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Slow-Cooker Smothered Chicken

slow-cooker smothered chicken Entree
Slow-Cooker Smothered Chicken
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 3 hr 20 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 6

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. MORE+ LESS-

Updated January 23, 2019
Progresso Broth
Make with
Progresso Broth

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

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  • 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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
310
Calories from Fat
160
% Daily Value
Total Fat
18g
28%
Saturated Fat
8g
38%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
140mg
46%
Sodium
570mg
24%
Potassium
290mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
8g
3%
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
Sugars
5g
Protein
27g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • This incredible smothered chicken recipe calls for boneless, skinless chicken thighs, which are a favorite among many cooks for their flavor. However, if you prefer to cook with boneless, skinless chicken breasts instead of thighs, it is possible to make that swap in this recipe. Make sure you use the same weight amount that’s called for in the recipe (for this slow-cooker smothered chicken, that’s 20 oz) and keep in mind that chicken breasts might be a little drier than chicken thighs when cooked (but thanks to this creamy sauce, that shouldn’t affect the overall taste of this dish). Never get bored of chicken for dinner again by keeping this recipe and all of our other top-rated chicken recipes on hand. Hosting a big group or planning a meal for the holidays? Impress your guests by learning how to cook a whole chicken with this easy step-by-step guide.

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