Wednesday, September 12, 2012

{Crock Pot} Cheesy Chicken



I am starting to get hooked on my crock pot {or slow cooker if you prefer}.  Especially on very busy Saturdays when there are a million things to do and by the time dinner rolls around, I am not anywhere interested in cooking.  So, toss something in the crock pot, get everything done around the house, spend time with family  and it's ready to go.  Works fabulous without any work at all.
This is so far the easiest thing that has been cooked up in my crock pot.  Just chicken, 2 kinds of soup,sour cream and some garlic powder.  That's it!  It is delicious chicken in a creamy cheese sauce and goes great served over rice, or noodles.

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Ingredients:
1 & 1/4lbs boneless chicken breast
1/4 cup sour cream
1 can cream of chicken soup (or homemade version)
1 can cheddar cheese soup (or 8oz Velveeta or 1- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese will also work)
garlic powder, to taste preference

Directions:
Spray crock pot with non stick cooking spray. Place chicken in pot. In a mixing bowl, combine soups, sour cream and garlic powder until mixed.  Pour over chicken. Cover with lid.  Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4 hours.


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30 comments:

  1. SO easy and looks sooooo good! Love the idea of it over noodles.

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  2. This looks so good, and easy, love that!!

    Thanks for sharing at Newlyweds Recipe Linky.

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  3. This looks amazing..and, if I doubled it, it would be an awesome dish to serve my Bunco group....will keep this bookmarked.
    Thanks...

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  4. Thank you Ladies! Hope is goes well at Bunco BJ :)

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  5. Making this tomorrow! Thanks!

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  6. should you cook the chicken first or will it cook in the pot?

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    1. No need to cook it first. Just place the uncooked chicken breasts in first, then, the soup mixture is poured over it. It alls cooks up nicely!
      Enjoy :)

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  7. Waiting for my pasta to heat up and will mix it in shortly. The apartment smells so good! :)

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  8. Do you need to add water as well??

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    1. No need for water. Just the soups, sour cream and garlic powder.

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    2. Awesome I am making this tonight for dinner. I have added a dash of onion powder and some parsley flakes too. Then later when its done I am boiling some egg noodles to add to it as well. Siding it with some Pillsbury bread sticks should hopefully be a delicious meal.

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    3. Sounds yummy! Hope it turned out well!

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  9. Ok, not trying to be dense (since the title of this blog is Table for 7), but how many servings does this make? I'm cooking for 2 families, totalling 4 adults and 3 toddlers. I just want to know if I need to double it? Thanks!

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    1. Hi Jen- I would double it just to be safe. I feed 2 adults, 4 kids and 1 toddler. This is fine for us, but, 2 of my kids aren't big meat eaters, but, it is usually gone or just a few leftovers for the next days lunch.
      Enjoy!

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  10. Has anyone tried this as a freezer meal? I know you aren't supposed to freeze sour cream, but I imagine everything else would freeze ok. There aren't too many ingredients to freeze, but saving those 15 extra minutes before work in the morning sometimes makes all the difference.

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    1. Hi Hippo- I think freezing would be fine. I have frozen other dishes w/sour cream in it and had no problems.
      Thank you for stopping by!

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    2. Would you cook first then freeze or put it together in a freezer bag then bring out and cook?

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  11. Do you cube the chicken before putting it in the pot?

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    1. Nope. Just place raw chicken breasts in whole. You can cube/cut/shred (whatever your preference) once it is cooked. You can also leave them whole if you wish.

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  12. I made this last night with a few twists....I places fresh sliced mushrooms on top of the chicken....mixed minced garlic in with the soups and sour cream....after cooking in the crock pot I placed chicken in bottom of baking dish and poured soup on top...opened a pack of chicken stove top stuffing and spread over the top and baked at 350 for about 25 more minutes.....it was delicious...will definitley be makin both variations again....thanks!

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    1. Wow! Sounds amazing Robin! Glad it worked out so well :)

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  13. Can you use frozen chicken breasts?

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    1. Hi Lisa- Yes, frozen would be ok. You may just need to keep an eye on it and cook a little bit longer.

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  14. I don't have a crock pot but I do have a slow cooker. What temperature is the low setting and what temp is the high setting? I would love to try some of these recipes but I never could find the conversion temperatures. Thank you

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    1. A slow cooker is the same as a Crock Pot. Crock Pot is simply a brand name for slow cooker. It's just a personal preference. So, dig into a few recipes and enjoy :)

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