Creamy Italian Chicken
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours
- 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
- 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.
Nutrition Facts1 serving: 473 calories, 29g fat (14g saturated fat), 158mg cholesterol, 1556mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 40g protein.
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Feb 12, 2019
Loved this recipe. Made it as is. Next time I will cut the chicken up into pieces for easier serving. Definitely will make it again.
Jan 31, 2019
This was really good! Only 4 stars because I tweaked the recipe. We found it to be a little too rich for our taste so the second time around I did 4 oz of the lower fat cream cheese and 4 oz of greek yogurt and LOVED it. I also opted for fresh mushrooms instead of canned and added 1/2 a white onion, 1/2 yellow bell pepper thinly sliced, and 1 green pepper thinly sliced. I'm going to try subbing the entire 8 oz of cream cheese for greek yogurt next time. YUM!
Jan 27, 2019
I've made this with both fresh sliced mushrooms, and also sliced celery and carrots. Both were delicious though I prefer it with celery and carrots. I always use the pre-shredded rotisserie chicken from my Sprouts Farmers Market...so convenient and a lifesaver for numerous quick easy chicken meals! I heat all the ingredients on low for 3 hrs, then add the chicken, stirring to combine, then cook 1 more hour on low. I serve it over Dreamfields pasta since we have blood sugar issues.
Oct 31, 2018
Jul 12, 2018
I’ve been making this for years, ever since I found it in the Fast Fixings book. We’ve experimented with different veggies, like peas, corn and the like, but tonight I made homemade cream of mushroom and added a handful of baby spinach during the last ten minutes. You owe it to your belly to add the spinach! ??
May 31, 2018
Have been serving this recipe to my family of 6 for years. All love it and so easy and quick to prepare. Walmart's great value cream of chicken soup has 450 mg of sodium.
Apr 18, 2018
Only one star because I haven't tried it. Is there some way to reduce the amount of sodium? 1500 is my max daily amount, so this would be the only thing I could eat all day.
Feb 9, 2018
Very disappointed. Nothing spectacular
Jan 23, 2018
This was wonderful! Because I was out of Italian salad dressing mix, I used 1/2 bottle of Italian salad dressing and omitted the water, and used fresh mushrooms, sauteed, instead of canned. Everything else remained the same. Served over egg noodles. A great slow cooker recipe, which I will make again! Microwaving the cream cheese makes it easier to combine with the soup. A definite winner!Volunteer Field Editor
Jan 23, 2018
This was quite yummy! I made this using the Instant Pot slow cooker function. I made as directed except I didn't shred the chicken, I just cut it into small strips. I also added in some orange bell pepper 30 minutes before it was done (since I omitted the mushrooms, the dish needed a vegetable). I think the flavor of the peppers went well but I need to put them in a bit longer (they were still a tad too crisp). Next time I'll try adding in other vegetables as well. 4-stars because though it was delicious, the sauce was very thick and rich. If that could be diluted just a bit, I think this would be a winner.