Slow Cooker Creamy Cider Chicken is creamy, shredded chicken mixed with bacon then cooked low and slow for hours in apple cider!
It’s the perfect Fall comfort food dinner.
This is the recipe you make when you’ve got friends or family coming over and you’re sitting there thinking about what to make. You want something that feeds a crowd, but you don’t want to be slaving away in the kitchen all day because – let’s face it – when you’re entertaining there’s other things to do besides making the food. This is where Slow Cooker Recipes come to the rescue.
This is that meal that people are going to be asking you over and over again for the recipe because it’s that good – it’s actually pretty crazy how good it is since there’s only a few ingredients and it literally takes zero effort to make.
Even if you’re not entertaining, this Slow Cooker Creamy Cider Chicken is perfect for during the week on those busy nights after school running your kids around to different sports and activities.
It can sit in the slow cooker until you’re ready for it. Grab a bun and dinner is ready. I got the idea for this recipe from our friend’s viral Crack Chicken recipe. If you haven’t seen it before you must not be on the internet much because it’s everywhere. I wanted to take that recipe and give it a Fall twist by cooking it in cider and topping it with crispy fried onions.
Are fried onions Fall-ish? I guess not really, but they look like Fall. And you aren’t going to believe how insane they taste on top of this creamy chicken.
Literally there’s just a few steps here. Add cider to a slow cooker, add chicken and cream cheese and turn on low for 6 hours.
Remove the chicken, shred, add back to the slow cooker and stir together with the cider and cream cheese.
Pour in the bacon bits…you’re almost there…
Then pile high onto buns of your choice. I highly recommend you try and find pretzel buns for this but use whatever your favorite is. I found pretzel buns right in my grocery store, I know they sell them at Trader Joe’s too.
The pretzel buns make it.
The crispy fried onions make it.
The creamy cider flavored bacon filled chicken – well that’s a party right there.
You could also stuff this chicken into a baked potato, wrap it up in tortillas with extra cheese…
Or. Just. Eat it.
- 3 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breast
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 2 8 oz. blocks cream cheese
- 1 3 oz. package bacon bits
- ¾ cup apple cider
- 8 Pretzel buns
- Canned fried onions for topping
- Season chicken with salt and pepper then add it to a slow cooker along with the cider and cream cheese.
- Cook on low 6 hours.
- Remove the chicken, shred, then place back into the slow cooker and mix together with the cream cheese and cider.
- Stir in bacon bits.
- Serve on a bun with crunchy fried onion on top.
Born and raised in New Jersey, Dan started the web site Mantitlement as a way to learn how to cook for the first time from his wife, Christie. Christie has always been the primary cook in the household and Dan got used to having her three-course, restaurant quality meals for dinner every night. Well, it was time he learned how to do some cooking on his own, and that's how Mantitlement got started. Dan believes that everyone is entitled to having great food and drinks at home...and he can show you how to make them with his collection of recipes!