WW Recipe of the Day: 3-Ingredient Slow Cooker Creamy Italian Chicken
I made this 3-ingredient slow cooker creamy Italian chicken recently. It couldn't have been easier or more delicious.
I just cooked boneless skinless chicken breasts in a little light Italian dressing until they were tender, and then added some reduced-fat cream cheese until it was melty and creamy.
It's a lighter, healthier, more Weight Watchers friendly variation of a popular crock pot recipe called Cream Cheese Chicken, which usually involves a can of cream-of-something soup, a package of dry Italian salad dressing mix, and an entire block or two of cream cheese and sounds delicious, but which I have yet to try.
Skinny on 3-Ingredient Slow Cooker Creamy Italian Chicken Made Lighter
This is a super easy recipe that's perfect for a busy day. Just 3 ingredients and about 5-minutes of hands-on cooking and you've got dinner.
Well, almost. You can serve it as is, or over rice or noodles to catch all the yummy sauce.
Or over zucchini noodles or cauliflower rice if you are watching your carbs.
Add a green vegetable and/or simple side salad and you've got a healthy balanced Weight Watchers family-friendly meal.
For best results use a light Italian dressing with lots of flavor.
Add crushed red pepper flakes for a hit of spice.
We really really liked this Easy Slow Cooker Creamy Italian Chicken.
How Many Calories and WW Points in this Creamy Chicken?
According to my calculations each serving has 177 calories and:
5 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
3 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
3 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
4 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
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Kitchen Tools I used to make this recipe:
- 2.5-Quart Mini Casserole Slow Cooker (affiliate link)
If you enjoy this 3-Ingredient Slow Cooker Creamy Italian Chicken, be sure to check out some of my other easy healthy Weight Watchers friendly slow cooker chicken recipes including WW Slow Cooker Goddess Chicken, Easy 2-Ingredient Salsa Chicken, Slow Cooker Chicken Marsala, Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken and Cheesy Chicken & Rice Casserole
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3-Ingredient Slow Cooker Creamy Italian Chicken Recipe
- 1-¼ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- ½ cup favorite reduced-fat Italian vinaigrette dressing (use one with a lot of flavor that you really like)
- 4 tablespoons reduced-fat cream cheese (2 ounces)
- Ideal slow cooker size: 1-½- to 2-½-Quart.
- Place the chicken breasts in the slow cooker.
- Season the chicken well with salt and pepper and Pour over the dressing.
- Cover and cook on LOW for 4 to 6 hours, or until the chicken breasts are tender.
- Cut the cream cheese into cubes. Turn the slow cooker to HIGH. Add the cream cheese and stir until melted and well blended.
- Serve over rice or pasta or with mashed potatoes, and a veggie and/or salad for a complete meal.
*Points® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
Have you seen this Cuisinart 3.5-Quart Programmable Slow Cooker (affiliate link)?
It's on my wishlist!
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Jeffrey L Nichols
I and my wife are trying to eat meals that have no more than 5 - 6 grams of fat. Plan on trying this one soon. Fits right into our plans. We like to use our crock pot often, especially since we both work. Thanks for the suggestion.
The recipe sounds really good, but the finished dish is really soupy. Is it supposed to be?
I don't remember mine being really soupy. I think the end result depends on the kind of chicken you use. Some chicken is injected with a solution of water/salt which causes it to release more liquid during cooking. I'd check your chicken label to see what it says. - Hope this helps. - Martha
This was so easy and so very good. I made it with 1.25 lbs of chicken tenders in the crockpot and Olive Garden light Italian dressing. My husband and I loved it!! I’ll definitely share this with my sister and my daughters.
Hi Martha! We have only one crockpot (& have room for only one), so we can’t use a 6 qt for this?
Hi Melissa, If you use a larger crock pot your recipe may be done sooner since the ingredients are spread across much more surface area. Hope this helps. ~Martha
This recipe is now on the regular rotation. It was everything I hoped it would be and more. For years I've baked chicken breasts that were marinated in Italian salad dressing and this recipe brought it to another level. I've been eating very low carb and the pasta was a nice treat. Thank you again for a wonderful recipe.
What is serving size approximately? I cup?
Hi Amanda, the recipe makes 4 servings so one serving would be 1/4th of the entire recipe. Sorry I don't have something more specific. Sometimes we and hungry and dive in to dinner before I'm able to measure everything. Hope this helps. ~Martha
Thanks for this delicious recipe. My husband and I loved it. Next time, I think we'll shred the chicken and serve it that way instead of as chicken pieces. I couldn't get the low fat cream cheese to melt. Did anyone else have this problem? We ended up eating it with particles of cream cheese, and it still tasted great. I gave it a lot of time to melt, and I was stirring it and smashing it agains the sides of the crock pot, but it just wouldn't melt together. I'd love any helpful hints.
Sorry! I didn't rate it before my comment. I definitely give it a 5!
This smelled so delicious this afternoon while it was cooking on my counter top. I used cauliflower rice to save on points but it was so soupy the sauce ran all over the plate. The chicken was tender & moist but unless I weighed wrong there is no way this would feed 4. MDH has a hearty appetite & he hardly had enough to fill him up. I may try this again if he's not eating with me because I thought it was rather tasty even tho it was soupy. Entering it into WW recipe builder I got 6 Smart Points (green plan)
My husband and I LOVE this so much. I added a hand-full of capers at the end just long enough to get warm and it made a huge difference.
Looking forward to making this for dinner this week. Curious, did you ever make it in an instant pot? If so, can you share the directions?
Excellent post. I'm experiencing a few of these issues as well..
My wife is doing Weight Watchers, I am not, however I am supporting her and eating what she is eating. I decided to give this recipe a try. I hardly Ever post a comment however I feel I must today. This is simply amazing, WOW. I'm not a big chicken breast fan, prefer dark meat but with this recipe, it don't matter. Definitely a do again. Thank you for a great and easy recipe !