Slow Cooker Creamy Italian Chicken

Slow Cooker Creamy Italian Chicken

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 385.4
  • Total Fat: 12.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 121.5 mg
  • Sodium: 720.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 24.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.9 g
  • Protein: 41.0 g

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Introduction

Six ingredients, 5 minutes of hands-on cooking, and dinner is served! Six ingredients, 5 minutes of hands-on cooking, and dinner is served!
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
    1 packet Italian dressing mix
    1/2 cup water
    1 (8-ounce) package reduced-fat cream cheese
    1 can 98% fat free cream of chicken soup
    3 cups cooked long grain rice (white or brown)

Tips

Just to clarify for the questions below:
First, YES the cream cheese is figured into the totals...if you use FULL FAT cream cheese, the fat content will be considerably higher. But low fat cream cheese really takes the fat down.

Second, I haven't ever tried it with regular Italian dressing...let me know how it turns out!

Third, I HIGHLY recommend using the low setting for cooking...it allows the juices from the chicken to really seep into the dressing.


Directions

*1. Place chicken in crock pot
*2. Mix together Italian dressing mix and water. Pour over chicken.
*3. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours OR low for 8 hours.
*4. Mix together cream cheese and soup in separate bowl.
*5. Carefully remove chicken from crock pot to plate.
*6. Pour cream cheese/soup mixture into crock pot and mix together with dressing in bottom.
*7. Return chicken to crock pot and mix gently to shred the chicken.
*8. Cook on LOW until heated through.
*Serve with rice or noodles.

**You may add skim or low fat milk in very small quantities to thin the sauce a little. It does not significantly affect the nutritional value if you use up to 2 tablespoons**

Makes 6 servings. Approximately 2/3 cup mixture with 1/2 cup rice.

This recipe can be made with FAT FREE cream cheese and it saves about 6 grams of fat. However, I feel that the dish benefits from the flavor of the low fat over the fat free.

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  • Incredible!
    170 of 170 people found this review helpful
    This was awesome! I used about 1 1/2 chicken breasts and cooked them on high for only 3 hours. Also, I only used half of the cream cheese and added some frozen broccoli florets for color, then served it over whole wheat no yolk egg noodles. This meal will be in heavy rotation @ my house! - 1/28/09

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  • Incredible!
    92 of 98 people found this review helpful
    This was fantastic! I added mushrooms, red peppers, frozen veggies, onions and garlic. I used a bottled dressing instead. I had a large amount of chicken thighs so I doubled the recipe and we had it for a number of days. We had it over rice one night, mashed potatoes another, and pasta on another. - 1/27/09

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  • Incredible!
    60 of 61 people found this review helpful
    This was seriously delicious!!! I added coarsely chopped crimini mushrooms and 1 medium coarsely chopped onion. I used the Zesty Italian version of the dressing mix -- wasn't too spicy at all and, in fact, probably needed that bit of kick. Served over steamed broccoli for a lower carb dinner. - 6/16/09

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  • Incredible!
    43 of 53 people found this review helpful
    I added more water. I doubled the chicken, I used cream of mushroom - the 98% fat free kind, I used neufchatel cheese and 2 oz less, half a cup of fat free sour cream, half a bag mixed veggies, pepper, zesty italian dressing, soy sauce, onions, garic. We had it on brown rice OH YUM! - 10/22/09

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  • Incredible!
    33 of 34 people found this review helpful
    Oh my goodness! I had this for dinner tonight and couldn't wait to leave feedback. This was an incredible dish. My whole family loved it. I made a couple revisions, I needed to use up some ff sour cream so only used 1/2 of the cream of chick soup & added cut asparagus. YUMMY!
    Thank you!
    - 6/20/09

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  • Good
    29 of 35 people found this review helpful
    After 7 hrs, the liquid was completely gone and the chicken was dry. But I followed through with the recipe and the taste was good, if thicker than expected. I'll make this again with more starting liquid in the cooker. - 1/22/09

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  • Very Good
    23 of 23 people found this review helpful
    I made this and really liked it. I did use the lowfat cream cheese and lowfat soup... very rich and creamy. I added mushrooms and garlic and served it with brown rice. Very tasty and easy.
    When I make it again, I will probably add more vegetables, add cayenne for a kick and cooking sherry.
    - 3/28/09

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  • Incredible!
    18 of 18 people found this review helpful
    this recipe was totally awesome.. since i like my chicken done to the almost shredded chicken i cooked mine in the slow cooker for over 8 hours. I will definately make this once a month for sure.. such an easy no fuss meal.. and to taste so good.. awesome !! - 6/14/09

