This Slow Cooker Caesar Chicken combines boneless skinless chicken breasts with caesar dressing, parmesan cheese, and a few other pantry staples for a dish your whole family will enjoy. Chicken dinner just got a lot easier!
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Why this Ceasar chicken recipe works
This chicken dinner uses just a few ingredients and has a moderate cooking time. In just a few steps, you’ll turn chicken breasts into a creamy chicken caesar dish that is flavorful and versatile too!
- Chicken Breasts: You’ll want to use at least 2-3 pounds of boneless skinless chicken breasts.
- Caesar Dressing: The highlight of the recipe is caesar dressing which provides a flavor combination of garlic, salt, lemon, and smokey black pepper. We love Newman’s Caeser Dressing, but also have used store brand with luck.
- Seasonings: Onion powder and lemon pepper seasoning combine to create a finishing flavor touch to the caesar chicken recipe.
- Chicken Broth: Combines with the dressing to create a creamy caesar sauce.
- Parmesan Cheese: Grated parmesan cheese is the perfect cheese combination for a dish like this.
Step One – Place fork-poke chicken breasts into the crockpot and sprinkle both sides with lemon pepper and onion powder.
Step Two – Add the Caesar dressing, chicken broth, and grated parmesan cheese. Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 hours or LOW for 6 hours.
Step Three – After the cooking time is done remove chicken breasts and shred them with two forks.
Step Four – Place the chicken back into the sauce that is in the slow cooker. Serve and enjoy!
How to serve
- This chicken is excellent over pasta, rice topped with fresh parsley, and added to a caeser salad with freshly chopped romaine hearts.
- You can also make quesadillas with leftover chicken. All you need are 2 tortillas, chicken, more Caesar dressing, chopped onions, sour cream, and crumbled bacon. You can even add spinach.
- Serve a helping of this caesar chicken on a sandwich topped with more creamy caesar dressing, chopped parsley, jalapenos, and freshly ground black pepper.
- If you want a hearty meal, consider keeping the chicken breasts whole. Then, slice them and add the sliced pieces to a plate. Enjoy the sliced caesar chicken with roasted potatoes and butter-sauteed asparagus.
Yes. Make sure they are boneless and skinless and proceed with the recipe as instructed.
Add any remaining caesar chicken to an airtight container and keep them in the fridge for up to 4 days.
Sure! The idea is to tenderize the chicken so it cooks to tender perfection. You can also use a rolling pin to tenderize the chicken.
Absolutely. The biggest differences are placing the chicken in a prepared baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray and whisking up the creamy sauce mixture in a small bowl before pouring it over the chicken. Bake in the oven at 375 degrees for 45 minutes or until the internal temperature of the chicken reads 165 degrees.
Yes, though I would wait to add until the dish is cooked. The caeser dressing has plenty of salt and pepper.
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Slow Cooker Caesar Chicken Recipe
- 3 lbs. chicken breasts skinless, boneless (can use 2-3 pounds)
- 1 Tbsp. lemon pepper (don't have lemon pepper? Use 1 tsp. of garlic powder and a 1/2 tsp of black pepper instead)
- 2 tsp. onion powder
- 1 cup Caesar dressing (use your favorite brand)
- ¾ cup chicken broth
- ½ cup grated Parmigiano cheese
- In the liner of a slow cooker, place the chicken breasts. Poke them with a fork a few times each.
- Sprinkle the lemon pepper and onion powder. Cover the breasts on each side.
- Add the Caesar dressing and the chicken broth.
- Sprinkle the grated Parmigiano.
- Cover and cook on high for 4 hours. Or low for 6 hours.
- After the cooking time is up shred the chicken with two forks.
- Serve and Enjoy!
- Add any remaining caesar chicken to an airtight container and keep them in the fridge for up to 4 days.
- Chicken thighs can be used instead of chicken breasts. Be sure to trim the chicken thighs well.
- To cook in the oven: Bake in the oven at 375 degrees for 45 minutes or until the internal temperature of the chicken reads 165 degrees.
- Don’t be tempted to add salt to this dish until after the cooking time is up. The dressing has plenty of salt.
Nutrition info is auto-generated. This information is an estimate; if you are on a special diet, please use your own calculations.
Alexandra W says
Hi! Can I use frozen chicken breasts?
Sarah Olson says
I recommend thawed for all my recipes.
Alexandra W says