How to make creamy bacon ranch chicken

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We have a delicious dilemma for you. How will you eat this creamy and fabulous chicken? We have prepared a recipe for a ranch chicken with bacon and cheese that makes a tasty sandwich. Some folks like to call this recipe "crack chicken" because it is just that addicting. This recipe is also very versatile and can be made with a little more cream cheese for a delightful dip or topping for ranch nachos.
Before we dig into the recipe, it's helpful to review tips for using chicken breasts when cooking with a slow cooker. First, always default to skinless meat. This ensures you are not left with a lot of fat by the end of the slow cooking process. Second, be generous with seasoning. The key is to really get the flavors into the chicken.
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Creamy ranch chicken bacon
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 6 to 8 hours plus 15 minutes
Total Time: 6 hours 25 minutes to 8 hours, 12 minutes
Serves: 6 to 8
Ingredients
1.5-lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
8-oz. package cream cheese
1-oz. package of ranch dressing seasoning
4-oz. of bacon (about half a package) cooked and crumbled
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup green onion, chopped
Directions
1. Place the chicken breasts in the bottom of a 6-quart slow cooker.
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2. Top with the cream cheese, split up into several chunks.
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3. Add the ranch dressing seasoning.
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4. Cover and cook on low 6 to 8 hours, or until the chicken shreds easily.
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5. Shred the chicken inside the slow cooker using two forks.
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6. Mix the shredded chicken with the cream cheese and seasoning so the flavors are combined.
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7. Add in the cooked bacon and stir to combine.
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9. Sprinkle the shredded cheddar cheese on top.
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10. Cover and continue to cook on low until the cheese has melted (about 15 minutes).
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11. Sprinkle with chopped green onion and serve on top of toasted buns.
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