I absolutely love making chicken with cream of mushroom in the crockpot. It’s a delicious and easy dish that is perfect for busy days when you don’t have time to cook. The slow cooking process allows the flavors to meld together, resulting in tender and flavorful chicken that just falls off the bone. Plus, the creamy mushroom sauce is so rich and comforting – it’s like a warm hug in a bowl. Here’s my tried and true recipe for this delectable dish.
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 can of cream of mushroom soup
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Season the chicken breasts with salt, pepper, and dried thyme.
- In a bowl, mix together the cream of mushroom soup, chicken broth, sour cream, chopped onion, and minced garlic.
- Place the seasoned chicken breasts in the bottom of the crockpot.
- Pour the creamy mushroom mixture over the chicken.
- Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4 hours, or until the chicken is cooked through and tender.
- Serve the chicken and creamy mushroom sauce over cooked rice or pasta.
This dish is a staple in my household, and it always receives rave reviews from family and friends. The chicken turns out so tender and juicy, and the creamy mushroom sauce is absolutely heavenly. The aroma that fills the house as it cooks is simply intoxicating, and I always find myself eagerly counting down the minutes until it’s ready to be enjoyed.
Tips for Success:
If you prefer a thicker sauce, you can mix 2 tablespoons of cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of cold water and stir it into the sauce in the crockpot during the last 30 minutes of cooking. This will help thicken the sauce to your desired consistency.
For an extra depth of flavor, you can sauté the chopped onion and garlic in a pan before adding them to the creamy mushroom mixture. This will bring out their natural sweetness and add a rich caramelized flavor to the sauce.
Chicken with cream of mushroom in the crockpot is a game-changer when it comes to convenient and satisfying meals. Whether it’s a cozy family dinner or a casual gathering with friends, this dish never fails to impress. I encourage you to give it a try – I guarantee it will become a beloved favorite in your recipe collection too!