Crockpot Butter Ranch Chicken
This recipe for Crockpot Butter Ranch Chicken is so good and you only need 3 ingredients! If you see a pattern with my recipes, you can see that I love crockpot recipes that you only need a few ingredients for. I love using my slow cooker for easy meals through the week because I have boys who are very active in sports and academic events.
Having a quick dinner keeps us from eating out and provides the family sit down dinner that I make everyone do. Not because I am mean but I want to have the time together to talk and connect with each other. This recipe is also low carb and Keto Diet friendly! So if you are watching your carbs this is a great option for you!
For this crockpot recipe you only need chicken (breasts or any type), one packet of ranch seasoning or you can use this recipe for Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix and some good ole’ real butter. Place it all in the slow cooker and let is cook all day. Serve the chicken straight from the crockpot along with your favorite side dishes. On this particular night I made Fried Taters and Yeast Dinner Rolls per the children’s request.
If you are following the Keto Diet this is a great low carb recipe that the entire family will love. I like to serve it with Cauliflower Rice as a side. If you choose sides that are Keto Friendly this is a great Easy Keto Diet Recipe.
Check out this slow cooker conversion chart as it helps to figure out if you are adjusting the time. It has become a common recipe in my menu plan because it is so easy to prepare, I normally have the ingredients on hand my entire family loves it and requests it! Be sure to try Crockpot Butter Ranch Chicken you will not be disappointed!
Crockpot Butter Ranch ChickenPrint Recipe
- 4 - 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1 packet of ranch mix
- 1 stick of butter cut into slices
- Place chicken in bottom of the slow cooker (I used a 4 qt).
- Sprinkle ranch seasoning on top.
- Place butter slices on next and cover with lid.
- Cook on low 8 hours.
- Serve and enjoy!
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So no liquid other than the butter and the liquid the chicken will make??
Right no other liquid. It is delicious!
This was amazing! Thank you!!
I was all hyped up to try this and realized I didn’t have the ranch seasoning pack or all the ingredients to make some. So, I took a gamble and used what I had which was Lipton Onion Soup Mix! lol!! Oh my goodness! That was soo good!! I served it over yellow rice ( my son’s favorite) I think white rice or egg noodles would be good with it too! Next time I will add potatoes and veggies. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe with us! My kitchen is happy!! 💜💜💜
Did you just use the same amount of butter with the Lipton onion soup mix?
Do you think broccoli will go good with it?
Can you use ranch dressing
No, the powdered ranch mix.
Could I use chicken on the bone or does it have to be boneless?
Yes you can!
I have chicken tenders instead of chicken breast can, should I cook it for 8 hours or less?
I would say 4-6 hours.
The butter is the only liquid and it keeps the chicken moist it’s so good I also added potatoes, carrots, corn and added salt, pepper, garlic powder and garlic salt
I came to the comments to see if someone added vegetables, since I planned to add them. It sounds like a winning combination!
Did you put the potatoes and carrots in there when you
First started cooking it?
I normally add them 1/2 way through.
Wont 8hrs dry out the chicken?
Nope! Nice an juicy!
I have a very picky 2 year old who doesn’t usually eat chicken. I found this recipe late at night and prepped it before I went to bed so I could just throw it in the crockpot the next morning. Well safe to say my toddler loved it and even asked for MORE! I ended up putting two packets of ranch mix and shredded it over mashed potatoes. Thank you so much for sharing this!
I cooked this for one hour on high and six hours in low. Way to long as it came out more like shredded chicken and I wouldn’t use quite as much butter.. It was good with the vegetables (I didn’t see your response before I made it so added it at the beginning. Next time I will add them half way through.
Can you put 1 pkg of cream cheese in this?
Absolutely! Sounds yummy!
What is the size is one stick of butter in grams?
I just used tub butter and added stuff to cook with the chicken in the crockpot everyone loved it
What goes good with this meal
Green Beans, Corn, Mashed Potatoes, Rolls
Can the chicken be frozen when put in the crockpot
I would like to know if chicken can be frozen to . 🙂
I made brown rice and mixed red kidney beans in it and put the chicken on top! It was a hit!
