This Italian Creamy Crockpot Chicken comes together in a snap! Take a look in your pantry, add your items, and in 4 hours dinner's done!
This is one of our family's favorite recipes for the slow cooker, because it's quick, yummy and e-a-s-y! This Creamy Crockpot Chicken with Italian Dressing can be ready in just a few hours – and it's SO good too.
One year, we were even traveling a bit for Spring Break, and brought Mrs. Potts along for the ride. (I know, how nerdy is it that I brought my crockpot with me on vacation? Seriously! Who does this stuff?)
When our family left Alabama earlier that week to ski in Colorado (yes, a twenty four hour DRIVE with three kids, a road-trip-lovin'-hubby, and of course Mrs. Potts in the back seat), and were ready to enjoy some amazing days in what has to be one of the most beautiful places on the planet.
This reminded me of one of our favorite ways to penny pinch on a not-so-penny-pinched vacation: cook simple meals on the road!
Since skiing is probably one of the least frugal vacations out there, we were trying to squeeze at least a few pennies by cooking a few of our own meals while traveling. We ate out twice during the two-day drive there, and were eating our breakfasts as well as many of our dinners in our condo. (Somehow it's just more fun to cook in someone else's kitchen. . . and after a full day of skiing my kids are would rather head to the pool or back outside to play in the snow than sit and wait food at a restaurant!)
I've shared a few times on how we save towards vacation, but for us, it's one of those amazing things that we're able to do because we live frugally most of the time. So, while I feel a little guilty splurging on such a frivolous trip (really, it's very hard for me not to feel like it's so wasteful!), well, it's something our family loves and one of the reasons that we choose to pinch those pennies.
Okie dokie, enough chatting, right? On to the recipe. . . Slow Cooker Italian Chicken. This is the MOST creamy crockpot chicken dish you'll ever taste. SO GOOD.
And I'm betting you've seen this recipe before, but if you haven't, it's one of those no fuss kind of meals totally worth pulling out the crock pot for on a busy day. And, if you happen to be heading out on vacation, you can always take your crockpot along for the ride too. (And be a slow cookin' nerd, like me.) 🙂
Slow Cooker Creamy Italian Chicken
- 1 lb Chicken Breast Refrigerated or Frozen
- 1 Packet Dry Italian Dressing Mix
- 1/2 Cup Water
- 8 oz Cream Cheese Softened
- 1 Can Cream of Chicken Soup or Homemade Substitute
- Place Chicken in slow cooker
- Combine water and Italian salad dressing mix together - pour over chicken
- Cook on low for 3 hours
- Shred the Chicken
- Use a hand mixer to combine Soup and Cream Cheese
- Mix until creamy, and then add to Chicken
- Cook 1 additional hour
- Serve over pasta!
If you'd like to try rice instead of pasta, you certainly could. This could probably also stand on it's own for a lower carb meal, or you could pair with zoodles (Zucchini noodles) instead of pasta. Pair with a salad and some other veggies – maybe some fresh bred – and you've got dinner done!
Does it get any easier than that? We were in such a hurry when we were on vacation that I just threw all the ingredients in Mrs. Potts in the morning and cooked it all on low for five hours and it was perfect when we got home. Our new favorite Perfect Slow Cooked Pot roast recipe is also a favorite to have while we travel!
Do you have any tips on how to save money while traveling or easy recipes to take with you on the road? Please leave a comment to share!
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