Saucy Mushroom Chicken over Rice Pasta

I’m back! It’s been a stressful time for me at work, and so blogging about my cooking adventures has taken a back seat, but I’m back!

Tonight I made this Saucy Mushroom Chicken deal in the crock-pot. {I named it myself}  I had to season to taste, so that is going to be up to each individual cook 🙂 But here it is:

Ingredients:

  • 4 chicken breasts-[ diced/cubed how ever you like.]
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • one packet of Italian Seasonings
  • 1 can of cream of chicken soup
  • 1 8oz package of reduced fat cream cheese
  • diced green onions [scallions]
  • 7 large white mushrooms cut up
  • salt
  • pepper
  • italian seasonings [on your seasoning isle]

Step ONE: First dice/cube chicken up and throw into the crock pot, along with butter and Italian Seasoning packet.  Let cook on low for 3-5 hours [stir it every once in awhile and make sure it’s cooking- depending on your crock pot cook time may vary.  It took my crock pot about 3.5 hours to cook but total cook time was about 5 hours after everything.]

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Step TWO: Once chicken is cooked – [I cut cubes smaller in the crock pot once they were cooked]  I added the 1 can of cream of chicken soup and cream cheese.  Stir.  Then add in the mushrooms and green onions.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.  I added in the extra Italian Seasonings from the little jar to my liking, so that is entirely up to your taste buds 😉

I cooked up some rice pasta [favorite is from Trader Joe’s] to throw under the chicken mixture.  Alternate options might be brown rice or quinoa.

For greens I decided on: fresh green beans that I steamed and seasoned with pepper and salt.  I also cut up and baked sweet potatoes and seasoned them with ground cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon. I baked the sweet potatoes at 340 for about an hour- watching them, lowering and raising the temperature….hmmm,   timing is something I’m working on- I like to try and have everything ready when Mr. Loftus walks through the door 🙂  This is hit or miss depending on the meal.

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I’d say it was a fun creation and full of flavor.  I thought it was also perfect for this stormy/rainy weather we are having!  It helped that my husband and I really enjoyed it, and I hope you do too!

Love,

Mrs. Loftus

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