Slow Cooker Chicken Stroganoff: Your new favorite chicken recipe!

This flavorful slow cooker chicken stroganoff recipe is easy to make in the afternoon, so you don’t have to rush to cook at the end of the day.

Slow Cooker Chicken Stroganoff - A reader favorite!

This is not your typical slow cooker recipe since it’s ready in about three hours and doesn’t need to cook all day. It’s great for starting when you have time in the afternoon before the evening gets crazy with homework and soccer practice and all the other activities that make evenings hectic.

Slow Cooker Chicken Stroganoff - A reader favorite!

This recipe is a bit of a blank slate. You could add mushrooms with the chicken or peas with the cream cheese (so they don’t get overcooked). Since this is one of the few dinners both of my kids will eat, I keep it simple and serve vegetables on the side so my boys don’t start finding ingredients to complain about.

Slow Cooker Chicken Stroganoff - A reader favorite!

If you want to try making your own Italian dressing mix instead of using the packaged version, there is a great recipe here.  I’ve done that the last couple times with excellent results, plus it’s way cheaper than buying the packets!

Adapted from Slow Cooker Chicken Stroganoff by Judi Ann at

5.0 from 3 reviews
Slow Cooker Chicken Stroganoff: Your new favorite chicken recipe!
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This zesty chicken stroganoff only takes a couple hours to make in the slow cooker, and then dinner is ready to go!
Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 0.7-oz. Zesty Italian salad dressing mix packet (or 3 tablespoons of homemade mix)
  • 4-oz. reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 10.75-oz. can reduced-sodium cream of chicken soup
  • ¼ c. sour cream (reduced fat or regular is fine)
  • bag of whole wheat egg noodles (12-16 ounces)
  1. Place chicken, butter, and salad dressing mix into slow cooker. Cook on low 2-3 hours, until chicken is cooked through. Stir occasionally during cooking process if you are around.
  2. Stir in soup and cream cheese. Cook on high for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, cook egg noodles according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  3. Add sour cream and stir stroganoff until evenly combined. Serve over warm egg noodles, or you can stir the noodles into the chicken mixture and serve it that way.

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  1. sallie says

    Good morning. My daughter messaged me several of your recipes. Last night we had this and the banana cake with peanut butter frosting. Both were big hits!!! Thanks!

    • Andi says

      What a nice message to start my day, Sallie! Thank you so much! I’m really happy you liked my recipes, and thanks to your daughter too for sending you my way!

  2. lori says

    Your chicken stroganoff recipe is awesome!! Everybody in my family loved it! I will definitely be using that one over and over again! Thank you so much for this awesome recipe!!!

    • Andi says

      Thank you, Lori! I’m so happy to hear how much you liked it! I hope you have a great weekend and come back soon :)

  3. Helene Dillinger says

    My whole family and friends loved this! Doubled the recipe except for the can of soup. Definitely a keeper. :)

    • Andi says

      Thank you so much for taking the time to let me know, Helene! That makes me so happy that you guys liked it so much. Have a great weekend!

  4. Jennifer says

    Dumb question….but on chicken stroganoff do you actually mix the zesty Italian dressing mix according to package prior to putting in crockpot? Or do you just use the dry mix?

    • Andi says

      Hi, Jennifer. That’s not a dumb question :) Yes, you just use the dressing mix powder on its own, not mixed. It will seem like it’s going to be dry, but it will turn out great in the end! Thanks so much for your visit.

  5. JenniferG says

    This is delicious and was a hit with all family members including my suddenly picky 2 yr old. I made it with bone-in chicken legs/thighs as I had some on hand and the meat was so tender. Also added lightly sautéed mushrooms. So good! Thanks for another good basic to add to my collection.

    • Andi says

      I’m so glad you liked the recipe, Jennifer! The mushroom sound like a really tasty addition. It means a lot to me that you took the time to come back and let me know how it turned out. Thank you, and have a great week!

  6. laz says

    Slow Cooker Chicken Stroganoff…WOW!!! Best thing I ever made! Best thing I’ve ever ate!!! Instead of using a slow cooker, I baked covered 3 hours at 275 F, then added the chicken cream soup and cream cheese, baked 30 minutes 325 F uncovered. And finished off with the sour cream per the original recipe.


    Mushrooms would be a great addition for stroganoff. Peas and carrots would be great for a chicken stew . WOW !!

    • Andi says

      Wow, Laz! Thank you for such an incredibly nice review! You are very clever for cooking it in the oven instead of a slow cooker. I’m so happy to hear that you liked it so much. Thanks for taking the time to come back and let me know :)

  7. Ann says

    Hi! I care for my elderly father and 12 year old daughter, so finding recipies that all of us likes is a challenge! I’ve bookmarked your site and am planning on making many of your dishes. Thank you so much for taking the time to place your recipies where people like me can find them!

    • Andi says

      Hi, Ann! I’m very happy to hear that my recipes are helping you :) You sound like a busy, hard-working lately, and I admire all you do for your dad and daughter. Take care, and I hope to hear from you again soon!

  8. says

    What a terrific recipe, and I can’t wait to try it! Since I won’t be going shopping for a while (my fridge, freezer, & pantry are still pretty well stocked). Is there anything I can use to substitute for the pkg. of Italian Dressing Mix?
    I have a large pkg. of fresh mushrooms, so I’ll also slice & add some (after lightly sauteeing them w/a clove of finely minced garlic & a bit of finely diced onion). My family & I love chicken, since there’s so many different ways to make it. Thanks for this recipe, and I’m signing up for your blog. I can’t rate this dish, as I have not yet prepared it, but I’m very sure that it’s outrageously delicious!

      • says

        Thanks for the link to how to make the “Italian Dressing Mix”. ( I don’t know how I missed it when I first read the recipe.) Anyhow, I made this dish and it was phenominal! The Italian Dressing Mix called for 2 Tablespoons of salt (or salt substitue). I noticed that someone wrote that the dish was a bit salty, so I only used 1 Tablespoon….and it was perfect! We love the ‘healthy aspect’ of your recipes, and I signed up to receive your blog.

        • Andi says

          I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Angela! I use that version of homemade dressing mix in a lot of things. It’s a great recipe! Thanks so much for your sweet comment. It brightened my day :)

  9. Michelle says

    Was good but salty. I would try to make this again with homemade Italian dressing mix to cut out some salt. I added 8 oz of sliced mushrooms in the crockpot an hour after the chicken.

    • Andi says

      Thanks, Michelle. I agree that it’s really salty even with reduced-sodium soup. Using homemade dressing mix is your best bet because I don’t think you can find a low-salt packaged version (at least I haven’t been able to).

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