Easy Slow Cooker Recipe #3 – Creamy Chicken

18 Apr

Recipe:

Put bag of frozen chicken breasts (3 lb) in the crock pot.
Put 8 oz block cream cheese on top of the chicken (NOT nonfat).
Dump in one can black or pinto Beans, drained & rinsed
Dump in 1 can drained corn.
Dump in 1 can Rotel

Cook on low for 6-8 hours, Shred chicken, let sit for 30-45 minutes.

My adaptations:

I used black beans, and I did not drain and rinse them. I think the bean juice (ew?) adds a little extra flavor.  Also, it eliminates the need for added table salt. I also cut the cream cheese into chunks, the better to space it more evenly over the chicken.

Level of Ease:

1

Level of Tastiness:

4

Kitchen Notes:

This recipe was the Pin that started it all–now this is what I’m talking about when I say easy; the entire recipe was right in the description! However, it wasn’t until a few weeks into my meal planning frenzy that the stars aligned to have all the  ingredients in the house at once. It was lucky that I managed to get it together to make it that morning, because on the way home from work my dad called to say he’d be dropping by (I know that if there’s anybody you can get away with not impressing, it’s your parents, but I always like to have something to offer anyway. Knowwhatimean?). Dad and I ate ours over brown rice, while P ate his as a burrito (he’s of the school of thought that there’s very little a tortilla can’t improve). I only have one caveat with this meal: the Rotel made it a touch too spicy for T. If you’re cooking for kiddos, I recommend using the mild version, mild salsa, or maybe just diced tomatoes and omit the peppers altogether. But overall, it was extremely delicious–although it must be said, not that pretty to look at.

Maybe P is onto something, hiding it in a tortilla. (source)

P.S. Have you heard about how it’s unsafe to eat tomato products from a can? Something about BPA and fruit acid? I use plenty o’ canned tomato products in my cooking, so it’s something to think about. Lay it on me, are YOU worried about this issue?

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2 Responses to “Easy Slow Cooker Recipe #3 – Creamy Chicken”

  1. MB April 18, 2013 at 3:53 pm #

    I do worry about the BPA in tomato cans. I am either using fresh from now on or the kind that come in the box containers.

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