Today I will share a final recipe from our summer menu. Like several of the other recipes I’ve shared recently, this one is conveniently prepared in a slow cooker.
No one in my household is a diehard fan of ranch flavor, so I wasn’t sure how much we would like this dish. We ended up enjoying it enough that I will probably include it on future menus. You certainly can’t beat its convenience!
- 1-1 ½ lbs. chicken breast tenderloins
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1 can (10.5 oz.) cream of mushroom soup or 2 cups homemade cream of mushroom soup
- 1 packet (1 oz.) ranch seasoning mix or 3 tablespoons homemade buttermilk ranch seasoning mix
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 cups frozen mixed veggies
- Prepared egg noodles
Place the chicken in the bottom of a lightly greased slow cooker. Top with the remaining ingredients except the egg noodles.
Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 3 hours. During the last hour of cooking, stir the mixture several times to make sure the sauce is free of lumps. Serve over prepared egg noodles. Yield: 4 servings.
This dish is very rich and creamy! By itself, the chicken mixture does have a very strong ranch flavor, so you definitely want to serve it over noodles (or rice) in order to moderate this. I used the term “mixed veggies” above because you can add to the dish whatever veggies you prefer. I like adding peas, carrots, and corn. My husband prefers I omit the peas and use lima beans instead. We’ve also added green beans. Feel free to use your family’s favorites!
The ingredients for this dish cost approximately $10.50, which is $2.63 per serving. This is actually a little pricier than many of the entrees I serve my family, but I’m able to bring the price down a bit by purchasing cream cheese when it is on sale and by buying the chicken in bulk.
Please note that I try to share the sources where I find my recipes (to give credit to those who came up with them). Unfortunately, I’ve had this recipe on hand for some time and can’t remember where I initially found it. My apologies for not giving credit to the original source!
Have you been using your slow cooker this summer? What meals have you prepared in it?
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