Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Crock Pot Chicken Alfredo

This is a very simple recipe that yields delicious results. However, it may not be for the health conscious. I make it because my kids are twigs and could stand to gain a few pounds...and because I really like it! Here's what you do: Place 2-4 chicken breasts, 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter and 1 package dry Italian dressing mix in a crock pot. Cook on low 4 hours or until chicken is no longer pink in center. Remove th chicken from the pot. It will look yummy like this. Slice the chicken or chop it into chunks. What's left in the crock pot will look kind of yucky, like this. I use a fork to skim the fat chunks out of the base.
Add one can of cream of chicken soup to the mixture. Then fill the soup can 1/2 full (or is it 1/2 empty?) of water, stir it around to get that final bit of soup out and pour that in as well.
Now take an 8 oz block of cream cheese and whisk it in until there are no lumps.
There, now we have our alfredo sauce! Looks yummy, huh?
Usually I stir the chicken back into the sauce and then just spoon it over linguine. Last night I opted for a more aesthetic presentation by placing strips of chicken over a bed of pasta and then spooning the sauce on top.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

And wonderful it is! Tastes like you spent days fine-tuning the recipe. Easy, quick company food--they'll think you're an expert!

Gammie

Adrienne said...

I love this recipe and make it often on Sundays. I'm glad I happened upon your cooking blog. It's pretty fun. It seems we have much in common! You should check out my cooking blog sometime at http://tastethejoy.blogspot.com/

Bob said...

Nice. Can't go wrong with a half a stick of butter! If I ever made this my girlfriend would kill me, she is trying to eat lighter but can't resist Alfredo. :)

Audrey said...

I'm definitely going to try to burn/cook this!!! I LOVE pasta and I LOVE slow cooking!!! This looks awesome!!!

K said...

Duuuu-uuude. That seriously sounds like the best recipe I've seen in a really long time. Butter? Cream Cheese? Italian seasoning? What's not to love???

Netts Nook said...

What a great recipe I can't wait to try it thanks for sharing.

Kim W said...

This sounds really yummy - but I had gallbladder surgery recently and need to avoid lots of fat - have you tried this with low fat cream cheese and low-fat soup?

daisygirl423 said...

I'm trying this with low fat cream cheese, 98% fat free cream of chicken soup and margarine today. I also used frozen boneless chicken breast (with most of the fat already cut off) and will cook on low for 8 hours. I will re-post later to let you know how it came out! Thanks for the recipe for my crazy, busy life!!