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  • Incredible!
    17 of 18 people found this review helpful
    Thanks 'Orangecowcat' for such a fantastic recipe. I did make mine with a ver inexpensive sirloin pork roast and celery and onions. Then served over brown rice with a 1/4 cup of black beans per serving. I plan on making this a family favorite. - 4/19/09

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  • Incredible!
    17 of 17 people found this review helpful
    This was absolutely delicious, next time I am going to make and freeze the meat, and take out to use over noodles and to wrap in tortillas for a quick meal. - 2/14/09

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  • Incredible!
    14 of 16 people found this review helpful
    My husband and I loved this recipe. the only changes I made is that i used italian dressing from the bottle, no fat. I also used a little extra water so the chicken wouldnt be dry, I pureed a half cup califlower and mixed it into the soup and cream cheese to add a little vegetable will make again - 10/17/09

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  • Very Good
    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
    I cooked this tonight and loved it. My family is very picky and everyone liked it. I looked at the other comments and did add a little extra water and my chicken turned out very tender. Will make it again. - 4/9/09

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  • Incredible!
    13 of 14 people found this review helpful
    I made the sauce on the stove and baked the chicken, and put the sauce over the chicken. I used Mrs. Dash chicken seasoning that gave it good flavor. With a side of steamed veggies and brown rice! Great. Really flavorful. - 1/4/10

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  • Very Good
    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
    I added the soup with the water and dressing mix and cooked on low for 5 hours and was done. I thought the flavor was a little bland, so I added 2 Tablespoons of cooking Sherry and 1 Tablespoon of Parmesan Cheese along with the cream cheese. Served it over whole wheat egg noodles. Was very tasty. - 8/12/09

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  • Good
    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Cooking the chicken for 4 hours on high is way too long. 4 on low would be fine. The flavor of the chicken is great even before adding the creamy part. I preferred it without the rice and will try the egg noodle idea next time. Easy, no fuss meal! - 3/31/09

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  • Very Good
    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Yummy! My husband went back for more and more. I'm not a fan of the flavoring of condensed soup so next time I'll try substituting something else instead. Also the chicken tastes great even before you add the cream cheese and soup, so if you wanted you could serve that way. - 2/18/09

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  • Very Good
    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I used light Italian dressing tonight in place of the seasoning packet and it was not as salty so a plus there! Also used light cream cheese. Very good! - 9/28/10

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  • 6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This tasty... I stirred in steamed broccoli, and cooked carrots and topped on Uncle Ben's Vegetable Long Grain Rice- we needed to add texture to the creamy mixed. Yummy! - 11/21/10

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I actually accidentally used good season's garlic and herb instead of the Italian! I also added mushrooms and it was sooooooooooooooooooooo good. Everyone loved this! Spark is turning me into a good cook LOL = P - 11/20/10

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This was wonderful and easy. I added some frozen mixed vegies 1 hour before shredding the chicken. The whole family loved it. Next time I will eliminate some of the cream cheese to save on fat, but it was great as is. - 3/25/09

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  • Very Good
    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I finally made this last night. My boyfriend loved it and I had 4 kids with me that ate it all up. I might use less cream cheese next time, but it was perfect over no yolk noodles with a salad. - 3/16/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    love this recipe. Didn't have Italian dressing on hand so used racnh - which I did have. Next time will try Italian. - 11/1/10

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    OMG! This was so easy and super delicious! I did take a reader advise and added extra water at the beginning b/c it was going to stay warm in the crockpot for a few hour b/f getting home from work. Excellent, kid-friendly meal! - 3/16/10

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Tasty. Like several others, I added a broccoli, red and green peppers, mushrooms and onion. I also used only half of the soup and added pureed cauliflower to the sauce. A good dish for a cold rainy evening. - 11/24/10

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  • O.K.
    4 of 10 people found this review helpful
    This was good, but not sensational. Maybe after all the positive comments, I expected something better. It was just ok; I don't think I'll make it again. - 2/17/09

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  • Bad
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I do not see how this got great reviews. We did not like this one.
    - 3/20/13

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I loved the chicken even before I added the cream cheese would use that chicken for lots of recipes. I added 98% ff cream of broccoli and 2 cups of broccoli chopped really fine and served it over penne pasta. Will use it for lots of the suggestions others have posted. - 11/11/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was wonderful, I have a newer, larger crockpot though-so the chicken came out just a little drier than I would have liked when cooked on low 10 hours. I would put just a little more water in next time? It was still delish though! - 11/6/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    My husband BEGS me to make this! Instead of rice I pour this recipe over No Yolk egg noodles. I also add a tiny bit more water, as the first time I made it the chicken got a little too dry. It's a great, flavorful comfort dish that requires very little effort and is a staple in my house now. - 11/3/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    awsome always love a crockpot recipe - 10/6/09

