In the past, I’ve had a lot of trouble with my crock-pot drying out meat. I primarily used it for making dips and soups where I didn’t have to worry so much about dried out meat. However, the slow cooker craze is really gaining momentum and I keep seeing TONS of recipes using them. So, naturally, I jumped on the bandwagon to try them out. Some didn’t do much to change my opinion about using crock-pots because they turned out bland or mushy or, you guessed it, dry. However, with this Angel Chicken and the Mexican Pulled Pork Tacos I made recently, I am on a roll! Both of these dishes are EXCELLENT (and moist)!
Like all slow cooker recipes, this is nice and simple. Just toss in the ingredients and let it cook. I will say though, that with my not-so-positive experience with food made in the crock-pot, I always cook it for the “lesser” amount of time. For example, if it says to cook 6-8 hours, I never do more than 6, and often do less than that as long as the meat is cooked through. Maybe I just have a super powerful crock-pot, and yours might be different, but that’s what I’ve found works best for me to keep my food from drying out. I know some people like to turn on their crock-pot, leave and go to work, and then have dinner waiting when they get home. That’s great in theory, but that’s usually when I find my food not turning out so great because it cooked too long. Just my little tip for you!
The sauce that this makes is SO GOOD!! I wish I had served it with bread to sop up the extra sauce, because I didn’t want it to go to waste! One thing I’ll change next time is using less butter. I don’t think it needed the full 3 tablespoons, and reducing it would cut out some calories.
- 2-4 boneless chicken breasts
- 1 packet dry Italian dressing mix
- 4 oz cream cheese
- 3 Tbsp butter (I think you could reduce this if you wanted to cut some calories!)
- 1 can Cream of Chicken
- 3/4 cup chicken broth or white wine
- angel hair pasta, cooked
- Place chicken in crock pot. Combine all remaining ingredients except pasta. Pour over chicken.
- Turn crock-pot on low for 6-8 hours. Serve over cooked angel hair pasta.
Source: Plain Chicken