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Slow-Cooker Smothered Chicken

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  • 10 min prep time
  • 3 hr 20 min total time
  • 8 ingredients
  • 6 servings
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You can never go wrong with smothered chicken, but our simplified recipe delivers big flavor with the help of a secret weapon—herb cream cheese. This saucy dish comes together in five simple ingredients and is great paired with pasta or potatoes.

Ingredients

1
package (20 oz) boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 6)
1/4
cup Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
1
container (8 oz) chive & onion cream cheese spread
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
1
cup chopped cooked bacon
1
cup frozen sweet peas
Cooked egg noodles, as desired

Steps

  • 1 Spray bottom of 3- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Add chicken thighs to slow cooker.
  • 2 In small microwavable bowl, mix chicken broth, cream cheese spread, salt and pepper. Microwave uncovered on High 1 minute; beat with whisk until smooth. Pour mixture on top of chicken thighs. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 3 to 3 1/2 hours or until juice of chicken is clear when thickest part is cut (at least 165°F).
  • 3 Stir 3/4 cup of the bacon and the frozen sweet peas into chicken mixture; mix well. Increase heat setting to High; cover and cook 10 to 15 minutes or until peas are cooked.
  • 4 Serve chicken and sauce over cooked egg noodles; top with remaining 1/4 cup bacon.
  • 1 Spray bottom of 3- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Add chicken thighs to slow cooker.
  • 2 In small microwavable bowl, mix chicken broth, cream cheese spread, salt and pepper. Microwave uncovered on High 1 minute; beat with whisk until smooth. Pour mixture on top of chicken thighs. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 3 to 3 1/2 hours or until juice of chicken is clear when thickest part is cut (at least 165°F).
  • 3 Stir 3/4 cup of the bacon and the frozen sweet peas into chicken mixture; mix well. Increase heat setting to High; cover and cook 10 to 15 minutes or until peas are cooked.
  • 4 Serve chicken and sauce over cooked egg noodles; top with remaining 1/4 cup bacon.

Expert Tips

For creamy smothered chicken, make sure to use regular cream cheese and not the reduced-fat version.

Garnish with chopped fresh chives, if desired.

This smothered chicken is great served over egg noodles. Plan to cook and drain the egg noodles just before serving.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
230.6
Calories from Fat
210
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11.7g
18%
Saturated Fat
3.6g
18%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
101.3mg
34%
Sodium
830.3mg
35%
Total Carbohydrate
6.1g
2%
Dietary Fiber
2.2g
9%
Sugars
2.9g
Protein
24.2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
52.70%
53%
Calcium
4.90%
5%
Iron
10.10%
10%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 4 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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