This past weekend we were at the lake for a workday/football watching day. I have been using up freezer items and wanted dinner to be easy and to use something from storage, so I pulled out 2 packs of chicken breasts (roughly 2 pounds) and did a google search using the words easy crockpot chicken. I was blitzed by something called Chicken Crack or Crack Chicken and 1 other name for it but I have already forgotten what it was. It was simple, easy and since I had to stop at the store on the way to the lake anyway I decided to try it.
2 pounds boneless chicken breasts
2 8 ounce packages of cream cheese (I used the lower fat kind and it worked fine)
2 packs ranch dressing mix
1 pound bacon (I took the bacon out of the freezer but decided not to use it. )
Dump the chicken, ranch dressing mix and cream cheese in the crock pot in that order. Put the lid on it and cook it on low for 8 hours. The directions also said you could cook it on high for 4 hours, but I had all day so I opted for the 8 hour low cooking thing. When it is done the cream cheese will mainly be on top of the chicken, so use 2 forks to shred the chicken while mixing in the cream cheese. If you decide to use the bacon, cook it nice and crispy. I bought a soft Italian bread and sliced it about 1 1/2 inches thick. Put it on the plate and spooned the chicken on top of it. It looks pretty bad with nothing on the top of it, so sprinkle the top with bacon or roasted chopped red pepper. This was insanely tasty and made enough for another dinner plus 2 lunches. I plan on doing this one night when everyone is here because it cooks itself and I am all in favor of a one pot dump meal.