Creamy Mushroom Chicken with Whole Wheat Penne

Crockpot Chicken and Mushrooms in a Creamy Sauce

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Creamy Mushroom Chicken with Whole Wheat Penne

Creamy Mushroom Chicken with Whole Wheat Penne

Tonia Bloom
Super easy crockpot recipe with chicken and mushrooms that freezes well. Store in a one-gallon freezer bag for up to 3 months. When ready to serve just thaw chicken mixture completely and serve over prepared pasta.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Crockpot Cook Time 6 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 6 hours 35 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Diet Blue, Low Fat
Servings 6
Cost $2.21/serving
Sodium 571 mg

Equipment

  • Crockpot

Ingredients
  

  • pounds Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 1 envelope Italian Dressing Mix
  • 6 ounces Less Fat Cream Cheese softened
  • 1 (10.5-ounce) can Less Sodium Cream of Mushroom Soup such as Campbell's®Healthy Request
  • 4 ounces Mushrooms sliced
  • 12 ounces Whole Wheat Penne Pasta

Instructions
 

Cook the Chicken in a Crockpot

  • Place chicken breasts in crockpot and sprinkle with the Italian dressing packet. Top with mushroom slices. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. Break apart cooked chicken in crockpot. Stir cream cheese and soup. Continue to cook for 30 minutes, or until cream cheese and soup are heated through.

Package for the Freezer

  • Let cooked chicken mixture cool completely. Store in a one-gallon freezer bag. Squeeze out air. Label and freeze for up to 3 months.

Reheat and Serve

  • Thaw frozen chicken mixture overnight in refrigerator. Reheat in microwave for 10 minutes on 50% power in covered microwave safe dish. Alternative stovetop method: Reheat in a large saucepan over medium heat for about 10-15 minutes.
    Meanwhile, prepare penne pasta according to package directions. Reserve ¼-cup of the pasta water and drain. Add pasta back to pot. Stir in reserved pasta water and heated chicken mixture.
    Divide chicken and pasta mixture evenly between 6 plates and serve hot.

Notes

Tip:  Spread the extra cream cheese inside celery ribs for a quick snack.
Picture:  I added 1 cup of cooked peas just before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Mushroom Chicken with Whole Wheat Penne
Amount per Serving
Calories
386
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
10
g
15
%
Saturated Fat
 
4
g
25
%
Cholesterol
 
80
mg
27
%
Sodium
 
571
mg
25
%
Carbohydrates
 
46
g
18
%
Fiber
 
5
g
21
%
Sugar
 
6
g
7
%
Protein
 
32
g
64
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword Chicken Recipes, Crockpot Recipes, Dinner Recipes, Freezer Meals, Heart Healthy, High Protein, Pasta and Pizza
Food Groups ***Meat = 3.5 servings, Grains = 2.5 servings
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