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Chicken with Cream Cheese Sauce




This recipe is one of those that your Grandmother might make, or that you may crave on a cold snowy day. It's hot and delicious with a rich creamy sauce. The sauce is so good that you'll want to scoop up every last bit of it with a piece of bread just to make sure you get it all from your plate. This recipe has so many ways of adaption as well!

You can make it lower fat by using low fat versions of the soup and the cream cheese (I use the low fat soup, not because I care about the fat content, but I like the taste of the low fat versions best). You can use different cuts of chicken, you can make it in the crock pot or the oven or stove top. Check it out, decide which way fits your family best and then? Make it!



Cream Cheese Chicken


2 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts or tenders
1 package dry Italian Dressing mix
1 can low fat condensed cream of chicken soup
8 oz. cream cheese, cubed
1/2 c chicken broth
1 large onion, chopped
2 t minced garlic
salt and pepper to taste
olive oil


If you are going to make this in the crock pot it's best to quickly brown the chicken in a bit of olive oil to give it a golden color, as it makes it more appetizing. Then place it in a crock pot, sprinkle with the dry dressing mix, to cook on low 4-6 hours until done (6 for older crock pots but only 4 for crock pots and slow cookers made in the last 8 years because they are hotter and overcook and burn everything).

If you are using the stovetop or skillet method, brown the chicken and remove to a platter while you continue to make the sauce. If you are oven roasting, brown the chicken in the oil on the stovetop and then place it into the greased baking dish.

About 45 minutes before the chicken is done in the crock pot, or immediately with the other two versions, make the sauce.

Saute' the onion in oil in a skillet. As soon as it's starting to turn golden add the chicken broth and then the cream cheese. Stir and mix until smooth. Add soup, garlic and seasonings. Pour over the chicken and cook on the stovetop over low, covered for at least 20 minutes until the chicken is done or bake at 350 for approximately 40 minutes or until the chicken is done.
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