That sounds delicious! I will have to try that. I always end up making the sides separately, which defeats the purpose of a crockpot meal being ready when I get home at night.
I added potatoes, carrots, and corn in the crockpot with the chicken and a little extra butter I also added garlic powder, garlic salt, black pepper and salt everyone loved it.
Can I use chicken wings if I don’t have any breasts
How many does this feed?
Depends on how big of a package you use I used a big package and it is enough to feed 4 of us for a couple of days
This sounds great! Have you tried cooking it on high?
No – but here is a conversion chart for you – https://www.stockpilingmoms.com/2015/02/slow-cooker-conversions/
Found you thru Pinterest…would like to try this tomorrow, but wonder will it make a difference if I use stick margarine instead of butter? Thanks!
Will not make a difference 🙂 Enjoy!
I have a big fat family. Do you think this will double ok? If I layer the chicken and seasoning and butter?
Yes, I think so 🙂
Yes! I’ve layered it double for a potluck and triple layered it for a huge family dinner. Worked great each time!
Yes I used a big package of boneless skinless chicken breast and I didn’t have to layer it and I put potatoes, carrots and corn on top and an extra package of ranch seasoning and butter I didn’t use stick butter I also added garlic salt and garlic powder and salt and black pepper everyone loved it
How much of the homemade ranch mix is equal to one packet?
Can you use chicken tenders instead of chicken breast, and would it change the cooking time any?
Yes, you can! No not really. Maybe by a little 🙂
Can this be cooked in the oven?
I haven’t but I am sure it could.
I actually make this in the oven but instead melt a stick of butter mix it with a packet of ranch rub it on chicken and bake…I was wondering if I could do it like that but in the crockpot instead of oven
You sure can!
Can you use butter out of tub instead of a stick?
You can. We only use stick butter but I am sure you can give it a try.
Is the ranch mix, the hidden valley ranch powder like you use in the veggie pizza?
Yes I did and I cooked it at 350 for 4 hours instead of low for 8 hours also added potatoes and carrots and corn and garlic powder and garlic salt and salt and black pepper everyone loved it
Can I add potato’s? Will that cook well?
Yes, that would be delicious! I would use Red Potatoes
Can I add the potatoes directly on top of the chicken to cook? And for 8 hours as well?
Yes, I would 🙂
Yes I did also I added carrots and corn and garlic powder and garlic salt and salt and black pepper everyone loved it and I added an extra package of ranch seasoning and butter I didn’t use stick butter and I cooked it at 350 for 4 hours
How thick should the breast be? Will this dry the chicken out?
Just use a regular chicken breast (not the thin cut).
I only have thin cut chicken breasts how would I adjust the recipe?
I would reduce the time in half.
No it won’t dry out
I tried this today and it’s delicious! My chicken did dry out a tiny bit so it could use some kind of sauce. What do you suppose would work? Think I’ll double the ranch packets next time though. I’d like it a bit tangy-er
How about a brown gravy? You could even through in a can into the recipe 🙂
What about trying buttermilk?
How much buttermilk ?
There is no buttermilk?
I just used butter and mine didn’t dry out at all I also put the chicken in the crockpot then the ranch seasoning and butter didn’t use stick butter then I added potatoes, carrots and corn put ranch seasoning, garlic salt, garlic powder, salt, black pepper and some more butter on top then cooked it at 350 for 4 hours didn’t dry out and everyone loved it and I stirred it occasionally
I would like to try this recipe using a creamy Italian dressing mix. What you think?
I think it would be good. Let us know what you think if you try it.
Probably user error because I’m not a good cook but I tried this today, with some small cut up pieces of red potatoes and it was a bust 🙁 not sure what I did wrong but the chicken looked really rubbery, not browned like yours and the potatoes never got cooked all the way. I put it all in the oven for awhile hoping to save it but it still was super bland and didn’t look very appetizing. Your picture looks delish! My 5 yr old wanted PB&J instead. Oh well. Any suggestions?
