Sunday, November 09, 2008

Crock Pot Chicken

Last week I thought about doing NoMo....whatever it is when you blog everyday in November. Then I decided that I'd get stressed trying to do that. So, I'll just try to post frequently! Last week, I decided to make a recipe that I found on a friend's website. Casey is a cute and precious friend from college who is now married to Jonathan (a dentist), has a cute 1-year-old Nora, and is expecting again! Needless to say, she's busy. So, this recipe is a great one if you don't have time to stand around in the kitchen. It is a crockpot version of chicken stroganoff. Usually, I'm not a big fan of chicken from the crockpot, and, at first, I thought this was going to have that same texture; but once you put the chicken over whatever you're serving it with, it's a non-factor. I chose to serve mine over spaghetti squash (SO GOOD) but you could use angel hair pasta or rice or even mashed potatoes. I really enjoyed this and even have another post coming with a way to use the leftovers. Originally, I didn't think there was enough chicken, but it ended up being fine. However, I think that if you did want to spread out the sauce some, you could put more chicken and/or mushrooms with no problem. I'd make this again but have a "real" chicken stroganoff I want to try first! Casey, thanks for the recipe.

Crockpot Chicken Stroganoff (from Weight Watchers)
1 1/2 lbs of chicken breast, cut into 1 inch pieces (I used 2 breasts)
1 package of Onion Soup mix (I used Kroger, Lipton's is recommended)
1/4 cup water
1 8 oz. fat free or low fat cream cheese, softened (I used fat free)
1 can fat free cream of mushroom soup
1 4 oz. can of mushrooms, drained (I used 6 oz)

In crockpot, combine chicken, soup mix, and water. Cook on low heat for 4 hours. I cooked for 3 hours and it was ready.
In a separate bowl, combine cream cheese, mushroom soup, and mushrooms. Combine with cooked chicken in crockpot. Continue cooking for one additional hour. (4-5 hours cooking time total). Serve over angel hair pasta, spaghetti squash, rice, mashed potatoes...whatever you want!


Peabody said...

This is the second time this week I have seen a recipe for chicken stroganoff. I have only ever heard of beef so this is interesting to me.

Darius T. Williams said...

Hmph - chicken stroganoff...I love that idea!


Maryanna said...

Mmmm. I had beef stroganoff last night, but I've never tried the chicken stroganoff. I've got to try this.

Tina said...

Yummy eats! I need a crockpot in my life! :)

Unknown said...

Peabody - I had too but had thought of doing it myself before actually seeing recipes.

Darius - It's good.

Maryanna - I really enjoyed it. A different use for chicken.

Tina - I got one a while back and actually have only used it a couple of times...I need to use it more!

Maris said...

what a good idea! weight watchers has a lot of great recipes.

Unknown said...

Maris - Thanks! I haven't seen many of them but the ones I've seen have been good.

Jane said...

I've never had chicken stroganoff.
We had strogie hogies tonight. It's like beef stroganoff on a sub bun. Pretty good.

My favoite way to have chicken, believe it or not, is boiled. I boil a whole chicken (with onions, celery, etc...)to make my own stock. There is NO WAY chicken can be dry cooked this way. LOL! It
makes the best chicken sandwich, ever! I can't keep my kids out of it, they eat it like candy!
I may have to try chicken stroganoff.

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Abby said...

Anything in the crockpot is awesome when you have a kid - or super-busy life! I have ribs in mine at home right now. This looks great!