Spray bottom of 3- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Add chicken thighs to slow cooker.
In small microwavable bowl, mix chicken broth, cream cheese spread, salt and pepper. Microwave uncovered on High 1 minute; beat with whisk until smooth. Pour mixture on top of chicken thighs. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 3 to 3 1/2 hours or until juice of chicken is clear when thickest part is cut (at least 165°F).
Stir 3/4 cup of the bacon and the frozen sweet peas into chicken mixture; mix well. Increase heat setting to High; cover and cook 10 to 15 minutes or until peas are cooked.
Serve chicken and sauce over cooked egg noodles; top with remaining 1/4 cup bacon.
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For creamy smothered chicken, make sure to use regular cream cheese and not the reduced-fat version.
Garnish with chopped fresh chives, if desired.
This smothered chicken is great served over egg noodles. Plan to cook and drain the egg noodles just before serving.