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 58 79
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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.

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  • 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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Maggi User ID: 9297627 286845
Reviewed 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."

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Margaret User ID: 9422213 283445
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2018

"Very disappointed. Nothing spectacular"

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Debglass11 User ID: 6300479 282528
Reviewed 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!

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PrplMonky5 User ID: 6612040 282522
Reviewed 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."

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justmbeth User ID: 1196484 276898
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2017

"I have been making this for 10 years and it is a definite family favorite. I typically slice my chicken breasts into thin pieces. My original recipe does not call for it to be shredded. That seems to have been added recently."

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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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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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