Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Crock Pot Fascination

It is crock pot season (it always co-exists with soup season). I love it because I can throw it together the night before, set it to low in the morning, and presto! Dinner when I get home from work. It's great.

I also like using my crock pot in the summer because it doesn't heat up the house. Sloppy Joes, BBQ sandwiches, Franks hot chicken tenders- Yum! So easy to get supper on the table without sweating!

I made a creamy Italian chicken dish the other day that turned out to be much like chicken tetrazzini. Jon and I agreed it was very good and so, it was added to the keeper list.

Here's to you and your culinary adventures, friend. Cheers!

Slow Cooker Chicken Tetrazzini
Serves 3

¾ lb boneless, skinless chicken- frozen
1/2 pkg Good Seasons Italian dressing mix
1/4 cup water
2 cloves garlic
1 small shallot, minced
4 oz neufchatel or cream cheese
1/2 can healthy request cream of chicken soup
Cooked spaghetti
*Optional* fresh parsley and Parmesan cheese to garnish

Mix together Italian dressing mix and water in a medium small crock pot. Add chicken, garlic, and shallot to pot. Season with fresh cracked pepper.

Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.

Mix together cream cheese and soup in separate bowl.

Carefully remove chicken from crock. Shred chicken and return to crock pot.

Pour cream cheese/soup mixture into crock pot and mix gently. Heat over low until heated through.

Serve over warm, cooked spaghetti. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley and Parmesan cheese.

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