Jan 13, 2012

Easy Crockpot Dinner

I've been ALL about easy dinners lately. Since I'm still feeling a bit queezy from pregnancy, cooking has been less about spending extended time in the kitchen and more about getting a quick, easy meal on the table. This recipe is exactly that. I found it online and it turned out to be a real crowd-pleaser, especially with my husband and son.

Remarkably, my chicken-finicky toddler had three helpings and after my husband took one bite, he immediately said "this is amazing". When that happens, I know I have a winner!

Now at least with this recipe, "quick" and "easy" comes a bit of a sacrifice in terms of nutrition. It's definitely on the saltier side because of the canned soup and the italian dry salad dressing mix. You can lower the sodium a bit by using the reduced-salt soup, which is what I will do next time I make this....and there will definitely be a next time!

Easy Crockpot Chicken with Creamy Chive Sauce

Adapted from this recipe

  • About 2 lbs of boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1 Tablespoon Smart Balance (or other heart healthy butter spread)
  • 1 envelope of italian dry salad dressing mix
  • 1 can condensed cream of chicken (or mushroom) soup
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup chopped chives
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine

Place chicken in crockpot. Melt butter spread in sauce pan, then add soup, italian dressing mix, cream cheese, chives and white wine. Stir until heated and combined. Pour sauce over chicken, cover and cook on low heat for 4-5 hours.


  1. Very similar to my Angel Chicken recipe that calls for golden mushroom soup. Supposed to serve it over angel hair pasta, but I substitute brown rice. Always a hit!

    1. Mmmmm, that sounds good too! I still remember some of your yummy recipes from Adam's high school lunchbox! :)