chicken and mushrooms

4-Ingredient Slow Cooker Chicken and Mushrooms in Cream Sauce

Slow cooker recipes are quickly becoming a favorite of mine. I just forget to be organized enough to do them. So, instead of trying to get a slow cooker recipe ready on a week day, I usually end up making them on the weekends while my SO is at work, and I’m working all day at home.

I work from home 7 days a week, but 5 days a week I’m also going out to the school for homework club, cooking club, harvest share, etc. So, while I’m rushing around trying to fulfill my work at home before leaving around 1 or 2 in the afternoon, I usually forget to start a slow cooker meal.

We eat really early for people as young as we are. We’re on like an elderly 85+ sleep and eat schedule. We eat around 5:30 every night. My friend who is 17 years older than I am, works 8-15 hours a day, and has 3 kids (all in extracurriculars), ends up eating around 8:30 or 9 pm every night. By that time i’m usually munching on some fruit or something because I’ve gotten hungry again. Dinner around here is at 5:30 or so.

We both really, really love chicken and mushrooms. This slow cooker chicken and mushrooms in cream sauce dish is perfect for us. Really, it should be perfect for anyone. If you really hate mushrooms, you can always add in something else like broccoli or peppers or something like that. I’ve begun adding in onions as well. It’s really good. 

Not only is this a simple recipe because it’s a slow cooker recipe. It’s also a great one dish meal. You can just serve it up. You have your veggies, ok it’s a fungus, but it has lots and lots of good nutrients for you! You have your proteins. If you really want a starch, this would be awesome over rice or pasta.

Thanks to Dawn at Homemaking Hacks for this wonderful recipe!

Ingredients

  • 1 Pint of Baby Bellas (or equivalent in sliced portabella mushrooms)
  • 1.5 – 2lbs Boneless Chicken Tenderloins or Sliced Chicken Breast
  • 1 Can of Cream of Chicken Soup
  • Salt & Pepper to Taste

Instructions

  1. Place chicken in the bottom of slow cooker, evenly dump the mushrooms on top and then cover with the cream of chicken soup. Sprinkle desired about of salt and pepper on top. Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6 hours. Do a taste test to determine if your dish could use a little more salt & pepper. Enjoy!

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