Time for some slow cooker magic! This slow cooker creamy Italian chicken is super easy to make and will be come a family favorite fast! Think of this is a sort of pseudo Alfredo with the chicken slow cooked all day in the sauce! Just shred the chicken at the end of the day and serve of pasta, potatoes or rice. Boom, dinner done! Serve with a salad or veggie and you are good to go!
I have used my Shirley J Universal sauce to make the base of my dish. This is a great way to avoid canned “cream of” soups and make your own quick and easy. If you don’t have Universal sauce, no worries! Just use a couple cans of cream of chicken or cream of mushroom soup and a couple cans of milk or water and boom, you’re good to go. I also used some chicken bullion, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, dried basil, dried parsley, salt and pepper.
I tossed in a couple small cans of sliced mushrooms with their liquid as well as a chopped onion and some chopped garlic. The secret to this creamy sauce is cream cheese. Two bricks of cream cheese will make this a creamy delicious sauce. I also added 1 cup of freshly grated Parmagianno Reggiano to round out the flavor profile.
I used two pounds of boneless skinless chicken breast, but you can also use boneless, skinless chicken thighs or a combination of the two. I will sometimes add an extra package of chicken thighs in as well. Makes the sauce super meaty and thick. Makes it go further as well. This is up to you and depends on how many people you need to feed. This recipe is super versatile and you can adjust it to suit your needs and your tastes.
I set this to cook on high for about six hours and at the five hour mark I took my tongs and shredded the chicken then let it simmer in the sauce for just a bit longer. My slow cooker is super hot and you will know your slow cooker better than anyone, so make adjustments accordingly. Then just serve this over pasta or whatever is your preference and boom, dinner done!
I hope you will give this slow cooker creamy Italian chicken a try, some time soon, and I hope you love it!
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