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Slow-Cooker Mushroom Chicken & Peas

Some amazingly fresh mushrooms I found at our local farmers market inspired this recipe. When you start with the best ingredients, you can't go wrong. —Jenn Tidwell, Fair Oaks, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 3 hours 10 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 1 envelope onion mushroom soup mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 pound sliced baby portobello mushrooms
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups frozen peas, thawed

Directions

  • Place chicken in a 3-qt. slow cooker. Sprinkle with soup mix, pressing to help seasonings adhere. Add water, mushrooms, onion and garlic.
  • Cook, covered, on low 3-4 hours or until chicken is tender (a thermometer inserted in chicken should read at least 165°). Stir in peas; cook, covered, 10 minutes longer or until heated through.
Nutrition Facts
1 chicken breast half with 3/4 cup vegetable mixture: 292 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 566mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 5g fiber), 41g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable.

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  • lharding98
    Dec 14, 2020

    Made this for dinner and I thought it was pretty tasty. I agree with cutting the water in half and adding a half cup of chicken broth. (I used beef since that was what I had.). I didn't mix the peas in with the chicken. I cooked them separately but drizzled the juice over the peas and put mushrooms on top. You have to season this meal to taste. A little paprika, seasoned salt and pepper does wonders. Kick it up a notch with some creole seasoning.

  • muffbear74
    Aug 19, 2020

    Not enough flavor

  • Lynne
    Aug 10, 2020

    To replace onion soup mix, use this: ¼ cup dried onion flakes 2 tablespoons low-sodium beef bouillon granules ¼ teaspoon onion powder ¼ teaspoon parsley flakes ? teaspoon celery seed ? teaspoon paprika ? teaspoon ground black pepper Adjust to taste. One cup of water sounds like a lot. I used 1/2 cup chicken broth.

  • OndLei
    May 29, 2020

    This was extremely bland and had way too much liquid. Any seasoning was left in the slow cooker and did nothing for the meal. Very disappointing since there wasn't an ingredient in this that I wouldn't normally enjoy. I won't be making this again.

  • Marjory
    May 13, 2020

    Would not make again. Too much liquid, flavors did not mix well, not enough seasonings. There are probably lots of ways to improve on this basic recipe, but if you're like me and not very inventive, this one is not for you.

  • Lisa
    Nov 25, 2019

    I used half chicken stock and half water. I also replace chicken breasts with chicken thighs with bones but removed the skin. Served with mash potatoes. Was awesome.

  • David
    Feb 21, 2019

    No comment left

  • gunslinger
    May 19, 2018

    Made this for dinner and I thought it was pretty tasty. I cut the water in half as suggested by a previous reviewer and I didn't have any fresh mushrooms so I used canned mushrooms. I also added some pepper. Chicken was very tasty, mushrooms were good with the peas.

  • lurky27
    Jan 20, 2017

    I doubled everything for my 5 quart slow cooker. It came out much more like a soup, which is how we ate it! Tasted good, just not at all like the picture.- Theresa

  • kalicoconuts
    Apr 21, 2016

    Made this for dinner this week and unfortunately it did not turn out well. Very bland and the flavor of the onions, mushrooms and peas did not mix well. I'm sure it's a good base recipe to maybe build on, but if you want flavor, this recipe is not for you.