Slow Cooker Angel Chicken


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Angel Chicken Southern Plate

If you’ve never heard of or had Angel Chicken, you’re in good company! Until last week we fit into that category. Once we had our first bite, though, we were hooked. My husband kept saying “Oh man. Oh man. Oh man. You have GOT to get this recipe.”

So I called up Gricelda, who is not a Disney Princess although her name leads you to believe that, and asked if she would share. She had been kind enough to cook this wonderful supper for my family and she immediately said “Of course I’ll share!”. Maybe she should be a Disney Princess, she definitely has the personality for it!

I was thrilled to discover that Gricelda cooks this in a slow cooker AND and it easily makes enough for a hungry family!

Let’s get cookin’!

Slow Cooker Angel Chicken

 You’ll need: butter, Italian Dressing Mix (brand of your choice), Chicken Broth, Golden Mushroom Soup, Cream Cheese, Chicken, and Angel Hair Pasta. 

*A word about the sauce. Gricelda doubles the sauce in her angel chicken so there is plenty to serve atop the pasta, kind of like you do with spaghetti. We LOVED it exactly how she made it so I am bringing you her recipe with double the sauce.

Keep in mind this serves 4-6 people

dressing mix

Just grab whatever brand Italian dressing mix you see first or is least expensive. I usually get Good Seasons brand.

Slow Cooker Angel Chicken

 Place chicken in bottom of 5 or 6 quart slow cooker. 

This could fit in a 4 quart if that is all ya have. 

Slow Cooker Angel Chicken

Mix butter, italian dressing mix, broth, soup, and cream cheese in a sauce pot on top of stove.

Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until melted and well mixed.

 Pour sauce over. Cook on low for 6 -7 hours.

Slow Cooker Angel Chicken

 Cook Angel Hair Pasta according to package directions; drain.

There are two ways to serve this so it just depends on your personal preference. 

I like family style. 

To serve family style : Place drained pasta in bottom of 9×13 pan. Place chicken atop. Spoon sauce over. 

Slow Cooker Angel Chicken

 For individual servings: Place pasta on plate. Top with Chicken. Spoon sauce over. 

 Enjoy our new family favorite!

Special thanks to Stacey Little who just continues to overwhelm me with his kindness and friendship. He photographed my recipe for me at his house so I could share the recipe with y’all since it’s kind of difficult for me to do a whole lot in the kitchen right now. Love ya, little bro!

Slow Cooker Angel Chicken
  • ½ cup butter (1 stick)
  • 2 packets Italian Dressing Mix Powder (0.7 ounces each)
  • 1 Cup Chicken Broth (Original recipe uses white cooking wine)
  • 2 cans golden mushroom soup
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 16 ounce box angel hair pasta (entire box)
  • 2-3 lbs frozen or thawed boneless skinless chicken breasts or chicken tenderloins (the more you use, the more this feeds)
  1. Mix butter, italian dressing mix, broth, soup, and cream cheese in a sauce pot on top of stove. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until melted and well mixed.
  2. Place chicken in slow cooker. Pour sauce over. Cook on low for 6 -7 hours.
  3. Before serving, Cook pasta according to package directions, drain.
To Serve Family Style: Arrange pasta in 9x13 dish and place chicken on top. Pour all sauce over.
For Individual Servings: Place pasta on plate. Top with Chicken. Spoon sauce over.
  1. Serve hot.

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  1. Karen says

    Cooked this today, adjusted a couple ingredients more to my preference (that’s what I love so much about Christy’s recipes). I shredded the chicken (very easily it was so tender), and mixed into the sauce. Served over rice and was wonderful! Mixed together it will be easier for me to heat in the microwave, and I can take easily to work for lunches.

  2. Celeste says

    Wow is this ever good! Made it yesterday following the exact directions, very very tasty. I had a large package of boneless chicken breasts, 2.75 pounds, on sale for $1.88/pound (!) so I used the entire package since we like leftovers. I cut the chicken breasts into large strips, about the size of tenderloin (3 strips per breast).

    The only change I would make is to add a couple of splashes of hot sauce to perk it up, and salt and pepper. I think it just needed a little more ooomph to spark it up.

    Hubby said to add it our meal rotation, said it was a top 10!

    If you are only using a 16-20 ounce package of chicken then I would only make half of the sauce.
    Great recipe!

  3. DMarie says

    I made this dish for my sister who was visiting from Boston & she is really hard to please:) She is 17 years older & still has that mentality that I’m the baby of the family even though I’m a grown woman now. Well she loved it to say the least. She even phoned me when she got home to have me send her the recipe :) My husband loved it too. So Thank u so Very much for sharing the recipe.

  4. Samantha says

    Hi, Christy. I finally tried this recipe last week and holy cow, was it GOOD!! That sauce is just incredible. I think I could drink it with a straw, lol. It was my first time trying Golden Mushroom soup too. I made it exactly as is and it was perfect. My husband really loved it also. He was wondering how it would be with skin on chicken so I might try browning some chicken thighs for this recipe next time. I guess that would work, but I’ll let you know if I try it. Still, we really loved the recipe as is and I plan on making it again and again. It might be my new all time favorite (current fave – your Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken and Rice, followed by your mom’s Cheesy Chicken Pot Pie).

    Thanks again for another terrific, (and easy), recipe, Christy! Tomorrow, I’m finally trying your Crunchy Beef Casserole. I can’t wait!

    • Karen K says

      I cooked the sauce in a separate pan and simmered for about 5min.
      Cooked the chicken separately in a large pan with about 2Tbsp butter & 1Tbsp oil on med/high heat until most of the pink was gone from the chicken. (Had lightly seasoned chicken with salt, pepper and poultry seasoning prior to cooking )
      Poured the sauce in with the chicken, mixed well, turned heat down and simmered for additional 20-30 min. Stir often.
      Cooked the pasta while the chicken was simmering. It took less than 1hour to complete the meal.
      Chicken still came out tender and the sauce was fantastic.


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