So a few weeks ago syanorra
posted this recipe in what_a_crock
; that I just had to try:
Cream Cheese Chicken with Broccoli
4 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 package Italian salad dressing mix
2 cups slices mushrooms
1 cup chopped onion
1 can condensed low fat cream of chicken soup
1 bag (10 ounces) frozen broccoli florets, thawed
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
1/4 cup sherry
Hot cooked pasta
~~~ Toss chicken with olive oil. Sprinkle with Italian salad dressing mix. Place in slow cooker. Cover. Cook on low for 3 hours.
~~~ Coat large skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Add mushrooms and onion; cook 5 minutes over medium heat or until onions are tender.
~~~ Add soup, broccoli, cream cheese and sherry to skillet; cook until hot. Transfer to crock pot. Cover, cook on low for 1 hour. Serve chicken and sauce over pasta.
My variations : I only used 2.5 pounds of chicken which i found to be more than sufficent. Also my grocery store was out of the salad dressing mix so i just used regular italian dressing. The recipe did not specify which type of sherry to use so I used the Golden sherry.
Overall it was delicious. There was a slight bit of oil in the sauce which I attribute to using the dressing and not coating the chicken like the recipe says. We tried it over rice and over noodles, and noodles is definately the way to go. The sauce is very flavored from the sherry (couldnt taste the dressing on the chicken, the chicken also did not take up the sauce flavor) so this might influence what you choose for your personal preference.
However my husband ate it sunday night, lunch AND dinner yesterday and said he wants me to make it again. Since he rarely cares what he eats, I would say that is high praise. Sunday night was over rice, lunch yesterday was just the sauce (its thick enough to be similar to chili like eating) and dinner last night was over thin spagetti noodles.