Slow Cooker Creamy Broccoli Chicken

Creamy Broccoli Chicken

The Spruce / Abbey Littlejohn

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 6 hrs
Total: 6 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
452 Calories
11g Fat
11g Carbs
75g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 452
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 198mg 66%
Sodium 548mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 75g
Vitamin C 31mg 154%
Calcium 116mg 9%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 785mg 17%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Slow cooker one-dish meals are a great dinnertime solution for a busy weeknight, and this creamy broccoli chicken is a recipe the whole family will love. Boneless chicken breasts, frozen broccoli, and condensed cream of broccoli soup are cooked together for several hours in the slow cooker, and toward the end of cooking time, milk is added. What results is a flavorful dish that is perfect served over mashed potatoes, angel hair pasta, or rice.

Keep in mind that cooking the broccoli in the slow cooker for several hours will make the vegetable very tender. If you prefer your broccoli with a more crisp texture, instead of adding it to the slow cooker steam it separately, following the package directions, and serve it along with the creamy chicken. Better yet, use fresh broccoli as it is firmer than frozen and won't cook as quickly.

This recipe calls for cream of broccoli soup to keep with a consistent flavor profile, but feel free to substitute with another type of condensed soup such as cream of mushroom, cream of chicken, or cream of celery. You can also make your own if you prefer not to use canned soup.


  • 2 to 3 pounds boneless chicken breast halves

  • 1 (16-ounce) bag frozen broccoli, chopped

  • 1 (10.5-ounce) can cream of broccoli soup

  • Kosher salt, to taste

  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  • 1 cup milk

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Creamy Broccoli Chicken ingredients

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  2. Place the chicken pieces in the crock pot.

    Place chicken pieces in the crock pot

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  3. Cover with the frozen broccoli and spoon the cream of broccoli soup over top. Add salt and pepper to taste.

    Cover the chicken with the frozen broccoli and spoon the cream of broccoli soup

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  4. Cover and cook on low for 5 to 7 hours, or on high for about 3 hours.

    ingredients in a crock pot

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  5. If cooking on low, about 45 minutes before the chicken is done, add the milk. If cooking on high, add the milk 30 minutes before cooking time is finished.

    Creamy Broccoli Chicken, add milk and cook in a crock pot

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  6. Serve the creamy broccoli chicken over rice or mashed potatoes and enjoy.



Boneless chicken breasts will be dry if cooked too long, so check them after about 4 hours on low or 2 hours on high.

Can I use frozen chicken in the slow cooker?

Although there is some debate on the subject, food safety experts advise that we don't place frozen chicken in a slow cooker. Because the nature of a slow cooker is to cook slowly, it may take too long for the chicken to reach the safe temperature of 165 F, allowing time for bacteria to multiply. If you plan on making a chicken recipe in the slow cooker, make sure to defrost frozen chicken beforehand.