This is been a family favorite for years. It is still in the recipe rotation. That is how much everyone loves it. Like I said before, I love cream cheese in recipes. Some turn out better than others. This one is awesome. I skinny it up a little by using fat free cream cheese and wheat noodles.
Will I make it again: You know it!
Italian Cream Cheese Chicken
- 4 chicken breasts
- 1 packet Zesty Italian dressing seasoning
- 1 (8 oz.) cream cheese (softened),
- 1 can cream of chicken soup
- Cook on low in crockpot for 4- 6 hours. I always throw in frozen chicken breasts at around 11 and it is ready by 5. (If sauce is too thick, add a little milk.) . Serve over pasta or rice.
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this is a great recipe. My only question is how to get the cream cheese to be creamier… it tends to be “chunky” and separate when first adding to the crockpot.
You add the cream cheese at the beginning?? Does it cook ok like that? I tried that in another recipe and the cream cheese got chunky and yucky cooking in the crockpot. ? Just don’t want to ruin the recipe.
I always add the ingredients together and microwave it and stir it until it smooth and then spread it over the chicken. 🙂
trying this tonight…I added some other spices. I will let you know how it turns out. Sounds so yummy!
This is one of our favorites and so easy!
I made this tonight & it was a hit with everyone! Super easy & super yummy! Thanks so much 🙂
There are no instructions with this recipe. Do you put the chicken in first, and then mix all the other ingredients together and pour over chicken?
That was my question as well
I put the soup in the bottom of the crock and put the chicken on top, then add Italian seasoning, salt, pepper and chicken broth. Let that cook 4-6+ hrs (until chicken is done) Take 2 forks and shred the chicken then add the cream cheese and cook another 30 minutes. If you are using noodles, cook them then add to the crock at the very end just to marry the flavors with the noodles. I have made with minute rice too and its very yummy- With the rice you can add uncooked at the end and it only takes about 10 minutes to finish in the crock. Make sure there is enough chicken stock to cook the rice.
How much chicken broth do you use?
I am in love with this dish! I had only the regular Italian dressing mix on hand and being short on time took another reviewer’s suggestion to bake in the oven. Fresh chicken breast in a 350 degree oven for about 40 mins was all it took for this easy dish to make my night! Highly recommend!
What brand of zesty Italian dressing mix so you suggest?
Also, does this have a spicy taste with it being “zesty” Italian?
I made this today. It was so easy and smelled so good. However the sauce was very thick and it was sooo salty. Not sure if I would make again but if do I would add some chicken broth and only half package seasoning.