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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Italian Chicken with Cream Sauce for the CROCKPOT

Hey there bloggers!Tonight I'm making my creamy Italian chicken and the smell is making me crazy. This is a super-simple easy-breezy recipe that I'm sure will become a quick family favorite!

This chicken dish is rich, creamy and very tasty. It is delicisou served over fettucine with a garden salad on the side...but tonight I'm cooking artichokes.


4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
Garlic powder
1 cube butter
1 envelope Italian salad dressing mix
1/2 cup water
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
1 can (10 1/2 oz) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
1 (4 oz) can mushrooms, drained (optional - I never use these)
16 oz fettuccine, coooked and drained

Season chicken with salt, pepper & garlic powder. Melt butter in saute pan (don't use non-stick for this) and brown chicken breasts over medium to medium high heat...just a few minutes per side - only long enough to make it a nice, golden brown. Place the chicken in the crock pot. Drain the butter but leave all the beautiful browned bits in the bottom of the saute pan. Making sure the saute pan is still on the heat and pour in the 1/2 cup of water and scrape up all the browned bits. Turn off heat and add the package of Italian salad dressing mix. Pour over chicken. Cover and cook on low for about 3 hours. In a glass bowl, beat the cream cheeese and soup until well blended. Stir in the mushrooms and pour mixture over the chicken. I will stir this into the liquid already in the pot as good as I can. Cook about 1 hour longer. Serve over the cook fettuccine.

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