3 Ingredient Slow Cooker Zesty Cheddar Chicken Recipe

It’s been so cold here, making it just the perfect time for making dinner in the slow cooker. Hey, not that you need an excuse, it’s always a great time to cook in one. I love experimenting with super simple ingredients, especially with chicken. It always comes out so juicy and tender, making it easy to add some flavor to it without going overboard or causing you to spend too much.

zesty slow cooker chickenAdding a can of condensed soup really helps keep the chicken juicy, so anytime I want to try something simple, that is where I begin. Campbell’s Cheddar Cheese Soup is definitely my favorite starting point, my family seems to love it to. I wanted to try something to give it a little zest, so I opted for adding some Kraft Zesty Italian dressing as well. So cheddar soup + Italian Dressing + chicken = tender delicious zesty goodness.

ingredientsI generally serve my crock pot chicken over rice, for an added shortcut you can buy those pre-made pouches and just warm them up or make a big batch of rice that will be great for easy leftovers. Making the rice on your own will definitely be the most cost effective, but if time is your enemy the pouches can be a serious time saver. Using about 2.5 of boneless chicken generally feeds our family of 3 for 2 or more meals, so it’s definitely worth cooking up a large batch of rice for us. Plus, my hubby is a total rice addict which I believe can be attributed to his Puerto Rican heritage. We’ve definitely eaten a ton of rice over the years, which I haven’t minded a bit  ;) Now on to the ever so simple deets on how to whip up this thrillingly simple chicken dish in your slow cooker!

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3 Ingredient Slow Cooker Zesty Cheddar Chicken Recipe


  • 2.5 Lbs of Boneless Chicken
  • 1 Can of Campbell's Condensed Cheddar Soup or store brand
  • 8 Ounces of Kraft Zesty Italian Dressing or store brand


  1. Add all three ingredients into your slow cooker. Stir periodically. Cook in your slow cooker for about 4 hours on high or 6-8 hours on low. Voila!



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About Dawn Lopez

I love sharing ideas for busy families like mine. I'm a work at home blogger currently residing in sunny Florida. When I'm not social media hopping, you'll find me experimenting in the kitchen & snapping pics to prove it.

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  1. Looks great, but cannot find any reference to copy any of the recipes on thw website.

  2. Hey Dawn, sounds easy and yummy. What kind of rice did you use and what did you top it with?

    • Dawn Lopez says:

      Hi Andie, thanks for stopping by! I used white rice for this, occasionally I’ll use brown too! Any plain rice would pair up nicely with this because the sauce is packed with flavor ;)

  3. Leah Lucas says:

    I love my slow cooker and use it often! I think this is the quickest and easiest recipe I have seen! I will be making this for sure! Looks and sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

    • Dawn Lopez says:

      It is sooo super easy! Thanks so much for stopping by to check it out! Please let me know how you like it ;)

  4. This looks so simple to make & delicious too. Ty for sharing. I may have to put on the menu for this wk.

  5. This is such an easy recipe — just the kind of recipe I need. Thank you!

  6. Oh this looks so good! I can’t believe how easy it is to make. This is a recipe my whole family would eat. The kids love rice. The last thing I made in the slow cooker was chili. I can’t wait to try your recipe! Thanks!

  7. Sorry, I put this comment on the wrong post. I do love your site, but you are not the one on THM. So sorry.

  8. This is the first time I have been to your site and I love it. I, too, am on THM. Have lost 70 pounds since April. I immediately signed up for emails. Can’t wait to see what you do next. I have Greek yogurt on in the crockpot now. Did not know the part about making it like Laughing Cow. Can’t wait to do that next!

  9. Thanks for the recipe Dawn. I’m going to share this with my husband. He loves chicken and is always looking for new ways to prepare it.

  10. I love using Italian dressing with chicken. I usually use it as marinade and it gives chicken a delicious flavor. I will have to try your recipe.

  11. This looks so good!!! I need to try this!

  12. You are a genius! This recipe looks amazing! I had never thought of using salad dressing in the crock pot. love it!

  13. NYCSingleMom says:

    This looks delicious and easy to make

  14. Candice Fuller says:

    This looks great, I use my slow cooker all the time. Thank you for the great recipe

  15. Amy Orvin says:

    Yum…This will be so good to warm me up. It’s been so cold here.

    • Dawn Lopez says:

      It’s been sooo cold here too, love making dinner in the slow cooker. Makes the house smell great too ;)