As most of you know, we hand out a recipe a week. Some of these come from our staff, but most of them come from our great customers! This all started several years ago when a customer asked me, after being here all day, what I was cooking for dinner that night. When I told her, she asked for the recipe. Thanks to Susan Ward who gave me this recipe years ago! It is a great one for those busy days (and aren't all days busy at this time of year?) . I call it "Quilt Day Chicken". You just put it in the slow cooker in the morning and just let it go all day!
Quilt Day Chicken
4 large chicken breasts, (frozen is what I use - then I don't need to take the time to thaw them)
2 cans cream soup (chicken, celery, mushroom - or a mix)
8 oz. brick of cream cheese
1 pkg. dry Good Seasons Zesty Italian Dressing mix
Place chicken in bottom of slow cooker. Spread cream soup on top. Place cream cheese on top of this, then sprinkle with the dressing mix. If you like a little more zest (which I do) try sprinkling on some red pepper flakes.
Let cook on low 8 hours. Remove chicken and whisk sauce in the slow cooker together. You can cut the chicken up and serve over rice or noodles with the sauce, or serve the chicken as is with the sauce poured over the top. Add a veggie and you have a great meal!
You can even use frozen cream cheese. This time of year it is usually a great price and freezes well enough for cooking with.
Try adding water chestnuts, chopped celery or mushrooms to this. I wonder what it would be like served over a popover, like Chicken a'la King?