No Time to Cook Chicken Recipe -
No Time to Cook Chicken Recipe
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No Time to Cook Chicken

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"Chicken, creamy soups, and sour cream in a slow cooker - cook all day, ready for you when you get home. Only 4 ingredients! Everyone loves this, a no hassle dinner good enough for company."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    8 hrs

    8 hrs 10 mins


  1. Place chicken breasts in a slow cooker. In a medium bowl, mix the cream of chicken soup and cream of celery soup until smooth Pour over the chicken, making sure it is well coated.
  2. Cover, and cook on Low heat for 7 to 8 hours. Stir in the sour cream about 1/2 hour before serving.
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  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 26, 2008

If I would have made this recipe exactly as stated, I'm sure it wouldn't have turned out so great, like other reviewers have commented. However - I made a couple modifications and it turned out absolutely EXCELLENT! I made the base recipe following the original instructions, except I seasoned the chicken with garlic salt, pepper and paprika. I sliced up a white onion, (not chopped) placed half the onion slices in the bottom of the crockpot, placed the chicken on top, then put the rest of the onions on top of the chicken. I mixed low fat crm of mush. soup & crm of chicken soup in a bowl, added a little milk until it was smooth, and then mixed in a can of diced tomatos & a can of sliced mushrooms. I poured that over the chicken and onions, and sprinkled garlic salt, pepper and paprika on the top of everything. Since it was just for me and my husband, I only use 3 pieces of boneless, skinless chicken breasts. I turned the crockpot on high, it only took 2 1/2 to cook. I served over egg noodles. I'm not kidding. This is one of the BEST dinners I have ever made! The sauce was excellent and the chicken was really really moist and tender. My husband basically licked his plate, and as I'm writing this review, he's over there eating another helping!

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 03, 2011

Average recipe-but I couldn't give an average rating--erred on the side of being kind, but this is honestly one of those recipes we all find on here that makes us wonder who reviews them for publication. Really should kick myself for thinking some kind of magic was going to happen by mixing 3 (I count condensed soup as 1) average things together. Must have forgot my magic words...try it if you're desperate, but it's not amazing.

Dec 14, 2006

This was a nice change of pace during our busy week. I threw in frozen chicken breasts, a sliced onion in the beginning, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and some minced garlic. Set on high for 6 hours and added 1 bunch of fresh broccoli during the last 30 minutes of cooking. The broccoli was a very nice complement to this! Served over hot rice; no leftovers and loved by all!

Oct 11, 2003

This was really tastey! I made it for my husband, the 8 year old boy I care for and his mother and everyone LOVED it! I did make a few changes though. I preseasoned the chicken with pepper, season salt and garlic (mixed the seasonings together and rubbed on the chicken)Then I added sliced fresh mushrooms (about 1/2 lb?) and sprinkled a bit more garlic on them. Then I used cream of mushroom soup instead of the celery and mixed it with the cream of chicken. I poured the soup mixture on top and them mixed a bit (next tim I'll probably just add mushrooms and garlic to the soup mixture and pour over the chicken). Then near the end of cooking I added the sour cream. I served some of the gravy mixture over mashed potatoes and a side of green beans (added some color other than browns). The chicken was REALLY tender and all the breasts but 1 fell apart when I stired in the sour cream. Next time I'll cook a bit less and I may use 6 breasts instead of 4. There was A LOT of gravy left over. Thanks for posting the recipe.:-)

Apr 06, 2006

This has been on my list to make all week and I finally dared try it out today. I followed the recipe except for adding garlic powder and salt/pepper. I think it added a lot to the flavor which probably otherwise would have been bland. Also, I saved time by preparing everything in the slow cooker removable dish and put it in the fridge last night and just popped it in the actual unit this morning on my way out the door--it worked perfectly. My husband and I both licked our plates (civilized, I know) and he said "Definitely make this again." Thanks for the great recipe!

Dec 31, 2003

I made this tonight and we liked it very much.. Since it was just for my husband and I, I only used 3 breasts, I also added garlic powder and a couple splashes of worchestire to the chicken.. In a bowl I mixed 1 can of Cream of Mushroom (lower fat) and 1 can Cream of Chicken (lower fat), 1 can of drained mushrooms, and 1 can of the french fried onions.. I then poured it all over the chicken.. I added the sour cream the last 30 minutes..I served my husbands over mashed potatoes and mine over whole wheat rotini.. Really Really good!.. Kiki (Brampton,ON Canada)

Jan 04, 2007

This was great. I really appreciated another reviewer mentioning that he/she put this recipe on high for 6 hours, because I didn't have as much time as the recipe called for. Mine ended up being done by 5.5 hours on high, so this is good to know for the future. I substituted the cream of celery for cream of broccoli, which was delicious, and cut up some fresh mushrooms. Anticipating the extra gravy (which wasn't really all that much)I made some buttermilk biscuits, roasted potatoes and plain steamed veggies, all great for dipping. Will make again 0 thanks!!

May 16, 2007

This was a really easy dish to prepare. I took the advice of some of the others and seasoned chicken w/ salt, pepper, celery salt, poultry seasoning and some crushed red pepper. I also added a small amount of water to the soups as they seemed a little too thick, and served over egg noodles with a touch of butter and salt. As my TV idol Rachael Ray would say, "YUM-O!!!"


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  • Calories
  • 304 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12.1 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 88 mg
  • 29%
  • Fat
  • 16.2 g
  • 25%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 26.6 g
  • 53%
  • Sodium
  • 1142 mg
  • 46%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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