Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Crock Pot Chicken Alfredo

With this recipe, I prefer it with Egg Noodles.  You can use the Fettuccine Noodles when you make it.  Or use whatever noodles you prefer. It is very filling and super easy.  The smell of the dish cooking fills the house, it is great. I make it without the mushrooms, because myself and 1 child doesn't like them.  But, my friend makes it with and they love it.

Crock Pot Chicken Alfredo 
3 large chicken breasts or 6-8 chicken breast tenders
2 {8 ounce) packages mushrooms ~ cut into thirds {optional}
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
1⁄4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 1/2 tablespoons chives
2 {8 ounce} packages cream cheese ~cut into chunks
1 cup {2 sticks} butter ~cut into pieces
1 1⁄2 cups grated parmesan cheese ~plus additional for garnish
1 1⁄2 cups whole milk
1 package {1 pound} fettuccini noodles {or whatever noodles}

Spray inside of 5-quart crock pot with nonstick cooking spray. Arrange chicken in single layer in bottom of crock pot. Top with mushrooms. Sprinkle salt, black pepper and garlic powder over mushrooms.

In a medium saucepan, combine cream cheese, butter, parmesan cheese and milk, over medium heat. Whisk constantly until smooth and heated through. Add in chives and then pour over mushrooms, pushing down any that float to surface. Cover and cook on Low for 4 to 5 hours or on high for 2 to 2 1⁄2 hours. 

About 10 minutes before eating, remove chicken from crock pot and set on a plate {cover with foil to keep warm}.  Then add noodles into sauce in the crock pot and cover.  Let cook for about 7 minutes, until noodles are done.  
Then you can either leave chicken breasts whole or cut up and mix into noodles and sauce.

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