Earlier today, I asked my Facebook friends for their favoite crockpot chicken recipes, and a friend from Junior High responded with her favorite crockpot recipe over at Cleverlyinspired called Angel Chicken. When I decided to head out with my grocery list or as I like to call it when shopping with a three-year-old and an eight-month-old, my food wish list for the week, her link was the only lonely link on my status.
I was skeptical when I read the words condensed, mushroom and soup in the same sentence, but the person who recommended it is a trustworthy source so I powered through with my wish list supplies.
I made one adaptation to this recipe because I was too lazy to get a bunch of different mushrooms. Instead, I used one 8-ounce package of organic baby portabella mushrooms.
This chicken is so good that it reminded Ash and me of a dish we had when we were on a romantic trip to Bruges in our younger/wilder days. I almost kissed him after my first bite of chicken. It's that good. Our three-year-old kept it in his mouth much longer than most chicken. He declared it delicious until he saw that it had sauce on it on my plate and then he announced that his was not good. Our eight-month-old cried when I tried to give her pasta without the sauce on it after giving her some with the sauce. This chicken is definitely going on our shortlist of crockpot meals.
Angel Chicken adapted from Cleverlyinspired and Midwest Living
Grocery store wish list
1.5 lbs of chicken (boneless skinless breasts)
1/4 cup of butter
1 package of natural italian seasoning salad dressing packet
1/2 cup of either dry white wine or white cooking wine
1 8-ounce package of organic baby portabella mushrooms
1 can of condensed golden mushroom soup
4 ounces or half of a tub of package of philadelphia chive and onion cream cheese
First make the sauce. Take the butter and melt it in a saucepan or any kind of pan over a medium heat. Add the packet of italian dressing seasoning mix. Whisk together, then add the wine, cream cheese and the can of soup. Whisk together until combined.
Spray your crockpot with cooking spray, then cut the mushrooms into eight pieces each. Place the mushrooms in the crockpot, followed by the chicken. You can either brown your chicken first or just throw it in. Pour the sauce on top, cover and cook on low for five hours.
I paired this with organic whole wheat with flax angel hair pasta, and it was really nice. You could use any type of pasta, rice, or hearty grain, and it would probably be delicious.