Anita reminded me of this recipe the other day. It was a favorite of ours years ago, when we started our first blog, Crossroads Of America. I was just starting to learn how to cook. This recipe for slow cooker creamy Italian chicken was simple enough for me to not mess up, but still great tasting and looking. Over the years I’ve changed it up a bit, but that same great creamy texture and Italian flavor is still there. As simple as it is, it’s a great recipe. I still make it now even though I sure have cooked a lot since starting our first blog so many years ago.
The original recipe for slow cooker creamy chicken calls for using a packet of Italian salad dressing mix, which is perfectly fine. Since first making this dish I have come up with my own mix that I think has a bit more flavor. Making your own also lets you adjust the flavors to your tastes, such as adding more garlic salt or onion powder, or just more basil (I love basil).
I like to serve this over rice or pasta. With lots of the sauce.
Also try my slow cooker Buffalo chicken sliders.
Slow Cooker Creamy Italian Chicken
- 4 chicken breasts boneless skinless, butterflied if desired. Or substitute 1 1/2 pounds fresh chicken tenders
- 1 envelope Italian salad dressing mix I used 2 tablespoons of our homemade mix
- ¼ cup water
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 pound mushrooms sliced thin
- 8 ounces cream cheese cubed, softened
- 1 10 3/4 ounce condensed cream of chicken soup undiluted
- cooked pasta or rice, warmed
- Place chicken into slow cooker set to low.
- Combine the dressing mix and water and pour over the chicken.
- Cover and cook for 3 hours.
- Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
- Add the mushrooms and sautee until just starting to soften. Remove and let cool slightly.
- In a large bowl combine the cream cheese and canned soup. Whisk until smooth.
- Fold in the mushrooms and pour mixture over chicken.
- Cover and cook another hour or until chicken is done.
Nutritional values are approximate.