Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Dinner Tonight: Angel Chicken

I was so excited when Candace emailed me this recipe!!  It is right up my alley...slow cooker, easy, no browning required, ready just minutes after you get home from a busy day.  Perfection!  Thanks Candace!

Shopping List
4-6 chicken breasts (frozen or thawed...see below for cooking times)
1 can cream of mushroom soup
4 oz Onion and Chive Cream Cheese (it's right there next to the regular kind)
2 cups chicken broth
1 packet dry Italian salad dressing (right there next to the dry Ranch dressing and stuff)
3 tablespoons cornstarch
3 tablespoons cold water
1 pound angel hair pasta cooked and drained

So...here you go...I might have tweaked it just a wee bit but I think Candace will be proud...

In your slow cooker, spread chicken breasts across the bottom, pour over your cream of mushroom soup, add in your cream cheese (don't worry, it will all melt together later...just plop it in), pour in your chicken broth and sprinkle in your Italian dressing mix.  If your chicken is frozen, cook on low 7-8 hours...if your chicken is thawed, cook on low 4-5 hours. 

Once you're about 15 minutes from dinner time, boil your water and drop your pasta in.  While the pasta is cooking, remove lid from slow cooker so some of the moisture can evaporate.  Take two forks and shred the chicken right in the slow cooker.  At this point, I stirred my cornstarch and cold water together in a separate little bowl and then stirred the combined mixture into the slow cooker.  This just thickened the sauce up for me.  Candace didn't do this, so if by all means you don't have corn starch on hand, don't worry about it. Your sauce will just be a little thinner than mine. 

Once the pasta is finished cooking, toss it in the slow cooker and you're ready to eat.  So yummy!!!

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11 comments:

Aubs said...

i said earlier on twitter it smelled so good and...another hit! it tasted just as good as it smelled! my oldest son ate an unbelievable amount and claimed it is going on his list of favorite meals! thanks so much for sharing your recipes ~ hoping to find some time to try some of your baking recipes soon!

Kim Turner said...

I've made several of your slow cooker recipes, but this was by far the favorite! I will probably be making this every other week for a while. There are enough leftovers for a couple of leftovers for another dinner & a couple of lunches afterwards, which means fewer meals I have to cook for the week. I'm good with that!
I'm having fun going through the recipes and trying new things on your blog. :)
Thank you bunches!

Lauren said...

Made this last night for a family whose little girl just had heart surgery and there was enough left over for my family...LOVED it! My friend even texted me this morning telling me how much her kids ate it up! Thanks for the recipe!! Loved I could put it in the crock pot and walk away.

Susan Pentz said...

Yummy!!!!!!

Lauren L. said...

This was SO GREAT! I'm constantly looking for easy dishes that I can take over to new moms that aren't inundated with tomatoes (for those who have LOs sensitive to tomato-based products when breast-feeding). This is definitely going on my list of make-aheads for new moms! :)

Kelly Sue said...

Made this tonight. Delicious...and oh-so-easy! Thank you! coastalkel.com

Courtney said...

I made this tonight and I mixed and matched it! I was making for a friend who just had a baby so I added peas to it then dumped the whole thing in a foil pan and topped it with seasoned panko and baked for 20 min. Her family and kids loved it and so did mine!

Courtney said...

I'm new to crock pots/slow cookers, so forgive me for pointing out a minor detail, but how long should I set the crock pot for for the low and high settings? The recipe has a minor error in it. Thanks so much Shay!

Mix and Match Mama said...

The cooking time is listed in the recipe. Just check above!

Kim said...

I bet this would be amazing with spaghetti squash! On the menu for next week! Thank you !!!!!

Dancing Through The Storms said...

My daughter and I love this. It's my new comfort food. Since you posted Last January under I think Fave. Slow Cook Meals(i hope i got the title right). Instead of using Cream Of Mushroom(allergic) I use Cream Of Chicken. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful recipe.

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