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Slow-Cooked Creamy Italian Chicken Is So Rich And Comforting

What a simple recipe!

The close of the holiday season and the welcoming of a new year can certainly leave a person in need of some rest, relaxation and comfort food. Luckily, we’ve got you covered. While this may not be your mom’s cooking, this recipe is sure to leave you feeling all sorts of warm and fuzzy inside.

Part of the beauty of this particular recipe from the Passionate Penny Pincher — for creamy Italian chicken — is that it can be cooked in your Crock-Pot. That means you can spend more time on the couch, all wrapped up in a blanket, and less time in the kitchen. Sound like just the kind of thing you need? You’re in for a real treat.

You’ll combine chicken breasts, cream cheese, Italian seasoning and cream of chicken soup to make this delicious dinner. To start, you’ll cook the chicken in the slow cooker for three hours, using the Italian seasoning as a marinade, before shredding it and adding in the cream cheese and soup. Let everything cook together for an extra hour and, pretty soon, this will be warm and ready to eat!

You’ll know it’s ready when it looks like this and smells amazing:

Passionate Penny Pincher

The Passionate Penny Pincher website recommends placing the chicken on a bed of noodles and serving it all with a slice of garlic bread, but you can get creative with this step. Serve it with mashed potatoes, a salad, a bed of cooked spinach — whatever you’re in the mood for. And remember to indulge yourself. This is comfort food, after all.

Of course, you could always just plop this straight into a bowl and enjoy it by the spoonful. If a hearty soup is what you’re in the mood for, this recipe for creamy Italian slow-cooker chicken noodle soup is a great option, too. Much like the previous recipe, this version from The Recipe Rebel is creamy and super easy to make. But instead of simply creating a base that’s ready to be paired with a side, this is an all-in-one meal for which you can combine noodles and veggies in the slow cooker right alongside the chicken and cream:

The Recipe Rebel

Slip into your very best loungewear and get ready to enjoy this comforting meal. Go on. You deserve it!