Dinner idea: Slow cooker Italian Chicken

This has been a go-to recipe of mine for almost 20 years! We all love it, and it goes with mashed potatoes, pasta or rice. It’s a delicious, easy chicken recipe.

This dinner is good enough that I like to make it for people when they are needing a meal brought in, such as after having a baby. It’s not spicy at all and can be considered more of a mild dish that kids will eat, but also packs enough flavor to satisfy adults.

My picky eaters have eaten this dish over the years so I know it’s something that most people will eat and enjoy it.

Not to mention it’s super easy! Just throw it in the slow cooker and then serve it over rice or mashed potatoes. You can even serve it over pasta if that’s your preference. My favorite way to enjoy this chicken is to serve it over mashed potatoes. It has enough gravy that just makes it a perfect, satisfying and comforting dish.

Ingredients needed:

  • Chicken
  • Zesty Italian seasoning
  • Butter
  • Cream of chicken soup
  • Cream cheese
  • Mashed potatoes, rice or noodles

How to make Slow cooker Italian chicken

  1. Place chicken in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  2. Sprinkle Italian seasoning over the chicken.
  3. Put 2 tbsp of butter in with the chicken.
  4. Cook on low for 5 hours.
  5. Add in cream of chicken soup and cream cheese.
  6. Heat for another hour.
  7. Shred chicken.
  8. Serve over mashed potatoes, rice or even pasta.

Tips and ideas

You can even make this dinner with precooked chicken, such as rotisserie chicken. Just place gravy ingredients on the stove in a saucepan. When everything is mixed well and warm, add in your cooked chicken (I prefer shredded, but you could even do cubed chicken) and then serve it over whatever you’d like.

You can also cook this in a pot on the stove, as seen in the pic above. Either way, this dinner is easy and delicious!

If you’re wanting a creamier gravy, you could add in some chicken broth or even some poultry gravy. I don’t usually but it is an option.


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Slow cooker Creamy Italian Chicken

This chicken is flavorful and serves well over rice, mashed potatoes or even pasta.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time6 hours
Course: Main Course
Author: Simply Heidi


  • 4-6 chicken breasts
  • 1 pkg zesty Italian seasoning
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup
  • 8 oz cream cheese


  • Place chicken in the bottom of your slow cooker.
  • Sprinkle Italian seasoning over the chicken.
  • Put in 2 tbsp of butter in slow cooker.
  • Cook on low for 5 hours.
  • Then add in cream of soup and cream cheese.
  • Heat for another hour.
  • Remove chicken from slow cooker and shred.
  • Place shredded chicken back in slow cooker and stir to combine everything.
  • Serve over rice or mashed potatoes.


  • This can be served over rice, mashed potatoes or pasta. 
  • If you’re wanting a creamier sauce, you can add in a little bit of chicken broth or even poultry gravy. 
  • For a quick dinner, I like to make this using rotisserie chicken. I’ll make the sauce in a pot on my stove, add in my chicken and boom it’s done in 10 minutes. 
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