Crockpot Chicken Supreme

Crockpot Chicken Supreme

The Spruce

  • Total: 6 hrs 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 6 hrs
  • Yield: 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
285 Calories
17g Fat
3g Carbs
27g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 285
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 88mg 29%
Sodium 231mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 27g
Calcium 141mg 11%
*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.)

When you see the term supreme in a chicken recipe, it refers to a boneless and skinless chicken breast that can be prepared in a variety of ways. It's about the cut and not the preparation, so chicken supreme can range in flavor and seasoning but is generally made in a creamy white sauce or served with one.

Crockpot chicken supreme is a classic and popular slow cooker recipe. The best of chicken meat, creamy sauce, and cheese make a filling and decadent dinner with just 10 minutes of preparation. Mix the ingredients, turn the crockpot on, and come back 6 hours later to a beautiful aroma.

This recipe is a great way to use chicken breasts that are large and tough. When sautéed or baked, large chicken breasts will be hard to cook, but in a slow cooker, you have a better chance at tenderizing and imparting flavor. If your chicken breasts are frozen, thaw them beforehand in the refrigerator to ensure the chicken is not in the temperature danger zone long enough to breed dangerous bacteria.

Ingredients

  • 5 slices bacon
  • 6 chicken breast halves (boneless, skinless)
  • 1 (4-ounce) jar sliced mushrooms (drained)
  • 1 (10-ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1/2 cup Swiss cheese (diced)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a large skillet, fry the bacon until crisp.

  3. Remove the bacon from the skillet and drain on paper towels.

  4. Crumble the bacon and set it aside, covered, in the refrigerator.

  5. In the skillet with the bacon drippings, cook the chicken over medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes per side. Wait until the chicken is light brown on the bottom side and turn once.

  6. Place the browned chicken in a 4 to 6-quart slow cooker. Top with the mushrooms.

  7. Using the same skillet you used to brown the chicken, heat the soup, mixing well and scraping up the pan drippings.

  8. Pour the soup sauce over the chicken.

  9. Cover the slow cooker and cook on LOW for 4 to 5 hours, or until the chicken registers 165 F at the thickest of the meat using a meat thermometer.

  10. After 4 to 5 hours, top the chicken with the diced cheese and sprinkle with the reserved bacon.

  11. Cover again and cook on HIGH for 10 to 15 minutes or until the cheese has completely melted.

  12. Serve hot and enjoy!

Side Dishes for Your Chicken Supreme

Because you have 6 hours to make these sides, use your time wisely and start by making the dessert and putting it in the fridge to set. Start your potatoes 30 minutes before adding the cheese to the crockpot. If making rice instead, start steaming it 30 minutes before the end of the chicken's cooking time. If going for the pasta you need to make it at the same as the steamed vegetables or stir-fry:

  • Serve your chicken supreme with pasta with garlic and olive oil, or brown, wild, or white rice. These types of food to soak up all the wonderful sauce.
  • Add a vegetable side such as steamed broccoli or a simple vegetable stir-fry.
  • If you'd rather serve potatoes instead of pasta or rice, bake some potato chips while the chicken is in the crockpot and serve with sour cream and chopped dill or scallions.
  • Finish your dinner with a refreshing Thai pudding.

Adding Different Flavors

  • You can substitute the cream of chicken soup with 10 oz of cheese Alfredo sauce.
  • Use cream of mushroom soup instead of the condensed cream of chicken.
  • Substitute a chopped onion and add some garlic in place of the mushrooms.
  • For a stronger flavor, add Fontina cheese instead of Swiss, or dill Havarti for a herby profile.