Well, there are actually no potatoes in this recipe 🙂 I am not sure because mine was delicious and tasted full of ranch flavor. Did you follow the directions?
It sounds like you didn’t cook it long enough. The chicken should of been super tender not rubbery. I usually start my crockpot first thing in the morning around 7-8a.m. on high and then at noon turn to low and by supper time 5-6p.m. everything is cooked perfectly and tender. I hate that yours turned out bad. Once you get the hang of crockpot cooking it really is a breeze.
I put the chicken in the crockpot added ranch seasoning and butter I didn’t use stick butter then I added potatoes, carrots, and corn then added another package of ranch seasoning also added garlic powder, garlic salt, salt, black pepper and some more butter cooked at 350 for 4 hours stirring occasionally and it came out amazing everyone loved it and I’m not a good cook and as it cooked I added a little more butter so I’m not sure
If i make the homemade ranch dressing to use in this receipe – do i need to use the sour cream or buttermilk? or just the dry mix stuff? thank you
Just the dry mix 🙂
My dumb self got the ranch dip packets instead. Do you think these will work in the recipe?
I think so!
I made this and it was delicious. I made with mashed potatoes and peas on the side. My husband loved it! Thank you for posting this.
Silly question. it says SERE and ENJOY. what does sere mean?
Serve and Enjoy 🙂 Updated 🙂
Made this last night ! My Hubs absolutely LOVED it !! Thanks ladies ❤️
By the way…I use boneless, skinless chicken thighs. They are cheaper than breasts and tastier ?
Love them too!
Yay! So glad it was a winner!
I tried this tonight and boy was it a winner! So juicy, fork tender, and delight! Will definitely make again. Super easy and super tasty!
Made this tonight..2 pack ranch 2 sticks of butter 8 thighs. It was a hit in my house… with rice and string beans..
Can you use ranch dressing from the bottle?
No, this is a ranch packet.
Do you think you could add maybe a 1/2 cup of water if you added in red potatoes and so the chicken wouldn’t turn dry?
Yes, that would work for you.
I just added extra butter and ranch seasoning and a couple other seasoning and stirred occasionally and as it cooked I added a little more butter
I used this recipe with a whole bird cut up, it was absolutely amazing! Thank you so much!
Quite frankly the best recipe I have ever made. I’ve been making it ever since I saw it in your original emailing and my family asks for it by name. My son is going off to college in a few weeks and I’ll ba making some and freezing it for him when he is on his own in his apartment. Simply delicious and so easy. BTW I only cook this in the crockpot and it turns out perfect every time.
Roughly how many calories are in this dish?
I am not sure.
I made this and my chicken was dried out and burnt! I used chicken tenderloins I think it was. Should I have changed the time or something?!
It was skinless boneless chicken breast tenderloins!
Yes, the tenderloins cook much faster than chicken breasts.
Just placed this in crockpot. I used butter from tub and four frozen chicken breasts. Crossing my fingers it satisfies the hubs! From the comments I am hopeful!
Omg! This chicken is AMAZING! Just got my crockpot yesterday for my bday and I couldn’t wait to use it. Was looking for an inexpensive dish to make that only used a few ingredients. And this one was well worth it! Can’t wait to make it again, and pass it on to my friend!!!
I made this recipe for dinner tonight and it was amazing. My pickiest eater even cleaned his plate. It will be one of our go-to recipes now. It is perfect paired with brown rice and veggies.
Can you use bone-in chicken? Like chicken thoughts and drumsticks?
Yes, you can!
Can you use butter from container vs stick butter? How many tablespoons?
Stick butter. Up to 1 stick.
Yes I did and I put a scoop on each piece of chicken I did more than what it said cuz I added some stuff to it
Can I use frozen chicken breasts or should I thaw first?
Yes, you can!
