Creamy Angel Chicken Crock Pot Recipe

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This angel chicken crock pot recipe combines tender chicken breasts with a creamy sauce made with cream of chicken soup, Italian dressing mix, and cream cheese. It’s a comfort food made with simple ingredients and an easy meal that’s sure to become a weeknight favorite. 

Angel Chicken Crock Pot Recipe

Angel Chicken in the Crockpot

Imagine coming home after a long day, the aroma of creamy, savory flavors greeting you at the door. It’s the heavenly angel chicken cooking slowly in your crock pot, promising a meal that’s as comforting as a warm hug. 

Angel chicken, a delightful concoction of tender chicken breasts, submerged in a creamy sauce enriched with cream cheese, cream of chicken soup, and Italian dressing mix, has become a family favorite for its delicious flavor and simplicity. What makes this dish a standout, especially on busy weeknights, is its ability to deliver a complex, mouthwatering experience with minimal effort. It’s the kind of easy recipe that lets you stay on top of your game during the week, ensuring a delicious meal waits for you and your family, without the hustle and bustle of extensive cooking. Pour the sauce over a bed of angel hair pasta, and what you get is not just food, but a heavenly dish that the whole family will love. 

Angel Chicken Crock Pot Recipe

What you’ll love about this Angel Chicken Crock Pot Recipe: 

  • Angel chicken: A slow cooker classic that’s perfect for busy weeknights, blending tender chicken with a creamy, savory sauce. 
  • Easy recipe: Designed for convenience and ease, requiring minimal effort for a delicious outcome. 
  • Family favorite: Loved for its comforting flavors and the simplicity of its preparation, making dinner time something to look forward to. 
Angel Chicken Crock Pot Recipe Ingredients

Ingredients for Angel Chicken Crock Pot Recipe

Angel Chicken is one of those great recipes that promises a delicious meal with minimal effort, making it a favorite for busy weeknights. Here’s what we’ll need to make it:

  • Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts: The star of the show, becoming fork-tender as they slow cook to perfection.
  • Cream of Chicken Soup: Lays the foundation for the rich, creamy sauce that covers each piece of chicken.
  • Chicken Broth: Infuses the dish with depth and ensures the perfect savory flavors and creamy texture.
  • Garlic and Italian Dressing Mix: These two bring a robustness of flavor, intermingling subtle garlic notes with the warm, herbal tones of Italian seasoning.
  • Cream Cheese (Chive and Onion Flavor): Elevates the sauce with its creamy texture and hints of chive and onion, bringing an irresistible smoothness.
  • Butter: Adds a velvety finish to the sauce, rounding out the flavors beautifully.
  • Angel Hair Pasta: The perfect base, its lightness complements the rich sauce, making every forkful a delight.

Step-by-Step Cooking Instructions

  1. Begin by gathering your ingredients: You’ll need 2-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, 1 can of cream of chicken soup, 1 cup of chicken broth, 4-6 cloves of garlic, 2 packets of Italian dressing mix, 4 oz of cream cheese (I like to use chive and onion flavor), 4 tbsp of butter, and angel hair pasta for serving. If you’d like, feel free to add in any optional ingredients like frozen mixed vegetables or mushrooms to enhance the dish. 
  2. Prepare the chicken: Place the chicken breasts at the bottom of the slow cooker. This will ensure they soak up all the delicious flavors during the cooking process. 
  1. Mix the creamy sauce: In a small bowl, combine the cream of chicken soup, chicken broth, and Italian dressing mix. Stir together and pour sauce over the chicken in the crock pot
  2. Add remaining ingredients: Place pats of butter on top of the boneless chicken breasts, put the garlic cloves into the sauce, and add the chunks of cream cheese on top. 
  3. Cook on low: Set your slow cooker to low and let the angel chicken cook for 6-8 hours. If you’re short on time, you can also cook it on high for 3-4 hours, but low and slow is key for that fall-apart tender chicken. 
  1. Final touches: Just before serving, cook the angel hair pasta according to package instructions. Then, stir the chicken mixture to ensure the creamy sauce is well combined. The chicken will easily shred as you stir. Serve it over a bed of angel hair pasta. Don’t forget to garnish with your choice of toppings for that extra touch of heavenly flavor. 
Angel Chicken Crock Pot Recipe

What to Serve with Angel Chicken

After meticulously slow-cooking your heavenly dish, it’s time to think about presenting your creamy angel chicken in ways that further amplify its deliciousness. Traditionally, I love serving it on a bed of tender angel hair pasta, which just seems to catch that creamy sauce so perfectly, creating a meld of flavors that are simply unforgettable. 

  • Recommended Side Dishes: I like to serve a pop of green with this dish such as a side saladgreen beanspeas, or broccoli
  • Finish with Toppings: A sprinkle of freshly grated parmesan cheese or a handful of crispy bacon bits can add an irresistible texture and elevate this dish to new heights.
  • A Squeeze of Lemon: Serve with a lemon slice and squeeze over pasta just before serving to add a citrusy brightness. 
  • Serve with Bread: Another go-to for me is garlic bread. Its crispy edges and soft, flavorful center make it perfect for scooping up any leftover creamy sauce. The robust garlic pairs wonderfully with the Italian seasoning in the chicken, turning each bite into a symphony of flavors.
Angel Chicken Crock Pot Recipe

Storing Leftovers

I like to make a big batch of this angel chicken to ensure we have leftovers. The creamy sauce, tender chicken, and savory flavors are just as delicious the next day, if not more so. To keep that delicious flavor and creamy texture intact, I recommend transferring any leftover chicken to an airtight container. This will keep it fresh and prevent any fridge odors from seeping in. Stored like this, your angel chicken should maintain its delectable qualities for 3 to 4 days in the fridge. Whether you’re serving it over a fresh bed of angel hair pasta or enjoying it alone, you’ll find it’s a dish that’s just as comforting the next day. 

