Creamy Italian Chicken Recipe

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Creamy Italian Chicken Recipe
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Creamy Italian Chicken Recipe

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4.5 53 75
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Italian salad dressing mix is like a secret weapon for adding flavor to this creamy chicken dish. Served over rice or pasta, it's rich, delicious and special enough for company. —Maura McGee, Tallahassee, Florida
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 1 envelope Italian salad dressing mix
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • Hot cooked pasta or rice
  • Minced fresh oregano, optional

Directions

Place the chicken in a 3-qt. slow cooker. Combine salad dressing mix and water; pour over chicken. Cover and cook on low for 3 hours. Remove chicken. Cool slightly; shred meat with two forks. Return to slow cooker.
In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and soup until blended. Stir in mushrooms. Pour over chicken. Cover and cook until chicken is tender, 1 hour longer. Serve with pasta or rice. If desired, sprinkle with oregano. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Creamy Italian Chicken in Quick Cooking November/December 1999, p35

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (calculated without pasta): 473 calories, 29g fat (14g saturated fat), 158mg cholesterol, 1556mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 40g protein.

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 1 envelope Italian salad dressing mix
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • Hot cooked pasta or rice
  • Minced fresh oregano, optional
  1. Place the chicken in a 3-qt. slow cooker. Combine salad dressing mix and water; pour over chicken. Cover and cook on low for 3 hours. Remove chicken. Cool slightly; shred meat with two forks. Return to slow cooker.
  2. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and soup until blended. Stir in mushrooms. Pour over chicken. Cover and cook until chicken is tender, 1 hour longer. Serve with pasta or rice. If desired, sprinkle with oregano. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Creamy Italian Chicken in Quick Cooking November/December 1999, p35

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treconmom User ID: 6431328 274972
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2017

"Love love love it! Cooked as directed. Has so much flavor and easy to make"

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sunshinewonder User ID: 8911591 272064
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2017

"I've made it twice already. I made it according to directions the first time, but this last time I happened upon a refrigerated cooked rotisserie chicken marked down at the grocery store. So instead of using the crock pot, I put all the sauce ingredients in a pot, heated them together on low whole I pulled the meat of the rotisserie chicken (I got rid of the skin, too.) I got just over 21 ounces of cooked meat from the chicken and or it all in the sauce and heated it through. It was a bit on the thick side, so I loosened it up with chicken broth. Simmered it all together until it was hot and it came out great (and pretty quick once the chicken was taken apart.) I used reduced fat cream cheese and the 98% fat free cream of chicken soup. It was still amazingly rich. I also added little red pepper flakes. This one is a keeper for sure in my household."

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Adamscooking User ID: 7060631 268006
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2017

"My wife couldn't stop raving about this dish. My family really enjoyed it. Thank you!"

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ryanswife User ID: 2152282 260700
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2017

"My husband and I loved this recipe. easy and very tasty. chicken was very tender."

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Dinah66 User ID: 4558177 254329
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2016

"Very tasty. Very easy. At the end of 3 hours I removed the chicken. After mixing the cream cheese, soup and mushrooms in a bowl until very smooth , I slowly added the broth left in the crockpot to the soup mixture until that was very smooth. Then I returned the chicken to the crockpot and poured the mixture over to finish the cooking for the last hour. Oh so smooth and creamy and yummy!"

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sandym123ben User ID: 7318935 253467
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2016

"My family loves this. I have made it many times.It never gets old. I have it in the crock-pot now. can't wait"

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karen53a User ID: 8870009 248694
Reviewed May. 27, 2016

"Love this, couldn't be easier! I usually add whatever vegetables I have in the house (towards the end). Today i added a can of peas (drained) and a handful of frozen spinach (thawed and squeezed dry). I have also used broccoli (I usually boil it for a little bit first). It's always awesome!"

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kc000 User ID: 2815746 245148
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2016

"I must be the oddball judging from the high reviews for this but I followed this to a T, and it was just not good at all. First off, let me say that I could not find any brands of Italian dressing mix that did not contain sugar, and that was the first ingredient listed on the envelope. I looked at the bottled Italian salad dressing and saw all brands also have sugar. For me, the idea of mixing cream of chicken soup with any kind of seasoning mix that contains sugar just did not sound good, but I went against my instincts and decided to follow the recipe as stated with the required envelope of Italian dressing mix thinking maybe the sugar wasn't very noticeable. Bad idea, the sugar was overpowering. I ended up pitching the whole thing and using the breasts for another recipe."

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[email protected] User ID: 5171315 230184
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2015

"Delicious, creamy and super easy!!! My three boys loved it as well as my 90 year old grandmother!!"

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kiddermary User ID: 1602824 229818
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2015

"i use bone in chicken, cook in crockpot , then pour some juice out debone & skin the chicken add soup, dressing & cream cheese. I make a cauliflower mash to go with & nice side salad, everyone loves it . Winner winner for this chicken dinner(:"

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