Cooking with Pinterest

Meal two of cooking with Pinterest is Creamy Italian Chicken.  I know that this is the second crock pot meal that I’ve made but what can I say, I love my crock pot.  Creamy Italian Chicken


1-2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1 in cubes

¼  cup of water or chicken broth

1 packet dry Italian salad dressing  mix

½ c onion, chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

1 can cream of chicken

½ cup chicken broth

1 (8oz) block cream cheese, softened

1 (16oz) box Rotini pasta, cooked

This meal has a lot of instructions, more than what I was expecting.  You have to dice the chicken breast into cubes then with the ½ cup of water mix with the Italian seasonings.  I used chicken broth instead of water, I figured the more flavor the better.  After the chicken has been in the crock pot for 4 hours on low you are to saute the onion and garlic in a pan for a couple of minutes.  The next step is to add the ¼ cup of broth, cream of chicken and cream cheese to the pan.

You mix the ingredients until smooth.  Well as luck would have it, my burners went out on my stove, so… I had to throw everything into the crockpot.  I also cooked the chicken on high and tossed everything in at the three hour marker.   As with any cream sauces, you need to stir every thirty minutes or so to keep the sauce from clumping or burning.  Everything melted smoothly after about an hour to which I then added the cooked pasta.

Did my creation match the picture, not really but it was creamy.  It was sort of on the bland side but I think that’s because I used light cream cheese, maybe. It was also thicker than was appears in the picture.  It yields a lot so my family will be getting half sent to them. By the  second day, the flavors seemed to settle and it tasted better.  I do recommend this meal.  It was easy for the most part but there were a lot of steps, if you follow the recipe exactly.

Creamy Chicken pasta


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