This was so good I added some things to it but everyone loved it will he making it again and hope I can find more easy meals like this to make in the crockpot
This recipe is amazing and sooo easy!!! I made my own ranch spice since I didn’t have any packets. Also added a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese along with the spice and it turned out delicious!! My 6 year old daughter was begging for seconds and wanted it for lunch at school the next day! ON the way home from practice the next day my mom offered to grab her something on the way home and she said No I want mommys chicken! (Oh I also doubled the recipe so we had a lot)! Actually making it again right now!!
Wow, I can’t get over how easy this is. I love simple slow cooker recipes. This is perfect. And pairs easily with rice and salad which are staples at our house. Adding this to my meal plan soon!
I am trying this today – how long for THIN boneless chicken breast – 8 pieces?
Would you do low 4 hours! Don’t want to dry out chicken but also want chicken cooked lol thank you
I would give it a try for 3-4 hours on low.
Do you know how I could make this in an electric pressure cooker?
I am sorry I don’t 🙁
What is the calories?
Could i use regular ranch dressing?
No – it is the dry powder 🙂
Making it tonight with drumsticks.! Im thinking about serving it with a yellow rice. Will that clash or compliment, being the yellow rice has saffron in it?
Sounds yummy to me!
Do you use salted or unsalted butter?
Do you have the macros for this?
If I use chicken drumettes instead & bake in the oven, how long do you think they should bake?
I would go with 30 minutes at 350. Just be sure they are thoroughly cooked. 🙂
I’m thinking about adding a block of cream cheese towards the end. Do you think that would be good, or just stick with the butter?
I think you can never go wrong with cream cheese!
Instead of using butter can I use cream of chicken?
You can give it a try.
Has anyone made this and added rice in the pot, or know how to do it successfully?
Is it the 1oz package of Ranch Dressing Powder that you are speaking of? I have the 16oz shaker container.
If so, then that’s roughly about 2-3 tablespoons right?
Can’t wait to try. Sounds delicious
Can I cook it on high for 3-4 hours instead of 8 on low
I’m trying this tonight. Used 4 chicken breasts, one packet of Aldi brand ranch mix, around a third of the butter and substituted some olive oil in (probably not the same amount total but it’s what we had). Hoping it turns out! 🙂
Sounds like it will be delicious!
Can I use 1 can cream of chicken soup instead of butter?
Hi I’ve. Started the crockpot chicken can’t wait to try it are you suppose to add water
You can add a little if you want.
I’m making for dinner tonight. It smells good in the house.
I’m adding mashed potatoes and a garden salad.
Can I cook on high for less time or will it dry it out too fast?
You can cook on high. No problem!
How long on high would you cook this?
If the chicken was still frozen and you put it on high how long should it cook for
Same length. No need for more time.
Good morning! Is this 4-6 breast halves… Like 2-3 pounds? I’m thinking of subbing boneless skinless thighs, and trying to make sure we have the right amount of meat. Thanks!!! Looks yummy!
Yes, but you can use whatever amount that would feed your family size. Skinless Boneless Chicken Thighs work great for this recipe!
I followed the recipe but the chicken turned out to dry..
Did you cook it on low temperature?
For me, I never cook chicken breasts longer than 5 hours on low. Any recipe is dry if you go longer. I am excited to try this recipe but I will limit to 5 hours on low.
You will love it!
Hi! I forgot to take my chicken from the freezer last night. Can I do this when frozen chicken breasts?
I have with no problem 🙂
Did everything come out alright with the frozen chicken? I forgot to take my chicken out last night so I was wondering if I have to cook it longer or just the 8 hours?
No need to cook longer!
I can’t tell you how many people I have given this recipe because it is so extremely easy and delicious! My husband and kids are very picky and they all love this meal. I usually serve it with roasted red potatoes and a vegetable.
Has anyone tried making this in an instant pot? I’d want to know if I need to add any liquid?
I have and cooked semi frozen breasts for 30 minutes. It turned out wonderful. No liquid just melted a little butter on the bottom before throwing the breasts in.
Can you cook this recipe in 5 hours on high
I would do 3-4 on high.
The picture looks like it got brown on top (I’m guessing from the butter?) My family doesn’t like “mushy” chicken from crockpot, but the looks a little “Crisp” ??
