Creamy Bacon Chicken

There’s something just so comforting about the aroma of a heartwarming meal filling up the house as you get on with your day, especially when it’s as delightful as this Slow Cooker Creamy Bacon Chicken. It’s a recipe that’s been passed around in potlucks and across kitchen tables in various forms, honed by busy parents and comfort food aficionados alike. This dish, with its creamy sauce and savory notes of bacon, is a tribute to those cherished, unhurried family dinners where the day’s hustle and bustle gives way to laughter and shared stories around the table. It’s for those evenings when you crave something indulgent, yet straightforward, knowing that your slow cooker is doing all the heavy lifting, ensuring you can focus on what matters most—time with your loved ones.

This Slow Cooker Creamy Bacon Chicken pairs beautifully with a variety of sides. For a comforting, down-home meal, I love to serve it with buttery mashed potatoes or over a bed of egg noodles. If you’re looking to keep things on the lighter side, a simple garden salad or steamed green beans nicely complement the richness of the chicken. And, of course, a side of fluffy biscuits is ideal for sopping up that delectable gravy. Feel free to round out your table with whatever cozy accompaniments your family prefers!


– 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
– 1 teaspoon garlic powder
– 1 teaspoon dried thyme
– Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
– 6 slices bacon
– 1 small onion, finely chopped
– 2 cloves garlic, minced
– 1 cup chicken broth
– 1 cup heavy cream
– 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
– ½ cup sour cream
– 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
– Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)


1. Season chicken breasts with garlic powder, thyme, salt, and pepper. Place them in the bottom of the slow cooker.

2. In a skillet over medium heat, cook the bacon until crispy. Remove bacon and let it drain on paper towels. Crumble the bacon once it’s cool enough to handle.

3. In the bacon grease, sauté the onion until soft, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for an additional minute. Transfer the onion and garlic mixture to the slow cooker over the chicken.

4. Deglaze the skillet with the chicken broth, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom. Pour this over the chicken as well.

5. Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours or on high for 3-4 hours, until the chicken is cooked through.

6. Mix the heavy cream and flour together, ensuring there are no lumps. Stir this mixture into the slow cooker along with the crumbled bacon. Cook on high for an additional 25-30 minutes until the sauce thickens slightly.

7. Just before serving, stir in the sour cream and shredded cheddar cheese until the cheese melts and the sauce is creamy.

8. Garnish with chopped parsley and serve warm.

Variations & Tips

– If you’re catering to picky eaters, you can leave the onion out of the recipe and use onion powder for flavor instead.
– For a thicker sauce, you can use a cornstarch slurry (1 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 1 tablespoon water) instead of flour.
– To add a bit more green to your meal, try stirring in some spinach or kale during the last few minutes of cooking.
– For those busy days, you can use pre-cooked bacon or bacon bits to save on prep time.
– As always, ensure your slow cooker is not overloaded or too empty to ensure even cooking.
– And remember, the most important ingredient is a sprinkle of love!

Whether it’s for a regular weeknight or a special gathering, this Slow Cooker Creamy Bacon Chicken is sure to bring smiles and satisfied bellies to your dinner table. Enjoy, y’all!

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