Crock Pot Ranch Chicken

This easy Crock Pot Ranch Chicken recipe

has just four ingredients.

Easy four ingredient low carb and keto Crockpot Ranch Chicken

 It's super delicious and of course, low carb.   I often make it for Sunday Dinner.

And thank you, my darling DIL, Lani for sharing this yummy recipe with the family.

This Crockpot Ranch Chicken recipe has just 4 ingredients, dumped into crockpot with butter on top.

Crock Pot Ranch Chicken is an excellent candidate for a 'dump' type dish.  With just four ingredients it almost makes itself.

In fact I'm about to have it for lunch.  I got up this morning and placed all the ingredients in the Crock Pot before I got going on my day.

Magic Cauliflower makes a great rice substitute as well as pizza crust or faux hashbrowns.

Now  the aroma is filling the house and I have a steamed cauliflower head waiting to be grated into 'faux rice' or 'cauli-rice'.  I call it 'Magic Cauliflower' and you can find my recipe here.

I love this low carb trick and use it a lot.  But of course you can serve it on a bed of regular rice or noodles too.  🙂  Enjoy! -- Laura

This Crockpot Ranch Chicken recipe has just 4 ingredients, is low carb and can be served on a plate or in a bowl.

A few 'Chicken Tips'

Maybe I should have a category for 'Chicken Recipe of the Week' here on the my blog.  You already know I've been making a lot of chicken recipes.    I find it to be so versatile and thrifty.

  • Chicken fits the bill (literally) for low carbers and other diets as well. It's thrifty.
  • When boneless, skinless chicken breasts go on sale, I buy extra and freeze them.
  • If the chicken is fresh, never frozen,  I will chop some of it into chunks, some into tenders and leave some whole and then freeze them.
  •  Once in a while I'm super organized and put together a  few 'dump' recipes in freezer gallon bags and stack them neatly in my fridge freezer for later use.

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Hidden Valley Ranch Salad Dressing Mix  (Dry powder)

The Slow Cooker I use

This Crockpot Ranch Chicken recipe has just 4 ingredients, is low carb and can be served on a plate or in a bowl.
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Crockpot Ranch Chicken

This easy Crockpot Ranch Chicken recipe has just 4 ingredients and is super delicious and of course, low carb.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • 2 lbs boneless chicken about 4 chicken breasts
  • 3 T. butter
  • 4 oz. cream cheese
  • 3 tbsp dry ranch dressing mix 1 packet --Hidden Valley brand is great.


  1. Place chicken (fresh or frozen) in crockpot.
  2. Cut up butter and cream cheese into chunks and place on chicken.
  3. Sprinkle the ranch dressing mix over the chicken.
  4. Cook chicken in crockpot on high for 3-4 hours or low 5-7 hours.
  5. Shred chicken before serving
  6. Serve Ranch chicken over vegetables, noodles or rice. (Carbs from these items are not included in the nutritional info below.)

Recipe Notes

During last half of cooking time check chicken for moisture. It may need 2-4 Tbl. of water added to it. This recipe can be doubled.

Nutrition Information Serving size: ⅙th recipe:

Calories: 266

Fat: 12.9

Carbohydrates: .8

Sugar: 0

Sodium: 167

Fiber: 0

Protein: 33

Cholesterol: 118

 Crock Pot Ranch Chicken Nutrition Facts

39 thoughts on “Crock Pot Ranch Chicken

  1. Absolutely love this recipe! It’s spot on and so easy! Have made this with cauliflower rice, spaghetti squash, and grits, but the best so far has been serving this in tacos! Thanks for the recipe!

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  3. Krista Dymek says:

    Instead of Cream cheese, do you think plain greek yogurt would work?

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  7. How much would be considered a serving? 1 cup?

  8. Brittany Pozil says:

    When doubling recipe do i have to add time?

