Tonight our daughter and her family were supposed to come over for dinner. Sadly due to some truck issues they didn’t. Because they were coming I made more food than I normally would but I’m glad I did. This recipe is worth eating twice in a week.
Sadly I’m having one heck of a time figuring out where I got it from. If I ever figure out where it came from I’ll gladly update with the source. I didn’t know I was going to be blogging this guy so I apologize for the lack of pictures. As I don’t have a source I’m going to post this one as I plan on making it next time to cut it down to enough for just the two of us.
Crockpot Italian Chicken Alfredo
- 1-2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1/4 c water
- Italian style dressing mix
- 1 clove garlic, pressed
- 4 oz softened cream cheese
- 1/2 can cream of something
- Chinese egg noodles
Place the chicken breasts in the crockpot. Stir together dressing mix, garlic and water. Pour over top of chicken. Cook on low 4 hours. Depending on my mood I will shred the chicken or leave the breasts whole.
Mix soup with softened cream cheese. I like to use the dried shiitake mushrooms most of the time. I chop them up and toss them in with the chicken before mixing in the cheese and soup mixture. Use whatever mushrooms you like. Canned mushrooms can be dumped right in of course. My cooking is more about using what I feel like rather than a tight regimen of what must be done.
Sometimes I’ll serve this over chinese egg noodles rather than using pasta. That’s simply because pasta doesn’t always agree with me. It’s equally good over rice or just by itself if you leave the breast whole. Tonight it was whole breasts with no pasta or rice…that was mostly because of the bread. Oh the bread!
The bread was amazing. We had found this recipe and I knew right away I’d at least need to cut it in half. After making the full recipe (again, we were expecting company) I think I’ll be making a quarter recipe. The original is here.
I followed a tip from comments and turned the heat up a bit and tossed a couple of ice cubes in the bottom of the stove. The crust was thick and crunchy. The center was soft but a bit thicker than I like. The best part was it really was ready in an hour or so. Once I make a smaller portion of the recipe I’ll post how that went.
Tags: bread, chicken, crock pot, pasta