Dinner Tonight: Angel Chicken

I was so excited when Candace emailed me this recipe!!  It is right up my alley…slow cooker, easy, no browning required, ready just minutes after you get home from a busy day.  Perfection!  Thanks Candace!
Shopping List
4-6 chicken breasts (frozen or thawed…see below for cooking times)
1 can cream of mushroom soup
4 oz Onion and Chive Cream Cheese (it’s right there next to the regular kind)
2 cups chicken broth
1 packet dry Italian salad dressing (right there next to the dry Ranch dressing and stuff)
3 tablespoons cornstarch
3 tablespoons cold water
1 pound angel hair pasta cooked and drained
So…here you go…I might have tweaked it just a wee bit but I think Candace will be proud…
In your slow cooker, spread chicken breasts across the bottom, pour over your cream of mushroom soup, add in your cream cheese (don’t worry, it will all melt together later…just plop it in), pour in your chicken broth and sprinkle in your Italian dressing mix.  If your chicken is frozen, cook on low 7-8 hours…if your chicken is thawed, cook on low 4-5 hours. 
Once you’re about 15 minutes from dinner time, boil your water and drop your pasta in.  While the pasta is cooking, remove lid from slow cooker so some of the moisture can evaporate.  Take two forks and shred the chicken right in the slow cooker.  At this point, I stirred my cornstarch and cold water together in a separate little bowl and then stirred the combined mixture into the slow cooker.  This just thickened the sauce up for me.  Candace didn’t do this, so if by all means you don’t have corn starch on hand, don’t worry about it. Your sauce will just be a little thinner than mine. 
Once the pasta is finished cooking, toss it in the slow cooker and you’re ready to eat.  So yummy!!!
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  • Aubs July 13, 2012 at 5:10 am

    i said earlier on twitter it smelled so good and…another hit! it tasted just as good as it smelled! my oldest son ate an unbelievable amount and claimed it is going on his list of favorite meals! thanks so much for sharing your recipes ~ hoping to find some time to try some of your baking recipes soon!

  • Kim Turner September 23, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    I've made several of your slow cooker recipes, but this was by far the favorite! I will probably be making this every other week for a while. There are enough leftovers for a couple of leftovers for another dinner & a couple of lunches afterwards, which means fewer meals I have to cook for the week. I'm good with that!
    I'm having fun going through the recipes and trying new things on your blog. šŸ™‚
    Thank you bunches!

  • Lauren October 31, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Made this last night for a family whose little girl just had heart surgery and there was enough left over for my family…LOVED it! My friend even texted me this morning telling me how much her kids ate it up! Thanks for the recipe!! Loved I could put it in the crock pot and walk away.

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  • Lauren L. November 12, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    This was SO GREAT! I'm constantly looking for easy dishes that I can take over to new moms that aren't inundated with tomatoes (for those who have LOs sensitive to tomato-based products when breast-feeding). This is definitely going on my list of make-aheads for new moms! šŸ™‚

  • Kelly Sue November 14, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    Made this tonight. Delicious…and oh-so-easy! Thank you! coastalkel.com

  • Courtney November 27, 2013 at 2:00 am

    I made this tonight and I mixed and matched it! I was making for a friend who just had a baby so I added peas to it then dumped the whole thing in a foil pan and topped it with seasoned panko and baked for 20 min. Her family and kids loved it and so did mine!

  • Courtney December 27, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    I'm new to crock pots/slow cookers, so forgive me for pointing out a minor detail, but how long should I set the crock pot for for the low and high settings? The recipe has a minor error in it. Thanks so much Shay!

  • Mix and Match Mama December 27, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    The cooking time is listed in the recipe. Just check above!

  • jocelyn wall September 24, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    This recipe was a hit with my children! I will be making this at least once a week & so easy to prepare!

  • Jessica Barshinger September 22, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    just made this tonight and it was sooooooo good!!

  • Dianna October 23, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    I made this recipe last week and just loved it! I am sharing it on my blog today. Thank you for sharing!