    • I haven’t had to do that with this recipe, but much of it depends on how quickly your Crock Pot does the job. I might suggest to give an extra hour the first time, if you are concerned. It is doesn’t need it, just keep it on low until you serve it.

  9. Can salad ranch dressing be substituted for the dry, I thought I had some dry, but I don’t. Thanks!

    • I confess, I don’t know if this would work. I haven’t tried this. I’m not certain how much you’d have to use to get the flavor strong enough. You would also need to cut down the amount of butter and cheese, somewhat, but then again you’d be changing the flavor.

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  11. What is 3 T of butter? I’ve tried to research this but the photo looks a lot more than 3 tablespoons?

    • It is 3 Tablespoons. (You are right about the picture, I doubled the recipe that day for a crowd and added more chicken after I snapped it.)

  12. This tasted so great! I used low fat cream cheese instead of regular which was a mistake, because the low fat didn’t melt even after being in for 4 hours. I ended up having to mash it on top of the chicken, which wasn’t a big deal because it made a good topping. The chicken was still very moist and flavorful. Served it with a side of steamed broccoli. I will make again!

  13. Are there nutritional facts for this recipe?

  14. its just amazing the amount of recipes they’re are now for low carb foods….almost 40 years ago when I was on Atkins you sure didn’t have much to choose from..thanks to everyone who comes up with all the low carb goodies…I have a board on Pinterest that I am filling with recipes…

  15. Janet Smith says:

    This is a great recipe for low carbers. I used 4 large breasts with bone and skin left on. They were partially frozen. Otherwise I followed the recipe as given. When done, I gently removed the breasts from the pot, then shredded the meat as I removed the skin and bones. I let the chicken soak in the juices as I prepared steamed broccoli to go with it. Thanks for the recipe.

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  17. Tayler wood says:

    Wanting to try this recipe for tonight. I’m trying to stay as low carb as possible. I have just started substituting cauliflower for a lot of things.. How do you cook your cauliflower rice?

  18. This is a dumb question, but if you are using frozen chicken, do you have to thaw it before placing in crock pot? Thanks

  19. We just had this for dinner and it was delicious! I used a 3 pound bag of frozen boneless, skinless chicken breasts therefore I upped the rest of the ingredients accordingly (4.5 T ranch mix, 6 oz. cream cheese and 4.5 T butter). I did not add the water and it turned out super juicy. We spooned the juice/creamy sauce on top of the chicken (and pasta for the rest of my family). My 10-year old asked me to make this dish every Friday from now on. Not sure where Friday came from since it’s Monday! Summer slide….she probably thinks it IS Friday. lol Thanks for a great dish!

  20. Hi! I found this recipe today while searching for a low carb dish. It’s almost ready and smells and looks amazing. Will probably serve with brown rice and veggies.

  21. Stephanie O says:

    I am making this tonight and super excited to try it out!!! 😀

  22. I think you should definitely just add the water in the ingredients. Made this and didn’t see your note on add water at the end and came out very dry.

    • I’m so sorry! I only occassionally need to add water. It depends largely on the crockpot. I will add the note in the instructions so it will be seen.

  23. Oh my goodness. Made this for the first time for dinner tonight and it was amazing! This is now one of my favorite dishes ever and so Atkins friendly I can’t believe it! THANK YOU!

    • Thank you Vanessa for your nice note! I adore this recipe and will be making it this weekend. Don’t you love healthy Crockpot recipes?

  24. Johneen Morrow-Beckworth says:

    Do you know how many grams of carbs are in each serving. I have to maintain a limited amount of carbohydrates per meal. So difficult when I don’t know what the serving size is or how many grams of carbs per serving. Thank you!

  25. LucassMomAgain (@LucassMomAgain) says:

    How do you shred the chicken? tips for a newbie would be appreciated

    • Thanks for this question it’s a good one. :). I usually use two forks, and hold the chicken down with one while pulling the meat apart with the other. This way you can shred it as much or as little as you desire. Here is a short video that shows what I do: How to shred chicken . enjoy!