So here is the recipe.
3lbs chicken breasts (I used 3 large breasts because that was all I had in the freezer)
1 package cream cheese
2 cans Cream of Chicken or Cream of Mushroom and Chicken soup (I used 1 can of cream of chicken again all I had and Jim does not like mushrooms)
Combine in crock pot and cook all day.
I put the Chicken in the crock pot, frozen, and topped with soup and cheese. Set the crockpot on low and that was it. It was super easy and I like that.
Jim came home at lunch and said it smelled great and he spread the sauce around a little. However, when he came home after work it was starting to burn around the edges. So he added some water, since it was still 2 hours till I was due to be home from work he left it on but it probably should have been turned to warm at that point. I think my crock pot might be a little hotter than it should be, I can program it to turn to warm after a certain point but I didn't do that this time. The recipe said all day, my day's are about 9 hours, I think the recipe was for a 6 hour day person. We cooked some fresh green beans and sat down to eat shortly after I got home from work.
(Yes, that is a Christmas plate, I like them and I need new dishes, don't judge:)
Things I liked about the recipe
- 3 ingredients
- great flavor
- chicken fell apart on the plate
- Dinner was cooked when I got home
Things that were not so zesty
- burned a little around the edges
- too salty but not too salty to eat just more than our liking.
- chicken was a little dry
Things I will change the next time
- use low sodium soup
- cook for less than 8 hours (probably 6-7)
- use water in the beginning
- I might cut down on the cheese a little or replace some with sour cream for more moisture and a slightly lighter flavor
I will make this again but I will make some of the changes I have listed above. I think that most of the things that we didn't like about the dish were caused by over cooking. Even the saltiness, as the moisture evaporated, the salt didn't. I still will use lower sodium soup you can always add salt but it is harder to take away. I will only cook for 6 - 7 hours not 8-9. I would also whisk together the cheese soup first for a creamer texture. I think I will added the soup and cheese (for me add a little water) whisk together in the crock pot then add the chicken that way you don't dirty up more dishes.
It did give me some great ideas for crock-pot meals that I can't wait to try. It was wonderful to have it ready when I got home and nether of us had to work very hard to put a good meal on the table. It was so easy to prepare!!
Bottom line: We will do this recipe again! Thanks Diana, I think I am going to like your new Meal Monday feature. Maybe I will have to start posting a Try It Out Tuesday?