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).
Arrange cubed chicken breasts (or strips…my preference) in the bottom of the crock pot.
Sprinkle with the Good Seasonings Italian seasoning.
Spoon Cream of Chicken soup over the chicken.
Pour 1 10 ounce can of chicken broth over that.
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.
Sprinkle with parsley.
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!
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
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.