Slow Cooker Caeser Chicken – The Magical Slow Cooker

Slow Cooker Caeser Chicken - The Magical Slow Cooker

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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caeser chicken being held by thongs.

Why this Caesar 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!

Recipe Ingredients

Ingredients for caeser chicken on a table.
  • 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: Combine 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-by-Step Directions

4 images showing how to make caeser chicken in a crockpot.

StepOne – Place fork-poke chicken breasts into the crockpot and sprinkle both sides with lemon pepper and onion powder.

StepTwo – Add the Caesar dressing, chicken broth, and grated parmesan cheese. Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 hours or LOW for 6 hours.

StepThree – 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!

Shredded caeser chicken in a bowl with parsley on top.

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.
bowl of shredded caeser chicken on a bed of rice.

Recipe FAQs

Can I use chicken thighs in this recipe?

Yes. Make sure they are boneless and skinless and proceed with the recipe as instructed.

How do I store leftover chicken?

Add any remaining caesar chicken to an airtight container and keep them in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Can I use a meat mallet instead of poking the chicken with a fork?

Safe! The idea is to tenderize the chicken so it cooks to tender perfection. You can also use a rolling pin to tenderize the chicken.

Can I make baked caesar chicken with this recipe?

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.

Can I add salt and pepper to these chicken breasts as well?

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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caeser chicken being held by thongs.

Slow Cooker Caeser Chicken Recipe

Chicken breast cooked with caeser dressing. A flavorful shredded chicken that can be used in many meals.

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Race: Hand Race

Kitchen: American

Prep Time: 5 minutes

4 hours

Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes

Services: 6

calories: 477calories


  • 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!

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Recipe Notes:

  • 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 room has plenty of salt.

Nutrition Information:

calories: 477calories | Carbohydrates: 3g | protein: 49g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 14g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 161mg | Sodium: 847mg | Potassium: 876mg | fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 87UI | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition info is auto-generated. This information is an estimate; if you are on a special diet, please use your own calculations.

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