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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-

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
530
Calories from Fat
210
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23g
36%
Saturated Fat
10g
52%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
185mg
61%
Sodium
870mg
36%
Potassium
360mg
10%
Total Carbohydrate
45g
15%
Dietary Fiber
2g
11%
Sugars
3g
Protein
35g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
25%
25%
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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