Creamy Italian Chicken Recipe
- 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.
1 serving (calculated without pasta): 473 calories, 29g fat (14g saturated fat), 158mg cholesterol, 1556mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 40g protein.
Reviews for Creamy Italian Chicken
"My wife couldn't stop raving about this dish. My family really enjoyed it. Thank you!"
"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!"
"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"
"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!"
"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."
"Delicious, creamy and super easy!!! My three boys loved it as well as my 90 year old grandmother!!"
"Wonderful flavor and very easy to prepare. Will definitely make again."
"Our family really likes this dish. I cut the chicken into bite sized pieces, so the sauce covers every bite. Been making this since it was put in the magazine years ago."
"I did not put this in the crock pot, but I did use the ingredients as listed. First I browned the chicken in oil and then added the Italian dressing mixture and let it cook for about 8 minutes. I added the cream cheese mixture and cooked for another 15 minutes covered on med-low. It was delicious, but it was a little heavy for me. That's the only reason I did not give this one 5 stars."
"I have been making this recipe for years, I just used frozen peas instead of mushrooms...it was wonderful. Thanks for the suggestions...something old is new again. Yum."
"This goes into my "Guest Recipe" folder !! The only changes I made were to use 1/2 (16.oz) bottle of Italian Dressing, 1/2 package of cream cheese and cook for an additional 2 hrs. instead of 1.Microwaving the soup and cream cheese a bit makes it easier to blend.Simply outstanding."
"This is the best creamy chicken I've ever made! Delicious!"
"awesome , i really didnt think the soup & cream cheese was taste good but this was a very delicous meal i will definatly make again"
"My family LOVES this recipe and it's easy to make."
"So very easy! I added some frozen peas and some pepper for an added kick. Delicious!"
"This is a family favorite, we have been making it for a few years now. I usually serve with peas. So convenient, using items I always have on hand. I have shared this recipe with several friends and we all LOVE it!!"
"loved it, have fixed it several times."
"I will definitely make this again! The whole family loved it! I added some garlic powder and onion powder. DELICIOUS!"
"Love this! So easy to make and tastes great! It a nice crock pot recipe t0 put on later in day -incase you realize it is noon and you haven't thought of dinner yet!! I usually serve it with broccoli. I leave out the mushrooms. I also double the recipe so we have leftovers for the next day. My 9 year olds favorite dish! He askes for it weekly :)"
"My family really enjoyed this dish. I can't have dairy, so I took out my piece of chicken after it cooked for 3 hours and then added some Tofutti dairy-free cream cheese. I used fresh mushrooms that were grilled the night before and seved it over rice with sugar snap peas. Delicious!"
"it's good with bow tie pasta"
"easy and delicious!!! Even the kids loved it."
"I make this a lot at my house - delicious and creamy. I usually make it with reduced-fat cream cheese and don't miss the taste of the full fat."
"i love this recipe and just to give it a little kick i use the zesty italian dressing mix and a dash of red pepper flakes"
"Great recipe! So easy. I used fresh mushrooms I will be making this again soon but need to find a less salty Italian dressing mix"
"So simple and delicious. You could do alot of things with this one simple recipe. We loved it!"
"My husband loves this recipe! It is so simple and easy to make."
"This recipe is FABULOUS!! My whole family loves it. I have made it twice in less than a month. I took left overs to work and had to make copies of the recipe for several co-workers! Already a family favorite."
"Delicious! College son stopped home for dinner and said he couldn't have picked a better night. Would definately make it again and would definately make it for company."
"so easy and simple to make--a definite repeat"
"A really good addition is to add frozen peas with the sauce!"
"This is sooooo good! I made this for my dad's birthday and trusted the reviews. So glad I did. Everyone was impressed and wanted the recipe. They all went back for seconds even my super picky eight year old! I also have made this on the stove top and it was just as yummy! I cooked breasts first in fry pan w/half of italian mix, removed, and then mixed the rest of the ingredients in pan w/remaining itailian mix, and added the chicken back in(sliced), simmered for about 15 or so min. Served over noodles. Can't go wrong."
"We LOVE this recipe! Except I like to use a mix of frozen broccoli, cauliflower and carrots along with the mushrooms and I usually serve over brown rice. The chicken gets so tender!"
"This was so easy and tasted perfect. I doubled the recipe and froze the left over. This is a keeper and I will make this more often. It is very rich and filling."
"My whole family enjoyed this one. I am going to try adding the roasted red peppers as suggested. I think the added zip would be great. Very easy. I also leave off the mushrooms."
"This was great I added a jar of roasted italian red peppers. Added a little zip and some lively color."
"I made this last night and it was good! My two year old twins devoured it and they don't eat much. This recipe is a winner just for that fact. All the kids did like it so it is a family friendly meal. I served this over noodles. I did use fat free cream cheese with 98% fat free cream of chicken soup. I don't know if this changed the flavor or texture from the original recipe but we like it enough that we will be making this again. Thanks."
"This is really delicious. The chicken is moist and flavorful. I usually serve it with noodles."