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  • 2 of 8 people found this review helpful
    This sounds delicious! - 8/26/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    What a yummy treat! I didn't have time to do the recipe in phases, so I just threw everything in he crock pot in the morning and it did just fine on low all day. I shredded it when I got home and made rice. It has more processed stuff in it than I normally like to eat, but once in a while...yum! - 11/14/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was fantastic! I added a bit of garlic powder, italian seaoning, and some frozen broccoli and served it over whole grain pasta. - 6/7/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This recipe was easy and delicious! I would recommend using 4 pounds of poultry because 2 pounds seemed to not be enough. I did not double the soup or the cream cheese and the recipe was great. - 11/15/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was amazing! We used the sauce over brown rice. It may be my new favorite comfort food! - 11/12/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I wish I hadn't forgot to add in the cream cheese and soup but it was still tasty. DH said I should bring the left overs for lunch as a soup. I would like to add the left overs to a new dish, but I need to find a recipe I can combine it in with. - 11/9/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was simple and delicious! I used whole wheat pasta and fat free cream cheese. Also my crock pot runs hot so it was ready after about 4 hours on low even after doubling the water. I will definitely be making this again and again and again!! My husband and his best friend LOVED it! - 11/8/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Next time I would put in 2 packets of seasoning and some grilled veggies - onions, red pepper, celery, aparagus. Would give it a bit more flavor. But the sauce was super rich and this recipe was so easy. I will make it again. Whole family ate it but agreed needed a but more zing and some veggie - 11/8/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this with pork chops, adding onions & mushrooms, I cooked them on high in the crock pot for 1.5 hours with the soup mix, a bit of soy, dash of milk & water with a small bit left-over chicken broth. I separately sauteed frozen veggies and added whole grain rice. The sauce is unbelievable! - 11/7/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! Due to a miscommunication btw my DH & myself, I ended up only having 2 small chicken breasts, so I also threw in a small can of mushrooms and 1 can of white beans. Came out fantastic! Served with bown rice mixed w/ a bag of mixed veggies. - 11/3/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was amazing I made it for my husband and he loved it as well. I did it over rice and instead of slow cooker i boiled the chicken in water. - 11/3/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    We had this tonight. I made it with about 1/2 a bottle of the Zesty Itallian Dressing. When it had cooked, I removed the chicken breasts to shred. Then I added a can of cream of chicken soup. I decided not to add the extra calories from the cream cheese. Over brown rice. DELICIOUS! My fav so far! - 11/1/10

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I will make it without the cream cheese - 11/1/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    very good. the kids all liked it. I added a chopped onion when cooking the chicken. Served with diced tomato on top and a sprinkle of shredded parm cheese. Beautiful! - 10/29/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    WOW!!! I added some veggies, and we'll be eating this again and again! - 10/27/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I really liked this recipe. It was really rich so I didn't eat a lot of it. I think it will be really good on a toasted subway bun with some tomatoes. I think that's how I will eat the leftovers. - 10/27/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Tasty! This was great to prepare ahead of time and use for a few lunches during the week. Way more satisfying than a frozen meal! - 10/26/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    A great start to an excellent meal.
    When I added the cream cheese and soup at the end, I also added a can of green chilis and about 3 chopped up roasted red peppers for a little bit of a zip-- I'm thinking I could also use this as a healthier enchilada recipe too-- if I upped the picante. :)Thanks
    - 8/24/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My sweetheart took one bite and declared it a keeper recipe. :-) I served it with angel hair pasta and steamed green beans. YUM. - 3/25/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Amazing way to get some creamy comfort food! I added 1 red bell pepper chopped, 1 cup sliced baby portebellos, and a small can of chopped black olives. This is a new staple in my life. I cannot wait to try it again with different veggie combos! - 1/24/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Excellent dish! I added frozen spinach and mushrooms toward the end of cooking. Thanks for sharing, this will be a new favorite in my house! - 1/22/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! The fiance doesn't often appreciate my healthy substitutions, but he gobbled this up! - 11/7/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Loved this, even the dogs thought it was very tasty. Will make again. - 10/21/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this tonight for the family. It was terrific! The chicken was done after 6.5 hours on low. I let it simmer on low another hour after adding the remaining ingredients. It was perfect! Hubby is excited to have leftovers for the next couple of days! - 9/8/09

