High Heels & Grills: Italian Crockpot Chicken

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Italian Crockpot Chicken

My soccer coach from high school had Zachary and I over for dinner when we were in town visiting last year and she whipped up this Italian Crockpot Chicken for us. We ranted and raved about how good it was and that we needed the recipe for it ASAP. She humbly told us it was no big deal and that it was the easiest dinner ever. While she was right - it is very easy - it's amazing to me how much flavor is packed into it! 


I'm pretty sure we ate this every day for a week at one point. I have to be completely honest and tell ya that I got a tiny bit sick of it because we were having it so much. We had it for dinner this last week though, and I fell in love with it all over again - love it!

Ingredients:
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 Italian dressing seasoning packet 
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 (8 oz) block of cream cheese
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 2/3 cup water
  • Enough rice to feed whoever is eating.

Directions:
  1. Place chicken in a crockpot and season evenly with Italian dressing.
  2. Add the water and let cook on low for at least four hours.
  3. When chicken is cooked all the way through, shred with a fork or in a mixer - just something to get it shredded.
  4. Place back in crockpot and add cream cheese, chicken soup, and water.
  5. Mix thoroughly and let sit for another 30 minutes.
  6. Serve over rice.

This saves as really good leftovers too! I can't even count the number of times Zachary has taken it to work the next day. It makes things so convenient!

-Sarah

Linking up here.

32 comments:

  1. Oh yum! This sounds like a great weeknight meal and I have all of the ingredients!

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  2. Sounds delicious! I'll have to try it!

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  3. Oh my goodness..that sounds amazing!! I love crock pot meals. I will definitely be trying this on out soon! I am a new follower to you. Love all your yummy recipes lady!!
    Jill
    twoyellowbirdsdecor.blogspot.com

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  4. Next time I hit the commissary I'm going to grab stuff to make this!

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  5. Hi there. How about linking this in to Food on Friday: Slow Cooker? Cheers

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  6. I got a recipe that is very similar to this one from a friend. It's one of my favorites!

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  7. This sounds perfect for the first week of school! Thank you for sharing the recipe.

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  8. This sounds yummo! Am going to have to try!

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  9. This sounds yummy! I love to use our crock pot a lot in the winter so I'm pinning your recipe so I don't lose it. Can't wait to give this one a try~I bet my family will love it. :0)

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  10. I'm guilty of overdosing on my favs too. :) I love this recipe. Simple but packed with flavor. Thanks for sharing on the COM link party, can't wait to try it!


    Katie
    http://www.funhomethings.com

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  11. This is a yummy crockpot recipe, and perfect for company!

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  12. So how do you eat all these tempting treats and stay so thin? :D Thanks for linking up.
    pr

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  13. This loooks soooooo good! Thanks for sharing a yummy crock pot recipe and linking to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday!

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  14. That sounds and looks delicious!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous weekend!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  15. Wow! What a perfect dinner for a busy weeknight when you want something good but don't have any time.

    You are being featured at Mealtime Monday tonight! Can't wait to see what you link up this week!

    Kaylee
    www.couponingncooking.com

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  16. I'm always on the hunt for new crockpot recipes! This one sounds great! This week's Mom's Test Meal Mondays theme is actually slow-cooker recipes so I hope you can stop by and link this recipe up!

    Have a great week!

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  17. I soooooo need to try this - especially now that school has started again! Pinned :) Thanks for sharing at All My Bloggy Friends last week! I can't wait to see what you share tomorrow! :)

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  18. This sounds fabulous and simple. Definitely going to try it.

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  19. I am confused, first it says 1/2 cup of water and then 2/3 cup of water? How much is it?

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  20. I am confused with the amount of water. First it says 1/2 cup and then 2/3... how much is it?

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    1. You use 1/2 C. when you put the chicken in, then the other 2/3 C. when you put the cream cheese and cream of chicken in. :)

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  21. This looks great! =)
    I love chicken recipes - pinning to my crockpot board.

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  22. I found this on a list of freezer meals. How would you prepare it as such? Would you just throw it all in a ziploc raw and then defrost and put it in the crockpot all together??

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  23. I found this recipe on a list of freezer meals. How would you prepare it as such? Would you just thrown everything into a ziploc bag raw and freeze? Then defrost and throw into crockpot all together and cook?

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  24. I created this with a few modifications, and it was a big hit! I love comfort food, but I love it even more when it's nutritious :) I subbed out the cream of chicken soup for a low sodium cream of mushroom soup. A half an hr before serving, I added 2 cups of spinach, 2 cups of kale, 1 cup of sundried tomatoes, 2 cups of sliced green peppers and 1 cup of sliced onions. I served it on homemade pasta, with a side salad. I look forward to making it again - thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  25. I love comfort food, and love it even more when it's nutritious! I made this recipe, with a few modifications and it was a big hit :) I subbed cream of chicken soup for a low sodium cream of mushroom soup. 45 minutes before eating, I threw in 2 c. kale (rough chop), 1 c. spinach, 2 green peppers (sliced), one yellow onion (frenched) and 1 c. dehydrated tomatoes (rough chop). I also cracked fresh pepper and had Sambal available for those who prefer a bit of heat. I'll definitely be making this again! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  26. I love comfort food, and love it even more when it's nutritious! I made this recipe, with a few modifications and it was a big hit :) I subbed cream of chicken soup for a low sodium cream of mushroom soup. 45 minutes before eating, I threw in 2 c. kale (rough chop), 1 c. spinach, 2 green peppers (sliced), one yellow onion (frenched) and 1 c. dehydrated tomatoes (rough chop). I also cracked fresh pepper and had Sambal available for those who prefer a bit of heat. I'll definitely be making this again! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  27. This sounds super yummy!! I think I might put it over egg noodles instead of rice. Thanks for sharing!

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  28. I made this tonight and it was a definite winner! Everyone liked it. I will definitely be making it again. I'll probably put it over pasta next time and serve it with some Italian bread to dip in all that wonderful sauce.

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