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Healthy Creamy Italian Crockpot Chicken

December 29, 2015
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Wrapping up 2015 with something warm, comforting, delicious, and SIMPLE!!!  Busy Fall and Winter days will always call for crockpot meals and this ‘Healthy Creamy Italian Crockpot Chicken’ I made for the family last week could not be any easier!  This is a great option for an effortless weeknight meal, but I opted to make this for a typical ‘football Sunday’.  Those usually call for me spending the entire day relaxing in pajamas, on the couch, curled up in front of the fire, and not leaving the house for ANYTHING!

After breakfast I just threw the ingredients in the crockpot and let it cook while I enjoyed watching the games with my the family.  Then right before the evening game, I made the pasta, cut up the chicken, and put the meal together for everyone!  If you really wanted to make this even easier, you could add more liquid to the crockpot (maybe 1-2 cups of chicken stock) and in the last 30 minutes of cooking, add the pasta in.  In all honesty, the noodles should taste even better like that because it will soak up all of the liquid and juices from the chicken and seasoning!!!  Either way though, this is a winner and a new family favorite!

Creamy Italian Crockpot Chicken

Creamy Italian Crockpot Chicken

I took a step out of my comfort zone and didn’t use traditional pasta for this recipe.  Normally when putting together a new recipe, I would stick with what I knew, but I had a good feeling about this Banza Chickpea pasta!  Nutritional profile is great compared to regular pastas (higher in protein and fiber, lower in overall carbs) and is a great option for those with specific dietary restrictions.  Banza cooks up just like traditional pasta as well!

Banza Chickpea Pasta

This creamy italian crockpot chicken would also work well with spiralized zucchini or even served cold with spiralized cucumber (mmm, that sounds good right now)!  Regardless of your ‘noodle’ choice, don’t forget the final garnish of flat leaf parsley.  It really brightens & lightens up the dish!  I also added a sprinkle of paprika for a special touch of color and pop of flavor.  Isn’t it pretty?  Something about that last touch of green on a meal just brings it all together!

Creamy Italian Crockpot Chicken

Creamy Italian Crockpot Chicken

Creamy Italian Crockpot Chicken

If you are in the market for a new staple crockpot meal, give this one a try.  It didn’t disappoint us and I promise it won’t disappoint you!

Creamy Italian Crockpot Chicken

Ingredients

  • 4oz fat free cream cheese (softened/room temperature)
  • 6oz 0% plain Greek yogurt
  • 10.5oz Campbell's Healthy Request Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1 packet Italian dressing & seasoning (I used Good Seasons brand)
  • 3/4 cups low sodium chicken broth or water
  • 6 frozen or thawed chicken breasts
  • 8oz pasta or spiralized vegetable of choice
  • 2 heaped tablespoons finely chopped flat leaf parsley

Directions

Step 1
Combine cream cheese, greek yogurt, soup, chicken broth, and seasoning packet in the bowl of your slow cooker. mix well. Add chicken breasts to slow cooker and make sure each breast is coated with liquid mixture.
Step 2
Cook on high for 4-6 hours. Serve over cooked pasta and add vegetables of choice.

Creamy Italian Crockpot Chicken

Creamy Italian Crockpot Chicken
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    April
    February 15, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    Thanks for this recipe! It is super easy, and absolutely delish! I’m serving it over whole wheat pasta. Will definitely make it again. 🙂

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    Edward Kowalski
    October 25, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    I’m VERY concerned about putting any daily in a crock pot for that long of a time. I’ve always been told to add dairy at the end, because it will separate if cooked too long.

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      corina
      October 25, 2016 at 5:10 pm

      Thanks for your concern! I haven’t had any issues with the dairy being included. People make yogurt in a crock pot or instant pot which takes hours and hours!

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    Kate
    November 8, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    I was wondering if I could make this in the oven instead of the crockpot? And if so, for how long? I got my day started a little too late to get the crockpot going. 🙂

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      corina
      November 10, 2016 at 5:45 pm

      oh definitely! Just make each component separate and put into a large dish (cook pasta slightly less than al dente), then bake for maybe 20-30 minutes!

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    Vanessa O'Brien
    January 24, 2017 at 4:01 am

    1 word delicious???

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    Leeann
    September 19, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    I forgot to get the cream of chicken soup , would cheddar cheese soup work or no that’s all I have

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