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Crockpot Angel Chicken

Crockpot angel chicken tastes like a recipe sent down from the heavens.

And who doesn’t love a slow cooker meal?

With a few simple ingredients and your handy dandy Crockpot, you’ll have a tasty feast on the table.

Homemade Crockpot Angel Chicken with Pasta in a Bowl
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It’s one of those Crockpot chicken breast recipes you toss start in the morning, then come home to a fantastic meal.

It will make your house smell like your grandma’s kitchen, and you won’t even have to lift a finger.

Crockpot angel chicken is about to become your new favorite recipe. So let’s get cooking.

Slow Cooker Angel Chicken

The name Crockpot angel chicken doesn’t come from its heavenly flavors.

It earns its name from the delicate angel hair pasta that pairs perfectly with this fantastic dish.

The chicken is ultra creamy and flavorful thanks to the addition of cream of mushroom soup and cream cheese.

It explodes with flavor with tasty additions like white wine and Italian seasoning.

And the best part? It all comes together in the slow cooker.

It tastes like you spent all day in the kitchen. Your family will go crazy over this decedent dinner.

Crockpot Angel Pasta Ingredients - Boneless Chicken Breasts, Butter, Dried Italian Dressing Mix, Mushrooms, Wine, Cream Cheese and Angel Hair Pasta

Ingredients

  • Boneless chicken breasts. Always use fresh, trimmed chicken breasts for the ultimate flavor in this recipe.
  • Butter. It’s not a rich and creamy dish without butter coming to the party.
  • Dried Italian salad dressing mix. You can sift through your spice rack or opt for a packet of dried Italian salad dressing mix. A seasoning mix adds the perfect blend of bold spices that takes the flavors over the top.
  • Campbell’s Golden Mushroom soup. You can use any cream of mushroom soup, but golden mushroom soup has a much deeper flavor.
  • White wine. White wine adds a complex flavor to this dish, with delicate fruity notes. If you don’t have it, that’s ok! You can substitute it for water or broth.
  • Cream cheese. Adding cream cheese makes the sauce so deliciously thick and creamy. It’s like a creamy Alfredo sauce with none of the heavy lifting.
  • Angel hair pasta. To finish off this dish, serve it over angel hair pasta. To ensure your meal is fresh, prepare the pasta right before serving it.

How to Make Crockpot Angel Chicken

I wasn’t joking when I said this recipe is super simple. If you can dump ingredients into a Crockpot, you can make this chicken!

1. Prepare the chicken. Remove chicken from the packaging, trim it, and place it in the bottom of a slow cooker.

2. Make the creamy sauce. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter. Add the mushroom soup, dried Italian salad dressing mix, wine, and cream cheese to the butter. Stir it until combined.

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3. Combine the ingredients and cook. Pour the melted cheese mixture over the chicken. Cover, and cook it on low for 4-5 hours.

4. Prepare the pasta. Before serving it, prepare the angel hair pasta according to the directions on the back of the box.

5. Serve. Plate the angel hair pasta and chicken on a plate, and spoon the sauce on top. Enjoy!

Creamy and Flavorful Crockpot Angel Chicken with Pasta

Tips for the Best Slow Cooker Angel Chicken

Follow these simple tips to ensure your chicken comes out Instagram-worthy on your first try.

  • Don’t lift the lid. I know it’s tempting to check in on your chicken. Resist the urge! You release about 20 degrees of heat every time you open the lid. If you must look, add about 5 minutes to your cooking time whenever you take a little peek.
  • Prepare your crock. Before adding the chicken, line your Crockpot with a liner or coat it with non-stick spray. The chicken won’t stick without the liners or spray, but it makes clean-up so much easier.
  • Always cook on low heat. You can cut off a few hours by cranking up the heat to high. But it won’t taste the same. When cooked on a higher heat, your chicken will become tough. Low and slow is the name of this game.

Variations

Here are a few quick variations to make this recipe your own.

  • Not a fan of mushrooms? I know that mushroom soup isn’t everyone’s jam. No worries! Swap out cream of mushroom with cream of chicken, potato, or celery.
  • Bring on the veggies. Adding a vegetable component is so easy for this recipe. And there’s no chopping required. During the last hour of cooking, throw in a bag of your favorite frozen veggies. Easy peasy.
  • Make it even more cheesy. Can’t get enough cheese? Dial the cheesiness factor up to an 11 with a grating of fresh Parmesan cheese on top.
Bowl of Homemade Crockpot Angel Chicken Pasta

What to Serve with Angel Chicken

Angel hair pasta is the perfect pairing with this recipe. To make it even more magical, try these fantastic serving suggestions!

