This is a very delicious recipe that I came across while looking for easy crockpot meals. I’m all about the easy, but only if it tastes good of course! This is a very flavorful dish that can be served over rice, noodles or served by mashed potatoes. When I’m looking for a fancier meal I serve it with mashed potatoes and use the sauce as gravy. But it really is great over rice/noodles.
Creamy Italian Chicken
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
1 envelope Italian salad dressing mix
1/2 cup water
1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1 can (10 3/4 oz.) cream of chicken soup
1 can (4 oz.) mushroom stems and pieces, drained (optional)
Place chicken in crockpot. Combine salad dressing mix and water; pour over chicken. Cover and cook on LOW for 3 hours (I flipped them halfway, but the recipe doesn't tell you to do that). In a bowl whisk together soup and cream cheese until blended. Make sure cream cheese is softened first, or else there will be lumps. Stir in mushrooms. Pour mixture over chicken and cook for 1 to 3 hours longer or until chicken juices run clear. Serve over rice or noodles.
--I have used mushrooms and not other times. Depends on the mood I’m in and who I’m serving. It really is just as good without the mushrooms.
--I usually use two really small envelops of italian salad dressing because all I can find is really small ones. So either one normal size packet (about 1.2 oz.) or two small ones .
--If you want you can shred the meat or cut into bite size pieces to serve over rice or noodles. This is also a great way to stretch your meat!