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Slow Cooker Escalloped Chicken Recipe

Slow Cooker Escalloped Chicken

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"This is a simple and delicious chicken recipe I received from a dear friend years ago. My family loves it."

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  1. FOR DRESSING: Combine the onion, butter or margarine, bread cubes, poultry seasoning, salt, sage, pepper, reserved cooking liquid, mushroom soup and celery. Mix well.
  2. In a slow cooker, layer the cooked chicken and dressing mixture. Cook on low for 4 to 8 hours. Serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 09, 2004

This was great and so easy. I only had the frozen chicken breasts (like you buy at Sam's Club) I threw them in the pot frozen (didn't pre-boil) and took the advice of some of the others and cut down on the liquid and the butter. Instead of water I used a can of vegtable broth, but I think it needed just a tad more liquid than that. I also cooked it longer (like 6 hours). The chicken absolutely fell apart and had a wonderful flavor, probably from the veg.broth). Overall, it was great! Will definately make again.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 22, 2003

This recipe has potential, but the liquid measurements have got to be wrong. I would cut the butter and reserved cooking liquid in half. Also, you don't have to bother toasting the bread cubes if you use day-old french bread.

Dec 06, 2003

I had success with this recipe after reading the other reviews. I cut the butter in half, and cut down on the water. I also placed frozen chicken drumsticks in the crockpot 3-4 hours before I added the dressing mixture on top, and after a couple more hours of cooking they were both done to perfection. It was even better left over! Don't give up the first time if it doesn't come out's worth experimenting a little until you get it the way you like it! Enjoy!

Jan 25, 2004

I stumbled upon this recipe; had all the ingredients, read the other reviews and VOILA!! This is a real winner! The changes I made were to use 3/4Cup of butter and about 1+ Cup of the chicken broth...Just enough to get it "mushy"...I cooked for 5 hrs on Low. The onion and celery were al dente which was fine. VERY good recipe! Reheated in the microwave the next day is wonderful!!

Sep 15, 2004

Good recipe - I do agree - use a lot less liquid than specified!! I just mixed diced raw chicken into the mixture before cooking and used one can of chicken broth - which was a little too much!!! I pre-sauteed the onion and celery until al dente. I used half white and half whole grain bread. I also threw in a handful of orange-flavored, dried cranberries and some sliced raw mushrooms (which will add their own liquid while cooking!). Next time - I'll use really tough french bread and whole grain bread and will add even more dried cranberries - they made it really "Thanksgiving-like"!!!!

Jun 10, 2008

OMG!!!..This is such a great recipe. Fast to make and great tasting. I read the other reviews before making it for the first time. I followed alot of their suggestions of cutting back on the butter and liquid, which IO did. 1/2 cup of butter is more than enough. I also toasted the bread light brown before cutting it in cubes. I used 1 chicken boullion disolved in 1 cup of the fluid left over from poaching the chicken. I had chicken backs that I wanted to use, instead of breast. I took off the skin, but left the bone in, to hold the meat together. I put the meat on the bottom of crock pot, then covered with the dressing. Dried cranberries were the added touch this needed. It was so nice to come home from work and only have to prepare a vegetable to go with supper. I will certainly make this again.

Nov 10, 2003

Wow! This was great! I followed the earlier suggestions to half the liquid and the butter. I also put frozen chicken leg quarters in the slow cooker first, and then boned and skinned the chicken before adding the rest of the ingredients. My family raved for days about this recipe. Thanks, Peg! This will definitely be on my list of "best" recipes!

Nov 20, 2007

I poached the chicken breasts in a broth / water mixture with a bay leaf, then cubed the chicken before I added it to the crock pot. I used a couple of loaves of day old bread, one was white and the other was a whole wheat. I used a lot of sage because it's a flavor we enjoy. This was really good, really easy (if I had used dressing mix instead of cubing and toasting the bread myself it'd be nearly effortless). It's a good dish for a cold day...made the house smell like the holidays were on the way!


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  • Calories
  • 685 kcal
  • 34%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 56.2 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol
  • 130 mg
  • 43%
  • Fat
  • 38.9 g
  • 60%
  • Fiber
  • 3.2 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 27.4 g
  • 55%
  • Sodium
  • 1751 mg
  • 70%

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

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