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Cream Cheese Chicken Sandwiches

These Cream Cheese Chicken Sandwiches are a fantastic choice for making an easy dinner recipe for your family.

cream cheese chicken sandwich on a plate

Get out the slow cooker for this one. Yes, this is one of those recipes where you can toss everything in the slow cooker and let it do the work for you to make tonight’s dinner. Those are the best kinds of recipes, right? This is a family friendly meal. The chicken mixture is like “crack” inside a toasted bun. It’s so delicious! We’re all about making sandwiches for easy dinners- like our French Onion Steak Sandwiches, Carolina Pulled Pork Sandwiches and the very delicious Tex Mex Shredded Beef Sandwiches.

Ingredients needed:

  • boneless chicken thighs
  • chili sauce
  • apricot preserves
  • cream cheese
  • sandwich rolls

three photos showing slow cooker making shredded chicken

How to make Cream Cheese Chicken Sandwiches:

Add chicken thighs, chili sauce and apricot preserves to your slow cooker. I know someone out there is going  to ask if this recipe can be made with chicken breasts. Yes, it can. But chicken breasts in the slow cooker tend to dry out a little more. So I can’t guarantee it will be just as delicious using chicken breasts instead of chicken thighs.

Cook this mixture for 6 hours on low. Then remove the chicken to a cutting board and shred it apart.

two photos showing slow cooker making cream cheese chicken for sandwiches

Return the shredded chicken to the slow cooker. Add cut up cream cheese. Stir it in until it has melted and has turned the mixture into a nice cream cheese chicken filling.

cream cheese chicken sandwich

Butter and toast the buns, and assemble your cream cheese chicken sandwiches. That’s it. They’re very simple. They don’t need any other condiments or anything in there.

cream cheese chicken sandwich on a plate

Add some pickles and potato chips or potato salad, and you’ve got yourself a super easy and delicious dinner. Enjoy!

Cream Cheese Chicken Sandwiches (shared from The Easy 5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Cookbook)
OMG, these sandwiches have amazing flavor, and the chicken mixture is addicting!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Course Sandwiches
Cuisine American
Servings 6 sandwiches (1 per serving)
Calories 458 kcal


  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed of excess fat
  • ½ cup chili sauce
  • ¼ cup apricot preserves
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, cut into cubes
  • 6 round sandwich rolls, buttered and toasted


  • Add chicken thighs to the slow cooker. Pour chili sauce and apricot preserves over the chicken.
  • Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for 6 hours.
  • Transfer the chicken to a cutting board, and shred apart with two forks. Return the shredded chicken to the slow cooker. Stir in the cream cheese until it has melted and blends in with the sauce.
  • Serve the chicken and sauce on the toasted buns to create 6 sandwiches.


Serving: 1sandwichCalories: 458kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 37gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 163mgSodium: 813mgPotassium: 549mgFiber: 2gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 465IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 93mgIron: 3mg
Keyword chicken, cream cheese, sandwiches
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