Monday, February 9, 2009

Creamy Crock Pot Chicken

I love this recipe because it's easy. It only has 6 ingredients! You make it in the crock pot, and it's just SO good. I have had this recipe forever, and I can't remember where I got it, but it works great for Sunday dinner, and is forgiving enough to take to a neighbor when they are in need of a meal. Last time I made it, I served it with a green salad, and this bread, which made such a fabulous meal.

1- 1 1/2 lbs Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts or Tenders
1/4 C (half of a stick) Butter
1 package Good Seasons Italian Salad Dressing Mix (just the dry mix, not all mixed up into dressing)

Place the chicken into a 3-4 Quart slow cooker. Cut up your 1/2 stick of butter and toss it over the chicken. Sprinkle all ingredients with the dressing mix. Cover and cook on low for 2 1/2-3 hours, or until the chicken is done and will shred easily with a fork. Ok...I know that these instructions sounds weird because you don't add all of the sauce ingredients and stuff, but it works just fine, don't worry. This semi-plain chicken doesn't take as long to cook as a full slow cooker would, so just keep an eye on it to make sure that your chicken doesn't get too done and start to dry out. The cooking time will vary depending on how hot your crock pot cooks.

After shredding your chicken (I just stick two forks right into my crock pot and shred it.) add:

1 can Cream of Chicken Soup
1 8 oz package of Cream Cheese, softened (I've used lite, and it works fine)
1 Cup of milk

Stir and let everything cook on low for another hour. Serve over rice or egg noodles. Serves about 4 adults. Warning: This is addicting and the leftovers are even better!


James and Cassidee said...

I just love this blog and am making this for dinner tonight!! I love this recipe!

The Harper Family said...

This is one of my favorites!!

We do it a little differently though...we use water instead of butter...and we add peas at the end with the cream cheese.


Becca said...

Aubri, I just found your blog through facebook. I've enjoyed several of the recipes you've posted on the Andrus family site, so I'm excited to check some of these out. I have a recipe very similar to this (Ranch instead of Italian, and no milk) that has been dubbed "Ugly Chicken." It's one of my favorites!