It is not mushy but you can always broil it for 5 minutes in the oven once you are done too.
Your recipe sounds wonderful and I can’t wait to try it! I do have one question, however, that I need for clarification. You refer to a “slow cooker” and also a “crockpot”. Are these not two different kitchen appliances? And if so, is there any variation on time and/or ingredient amount adjustments that need to be made. I, personally, own a crockpot and want to make sure I get this right! Thank you so much!
They are the same. A crockpot is a brand name of slow cookers 🙂 Great question!
Has anyone cooked this in pressure cooker. If so how long did you cook it for?
I used chicken thighs and coated them in some ranch seasoning mix and seared them in a cast iron before. Turned out amazing!!
If I wanted to make this with only two frozen chicken breasts, do I need to cut down on the ranch seasoning or butter? Or change the cook time at all?
I plan on making it this weekend for only my daughter and I while my significant other is deer hunting since he doesn’t like ranch. (Blasphemous, I know!)
I would use 1/2 the packet 🙂 Enjoy!
I used two very large frozen chicken breasts, about 3/4 of the ranch packet, and the entire stick of butter on high for four hours and it turned out great! So delicious! Thank you!
I’m trying this tonight!
Loved this recipe! I’ve shared with many ppl but I’m cooking it in the Instant pot tonight! Have you tired this and found the right amount of time to cook?
We haven’t tried it in the Instant Pot. If you figure it out please let us know so we can share.
I’m trying it now…will pass along the results. I’m doing 2# chicken
How did this turn out? Thinking to try it in the instant pot tonight but idk how long etc
Could I add some vegetables, like broccoli?
I wouldn’t add broccoli until the end or it will become mush. Brussels Sprouts and Corn on the Cob might hold up better.
I’m trying this tonight for my family. I was thinking of adding onions and maybe cheese? What do you think?
Think it would be delicious!
What a super easy, yummy dinner! I made around 2# of boneless, skinless chicken breasts, from frozen, cooked in my instant pot for 24 minutes. I let the butter melt on suaute first, then added the ranch and chicken. We paired with mashed potatoes and green bans, it will definitely be in our dinner rotation!
Am cooking boneless skinless chicken thighs tonight. About 3ilb. Used a bit of onion flakes and garlic pepper, 1 ranch packet, BBQ sauce (about .1/2 cup or so), chicken broth (have no idea how much) and some leftover ranch cucumber dressing. I think it will be delish.
I put this on this morning before I left for work on low. Absolutely wonderful!! Juicy & very delicious!!
Tried this the other night and my husband loved it. I added a can of cream of chicken soup as I read someone else did and served it over rice. Granddaughters loved it as well..
I have the the ranch dip packet not the ranch mix packet! Will they work the same.?
I want to make this, i don’t have a stick of butter, is it okay if i use butter from a container? if so how much would you recommend?
A stick of butter equals a half cup from a container. You can substitute one for the other but your recipe might turn out differently.
Can you cook this on high ? And if so for how long ??
For 1/2 the time on high.
I’m making this as we speak! If 8 hrs on low makes it too tough (as said in someone’s comment) how long should I cook it for?
Go for 6 hours.
Wow, I loved wow easy this dish was! I made it on the stove top with boneless skinless chicken thighs. Served with mashed potatoes and green beans. My husband was thrilled, my teenager said, “Huh, not too bad,” which in teen-speak means delicious! Thanks for another yummy recipe.
I wanted to try this recipe and shred the chicken for wraps. Does it have to have the butter?
You could use Ghee, Olive Oil or Butter!
I make this recipe a lot. The family loves it! I’m wondering, though, if I can cut the butter in half. I use 4 large breasts and the full Ranch mix packet. Do you have any concerns with how the dish will turn out with half the butter?
I think you should give it a try. I am considering trying it too. I want to reduce the cholesterol.
Could frozen chicken be used? How would that alter the directions?
Yes, I have used frozen chicken and honestly it doesn’t change. Just be sure done and it will add liquid so just watch that.