir. If you don’t like cream of chicken soup or are gluten free {hand raised!} use 1 1/4  cup heavy cream and 1 1/4 cup chicken broth.

Wrap chicken breasts in bacon and place in Crock Pot. I recommend buying organic chicken because it’s so much more tender…you can probably see that it’s smaller in size and not beefed up on hormones 😉

Pour gravy mixture over top of chicken. Slow cook for 6 hours.

I had to take a photo of this chicken up close….see how moist it is? And the flavor! WOWSA! Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!

4.5 from 2 reviews
Creamy Bacon Crock Pot Chicken
 
Serves: 6
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Ingredients
  • 6 chicken breasts
  • 6 slices center cut bacon {renders just enough fat}
  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • **** Gluten Free Option**** substitute 1½ cups chicken broth with 1½ cups heavy cream for cream of chicken soup.
Instructions
  1. Fry bacon in a pan ¾ of the way so that it's still pliable. Drain on paper towel lined plate.
  2. Add cream of chicken soup and sour cream into bacon pan {in the renderings} and mix.
  3. Wrap chicken with bacon and place in slow cooker.
  4. Add gravy over top, cover and cook for 6 hours.
  5. Serve over rice or mashed potatoes.

 

 

 

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  1. This sounds so yummy, can’t wait to try it. I had beef stew in my crock pot today when I came home from work my home smelled so delicious! Love fall/winter dishes warms you from the inside out.

  2. Oh, thank you! I just about to look for a super easy crock pot recipe for tomorrow and saw you on FB. Dinner for tomorrow is planned!

  3. This looks great! I have a quick question about the gluten free option… do you combine and cook the cream and chicken broth before adding it to the crock pot?

  4. My mouth is watering as I’m reading this! This recipe looks delicious! I’m always looking for new crock pot recipes. I love the smell of something cooking all day that I don’t have to worry about! Comforting, for sure. 🙂
    Blessings,
    Leslie

  5. This looks really good. We just had the cresent chicken earlier this week. We love that recipe. I tried the Low-country boil lastnight and we really enjoyed that too. I think ate too much though! It was so easy to make. I think it would be great for having company over for dinner paired with some corn bread. Of course I wanted to make corn bread lastnight and forgot all about it until we went to sit down!!

    Love reading your blog. Thanks for the great recipes!

  6. Do you add any seasonings to it?

  7. You had me at bacon! I can’t wait to make this 🙂

  8. I’m adding this recipe to my menu for next week. Love using the crock pot and this recipe sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing! ~~Rhonda

  9. Janelle, I made this tonight for my family and my mom. So yummy! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Made this last night, very bland. So disappointed. Will be trying the Low-Country Boil tonight.

    • So sorry to hear that Katie! Im surprised the bacon did not add flavor! Did you try adding salt and pepper to your dish? I pray the low country boil will work out for you- its a winner in my home!

  11. Hi, there! I have not tried this recipe yet but made your Chicken and Dumplings and Meatloaf last week and LOVED both!

    I was wondering if the cream of chicken substitution you mention here works in other recipes? What about recipes that call for actually making the soup using the instructions on the can of condensed soup?

    Thank you!
    Lesley

    • Lesley- are you talking about using equal halves of chicken broth and heavy whipping cream in place of cream of chicken? If so, that combo works wonderfully as a sub for cream of chicken soup in a can.

  12. Do you use the high or low setting for the 6 hour time?

  13. Kristina S. says:

    Hi Janelle~

    Thank you for all your recipes and work on this blog. I am a frequent visitor and never leave disappointed!
    I made this the other night using the chicken broth and heavy cream in place of the soup. When it was cooked the chicken was delicious, however the gravy didn’t really come together. The heavy cream/sour cream kind of congealed, and it ended up sort of runny and chunky. I did use the high setting on the crock pot for part of the time to expedite the process, so I’m wondering if that had anything to do with it, or if perhaps for this recipe it’s better to just stick with the canned soup?

    Thanks, God bless you.

    • Hi Kristina! I have replaced cream of chicken soup with chicken broth/cream in many recipes, however I have never used it in the crockpot. I’m sorry the consistency wasn’t what you desired 🙁 I would stick with cream of chicken soup next time for this particular recipe.

  14. kristey says:

    Hi I really want to try this but ive never used a slow cooker before, im finding it hard to adjust the recipe for just 2 chicken breasts as its just my husband and I, my 1yr old wont have any. so can anyone help?

  15. My family loves this, I have made it twice now 🙂

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