French Cream Chicken – 4 Ingredients!

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February 10, 2017

French Cream Chicken – 4 Ingredients! 5 0 5 44

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

Ingredients

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

Directions

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

Notes

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

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3The cooking cream is important as it resists splitting like normal cream. I like the Bulla brand myself

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5Inspired by the recipe "Chicken with Semi-Dried Tomato & Spinach – LOW CARB"

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Alternate versions

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2This recipe can be easily changed simply by changing the flavour of the cream cheese. For example I now love a sweet chilli version that I make the same but just change the French onion creamed cheese to a sweet chilli flavoured cream cheese block instead 🙂

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4If you can't find sweet chilli cream then add 1/2 cup of sweet chilli sauce to your regular creamed cheese

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6You could also try the Chive and Onion cream cheese flavour or the Apricot Cream Cheese

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8I've also replaced the baby spinach with semi dried tomatoes for another yummy version

Submitted by Paulene Christie

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100 Reviews

Tara

September 18, 2017

I done the sweet chilli version of this, nice easy meal

My Eloise

September 5, 2017

The first time I made this recipe I used chicken breast and reduced the slow cooker time to one hour. It tasted so yummy, but I thought it needed a little more “oomph”, so I modified the recipe to suit my taste.

I used one block of Philly cream cheese and a 35g packet of salt-reduced French Onion soup mix.
When I was browning the chicken I added a small diced onion and two teaspoons of chopped garlic.
I added one cup of halved mushrooms to the slow cooker pot with the chicken.
I doubled the cooking cream to make extra sauce.

It was so delicious. Definitely a make again recipe.

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

September 1, 2017

Either is fine 🙂
I serve it as is for LCHF

Karli

August 31, 2017

What would you serve with it? Pasta or steamed vegetables?

That’s an amazing feedback! – Thank you so much xx
Definitely no tricks here … just great easy food 🙂

Donna-Maree Carroll

August 27, 2017

I’d delayed cooking this as I thought anything so easy sounding must have some “trick” to it that I won’t be able to achieve. Even though I’d read the recipe multiple times, the same fear of something going wrong kept entering my head but last night I made it and it certainly won’t be the last time either! It was delicious, honestly nicer than I could ever dream it would be. There were no hidden unachievable “tricks” or methods just the right 4 ingredients to achieve a magical meal. This has now superseded all other recipes to become our number 1 favourite, thank you.

Hi Staci
Most I see that use the sauce use anything from a tablespoon to 1/2 a cup depending on how much flavour you like
I’d go with the half cup myself as I love sweet chilli

Angela

August 22, 2017

So quick to prepare and sooooo delicious! I added some bacon and capsicum, frying it off when borwniong the chicken. I also added some shallots & button mushrooms with the spinach.
As a relatively inexperienced cook, this was so easy and so tasty, made me feel like quite the professional!
A keeper recipe for sure!

Jenni

August 21, 2017

Love, love loved this recipe.
I added sundried tomato, bacon and a little garlic it was so good.
I froze the leftovers and even that was just as good if not better.
Going to try the sweet chilli cheese tomorrow 😆😆
Thank you slow cooker central for all ypur amazing recipes. ☺☺

Staci Davis

August 21, 2017

Im wanting to do the sweet chilli version can i just add sweet chilli sauce ? If yes how much? I have the plain cream cheese but cant find the sweet chilli one help meeee please lol …

You should try that in your slow cooker next time 🙂

Emma-Jane – Day

August 19, 2017

I make something similar (on the stove) with chicken thighs, cream cheese, and a jar of roast capsicum salsa. That could also be cooking in this way, I imagine.

Belinda Coughlan

August 13, 2017

I’ve made this twice now in the past month. First time I followed the recipe exactly. Second time changed to breast (as that’s the family favourite). We like a bit of extra sauce so I put the full tub of cream in and also the full packet of French Onion Soup. A family favourite now, especially that it can be so easily modified to suit tastes.

KiwiSue629

August 9, 2017

Ok, so I wanted to use coconut cream and did not have some most of the other ingredients. However my version was lovely and I need to try the original as well. Swapped in about 1/2 cup sliced sun dried tomatoes, one sliced leek, three finely sliced garlic cloves, coconut cream, 1 tablespoon each of cream cheese and Greek yoghurt. Used 1/2 cup of white wine to clean out the frying pan after browning chicken. No spinach. Great recipe that can be modified easily with what you have to hand I think. I also like that it is so quick.