Angel Chicken Crock Pot Recipe

Variations for Your Angel Chicken Recipe

When I first stumbled upon this heavenly dish, it instantly became a family favorite on our weekly menu. But, just like with any great recipe, I like to mix things up now and then. The beauty of this angel chicken recipe is its flexibility, allowing it to evolve into a new favorite dish every time you make it. Here are some different flavor profiles and add-ins for you to try.

  • Swap out the soup: instead of cream of chicken soup, try a golden mushroom soup, cream of mushroom soup, or even a low-fat cream of celery can introduce a whole new delicious layer to the creamy sauce. 
  • Different cuts of chicken: the original recipe calls for boneless skinless chicken breasts, but don’t shy away from experimenting with chicken thighs for a richer taste or chicken tenders for quicker cooking times. 
  • Add some veggies: toss in some fresh mushrooms or a handful of frozen peas right into the crockpot
  • Alternatives to pasta: serve the tender chicken over a bed of rice or mashed potatoes instead of angel hair pasta to mix things up.
  • Change the cheese: adding in your favorite flavor of Borsin cheese in place of cream cheese will make a luxurious creamy texture that’s hard to resist
  • A splash of wine: for even more depth of flavor, add a splash of white wine into the crockpot with the sauce. 
  • Make it even creamier: In the last 30 minutes of cooking, add a pint of heavy cream for an even creamier sauce. 
Angel Chicken Crock Pot Recipe

Your New Favorite Crock Pot Pasta Recipe

This angel chicken crock pot recipe is a family favorite and perfect for those busy weeknights. If you are looking for new recipes to add to your dinner rotation, this heavenly dish could become one of your favorite crock pot recipes. 

The beauty of slow cooking and dishes like crock pot angel chicken pasta lies in the ease and flexibility they offer. So, don’t be afraid to experiment with different pasta types, such as egg noodles or rotini. Make the sauce on the stovetop and use leftover chicken for a quick cooking time. With minimal effort and a bit of creativity, you can serve up new, delicious meals that maintain the creamy texture and savory flavors we all crave. It’s all about finding those great recipes that fit your family’s taste and making them your own. 

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Angel Chicken Crock Pot Recipe

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Angel Chicken Crock Pot Recipe

Creamy Angel Chicken Crock Pot Recipe

Melisha Kreppein
This angel chicken crock pot recipe combines tender chicken breasts with a creamy sauce made with cream of chicken soup, Italian dressing mix, and cream cheese. It’s a comfort food made with simple ingredients and an easy meal that’s sure to become a weeknight favorite. 
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Course Chicken Recipes, Crockpot, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 471 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 2-4 chicken breasts boneless, skinless
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 2 packets Italian dressing mix
  • 7 oz cream cheese chive and onion flavor
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1 box angel hair pasta prepared according to package directions

Instructions
 

  • Place the chicken breasts at the bottom of the slow cooker.
  • In a small bowl, combine the cream of chicken soup, chicken broth, and Italian dressing mix. Stir together and pour sauce over the chicken in the crock pot. 
  • Place pats of butter on top of the boneless chicken breasts, put the garlic cloves into the sauce, and add the chunks of cream cheese on top. 
  • Set your slow cooker to low and let the angel chicken cook for 6-8 hours. If you’re short on time, you can also cook it on high for 3-4 hours.
  • Just before serving, cook the angel hair pasta according to package instructions. Then, stir the chicken mixture to ensure the creamy sauce is well combined. The chicken will easily shred as you stir. Serve it over a bed of angel hair pasta.

Notes

What to Serve with Angel Chicken

  • Recommended Side Dishes: I like to serve a pop of green with this dish such as a side saladgreen beanspeas, or broccoli
  • Finish with Toppings: A sprinkle of freshly grated parmesan cheese or a handful of crispy bacon bits can add an irresistible texture and elevate this dish to new heights.
  • A Squeeze of Lemon: Serve with a lemon slice and squeeze over pasta just before serving to add a citrusy brightness. 
  • Serve with Bread: Another go-to for me is garlic bread. Its crispy edges and soft, flavorful center make it perfect for scooping up any leftover creamy sauce. The robust garlic pairs wonderfully with the Italian seasoning in the chicken, turning each bite into a symphony of flavors.

Variations for Your Angel Chicken Recipe

  • Swap out the soup: instead of cream of chicken soup, try a golden mushroom soup, cream of mushroom soup, or even a low-fat cream of celery can introduce a whole new delicious layer to the creamy sauce. 
  • Different cuts of chicken: the original recipe calls for boneless skinless chicken breasts, but don’t shy away from experimenting with chicken thighs for a richer taste or chicken tenders for quicker cooking times. 
  • Add some veggies: toss in some fresh mushrooms or a handful of frozen peas right into the crockpot
  • Alternatives to pasta: serve the tender chicken over a bed of rice or mashed potatoes instead of angel hair pasta to mix things up.
  • Change the cheese: adding in your favorite flavor of Borsin cheese in place of cream cheese will make a luxurious creamy texture that’s hard to resist
  • A splash of wine: for even more depth of flavor, add a splash of white wine into the crockpot with the sauce. 
  • Make it even creamier: In the last 30 minutes of cooking, add a pint of heavy cream for an even creamier sauce. 

Nutrition

Calories: 471kcalCarbohydrates: 27.7gProtein: 31gFat: 26.1gSaturated Fat: 13.5gCholesterol: 150mgSodium: 721mgPotassium: 486mgFiber: 1.1gSugar: 1gCalcium: 58mgIron: 2mg
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