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Slow Cooker Garlic Butter Chicken with Cream Cheese Sauce

Garlic butter chicken.  

Cream Cheese Sauce.

Oh my.  Where do I even begin?  I guess I should tell you first about the tender, moist chicken.  But, you just have to know about the tangy cream cheese sauce.  The garlic butter component is pretty important, too.

I guess the best thing about this dish is that it’s as simple to make as it is tasty.  It’s perfectly comforting after a busy day and even better as a leftover lunch the next day.  (Even if you eat it sitting at your desk.  Promise!)

Oh, and it’s keto-friendly!

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Keto Friendly Slow Cooker Garlic Butter Chicken with Cream Cheese Sauce Recipe

An Easy Keto-Friendly Family Recipe

I love this easy family dinner recipe because the slow cooker does all of the work. It slowly and perfectly infuses the chicken with garlic while I go about my day.

The butter adds to the richness and helps keep the chicken moist.  The cream cheese sauce rounds out the dish with a tangy taste and sweet undertones.

Yes, I’d say we’ve achieved umami with this one.

But, you should totally taste for yourself!

Oh, and if there could another “best thing” about this recipe it would be that my kiddos love it.

Let’s recap – This dish is keto-friendly. This dish is busy-mom friendly. This dish is kid-friendly.

Yep. That’s a winner-winner chicken dinner, folks.

By the way, if you’re looking for more easy keto recipes, check out The One Pot Ketogenic Diet Cookbook. It has 100+ easy weeknight meals for your slow cooker, skillet, sheet pan, and more.

Here’s the recipe for my slow cooker garlic butter chicken with cream cheese sauce. Enjoy! (You’ll find the printable version below.)

Ingredients
For the garlic chicken:
2- 2.5 lbs of chicken breasts
1 stick of butter
8 garlic cloves, sliced in half to release flavor (No garlic cloves? Try 2 tsps of garlic powder.)
1.5 tsp salt
Optional (but recommended) – 1 sliced onion or 2 tsps of onion powder

For the cream cheese sauce:
8 oz of cream cheese
1 cup of chicken stock (I use the liquid left in the slow cooker after the chicken is removed. If I need more, I use some of my homemade slow cooker bone broth.)
salt to taste

Instructions
For the garlic chicken:
Place the chicken (thawed) in the slow cooker.
Add the butter to the slow cooker.
Place the garlic in the slow cooker, dispersing it around so it’s not all in one spot.
Sprinkle with salt.
Cook on low for 6 hours.
Remove and place on serving platter.

For the cream cheese sauce:
In a pan, put the cup of chicken stock (or liquid from the slow cooker).
Add the cream cheese and salt.
Cook over medium-low heat until the sauce is combined and creamy.
Pour over chicken.

Slow Cooker Garlic Butter Chicken with Cream Cheese Sauce

Ingredients

  • For the garlic chicken:
  • 2- 2.5 lbs of chicken breasts
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 8 garlic cloves, sliced in half to release flavor
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • Optional -- 1 sliced onion
  • For the cream cheese sauce:
  • 8 oz of cream cheese
  • 1 cup of chicken stock (I use the liquid left in the slow cooker after the chicken is removed.)
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  1. For the garlic chicken:
  2. Place the chicken (thawed) in the slow cooker.
  3. Add the butter to the slow cooker.
  4. Place the garlic in the slow cooker, dispersing it around so that it's not all in one spot.
  5. Sprinkle with salt.
  6. Cook on low for 6 hours.
  7. Remove and place on serving platter.
  8. For the cream cheese sauce:
  9. In a pan, put the cup of chicken stock (or liquid from the slow cooker).
  10. Add the cream cheese and salt.
  11. Cook over medium-low heat until the sauce is combined and creamy.
  12. Pour over chicken.
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