Crystal Hayley

August 7, 2017

This is fantastic I made it with sweet chilli cream cheese so easy, even my 8 year old son loved it will be making the again for sure

Please have a read here about timers :/ Dangers of delay start timers

Some do so for extra sauciness, others don’t 🙂
I think you’d be ok without doing so but if you want to serve it on for eg pasta and want lot’s of sauce then sure double up 🙂

Vicki Alexander

August 6, 2017

I was going to do this for the first time the other night, but it would have meant leaving the meat etc in the slow cooker, on the bench, for most of the day while I was at work (I use a timer) and I was quite hesitant to do that with chicken. So, I’m sorry , I cheated. I used my microwave. And it was the best ever! My fussy fussy 5yr old granddaughter told me I was the BEST cook! My husband, son and other grandies demolished it. Licked the pot clean and were looking for more. I will definitely be doing it in the slow cooker but it is good to know it adapts so beautifully to the microwave.

Jacqui

August 5, 2017

I wanted to make the sweet chilli version as I feel I use french onion flavour for a lot of dishes. I could only find plain cream cheese in Woolies, but found Bulla brand sweet chilli cottage cheese. I used that with a bit of plain cream cheese for the fat. I added onion, red capsicum and mushrooms, and served on spaghetti (in my pantry it was either that or brown basmanti rice). I really enjoyed it. The sweet chilli taste was subtle, but really good. I’ll definitely make again. I’ll go search for the sweet chilli cream cheese, otherwise I’ll use the cottage cheese again 🙂

Heather

August 4, 2017

If I make 1kg chicken, do I double all the other ingredients?

Christina

August 3, 2017

Just love this recipe. Tried it for the first time tonight and there is nothing left. I have a very fussy eater and she tucked into it and even had more. Thank you. I am going to try some of the suggestions everyone has shared.

Sarah

August 3, 2017

i have done this dish so many times and keep on forgetting to put a review up.. I didn’t have the sweet chilli cream cheese which I love so I made it with the French onion soup mix and Philli cheese I double the recipe and added capsicum , peas , corn and carrots in last 40 mins was so delicious I served it with rice next time I’ll do pasta or mash potato not really low carb but it’s a lovely dish

Shannen Seabourne

August 2, 2017

Delicious!!

Do you use thighs or breast?
I find thighs always so much moister in slow cooking 🙂

Carly Boland

August 1, 2017

Soo delicious, i mixed fettuccine through it and it was perfect 😀

Alicia

August 1, 2017

Can someone tell me what I’m doing wrong. We all love this but putting it in the slow cooked the chicken really dries out. I’ve tried not browning it for long like 1 min if that and then only slow cooking for an hour. Even 45 minutes last time. I used thickened cream cause I don’t know what cooking cream is. Could that be it?

Laura Thomas

July 31, 2017

Everyone do yourself a favour and make this! By far the best SC dish i think i have ever made!

I used 1kg of chicken drummies, 300ml-ish cream (just tipped the bottle and guessed) and french onion soup mix with the cream cheese, cooked on low 4hours and it was perfect!

Thank you for a new family favourite!

Veronica Bontorno

July 24, 2017

I made this over the weekend for the first time. Hubby and i loved it, however found it very rich. Mixing it with pasta/fettechini worked well, but need to thin it out a little. I doubled thr recipe and used aldi cream cheese with a packet of french onion soup mix. Will definitely make it again with some alterations 🙂

Tweety S

July 21, 2017

Loved this recipe! So simple but delicious!.

Could not find the french onion cream cheese so used regular cream cheese and french onion soup mix as suggested.

I also added 3 pieces of short cut bacon and 150 gram of mushroom which i cooked in a pan before adding to the slowcooker. I also doubled the amount of spinach and added lots of pepper, but that’s just personal preference.

jodie sanders

July 19, 2017

This really is the bomb of a meal with the sweet chilli version. Seriously amazing. We have this at least once a week twice if we can. I add spring onion 3/4 cup cooked from beginning with rest of ingredients but I also garnish with fresh spring onion and it adds that awesome crunch. So Devine.

Samantha Sheehan

July 19, 2017

My hubby made the sweet chilli version lastnight, it was soooo yummy!!! He added some carrot and garlic along with the spinach and served with pasta. Next time we will add in onion capsicum and maybe sundried tomato. Will definitely make again so yummy, easy and quick

Jaclyn

July 13, 2017

What a gloriously simple and delicious meal! 5 stars 👌👌👌

Kayla

July 7, 2017

Delicious!

Sezza currie

July 4, 2017

For those of you that couldn’t find the white valley cream cheese and used soup mix and cream cheese how much did you use? 250gm block of cream cheese and full packet of soup mix? Or less? Thanks in advanced!!!

It might be a bit overpowering with dip?
What about the plain cream cheese but FO soup mix option instead 🙂

Marisa

June 27, 2017

Hi, could you use French Onion Dip?

MrsASuryn

June 25, 2017

This was lovely, I followed recipe but used lactose free cream cheese, lactose free cream and the half a packet of French onion soup mix. I served it with fresh egg pasta. My 10 month old wanted seconds both times I’ve given it to her. Thank you for this recipe.

