Skinny Slow Cooker Bacon Ranch Chicken

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It is hard to believe that this dish has any skinny to it because it is so delicious! But it is amazing the little things you can do to make your meal more healthy. I made this tonight for my family and they all devoured it saying this is definitely 5 stars! I also love anything that can be made in my slow cooker. I had so much to do today and came home to such a great meal!

Rating: 5 stars Difficulty of Recipe: 2 stars
Things that I changed:  Nothing
Things that I would do differently next time: I would serve it with whole wheat pasta to make it even more healthier.
Will I make it again?  Yes
Recipe from:  Kelly’s Healthified Kitchen

Skinny slow cooker bacon ranch chicken over pasta on white plate.




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I made this tonight for my family and they all devoured it saying this is definitely 5 stars! 
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings: 6 Servings



  • 2 butterball turkey bacon strips cooked and shredded
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 package ranch dressing mix
  • 1 can (10.75 oz) can condensed cream of chicken soup 98% fat free
  • 1 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 16 oz. chicken breasts frozen or defrosted/raw
  • 8 oz. pasta I used rigatoni, cooked


  • Combine the first five ingredients. Place frozen or defrosted/raw chicken in slowcooker sprayed with nonstick cooking spray and pour sauce over the top.  
  • Cook on high for 3.5 hours or low 4-6.  Shred chicken with two forks. Cook pasta per package instructions on stove. Serve chicken over pasta.


Serves: 6

Calories345kcal (17%)Carbohydrates41g (14%)Protein24g (48%)Fat8g (12%)Saturated Fat2g (10%)Cholesterol61mg (20%)Sodium900mg (38%)Potassium453mg (13%)Fiber1g (4%)Sugar1g (1%)Vitamin A213IU (4%)Vitamin C1mg (1%)Calcium67mg (7%)Iron1mg (6%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
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Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. Do you combine all the ingredients (except the pasta) and cook in crockpot (bacon, chicken, milk, seasoning, etc). to cook? (or do you add those after to your cooked chicken & pasta?) Thank you!!!!

  2. Hi Alyssa,

    I have been using this recipe for about 3 years. It is Awesome. Both my Hubby and I could inhale it (that”s how good it is. It makes 4 servings for my husband and I. Therefore we we eat two servings at one meal and freeze the other two. It freezes very well and with a salad it makes an easy dinner on a busy day.

    Also, for those of you who are trying to lose weight like myself, I have calculated the Nutritional Information, using the fit bit website, per serving as follows:
    Calories 507
    Fat 7.8 g
    Fibre 2.5 g
    Carbs 55.8 g
    Sodium 1016.3 mg
    Protein 46.1 g
    Water 0 ml
    Daily Calorie Composition 47% from Carbs, 14% from Fat 39% from Protein

    For those of you who are Weight Watchers the Smart Points Value per Serving is 12
    (Very Good an entree) Excellent served with a caesar or tossed salad.

  3. Do I follow the instructions on the can for the condensed soup or is it just the can minus adding the milk.


  5. Made this as a panini filling and it was delicious. Just wish I knew the calories I was eating but it was so good I don’t think knowing would stop me!

  6. I made this last night and it was a huge hit!! I paired it with a Caesar salad and garlic bread. This is definitely a keeper! My seven and almost four year old enjoyed it too, so that makes it a 5 star in my book too!

  7. How many does this serve? I cook for a youth group in my home every week and I am always looking for new ideas to feed 20-30 high school kids. And I love being able to use my slow cooker. So if you have any ideas, please send them my way. Thanks 🙂

  8. I am counting calories for a diet and doing for well. But if someone post a low calorie or “skinny” recipe and doesn’t post the calories how am going to know if I want to use it, I would like to cook a variety of meals. And since it is only my husband and I, he has to eat what I eat even though he isn’t on a diet. Please post the calories for people like me who are taking our diet seriously, but want a variety of flavor.

    1. If you follow this recipe using the exact amounts and fat free sour cream as well as 98%fat free cream of chicken soup and turkey bacon this recipe contains 504 calories for each of 4 servings.

      1. Hi Alyssa,

        I was wondering if you can tell me how many people this will serve please?

        I don’t eat that much but I have two large men in my home, my Husband and my son, who work extremely long hours and can eat a lot! lol

        Just want to make sure there will be enough.

        Thank you

  9. This has become one of our family favorites! We add artichokes and fresh spinach to wilt (at about the last hour), and it’s delicious! Even my husband who doesn’t like sour cream and claims he can taste it in anything, loves this meal! 🙂

  10. Also adding this one to my slow cooker list! I think you should add a slow cooker list to your recipe index – you’ve got a lot of good recipes on your blog for it, and tis the season!

  11. Thanks for stopping by my blog. My mouth is watering just looking at your pictures on the first page. I love your rating system. That’s such a good idea. I am definitely going to follow along and try out some of your recipes.

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