Crockpot Angel Mushroom Chicken

Monday, January 28, 2013

Is there anything better than coming home to an almost fully cooked meal and your house smelling like you have been slaving in the kitchen all day?  Let me answer that for you, no.  

Unlike some of the crockpot/slow cooker recipes I have posted, this one takes a few minutes of prep the night before...or the day of if you are into that sort of waking up early to make dinner.  I for one, am not.  It doesn't take long, just combine a few things, pop your chicken in the crockpot and pour the mixture on top.  Go to work (or shopping or something fun like that) and come home to your lovely smelling home.  Boil some water, make the noodles and you are This is one of our crockpot staples and I think it will be one of yours as well. 
Start by making the sauce mixture...melt the butter.  Add cream cheese and the Italian dressing seasoning packet.
Chop up a few mushrooms.  I like mine small, hardly detectable.
Stir in a can of Golden Mushroom Soup.  Who knew this stuff existed?  It adds such an amazing flavor to this dish!
Add the mushrooms...
And a half a can of water or wine.  Up to you...either taste just fine.
Spray the inside of your crockpot with cooking spray and place the chicken at the bottom.  Pour the sauce over the top and cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4.
This is mine after 8 hours.
The sauce was a little thin so I transferred it to a sauce pan and reduced it a bit on medium high while I cooked my noodles.
Looks fancy huh?
That sauce...don't get me started!
The chicken just falls apart! So good.

I should add that my lovely sister (in-law) makes this dish quite a bit and my nieces who are two absolutely GOBBLE it up.  So, it is also toddler approved and that's saying something.  

Angel Mushroom Chicken 

1 stick butter
8 oz cream cheese (low fat/fat free is okay!)
1 packet Italian Dressing Seasoning
1 can Golden Mushroom Soup
8 large button mushrooms, chopped
1/2 can water 
4 chicken breasts
Your choice of pasta--we like either Angel hair pasta or egg noodles with this 

Start by melting the butter on medium high heat in a sauce pan.  Add the cream cheese, Italian Dressing seasoning, soup, mushrooms and water.  Give it a good stir and heat until completely combined.  

Spray your crockpot/slow cooker with cooking spray and lay the chicken breasts down in a single layer on the bottom.  Cover with the sauce you just prepared.  

Cook for 4 hours on high or 6-8 hours on low.  The chicken is very tender but can over cook and get dry so don't cook it to long.   

If after the cooking is done your sauce is a bit on the thinner side, remove the sauce from the crockpot/slow cooker and add it to a sauce pan on medium high heat.  Let it simmer and reduce while you cook your noodles.  

Once the noodles are cooked, place them on a plate with the chicken on top.  Generously pour over the sauce and enjoy!  

Recipe slightly adapted from: Midwest Living


  1. yummy! we could eat this (and the leftovers) every day!

  2. Mmmmm! This looks so easy and warm and comforting and YUM.

  3. I made this yesterday. OMG!!!! So good. I doubled my sauce and I was wanting to lick my plate the sauce was just that good.


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