Creamy Bacon Chicken in the Crock Pot

My real-life dear friend – Janelle from Comfy in the Kitchen  is back with a quick and comfy dinner recipe for us!

Janelle writes:  I just love using my Crock Pot. Mmm…the smell of bacon gets me every time. lol.

I typically tend to shy away from slow cooking chicken …but the fat from the bacon prevents the chicken from becoming dry. Serve “gravy” over mashed potatoes or rice and you have yourself one easy, delicious, “comfy food” meal.

Place 6 slices of center cut bacon in a pan and cook 3/4 of the way so its still pliable enough to wrap around chicken. Lay 2 paper towels on a plate and place bacon on top to cool and drain. Leave bacon renderings in pan.

Add 2 cans of cream of chicken soup and 1 cup of sour cream to bacon renderings in pan and stir. If you don’t like cream of chicken soup or are gluten free {hand raised!} use 1 1/4 cup heavy cream and 1 1/4 cup chicken broth.

Wrap chicken breasts in bacon and place in Crock Pot. I recommend buying organic chicken because it’s so much more tender…you can probably see that it’s smaller in size and not beefed up on hormones ;)

Pour gravy mixture over top of chicken. Slow cook for 6 hours.

I had to take a photo of this chicken up close….see how moist it is? And the flavor! WOWSA! Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!

 
Creamy Bacon Crock Pot Chicken
 
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 6 chicken breasts
  • 6 slices center cut bacon {renders just enough fat}
  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • **** Gluten Free Option**** substitute 1½ cups chicken broth with 1½ cups heavy cream for cream of chicken soup.
Instructions
  1. Fry bacon in a pan ¾ of the way so that it’s still pliable. Drain on paper towel lined plate.
  2. Add cream of chicken soup and sour cream into bacon pan {in the renderings} and mix.
  3. Wrap chicken with bacon and place in slow cooker.
  4. Add gravy over top, cover and cook for 6 hours.
  5. Serve over rice or mashed potatoes.

Signature

 

Thank you Janelle – I love this! I make something  similiar to this in my Crock Pot only I use Cream of Mushroom soup with sour cream and I add flour to thicken it and… I skipped the step of frying the bacon… {evidence of my lazy bones – that’s why you are the recipe gal here :)  lol!}  Love it!

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Janelle is a Christian, a Wife, a Stay at Home Mom of 3 young children and a proud- to- claim- it “Foodie”. She absolutely loves to cook and typically has an audience of 3 children, pulled up on chairs, taking turns pouring ingredients into bowls. Her spiritual gifts are a mix of “hospitality and evangelism” and is here in the center of God’s will hoping to help you get a little more “comfy in your kitchen”! You can find her displaying step-by-step photos of her recipes, giving devotionals,and sharing meal ministry stories on her blog.

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Comments

  1. YUM! this looks sooooo good!

  2. Marilyn Kok says:

    Looks and sounds so tasty. I’m going to definitely try this. I’m always looking for crock pot meals.

  3. Looks so yummy. It’s 7a.m. and you’ve got me wanting to eat it now. :) Will be trying this one.
    Blessings,

    The How to Guru

  4. This looks so delicious. Thank you so much for sharing. I pinned it.
    Blessings to you.

  5. Yay, thank you so much. I was getting in a eating rut…love me some slow cooker meals! God bless you and Janelle for sharing :-)

  6. This is definitely something I ‘ll be trying … (I have a feeling I’ll be doing it without the frying too ;) )

  7. Yummy! I bet this does have loads of flavor and is really moist!! Love my crock pot!
    Blessings,
    Leslie

  8. This looks great and I love that you added a GF version!!

  9. Thanks for sharing – it is set to go and in the slow cooker now – house smells divine – I am sure my bacon loving hubby and kiddos will enjoy this one :)

  10. Have never seen chicken so close-up!!! Ha !! Sounds like a fabo recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  11. If you don’t fry the bacon, do you just add the soup and sour cream to the crockpot ? I usually avoid frying bacon (hate the messy clean up!) but wanted to be sure you could skip that step without messing up the recipe!

    • Linda – I just wrap the bacon raw around the chicken, put it in the crock pot and then put the other ingredients on top of it. I would imagine that the presentation is nicer with the bacon pre-cooked {which is why Janelle takes pics of her recipes for us – this girl is good :) } …but skipping the step is faster and the bacon just cooks with the chicken.

  12. Janelle – do you put your crockpot on high or low for this recipe? THANKS!!

  13. P.S. Does the gluten-free version taste as good? I’m not GF, but we like to avoid MSG (which is in the soup). Thanks! =0)

  14. Oh I love using my crockpot and this will definitely be on the menu if not tomorrow then friday! Thanks so much!

  15. I made this tonight for supper and the whole family Loved it!!<3 Mmm it was moist n delish over mashed potatoes! I will def be making it again, thank you! :)

  16. Stephanie says:

    This is great! I have taken this to many potlucks and people love it. We also wrap the chicken in dried beef slices and then wrap the bacon around that. Either way, it’s great!

  17. Yum! This looks amazing! And I echo the thank you for a gluten-free version!

  18. OK, so I made this the exact same day you posted, and it came out amazing! My hubby, brother, and friends all loved it. And it was so easy too! Keep the yummy (but still simple) :) recipes coming! Thanks and blessings! Lauren, lholmes79.wordpress.com

  19. I am going to make this! Thank you for the great recipe!

  20. Sounds yummy I will have to try this soon. Just for clarity, it is actually illegal to add hormones to chicken therefore no chicken on the market has any added hormones. So no worries if you can’t afford $4 a pound chicken breasts.

    http://www.fsis.usda.gov/FACTSheets/Meat_&_Poultry_Labeling_Terms/index.asp#15

  21. For GF version do you still use sour cream?

  22. Is this for 6 hours on low? I’m assuming it is. Thx

  23. Do you need to secure the bacon with toothpics or does it just hang on there okay? ;)

  24. Kristie says:

    I made this and it was FANTASTIC! anyone have the calories per serving?

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