Let the Mom Encourager Speak with your group!

Check out my speaking calendar
and topics for your group at

Get a Daily Dose of
Mom Encouragement
Sometimes funny,
sometimes spiritually challenging -
always encouraging.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Crock-pot Italian Chicken for a Rainy, Rainy Day

The forecast has scattered thunderstorms for twelve days.  Some days it rains a wee bit and is sunny or party cloudy the rest of the day.  Some days it's just overcast and threatening rain.  Today is not that day.  It is POURING!  Today is the day to go back to bed.  Seriously.  Today I avoid doing all the things I should do ... which winds me up on Pinterest.  I find a picture of Italian Crock-pot Chicken.  Looks yummy and easy - but I don't have all the ingredients.  By that, I mean I don't have Cream of Chicken Soup or Dry Italian Dressing mix. I have chicken (frozen).

Enter Google.  Search on "Cream of Chicken Soup Substitute," and "Dry Italian Dressing Recipe."  I have tons of spices and plenty of staples in the house and was able to accomplish the recipe.  I mixed up some Dry Italian Dressing mix - which has lots of awesome spices in it and I'll keep that on hand for other cooking.  And Cream of Chicken Soup substitute is just butter, flour, milk, chicken stock.  

I dumped everything into the crock-pot   Let me be clear - I dumped it in.  I did not "mix up" the cream of chicken soup substitute over low heat on the stove.  That's an extra step and I'm praying I can skip that step.  I'm really hoping the crock-pot will do it's thing and everything will bubble together beautifully and create the texture and taste I'm hoping for by three o'clock today.  I'll let you know how it turns out.  Stay tuned!

The recipe:
  • 4-6 Chicken breasts
  • 1 packet Italian Seasoning (I used three tablespoons of my mixture)
  • 1 pkg cream cheese
  • 2 cans Cream of Chicken Soup (mine looks yummier already - no gloppy goo)
  • Serve over rice or pasta.  I bet this would be great over a baked potato, too!
  • I turned my crock-pot on high and will give it four hours.  The chicken is even frozen ... fingers crossed! 

No comments:

Post a Comment