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  • Very good! - 11/10/17

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  • It is good. - 11/8/17

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  • Made this today! so very tasty! I sautéed and added mushrooms and red peppers and then added the rice.. This recipe will for sure be a hit with my family. - 10/17/17

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  • This was really good and the family is really loved it. - 10/12/17

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  • delicious the family all raved about it - 10/9/17

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  • - 10/6/17

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  • I followed the recipe exactly and thought it was excellent! - 10/1/17

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  • interesting... - 9/22/17

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  • Made this for dinner tonight. It was very good and my parents enjoyed it also. Instead of noodles (which I did make for my dad) my mom and myself had it over broccoli. I also used cream of mushroom soup and put some mushrooms in it. I took these from reading what others had done. It was very good. - 9/20/17

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  • looks yummy - 9/15/17

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  • Looks Good - 9/12/17

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  • Really good chicken and rice recipe. Easy and delicious. Everyone liked it! - 9/7/17

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  • This is really good. I know everybody posts their changes and it can be kind of weird after saying it is good, but it is good and here are my changes. Instead of rice or noodles, I cut a zucchini into zoodles and sauteed them with a 1/2 cup of peas. Still awesome. - 8/23/17

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  • Going to try this!!! - 8/12/17

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  • Made the recipe the way it was written, taste great, me and my wife liked it, froze a couple dinners, easy to make. - 7/31/17

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  • nice recipe - 6/26/17

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  • - 6/14/17

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  • Love this. So easy and so good. I use at least double the water that is mixed with the Italian seasoning, makes it a little less salty. Great to make and take to neighbors who have been in hospital or someone who for any reason could use a quick meal. - 6/9/17

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  • Delicious! - 6/6/17

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  • I am trying this today. It looks good. Only thing is the italian seasoning is not calculated into your recipes calories. - 5/31/17

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  • Easy and delicious. Just a little too salty for my taste. - 5/28/17

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  • Making this today - 5/7/17

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  • Made something nearly identical for years , Very good until you have it too often (like I have), - 5/4/17

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  • added veggies to the dish - 4/25/17

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  • Easy and delicious!!! We will definitely be making this one again!!! - 4/16/17

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  • Made this last week and my kids are already asking when I'm going to make it again. Very yummy! - 4/10/17

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  • Yum - 3/30/17

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  • Certainly appears to be a wonderful recipe. I am not a rice eater but this rice actually looks good. Will give it a try. - 3/28/17

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  • yummy! - 3/26/17

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  • I made this using minced cauliflower instead of rice and it was very tasty! - 3/18/17

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  • I made this last night. It was great. Had my daughter in law try it and she like very much. Will be a regular dish at our dinner table. - 3/9/17

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  • I think my parents used to make this for my twin brother and me when we were kids! They'd call it "forgotten chicken".... - 2/17/17

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  • Yummy!!! - 2/10/17

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  • looking good - 2/10/17

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  • This was very good! My husband, who is extremely picky, loved it. I added a can of mushrooms when I put in the soup and cream cheese. We are looking forward to leftovers. - 10/19/16

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  • I used 4 large chicken breasts (3 lb), 1 cup of water, one can of mushrooms, and 98% FF cream of mushroom soup but otherwise followed the recipe. We ate it over No Yolk egg noodles. This was SO GOOD. My husband even ate the leftovers - TWICE! This would be easy to modify and add in healthy veggies. - 10/2/16

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  • My family really liked this one and I definitely will be making it again. - 9/23/16

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  • I had to add a little more water in the crock pot but this was delicious. We served it over rice. - 7/26/16

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  • Great with broccoli on the side. Husband loved it! - 7/26/16

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  • Added this recipe to my collection. Will definitely make again. Very easy! - 7/17/16

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  • we made this dish with white rice and 1 can of chicken soup we loved it will
    make it again
    - 6/13/16

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  • My family loved it. I on the other hand was not fond of it. It was to rich for me. I will make it again for them but I'll fix something else for me. - 6/5/16

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  • Absolutely love this dish. My family will definitely have this again - 5/20/16

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  • More water at first - 5/19/16

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  • Very good and easy to modify for my T2 - 4/25/16

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  • Followed the recipe exactly and loved the result. This was perfect to throw in the crock pot early in the day to have ready for a quick meal in the evening.
    The rice is excellent, but we've also served it with biscuits and enjoyed that too.
    - 4/14/16

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