Crock Pot : Creamy Italian Chicken

August 17, 2009

As you know, I think freezers are a staple of quick and easy cooking. But let's talk about the other champion of stress free cooking...the crock pot (AKA slow cooker). If only there was a way to combine the two? Hmmmm......

But there is! And it's easy as pie. With recipes like this one, you can combine ingredients ahead of time and freeze. Then thaw in freezer overnight and pop into your slow cooker in the morning. You'll come home from work and be ready for the easiest and tastiest meal around!

Creamy Italian Chicken
3 pounds of boneless skinless breasts
1 stick (or 1/2 c) butter, cut into 1" cubes
1 pkg. dry Italian salad dressing
1 can condensed cream of chicken soup
8 ounces cream cheese, cut in 1" cubes
1 tablespoon minced onion


To Freeze
- Place all ingredients into a gallon ziplock bag. Label and freeze.

To Cook
- Thaw completely in refrigerator
- Cover and cook on low for 6 – 7 hours.

To Serve
- Serve over *rice or pasta.


Healthy Additions:
- Add frozen or fresh brocolli flourettes 45 minutes before finished cook time.
- Add frozen peas 10 minutes before finished cook time.
- Add 10 oz frozen spinach (that has been thawed and squeezed dry) 10 minutes before finished cook time.

*Click to read recipe for pre-cooking and freezing rice.
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5 comments:

Jen T August 18, 2009  

Yum! this sounds like my kind of thing. I use my crock pot all the time. Glad you are back.

Dalon September 21, 2009  

this sounds SOOO good! (I'll be trying it tomorrow) :-)

Nicole January 06, 2010  

I have made this for years, and I throw in the chicken frozen and it works great that way too!

Stef April 25, 2010  

we had this tonight and my whole family LOVED it! My husband said garlic might be a good add on, so I think I'll try that next time. I have 3 kids, ages 5, 3.5 and 19 months and we all loved it. Kudos!

Live, Learn, Love March 07, 2011  

I have several slow cooker recipes that I enjoy freezing after they are cooked...

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