French Cream Chicken – 4 Ingredients!

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February 10, 2017

French Cream Chicken – 4 Ingredients! 5 0 5 13

An ahhhh-mazing tasting creamy chicken dish that's LOW CARB!

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 1 hr 20 mins
  • 15 mins

    1 hr 20 mins

    1 hr 35 mins

  • Yields: 2


500g diced chicken thigh

110g block of French Onion Cream Cheese (I used White Valley brand) - see notes below in method

200ml cooking cream

60g baby spinach leaves


1Brown/sear diced chicken well in searing slow cooker or pan

2Add cream cheese and stir for 2-3mins as it melts to coat chicken with it

3Add cooking cream and stir

4Cover and use The Tea Towel Trick

5Cook on HIGH for a further 1hr 15mins

6Add spinach and stir through until wilted


1If you cannot source the French Onion flavoured cream cheese you could use regular Philadelphia cream cheese and mix with 20g French Onion soup mix

2The cooking cream is important as it resists splitting like normal cream. I like the Bulla brand myself

3Inspired by the recipe "Chicken with Semi-Dried Tomato & Spinach – LOW CARB"

Submitted by Paulene Christie


32 Reviews


April 19, 2017

Super quick and easy to make and really delicious! The whole family loves this.


April 6, 2017

This is an amazing recipe such a hit in my house hold. I use the Philadelphia cream for cooking and the packet French onion soup and add bacon. So incredibly good thanks for Sharing this. Yum

The alteration to the soup powder would affect the salt from the original… but also the addition of bacon will significantly increase salt also. Try less soup powder next time if you want to keep the bacon in and that should help 🙂


April 3, 2017

Made this tonight and was so good! I added bacon, and spring onion, and served with rice. I used a block of cream cheese and added the French onion soup. Although it was good it tasted very salty. Not sure why??



April 2, 2017

My new favourite slow cooker recipe! And low carb to boot! Thank you

I added two small cloves of garlic, cooked and chopped bacon and added quartered mid size mushrooms (whole button mushrooms would be lovely in this) and it was heaven on top of cauliflower rice.

I’ll be making this again right away 🙂

This recipe was made for a LCHF way of eating 🙂
(low carb high fat)
So it is designed to have a high fat content to aid weight loss


March 28, 2017

I just made it & it was very much a Comfort meal. Not sure what the fat content is for this but how could I make it healthier?

Theresa Gerrard

March 28, 2017

Cooked this tonight and loved it! Kept to the recipe for the first time but also added some sundried tomatoes. Wasn’t able to use the tea towel with the type of cooker I have and still worked fine. Definite keeper


March 28, 2017

I made this today, so easy and convenient going into the supermarket for so few items. My 2 year old who usually throws his food and carries on is sitting quietly devouring his.
I added extra cooking cream, two garlic cloves crushed, and 150g of mushroom


March 27, 2017

Holly maybe you could try cococut cream

angela beswick

March 27, 2017

Oh my goodness this is truly amazing I doubled the recipe and used chicken breast instead of thigh I also couldn’t find French Onion cream cheese so I used 1 packet of French Onion soup and mixed it with the cooking cream I also cooked on low for 2 hours and served with rice will definitely be on my weekly rotation

Angie Beswick

March 27, 2017

This was truly amazing I doubled the recipe and used breast instead of thigh I also couldn’t find French Onion cheese so I used French Onion soup mix 1 packet and cooked on low for 2 hours it’s sensational

Sure… I’d guess around 3hrs on low?


March 25, 2017

Can this be cooked on low for a longer time?


March 21, 2017

this was totally amazing so easy toale an so tasty a definite new favourite in my house hubby even had seconds


March 19, 2017

Cooking cream has a green coloured lid in the cream section, it is great to use

Jan Godfrey

March 18, 2017

I made this for guests, was a huge success, they loved it, my family loved it, a regular on our menu now.

Colleen Arnott

March 8, 2017

Delicious and so easy. Also surprisingly quick for a ‘slow cooked’ meal. I couldn’t find any French onion cream cheese so used the alternate method. It was quite rich so with rice and steamed veggies I think it could stretch to 3-4 serves. Will definitely do this one again.

You could add extra cream cheese then if he can eat that? 🙂


March 7, 2017

What could you use instead of cream, my husband can eat dairy accept for cream

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

February 16, 2017

Yes that’s exactly what the above recipe says to do ^
See it in the notes section below the method


February 15, 2017

Hi we don’t have French onion cream cheese
Can I use normal cream cheese and add French onion soup mix to it instead


February 14, 2017

This dish was super easy to make! It was phenomenal! I added pasta to go with it too! Will definitely make again

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

February 14, 2017

It’s the consistency of regular pouring cream … it just is made not to split 🙂
I believe Creme Fraiche is similar if you have that?

The Tea Towel Trick explained here


February 13, 2017

A yummy recipe… i added shallots, mushrooms, bacon, capsicum & pasta to bulk it up a bit.


February 13, 2017

What’s the tea towel trick? And I’m in South Africa so we don’t have the Bulla brand. Any other way you can explain this creams consistency etc

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

February 13, 2017

I trialed this today with chicken pieces (chicken maryland and chicken thigh fillets)
I cooked them for about 1.5hrs first just by themselves then drained out the cooking liquids that produced, before returning them to the slow cooker and adding in the cream and cream cheese etc 🙂
Cooked with tea towel in place so the water didn’t drip into the creamy sauce.
They were beautiful!

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

February 13, 2017

Cooking cream is a type of cream that resists splitting when heated 🙂
I use the Bulla brand myself


February 13, 2017

Hi just wondering what cooking cream is?
Is it thickened cream?

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

February 12, 2017

I’m not sure but if I find out for sure next batch I cook I’ll come back and let you know 🙂


February 12, 2017

Do you think this would freeze ok?

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