  • Breadsticks. Garlicky, warm breadsticks are always a crowd-pleaser. Plus, you need something to sop up all that extra sauce.
  • Fresh veggies. A crispy garden salad or a fresh green bean salad provides a fresh crunch. This dish is ultra-creamy and decedent, so crispy greens are a great pairing.
  • Roasted veggies. Add roasted veggies if you want to make this dinner a complete meal. Use whatever veggies are in season, like Brussels sprouts, broccoli, or asparagus. There are no wrong answers.

Storing & Reheating Leftovers

You can store leftovers in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

When you’re ready to reheat it, microwave it for 1-2 minutes, and stir. Continue cooking for 30-second intervals until it’s warmed through.

You can also warm leftover chicken in a saucepan on the stove under low heat.

Sadly, this recipe is not a great candidate for freezing. The sauce will become grainy once thawed.

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Crockpot Angel Chicken (Easy Slow Cooker Recipe)

Course: Main CourseCuisine: American
Servings

6

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

4

hours
Calories

401

kcal

Dinner is easy with this Crockpot angel chicken! With just 7 ingredients, it’s a heavenly meal everyone will love.

Ingredients

  • 6 boneless chicken breasts

  • 1/2 cup butter

  • 1 (1-ounce) package of dried Italian salad dressing mix

  • 1 (10.5 ounce) can Campbell’s Golden Mushroom soup (or cream of mushroom soup)

  • 1/2 cup white wine, chicken stock, or water

  • 4 ounces cream cheese with chives and onions

  • 1 pound angel hair pasta

Instructions

  • Remove the chicken from the packaging, and place it in the crock pot.
  • Using a medium saucepan, melt the butter on low heat.
  • Add the mushroom soup, dried Italian salad dressing mix, cream cheese, and wine. Stir it until it’s melted and creamy.
  • Pour the cheesy mixture over the chicken breasts, and cover with a lid.
  • Cook on low for 4-5 hours.
  • Before serving, prepare the angel hair pasta according to the directions on the back of the box.
  • Portion the angel hair pasta and chicken on a plate, and spoon the sauce on top. Dig in!

Notes

  • Golden Mushroom Soup has a deeper, beefy flavor. But you can easily swap it out for regular cream of mushroom.
Crockpot Angel Chicken

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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

13 thoughts on “Crockpot Angel Chicken”

  1. Hi Kim,
    I noticed shredded chicken in the picture yet it's not mentioned in the
    recipe. I'm thinking it could be served either way. Shredded would make it easier for smaller plates.
    What do you think?
    Vicki

    Reply
    • Hi Vicki, you can definitely use shredded chicken if you prefer! If you have leftover rotisserie chicken, it'll give you a nice shortcut.

      Reply
  2. I made this recipe. The sauce is delicious, my husband says that the chicken was too dry and tough. Can we reduce the cooking time?

    Reply
  3. Anxious to make it. Looks incredible 😲 Thanks for letting us share your thoughts and ideas 💡 😀 God bless you and your family.

    Reply
    • Hi Cindy! I don't recommend using frozen chicken for this. It takes a lot longer to cook frozen chicken (close to 6 hours), but the sauce is ready in 3-4. Which means the sauce will be overdone by the time the chicken is fully cooked. Also, the chicken will release excess moisture as it thaws, which can make the sauce watery.
      It's best to thaw the chicken before adding it to the pot.

      Reply
    • Hi Carolyn!
      I recommend making it on the stove-top if you don't want to use a slow cooker.
      Here's how:

      1. Season the chicken breasts with salt, pepper, and half of the Italian seasoning.
      2. Heat 1-2 tablespoons of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
      3. Sear the chicken breasts for 3-4 minutes per side until golden brown. Remove and set aside.
      4. Deglaze the skillet with the wine, then melt the 1/2 cup butter over medium heat. Whisk in the can of soup, the rest of the Italian dressing mix, and the cream cheese. Stir until the cream cheese melts and the sauce is smooth.
      5. Return the seared chicken breasts to the skillet with the sauce. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through to an internal temperature of 165°F.
      6. Prepare the angel hair pasta according to package directions while the chicken finishes cooking.
      7. Serve the chicken and sauce over the cooked angel hair pasta. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley if desired.

      Enjoy!

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  4. Hi! Just wanted to say this recipe was a big hit with my family. We poured the chicken mixture over egg noodles at my husband’s request.

    Reply

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