Stephanie Barlow

June 23, 2017

Lovely dish 🙂 easy to make and full of flavour

Sue

June 23, 2017

I used 1kg chicken, spring onion n chive cheese, 300 cooking cream nearly 120g packet of spinich leaves, about 4 rashes short loin bacon, fried and drained first, plus added few slithered almonds. Delicious. Wow what a great receipe, will experiment with other cheese flavours next time.

Kerri

June 22, 2017

Fantastic. Even my fussy kids loved it.

Loren

June 22, 2017

Delicious. I made this for dinner tonight and added a heaped tablespoon of chilli, garlic and ginger sauce. Whole family loved it.

You could add the sauce to the cream cheese I guess
But no I wouldn’t cook the two separate

Emma McConchie

June 21, 2017

Could you just add sweet chilli sauce if you don’t have sweet chilli philly?
And could I slow cook the chicken during the day then add the cream cheese sauce at the end?
Thank you

You could try whole if you like 🙂

No that’s only to make the regular cream cheese into french onion
For the sweet chilli cream cheese no need for it 🙂

Phillipa

June 18, 2017

Made this the other night, it was delicous. Added garlic and bacon aswell. Everyone loved it, hubby miss 6,5 and 2…… Increased the ammount of spinach aswell.

Darrin Smith

June 15, 2017

This was very, very nice. I couldn’t find the white valley brand,so used Philly and French onion soup mix. Went heavy on the cream, didn’t want to save the extra in the 300ml tub. Was a really good meal with fettuccine.

Debra

June 15, 2017

If you used breast instead of thigh would you still need to cut it into pieces or could you put the breasts in whole? Thanks

Kylie Sims

June 14, 2017

Hi, I’ve made this a few weeks ago with Philly cream cheese and a packet of French onion soup and now would like to try the Version of sweet chilli Philly so do I need to still add the French onion soup? Thanks

Hi Felcity 🙂
No this one isn’t really an all day cooking kind of recipe as it needs much shorter
I’ve added the link to the tea towel trick details now where it says to use it above 🙂

Felicity

June 14, 2017

Hello
This looks and sounds delicious but just wondering if it could be cooked on low throughout the day and what is the tea towel trick please?
Thank you.

You’ll find that covered in more detail here 🙂
Help my cream has split

Wuu

June 13, 2017

Hi ladies, I’m in the UK and I’m struggling to find out what cooking cream is, can anyone give me some ideas please?? Many thanks xx

Chelsey

June 2, 2017

I love this. I’ve made it quite a few times now. I add diced bacon, mushrooms and a red onion and serve with fettuccine pasta. Amazing! And then use the leftovers to make pies (as per partners request every time!) a real winner in my house.

ang w

May 31, 2017

yum have to make this tonight.

I have it on it’s own myself
You could add some pasta or salad on the side if you wanted to?
Or veg 🙂

Len

May 28, 2017

What is the ” Tea Towel Trick”???

Kylie Sims

May 28, 2017

Hi I’m making this tonight and I also added garlic and sun dried tomatoes, smells delicious. My question is “what do you use as a side dish with it?”? Thanks

catherine ray

May 27, 2017

love this! made it tonight for the first time! absolutely delicious

I would 🙂

Tracey

May 27, 2017

Hi- might seem like a silly question.. but if I doubled the chicken- should I double the cream cheese and cream?

Gabriele Smith

May 26, 2017

SUPER DELICIOUS…… a dish to die for……

Samantha

May 26, 2017

I can’t begin to explain HOW AMAZING this dish is!! Freezes well too.
I added in mushrooms (like 8 large ones as I doubled the mixture) and also served with beans. YUM!

Tamara

May 22, 2017

Delicious & quick! We added bacon as everything is better with bacon!

Kristen Marson

May 22, 2017

Loved this one. I’ve even made one with different variations. A bit of vegetable stock instead of the soup mix, with bacon & onion. It was really good. Fussy partner liked it too!

Iris

May 20, 2017

Absolutely delicious! Added some garlic and mushrooms too. Yummy. I easily doubled it for 4 yields.

Faith Bennett

May 7, 2017

Made this many of times, so yummy

mez9s

April 19, 2017

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

Kellie

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 🙂

Kelly

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??

Wahoo!

Vera

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

Natty

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

Taylor

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

Rose

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?

aimb4

March 25, 2017

Can this be cooked on low for a longer time?

Chezzab30

March 21, 2017

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

Lorraine

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? 🙂

Holly

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

Emma

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

Jessica

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

Rosie

February 13, 2017

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

Christy

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

Joanne

February 13, 2017

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

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 🙂

Amy

February 12, 2017

Do you think this would freeze ok?

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