Easy Creamy Italian Chicken for Weeknights in the Slow Cooker

2016 August 4

I promise… your family will love this easy, kid-friendly meal!

This is a family favorite of ours and it’s perfect for hot summer days when no one feels like cooking but you still need a real meal.

Super Easy Creamy Italian Chicken in the slow cooker perfect family meal for weeknights or hot august days

Ingredients:

  • 4 Chicken Breasts (Our family of 5 uses four, but adding or subtracting wouldn’t make too much of a difference)
  • 1 can Chicken Broth
  • 8 oz. package Cream Cheese
  • 1 can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 packet Italian Dressing Mix (I usually use closer to a half packet, because the seasoning is very strong)
  • Cooked Rice (But you could serve it with quinoa or any pasta of preference)

Directions:

  1. Add four chicken breasts to a slow cooker on high with the can of chicken broth and leave it for one hour.
  2. After an hour, add the cream cheese, diced tomatoes, and 1/2 dressing mix packet, leave for two hours, stirring every half hour or so. At this stage it looks a little messy and chunky, that’s normal.
  3. Continue cooking until the chicken is cooked all the way through. Usually 4 hours on high total and then turn down to low and leave until  ready to eat dinner.
  4. Remove the chicken breasts, shred, and place back in the slow cooker in the creamy sauce.

 

Easy creamy italian chicken for weeknights in the slow cooker

Here’s where the fun comes in! Dress it up any way you like!

Dish the shredded chicken and sauce over rice or pasta or quinoa or couscous, you choose. Feel free to go crazy with toppings as well, whatever your kids will eat and enjoy.

A few topping ideas to mix and match:

  • avocado
  • tomatoes
  • red onions
  • shredded cheese
  • sliced olives
  • green onions

Serve with caramelized carrots and enjoy!

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4 Responses
  1. August 10, 2016

    This looks like something I definitely want to try. Thanks for sharing.

  2. August 17, 2016

    I am going to try this, thanks! I have a handful go-to Crock Pot recipes for hectic days and this looks like another one to add to the group!

  3. August 25, 2016

    This looks great. And I love that it goes in the slow cooker.

  4. September 22, 2016

    This looks delicious, I’ve never cooked chicken Italian style before!

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