Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Chicken (Recipe)
I cannot believe it is already March. Even though it's still cold out, we are starting our baseball season. During baseball season, we have tournaments every weekend. This means we usually leave early in the morning and come home for a few hours for dinner - then back to the baseball fields. It is very easy to eat fast food during the spring tournaments so I really have to plan ahead so that we don't fall into that trap.
I rely on my slow cooker a lot during tournament season. We really enjoy this one dish meal - it includes carbs, protein and veggies. We also try different vegetables - we have used green/red peppers, zucchini, squash and more. We also garnish with fresh parmesan or Romano cheese - which gives it an even richer taste.
- 3 large chicken breast (cut into chunks or shredded)
- 1 box of Penne pasta
- 1 garlic clove - minced
- 1 8oz block of cream cheese
- 1 bag frozen broccoli
- 1 can cream of chicken soup
- 1/4 cup chicken broth
- 1 package of Italian salad dressing dry mix
- 1 cup of parmesan cheese
- salt and pepper to taste
Put chicken, garlic, Italian dressing mix, chicken broth and cream of chicken soup in slow cooker. Cook on low for 4-5 hours. One hour before you are ready to serve, add cream cheese and cook for an additional 45 minutes to 1 hour. (if too thick, use additional chicken broth to thin sauce).
Cook Penne and broccoli according to package. Serve chicken mixture over penne pasta. Toss in broccoli and top with parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
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