Crockpot Million Dollar Chicken

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Welcome to the ultimate in convenience and comfort—our Crockpot Million Dollar Chicken!

This dish transforms your weeknight dinners by combining the heartwarming comfort of a traditional casserole with the ease of a slow cooker. It’s perfect for those days when you crave something hearty but don’t have the time to stand over the stove.

Ideal for busy parents, meal prep masters, and everyone who loves to come home to a delicious, ready-to-eat dinner.

Discover why this crockpot version of our beloved chicken casserole is not just another recipe, but your new favorite for an Easy Weeknight Dinner, a smart make-ahead meal, and the highlight of any potluck.

A serving of Million Dollar Chicken made on a crockpot on a plate, showcasing layers of creamy chicken filling beneath a golden, crispy topping of crushed Ritz crackers, ready to be enjoyed.

Crockpot Million Dollar Chicken Ingredients

For the complete list of ingredients and exact measurements, please refer to the recipe card below.

This casserole’s charm lies in its blend of simple, yet sumptuous ingredients, each contributing to a dish that’s as delightful to savor as it is straightforward to prepare.

  • Chopped Cooked Chicken: The core of the casserole. Choose rotisserie chicken for effortless prep and a flavor boost.
  • Cream Cheese (Room Temperature): Brings a luxurious creaminess and tang, enriching the dish’s indulgent texture.
  • Cottage Cheese: Offers a lighter texture and a fine contrast to the other creamy elements.
  • Sour Cream: Adds a lusciously smooth texture and a slight tang.
  • Garlic Powder & Onion Powder: These seasonings add depth and warmth, enhancing the casserole’s flavor profile.
  • Ritz Crackers: A buttery, crunchy topping that’s simply irresistible.
  • Butter: When drizzled over the crackers, it forms the perfect golden crust.

How to Make Crockpot Million Dollar Chicken

For the complete list of ingredients and exact measurements, please refer to the recipe card below.

Follow these easy steps to create a comforting meal that’s ready when you are:

  1. Layer the Ingredients: Start by layering the chicken at the bottom of your crockpot. Then, mix the cream cheese, cottage cheese, sour cream, garlic powder, and onion powder together and spread over the chicken.
  2. Cook: Set your crockpot on low and cook for 4-6 hours, until the casserole is bubbly and the flavors meld together beautifully.
  3. Add the Topping: Combine crushed Ritz crackers with melted butter and sprinkle over the top cover and cook for another 15 minutes.

Tips and Notes

  • Make-Ahead Dinner: Prepare the ingredients in the crockpot insert the night before, store in the refrigerator, and start cooking in the morning.
  • Rotisserie Chicken: A shortcut to flavor and ease, simply shred it and layer it in the crockpot.
A golden, bubbling Million Dollar Chicken in a crockpot, featuring a creamy, savory filling of tender chicken mixed with cream cheese, cottage cheese, and sour cream, seasoned with garlic and onion powder, all topped with a crispy, buttery layer of crushed Ritz crackers.

Storage and Leftovers

This casserole is a dream for meal prep, offering fabulous next-day lunches or dinners. Here’s how to keep it fresh:

  • Refrigerator: Store in an airtight container for 3-4 days.
  • Freezer: Freeze in suitable containers for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator before reheating.
  • Reheating: Gently warm in the crockpot or microwave until heated through.

Can I freeze this Million Dollar Chicken dinner?

Yes, you can freeze this chicken dinner. For best results, assemble without the cracker topping, freeze, then thaw and cook as directed. If freezing after cooking, omit the topping, freeze, and add fresh topping when reheating.

What to Serve with the Best Chicken Casserole

Pair your Million Dollar Chicken Casserole with delicious sides. A crisp garden salad, a juicy tomato salad, or cucumber salad brings a fresh crunch. Crave something hearty? Go for creamy mashed potatoessweet potato mash, creamy potato salad, or golden roasted potatoes. And for a veggie twist, try ranch roasted carrotssautéed green beans, or honey roasted squash.

Enjoy your Crockpot Million Dollar Chicken with your favorite sides, knowing you’ve prepared a meal that’s both delicious and convenient, perfect for busy weeknights or a relaxed weekend dinner. For a crispy, oven-baked alternative, check out our classic Million Dollar Chicken Casserole recipe.

A golden, bubbling Million Dollar Chicken in a crockpot, featuring a creamy, savory filling of tender chicken mixed with cream cheese, cottage cheese, and sour cream, seasoned with garlic and onion powder, all topped with a crispy, buttery layer of crushed Ritz crackers.
Yield: 6 servings

Crockpot Million Dollar Chicken

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes

Savor the ease and comfort of Crockpot Million Dollar Chicken, featuring tender chicken enveloped in creamy cheeses and topped with golden, buttery crackers. A delightful, no-fuss meal that promises to be a hit at any family dinner or gathering.

Ingredients

  • 4½ cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 4- oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 (10.5-oz) can Unsalted Cream of Chicken Soup
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp dried onion powder
  • 1 sleeve Ritz crackers, crushed
  • 5 Tbsp butter, melted

Instructions

Follow these simple steps to create a comforting and hearty meal that's perfect for any day of the week:

  1. Place the chopped cooked chicken at the bottom of your slow cooker.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, cottage cheese, sour cream, garlic powder, and onion powder. Mix well.
  3. Pour this creamy mixture over the chicken in the slow cooker, making sure to spread it evenly and combine well.
  4. Cover the slow cooker and set it to cook on low for 4-6 hours, until the mixture is hot and bubbly.
  5. Once cooked, mix the crushed Ritz crackers with melted butter in a bowl. Sprinkle this topping over the casserole in the slow cooker.
  6. Place the lid back on the slow cooker and let it cook on low or warm for an additional 10 minutes, allowing the topping to get warm and slightly crispy.
  7. Serve your delicious Crockpot Million Dollar Chicken Casserole hot and enjoy!

Notes

  • Make-Ahead Dinner: Prepare the ingredients in the crockpot insert the night before, store in the refrigerator, and start cooking in the morning.
  • Rotisserie Chicken: A shortcut to flavor and ease, simply shred it and layer it in the crockpot.
  • Nutrition Information

    Yield

    6

    Serving Size

    1

    Amount Per Serving Calories 470Total Fat 36gSaturated Fat 17gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 15gCholesterol 159mgSodium 498mgCarbohydrates 5gFiber 0gSugar 3gProtein 31g

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