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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.

Rating: 5 stars  Difficulty of Recipe: 2 stars
How I changed it:  I like it saucy. So I doubled it by adding in 2 cream cheese, 2 italian packets, and 2 cans of soup.
Things I may do diferently next time: Nothing

Will I make it again: You know it!

Italian Cream Cheese Chicken with pasta and garnish.

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Italian Cream Cheese Chicken

By: Alyssa Rivers
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings

Ingredients 

Ingredients:

Instructions 

  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 218kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 33gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 101mgSodium: 550mgPotassium: 582mgSugar: 1gVitamin A: 138IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 15mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian, Italian American
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Welcome to my kitchen! I am Alyssa Rivers and the food blogger behind The Recipe Critic. The blog launched in 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family. Each recipe is tried and true, family-tested and approved.

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43 Comments

  1. I am an avid home cook and this recipe was absolutely delicious! My daughters loved it served over rice. I made it again and added some garden peas and diced carrots for a little color… This is definitely a favorite!

  2. this was fantastic..making again tonight…but shredding the chicken and rolling in tortillas….spreading sauce over with some cheese and baking for yummy enchiladas!

  3. This was delicious! I added an additional can of cream of chicken. I served it over elbow macaroni. Thanks for posting!

  4. I made it today for dinner and my husbands workers stop in for dinner occasionally and I recieved nothing but great reviews! Little do they know it was so easy to make! lol Thanks for the recipe! although i did add a tablespoon of garlic powder gave it a little extra kick.

  5. I would love to make this while I’m at work but my husband doesn’t get home until about 9 hours after I would turn the crock pot on. unfortunately I am not home for 10 hours and its nice to come home to a meal that’s ready to eat. Have you attempted to cook this on low for longer or in the oven instead? I’m looking for a way to make this without overcooking it.

    1. This is precisely why I got a programmable crockpot! I am a substitute teacher and frequently get a call early in the morning that gives me only an hour to get to school. I had only a limited number of recipes that would be okay in the crockpot until I got home without getting over cooked. So I invested in a programmable crockpot that will switch to a keep warm setting after the cooking time was up. I love it and now I can cook many more recipes!

      1. I have made this recipe for years! I use frozen chicken breast to start (I buy the family packs of breast when they go on sale and opt for the thick ones). Cook on low and add plenty of chicken broth. I am usually gone about 9 hours before I get back from work and its always perfectly cooked. Haven’t tried it with fresh chicken breast but the frozen has never let me down 🙂

    2. Back in the day…….before we had programmable crock pots I used a wall timer, so I could set the time for the crock pot to turn on. And I ALWAYS started with frozen meat. It must have worked; I’ll still cookin’.

      1. Thanks this is a great idea! Cheaper that getting the programmable and tossing out my slow cooker that I got a deal on black Friday, that I’m just now taking out of the box:)