Creamy Italian Chicken Recipe -
Creamy Italian Chicken Recipe
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Creamy Italian Chicken

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"An easy and delicious slow cooker recipe! Serve over linguine."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    4 hrs

    4 hrs 10 mins


  1. Place the chicken breast pieces into the bottom of a slow cooker. Pour in water, and stir in the salad dressing mix. Cover the cooker, set on low, and cook 3 or more hours (see note).
  2. With an electric mixer, beat the soup, cream cheese, and mushrooms in a bowl until thoroughly combined. Mix with the chicken and any juices in the slow cooker. Cover and cook 1 more hour.
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  • Cook's Notes
  • You can cook it slow all day with the first step as long as you add enough water and keep the chicken breasts whole until ready to do the next steps.
  • I add more or less water based on using fresh mushrooms or not. I like it creamy but not too runny or too thick.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 20, 2012

I've made this recipe a few times and my family loves it. The only thing I would say keeps it from getting 5 stars is it is very salty...without adding any salt. I serve this dish over egg noodles with a side of Normandy style veggies. YUM!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 06, 2013

We were expecting better, it was WAY too rich for our taste, could have done without the cream cheese. I have made two other recipes that are very similar in the crock that I like a lot more. (Ranch Pork Chops and Easy Chicken) Basically the same recipe minus the cream cheese and switch the Italian packet with a Ranch packet...

Jan 20, 2012

I make this recipe often and my family loves it! I mostly serve it with noodles, but it's great over rice, too! Pretty rich, but fabulous! It's good even without the mushroom pieces as well.

Jan 24, 2012

There are 4 hungry Man/Boys (ages 17-22) at my table inhaling this. I asked; "How many stars?" They said; "Ten!" I would give this a 4 - kinda reminds me of cafeteria food. Not my thing. The man/boys are happy! I cooked this with 3 large frozen chicken breasts & knew I would be gone all day at work. It got 7 hours in the crock pot on low & I shredded the chicken instead of cubing it because it started out frozen. Added almost 1/2 tsp. of red pepper flakes & some black pepper because that is our thing. It tastes good - I would tweak it with veggies & onions next time. Good base! Thanks!

Jan 22, 2012

i make something like this. i use cream of chicken soup and italian herb cooking cream (cream cheese). serve it on buns. i cook it in the crockpot for 6-8 hours. yummmy.

Jan 31, 2012

My husband and I love this dish. It is so easy to make, he could even do it. Tee hee.

Jun 23, 2014

I have made this before and would have only given it 2 stars BUT I did the following the second time around and made it a 5 star winner: Sear 1.5-2 pounds of chicken thighs in olive oil, salt pepper and garlic powder on both sides, remove from skillet and cut into chunks. Add to slow cooker and cook as directed. Use one small box baby bella sliced mushrooms instead of canned, sauteed in olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic with 1/2 cup diced onion until soft (5-7 min). Set aside. Proceed with recipe as directed, adding the mushrooms after adding the cream cheese mixture (don't beat the mushrooms). WOW!! This was spectacular! Solved the very bland taste I got the first time.

Apr 30, 2013

I have actually made this recipe once before and neither my husband nor I really liked it. However, I decided to make it again with some modifications and it turned out quite nice. I used a can of Progresso vegtable classics creamy mushroom soup, 1/3 of the cream cheese (as the first time it was unbearable), added some onion powder, parsley, fresh black pepper, and a little parm on top. I used two frozen chicken breasts and just watched it. I served it over egg noodles and some boiled potatoes.


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  • Calories
  • 375 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11.8 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 107 mg
  • 36%
  • Fat
  • 25.9 g
  • 40%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 23.2 g
  • 46%
  • Sodium
  • 1965 mg
  • 79%

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

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