Zesty Crockpot Chicken Alfredo

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Zesty Crockpot chicken Alfredo is a yummy recipe that you can put in the crockpot hours earlier, then make into a fast and delicious meal!

A bowl of Crockpot chicken Alfredo with pasta noodles
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  1. Ingredients in Crockpot Chicken Alfredo
  2. Alternative to Cream of Chicken Soup (and Other Substitutions)
  3. How Long to Cook Chicken Alfredo in the Crockpot
  4. What to Serve on the Side
  5. Frequently Asked Questions About Italian Chicken
  6. Other Great Crockpot Recipes
  7. How to Make Crockpot Chicken Alfredo
  8. Zesty Crockpot Chicken Alfredo Recipe

This Crockpot chicken Alfredo is one of those great and easy chicken recipes you can make up in a flash. While it cooks, the flavors all come together and make the chicken taste amazing! When it is ready, the chicken easily shreds up, you add a couple of ingredients, and you have a zesty, creamy chicken sauce that you can eat over noodles or rice. Not only was my husband crazy about this, but my kids loved it too! You can’t beat a slow cooked meal that is easy, delicious, and family friendly! I like to put it in the Crockpot before work or church. There is nothing better than walking into the house and smelling the Italian seasoning and creamy, chicken aroma wafting through the air.

Ingredients in Crockpot Chicken Alfredo

  • Chicken breasts – we recommend only using fresh, thawed chicken
  • Chicken broth – or chicken stock works great too.
  • Butter
  • Package of dry Zesty Italian dressing mix – we like the Good Seasons brand.
  • Cream cheese
  • Cream of chicken soup – we also have a great cream of chicken soup substitute recipe.
  • Optional: Sprinkle some parmesan cheese over the top when serving.
Ingredients to make Crockpot chicken Alfredo including Cream of Chicken soup, Zesty Italian Seasoning, butter, and cream cheese

Alternative to Cream of Chicken Soup (and Other Substitutions)

Not a fan of canned cream of chicken soup? No problem! We have a recipe for homemade Cream of Chicken Soup that you can make from scratch! Use 1 ½ cups of the homemade recipe instead of the canned soup. For another healthy option, you can use 3-4 tablespoons of olive oil instead of butter. You can also use 1 cup of half and half or heavy cream instead of cream cheese. If you use half and half, add it at the end of the cooking time, about 30 minutes before serving or you risk it separating.

Cream of chicken in jar with salad and bread
Homemade Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup

How Long to Cook Chicken Alfredo in the Crockpot

Making this dish is so simple. Just throw everything in the crockpot and cook on high for 3 ½ to 4 hours. The internal temperature of the chicken should be at least 165 and it should shred into small pieces. Stir until the sauce comes together. Add milk, heavy cream, or chicken broth to thin the sauce if it’s too thick. To serve, pour over pasta or rice.

A Crockpot with creamy chicken Alfredo

What to Serve on the Side

If you’re looking for a great way to round out this delicious slow cooker meal, there are several options. Generally, with a chicken and rice or chicken and pasta dish (this tastes great over either) something simple like steamed broccoli or roasted potatoes is great. Though, something about this dish makes me want green veggies. Try our Oven Roasted Green Beans to mix things up. Asparagus makes an excellent complement to this meal as well. Or, go for a little bit of everything with our Oven Roasted Vegetables.

A pasta bowl with zesty chicken Alfredo

Frequently Asked Questions About Italian Chicken

Can you freeze this recipe?

Yes! Add the cooked chicken in the sauce to an airtight container (not with the rice or noodles). Keep in freezer for up to 4 months. Thaw completely in fridge before re-heating.

Can you put Italian Dressing on the Chicken?

This recipe works best if you use a dry mix, not a bottle of Italian Salad Dressing.

What should I serve with Italian Chicken?

Roasted vegetables are a great option as well as a side salad and dinner rolls.

Is this recipe high in protein?

Yes! This dish has 26 grams per serving. It is also a good source of calcium.

Can you bake this recipe?

This recipe works best in a slow cooker so that the chicken and sauce don’t over cook or burn.

How long does this recipe keep in the refrigerator?

Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight storage container and eat within one week.

Can I use chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts.

Yes, definitely! Chicken thighs may cook a little faster though.

Other Great Crockpot Recipes

If you like the idea of putting dinner in the Crockpot and enjoying a stress-free evening, here are some other delicious recipes to try.

  • Crockpot Chicken and Rice Soup is hearty vegetables and warm, soothing chicken soup in one. Definitely falls into the “comfort food” category.
  • Ham with Maple Brown Sugar is a slow cooker version of this classic, tasty meal. Always popular around the holidays, but you don’t have to wait to try this one.
  • Slow Cooker Lasagna is all the flavor of your favorite Italian meal, with the convenience of a slow cooker doing the work. Done and delicious by dinnertime.
  • Crock Pot Vegetable Beef Soup is a hearty way to warm up in the colder weather and a yummy, easy way to feed your whole family.

How to Make Crockpot Chicken Alfredo

A bowl of Crockpot chicken Alfredo with pasta noodles

Zesty Crockpot Chicken Alfredo

4.82 from 16 votes
Zesty Crockpot chicken Alfredo is a yummy recipe that you can put in the crockpot hours earlier, then make into a fast and delicious meal!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 10 mins
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6

Equipment

  • Crockpot

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place chicken in the bottom of a Crock Pot.
    Ingredients to make Crockpot chicken Alfredo including Cream of Chicken soup, Zesty Italian Seasoning, butter, and cream cheese
  • Add broth, butter, and dressing mix. Spoon cream cheese and chicken soup over the top. Sprinkle with salt and/or pepper to taste (optional).
    Chicken, butter, cream cheese, Italian seasoning, and cream of chicken soup in a Crockpot
  • Cover and cook on high for 3 ½ to 4 hours. Chicken should shred into small pieces. Add milk or heavy cream to thin the sauce if it’s too thick.
    A Crockpot with creamy chicken Alfredo
  • Serve over pasta or rice.
    A pasta bowl with zesty chicken Alfredo

Notes

Recipe Tips:

If you can’t find an Italian Dressing dry mix, it is easy to make your own.
  • 3 teaspoons Montreal Chicken seasoning (if you don’t have this, you can mix together a little salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper together, and maybe even a dash of red pepper flakes)
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 4 teaspoons oregano
  • 2 teaspoons lemon pepper
 
Do not over shred your chicken, it tastes better to have the chicken shredded into pieces so the sauce doesn’t get too mushy.
Add vegetables like peppers or broccoli for more flavor and nutrients.
Though we have used frozen chicken to make this recipe, it is not recommended by the FDA because the chicken heats too slowly to be deemed safe. If you use frozen chicken, please do so at your own risk. 

Nutrition Information

Calories: 416kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 36gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 162mgSodium: 810mgPotassium: 650mgSugar: 1gVitamin A: 880IUVitamin C: 3.2mgCalcium: 54mgIron: 1.3mg

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Echo Blickenstaff

Echo lives in Pleasant Grove, Utah with her husband, Todd, who works in advertising, and her four kids: two girls and two boys. She deploys her accounting degree as the blog’s resident problem solver. In her time outside the kitchen, Echo loves to get away from the phones and busy schedules and spend quality time with the family. Anywhere’s great – but getting out into nature in the mountains or on the beach – is the best kind of getaway.

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