Slow Cooker Bacon Cheddar Ranch Chicken

8 Servings416 cals

Craving a sub but can’t afford the carbs? Try this easy to make and high protein Slow Cooker Bacon Cheddar Ranch Chicken! This meal prep friendly recipe is packed with all your favorite flavors and takes just a few minutes to make.

All you’re going to need for this recipe is a slow cooker! If you don’t have one, here’s a link to the one I’ve been using and recommend.

Start by taking out 4 pounds of chicken breast, trimming the fat off of them, and cutting each piece into quarters. Keep in mind that the bigger your pieces are, the longer they’ll take to cook.

Add those chicken pieces right into your slow cooker with 21.5 ounces of 98% fat free cream of chicken (2 cans), 14 tablespoons of fat free sour cream, 10.75 ounces of condensed soup cheddar cheese (1 can), 1 packet of a ranch salad dressing mix, 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper, 8 ounces of sliced mushrooms, 1/2 chopped up yellow onion, 2 teaspoons of minced garlic, and 1 pack of bacon bits.

Mix all of those slow cooker bacon cheddar ranch chicken ingredients together until everything is well incorporated.

Put your cover on, turn your slow cooker on low heat, and let it cook for around 6-8 hours.

Diet tip? Cut down on the sodium by looking for lower sodium alternatives.

Turn your slow cooker off, portion out your recipe, and dive in! Some of my favorite ways to eat this?

Healthy Ideas

  • By itself!
  • In a tortilla or burrito
  • Over rice, quinoa, or pasta for extra carbs
  • With more vegetables

Looking for a healthy slow cooker dessert? Try some Slow Cooker Cinnamon Buns!

Slow Cooker Bacon Cheddar Ranch Chicken Recipe

Slow Cooker Bacon Cheddar Ranch Chicken

Make your favorite sub into your new favorite meal prep recipe with this high protein Slow Cooker Bacon Cheddar Ranch Chicken!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon cheddar ranch, crocpot chicken, slow cooker chicken
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 416kcal
Cost: $11.70

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  • 4 Pounds Chicken Breast
  • 21.5 Ounces Cream of Chicken - 98% Fat Free
  • 14 Tablespoons Sour Cream - Fat Free
  • 10.75 Ounces Condensed Soup - Cheddar Cheese
  • 2.8 Ounces Bacon Bits
  • 1 Ounce Ranch Seasoning Mix - Packet
  • ½ Yellow Onion
  • 8 Ounces Mushrooms - Sliced
  • ½ Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 2 Teaspoons Minced Garlic - 4 Cloves


  • Take out your Chicken Breast, trim the fat off of them, and cut them into quarters
  • Chop up your Yellow Onion
  • Combine all of your ingredients into your slow cooker
  • Mix everything together
  • Cook on Low Heat for 6-8 hours



Calories in the WHOLE recipe:
  • Calories: 3331
  • Fat: 47g
  • Saturated Fat: 45g
  • Sodium: 6510mg
  • Carbs: 161g
  • Fiber: 13g
  • Sugar: 41g
  • Protein: 566g
Calories in each serving (if you make 8):
  • Calories: 416
  • Fat: 5.9g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.6g
  • Sodium: 813.8mg
  • Carbs: 20.1g
  • Fiber: 1.6g
  • Sugar: 5.1g
  • Protein: 70.7g


Calories: 416kcal | Carbohydrates: 20.1g | Protein: 70.7g | Fat: 5.9g | Saturated Fat: 5.6g | Sodium: 813.8mg | Fiber: 1.6g | Sugar: 5.1g


  1. Denise on February 18, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Love your recipes.. especially the slow cooker. Keep them coming 🙂

    • Derek Howes on February 26, 2017 at 12:00 am

      Thank you Denise! I will do my best!

  2. Daniel T on May 3, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Geez! I did NOT know something so savory could be so healthy. I doubled the mushrooms(cuz I love em) and it turned out absolutely fantastic. Your channel, recently found, has made me regret the years I spent believing taste had to be sacrificed for good macro profiles.

    • Derek Howes on May 3, 2016 at 12:00 am

      Hey Daniel! Thank you! I need to make this one again now…

  3. Kim Patel on April 7, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Instead of the sour cream, do you think I can substitute it for plain greek yogurt?

    Thank you!

    Can’t wait to make this!

  4. Marty on March 5, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Love your slow cooker chilli and thought I’d give this a shot. But I can’t seem to find Condensed Soup Cheddar Cheese in Australia! What would you recommend as an alternative?

  5. Marley on January 5, 2016 at 12:00 am

    I used ground chicken instead of breasts cause it’s much cheaper where I live, while update on how it went!

  6. Brian on December 29, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Got a crockpot for christmas, made this for my first recipe. Halfway through my first bowl, loving it man, keep up the great work!

  7. Scott on October 26, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Another great recipe, Derek. Keep em coming!

  8. Chris on February 24, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Just made my 2nd batch of this. This stuff is awesome, D!

    We need some more of these Lower fat, lower carb, high protein dishes, Bro.

    Another cutting staple for me, Man!

  9. Mike on March 3, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Made this yesterday and it was freakin’ awesome! Thanks Derek.

    Also, I made this without mushrooms. What would you recommend as a substitute?

  10. Bobby A. on February 26, 2014 at 12:00 am

    I made this recipe last week. Absolutely amazing. I was upset after day 6 when I had finished them all. I think this is the 14-15th recipe I’ve made and I have NEVER been disappointed. You’re the best man! Keep em coming!

  11. Steve on February 8, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Big fan! Thanks for all the recipes and ideas

  12. Daniel on February 7, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Thanks for the slow cooker recipes, I usually make a batch and eat it for the week. I’m about to try this one tonight. My favorite so far is the chicken pot pie one which is excellent. Please keep them coming!

  13. Jordan on February 2, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Awesome man. Just made this. Thinking of possibly adding some potatoes next time as well.

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