Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Naughty Creamy Italian Chicken

I call this *Naughty Chicken* since a good deal of the recipe calls for Cream Cheese and butter. ~ THIS IS NOT DIET FRIENDLY~
MY KIDS and Hubbie LOVE this it is a fix it and forget about it...or Freeze it and eat it later ...AWESOME for FREEZER meal grouping!!!

Cream Cheese Chicken
4 .7-ounce envelope Italian dressing mix
2 cubes butter
8-10 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast
4 10.75-ounce can cream of chicken soup
4 8-ounce package cream cheese

Turn slow cooker on High. (I ALWAYS PAM my crockpot for easier clean up) Place butter in bottom of slow cooker. When the butter has melted, add one envelope Italian dressing dry mix. Stir into butter until well mixed. Cut chicken breasts into 1" strips. Place in slow cooker and stir to coat with butter and dressing mix. Cover and cook on High for 2-4 hours. Until chicken is mostly cooked.
In a sauce pan on medium heat Put cream of chicken soup and cream cheese. Stir to melt, add other package of Italian dressing and mix well until smooth and creamy. Pour sauce into slow cooker over chicken and turn crock pot on low. Allow to cook one more hour, serve or after an hour turn on warm until dinner time.

For Freezer meals: let Chicken cool in the crock pot:

Then place chicken and sauce into a gallon resealable freezer bags.I use Cup sized portions to measure (so for a Family of Five, five Cups) Label. Freeze.
To serve: Thaw. Heat until piping hot and bubbly.

*Serve over mashed potatoes, rice, or hot buttered noodles.

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