Cheddar Bacon Ranch Slow Cooker Chicken and Potatoes

Make these cheesy cheddar bacon ranch slow cooker chicken and potatoes in a slow cooker for an easy one pot meal you can set and forget and everyone will LOVE!

Slow Cooker Chicken & Potatoes

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

This slow cooker chicken and potatoes recipe is for all my loaded baked potato fans out there. Lovers of ranch, cheddar, chives, sour cream, and smokey crisp bacon. You’ll adore how easy this recipe is and how little prep is required. This can be a complete meal on its own, or add some steamed or roasted carrots, broccoli, or your favorite veggie as a side. 

These chicken and potatoes are a hearty dish that most everyone will adore, even picky kids. This dish is full of so much flavor with melt-in-your-mouth potatoes, tons of stringy cheese, and tender chicken chunks making this comforting bowl taste like lots of effort went into it. 

If you are looking for more easy recipes, check out my Chicken Tetrazzini, my air fryer Buffalo Ranch Chicken Skewers or my air fryer Garlic Parmesan Chicken Skewers.

Slow Cooker Chicken & Potatoes

Key Ingredients in Slow Cooker Chicken & Potatoes

Red Potatoes (russet potatoes or Yukon gold can be used instead)
cut into chunks and seasoned up well.

Chicken Breast
Dice up chicken into 1″ pieces. You can use breast, tenders, or thighs.

Ranch Dressing & Seasoning
This is a key ingredient for this recipe for the ranch flavor and tenderness. For additional ranch flavors we use the powdered seasoning as well on the chicken and potatoes.

Seasonings
Salt, pepper, paprika, onion powder, fresh garlic and chives.

Cheeses
Parmesan, cheddar, and mozzarella are added toward the end and melted over the chicken and potatoes.

Bacon
Crispy bacon diced up and tossed over the top of melted cheeses.

Slow Cooker Chicken & Potatoes

How to Make Cheddar Ranch Chicken & Potatoes

Step 1:
Dice potatoes into 1″ pieces and add to the slow cooker. Dice chicken and season everything up and toss with ranch dressing. Add butter cubes and garlic. Cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 4 hours. 

Step 2:
Toss the chicken and potatoes together. Spoon out excess liquid, leaving some behind is ok. Add in sour cream and ranch dressing, cook another 30-45 minutes. Toss together to incorporate sour cream and ranch.

Step 3: 
Top with cheeses, cover and allow to cook until it melts, about 15 minutes. Top with chives and crispy bacon and enjoy.

Slow cooker chicken & potatoes

Tools I Love:

Cook & Carry Crock-Pot
 
Extra Large Wood Cutting Board

The Best Cleaver for Chopping

 

Looking for More Comfort Food Recipes:

Easy Chicken Tetrazzini
Easy Chicken Tetrazzini

Garlic Parmesan Air Fried Chicken Skewers
Garlic Parmesan Chicken Skewers

Easy Chicken Tuscan Pasta
Tuscan Chicken Pasta

I hope you enjoyed this recipe for my cheddar, bacon, ranch slow-cooker chicken and potatoes. Be sure to comment below with any questions or feedback! If you make these or any other recipes, don’t forget to tag me on IG @BadBatchBaking to be featured on my story. Seeing your recreations makes my day!

Slow Cooker Chicken & Potatoes
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Cheddar Bacon Ranch Slow Cooker Chicken & Potatoes

These cheesy slow cooker chicken and potatoes are loaded with cheddar, bacon, chives, and herby ranch is an easy one pot meal that everyone in the family will love.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time5 hours
Total Time5 hours 15 minutes
Course: dinner, Main Course
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Mallory Austin

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast or tenders thighs work too
  • 2 lbs red potatoes
  • 2/3 cup ranch dressing, divided
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon ranch seasoning
  • 1 tsp each salt and pepper
  • 6 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup parmesan, grated
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella, shredded
  • 5 strips bacon, cooked crispy and diced
  • 2 tablespoons chives, minced

Instructions

  • Dice potatoes into 1" pieces and add to the slow cooker. Dice chicken into 2" pieces and add to the slow cooker. Add in all the seasonings and 1/2 cup ranch dressing then toss the chicken and potatoes until well incorporated.
    Add butter cubes and garlic. Cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 4 hours.
  • Toss the chicken and potatoes and spoon out 1/3 cup of excess liquid (leaving some behind is ok).
    Add in sour cream and remaining 1/3 cup ranch dressing. Return the lid and cook another 30-45 minutes so the sour cream warms through. Toss together to incorporate sour cream and ranch.
  • Top with all three cheeses, cover and allow to cook until it melts, about 15 minutes. Top with chives and crispy bacon and enjoy.
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2 Comments

  • Reply
    JenL
    August 23, 2023 at 4:38 pm In the recipe it says slow cook for 4 on high or 6 on low. At top of the recipe it says 5 hours. Which is better?

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    • Reply
      badbatch
      August 23, 2023 at 6:37 pm Hello! It’s really a matter of preference whether you’d like the finish time to be 4 hours out or 6 hours out from when you prepare it. The result will be the same. At the top of the recipe, I split the difference to give people an estimate of how long this recipe may take. When I cooked this, I used high for 4 hours and that’s usually my personal preference.
       

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