Thursday, October 22, 2009

Creamy Crock Pot Chicken with Pasta

Now that the weather is turning cooler, this very easy  recipe will be on the menu a little more often at my house.  Although it is certainly not low calorie or low fat, it is “stick-to-your-ribs” comfort food at its  best!  My family loves it, especially my daughter.   I always invite her over for  dinner when I know I’m going to be making this recipe.
The ingredients and preparation are really simple…
boneless chicken breasts or strips, cream of chicken soup, chicken broth, cream cheese, Good Seasons Italian seasoning, parsley, and your favorite pasta or rice (which I forgot to photograph).

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Arrange cubed chicken breasts (or strips…my preference) in the bottom of the crock pot.

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Sprinkle with the Good Seasonings Italian seasoning.

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Spoon Cream of Chicken soup over the chicken.

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Pour 1  10 ounce can of chicken broth over that.

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Cut 8 ounces of cream cheese into small chunks and layer over chicken mixture.  The original recipe called for the cream cheese to be added during the last hour of cooking but I found adding it at the end did not allow enough time for it to cook down and blend well with the sauce.  It always remained lumpy.  Now I add it at the beginning and I am happier with the end result. 

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Sprinkle with parsley.

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Cover and cook on low in the crock pot for 4 to 6 hours.  Whisk “gravy” to thoroughly blend before serving over your favorite style of pasta or rice.  Don’t forget the “dippin’ bread” to sop up all that delicious gravy! 
Yum!

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Creamy Crock Pot Chicken with Pasta
  • 4 boneless chicken breasts, cubed (or boneless chicken strips)
  • 1 can (10 ounces) cream of chicken soup
  • 1 can (10 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1 envelope Good Seasons Italian Dressing seasoning
  • 8 ounces of cream cheese
  • Parsley flakes
  • Pasta or rice
Put chicken in the bottom of crock pot.  Sprinkle chicken with seasoning mix, add Cream of Chicken soup, chicken broth, cream cheese cut into small chunks, and parsley.  Cover and cook on low for 4 to 6 hours.  Serve over pasta or rice.

 

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26 comments:

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Looks wonderful, Shari. I love preparing meals in a crockpot!

Allison Shops said...

Looks easy and delicious.

Gorgeous dogs. Love your daughter's horse too.

Mary said...

Shari, this looks delishioso! I love using my crockpot...it guarantees my family will get a good home cooked meal. Without it...its literally "pot luck", usually without the pot! And we prefer chicken to beef, love cream cheese in everything, so this is perfect for us..thank you soooo much!

How are things going out at the farm? Looking foward to updates and more photos!

Take care, sweetie, and God bless,
Mary

sweetjeanette said...

oh my! Excuse me while I wipe the drool from my chin! That looks so yummy! (and I see you shop at Publix too. I'm from the HOME of Publix! LOL)

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Lynns Lovelies said...

Oh Shari...that does look very delicious!! Will have to add it to my crock pot favs! I use the crockpot alot too...chili, bean soup, pot roast~almost anything~lol!
Another Publix girl, too! YEH!!

Have a fabulous day!
Hugs,
Lynn♥

heartnsoulcooking said...

WOW!!! this recipe sounds and looks so CREAMY!!!
Geri

Stephanie Hall Burns said...

YUM! This is perfect for a working mom! Thanks for sharing. :) Steph.

Vivianna said...

Thank you so very much. Now I know what to take to our Sunday fellowship dinner at church! This looks quite delicious.

Blessings,

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Shari,

this looks delicious! Yummy! Now, I just have to get a crockpot, which is something I have been wanting to do. You are such a good cook!

Debbie

Captured by Love said...

Yum! I love crockpot recipes! As soon as I saw this I went and not 15 minutes laterhad it going (I used turkey since I had some ready in the fridge) and I can't wait to taste it as soon as my hubby gets home. Been smelling SO good! Thanks!!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Nice photo tutorial! I'm sure this tastes so good. I love my crock pot :-) Happy Foodie Friday!

Martha said...

This looks yummy!

Nancy Jane said...

Looks easy and oh so tasty!

honeysuckle said...

Your great pictures made this recipe one that even a beginner could handle! It sounds delicious. I would like to try it soon. Come visit and join my giveaway today!

Really Rainey said...

I'm trying this tomorrow... I have one million things to do tomorrow and dinner wasn't one of them... Now it can be! Thanks so much for this fantastic recipe!!!!!
Have a wonderful week end!
~Really Rainey~

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Chicken and past are my favorite! That looks so yummy and easy, gotta love that.

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

That looks yummy!

Mary said...

Sheeri, I'll wager this is delicious.
It's also easy to make and that makes irresistable in my book. I really like the way this looks and sounds.

Joyce said...

Easy is a good thing!
Joyce

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Yummm! This looks sooo good! I need to get out the crock pot! ☺

Cottage Sisters said...

Shari
If I ate meat, I would make this recipe. It really looks yummy.
Jill@CottageSisters

Cindy said...

Oh Shari, Thanks for the recipe, it sounds terrific! I love creamy chicken over rice when the cool weather settles in, something about it! I shall save and make that one. Hugs, cindy S.

Simple Dimple Primitives said...

My family loved this!!!!!
Thanks for posting!!
Hugs to those cute dogs! : )

Lisa

Bellamere Cottage said...

Mmmmmmmmmm........that looks yummy! And, I think it's something I could actually do! :-) Yeah, not exactly the Queen of the Kitchen at the cottage!

Hugs,
Spencer

Cindy-Stitches-N-Stuff said...

I'm a big lover of the crock pot or slow cooking.

I wrote this down and I am making it this week.

cindy@stitches

Vickie's Michigan Garden (my backyard) said...

This one is definetly a keeper for me it has everything we like in it-I can't wait to try this out.
vickie @ cooking with vickie