Slow Cooker Emergency Chicken Alfredo

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slowcookerchickenalfredo

Okie dokie folks. This is the easiest-ever-don't-even-think-about-it-meal-when-you-just-really-need-dinner-tonight.

 

Nothing fancy.

 

Just emergency food. 😉

 

In case you're like me and occasionally have those days too.

 

This Monday (yes, Cyber Monday would be the one), I came down with the all out worst stomach bug I have ever had in my life. 

 

We're talking, so bad my husband stayed home from work Monday to keep our kids.

 

That bad.

 

(Since my kids were off school Monday, he figured he'd better stay home to make sure I didn't die under their watch. I think he was really afraid that might  happen.) Thankfully I had a few helpers here to keep up deal hunting a bit, and I posted deals as I could from my laptop in bed.

 

It wasn't pretty.

 

Tuesday came though, and thankfully I felt oh-so-much-better, but at lunchtime I realized my family would be expecting a meal for dinner that night.

 

I took a look around my pantry, freezer and fridge, noticed I happened to have my emergency-chicken-alfredo-staples on hand, and pulled out Mrs. Potts. (After of course scrubbing an extra time or two because the last thing I wanted was to pass on any germs around here!)

 

Mrs. Potts (again) saved the day. Dinner was served, and my family all loved it. (A tiny miracle around here!) So, if you have one of those oh-my-goodness-what-on-earth-do-I-feed-these-people-for-dinner-again-kind-of-days, this little recipe's right here for you.

 

You're welcome. 😉

 

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Slow Cooker Emergency Chicken (aka Slow Cooked Creamy Chicken Alfredo)
Ingredients
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup (can substitute with Healthy Request cream of chicken soup or try out this cream of chicken soup substitute here – let me know if they work for you!)
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast (frozen is fine ~ that's what I used)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 packet Italian Seasoning mix (can also make your own at home)
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • pasta (whatever type your family likes)
Directions
  1. Place chicken, Italian seasoning, water, and soup in slow cooker.
  2. Give it a quick stir, then cook on low 5-6 hours or high 3-4 hours.
  3. 30 minutes before serving, shred chicken and add in cream cheese. Give it another good stir to mix everything well.
  4. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  5. Once cream cheese is heated through and everything mixes together, give it one more stir.
  6. Serve chicken and sauce over cooked pasta, top with parmesan cheese and parsley if you want to be fancy.
  7. Enjoy. 😉

 

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Comments

  1. Jennifer B. says

    So sorry you were so very ill! Glad you are on the mend. What a nice husband you have!

    I’m really glad you didn’t call this recipe “Alfredo” before, because I probably wouldn’t have tried it. My husband doesn’t care for Alfredo recipes, but we’ve had this several times since I discovered the recipe here. It is easy and delicious.

    • It doesn’t taste all that alfredo-ish – I agree Jennifer! But such a simple easy meal. I think I’ve heard it called chicken stroganoff before too!

      And definitely so thankful for a sweet husband who took care of me this week! 🙂

  2. Sounds delicious. I want to try this very soon. If I make my own Italian Seasoning mix from the recipe you linked to, how much would I use to equal the store-bought packet?

    • Hi TW! I always struggle with that – I would say maybe 2 tablespoons would be about the same size? I think it’s pretty forgiving, so hopefully it will work for you!

  3. Linda Thornton says

    Hope u are feeling back to normal and all is well! Thanks for the recipe! Made and hubby very much approved! 😀

  4. Hi! How many people will this feed?

  5. Do you cook the chicken breast first?

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