Slow Cooker Chicken and Mushroom Stroganoff

We had this stroganoff recipe last night – and let me tell you….NO LEFTOVERS. Yes my home is filled with foodlovers – BUT – we usually have some leftovers! Last night….NONE. It was that good! Also it was so easy to make!

It has minimal ingredients and the chicken cooks to tender and juicy perfection in the creamy mushroom sauce. The sauce is so easy and creamy and perfect with some noodles tossed inside.

I loved the flavor in the creamy sauce and the mushrooms hidden throughout were awesome. I have always loved stroganoff and this made the perfect meal for my family. This stroganoff is so simple we will make it again and again!

If you are looking for an easy to make slow cooker meal that your family will love, this recipe is it! 

If you could only have one small kitchen appliance, which one would you choose? Perhaps it would be the toaster oven, an electric can opener, or maybe a microwave? There are probably some appliances you could live without.

What about a Crock-Pot? I don’t know what I’d do without mine. Honestly, some days I feel as though my family wouldn’t eat if it weren’t for the Crock-Pot. It’s truly a lifesaver.

If you own and use a Crock-Pot, you probably know what I’m talking about. If you own one and don’t use it because you think your house might burn down, trust me when I say that it’s perfectly safe. And if you think a Crock-Pot produces only gross, boring food (my husband used to call it the crap-pot when he was growing up), you’d be surprised.

1. It Makes The House Smell Good
I love walking in the door to a house full of the delicious aroma of a home-cooked meal. Even if you have an awful day, that smell will bring a smile to your face. A Crock-Pot helps to ensure your home is warm and inviting, even when you’re busy. With only a small amount of foresight and preparation, you can find comfort after a long day when you know that dinner is ready and waiting when you get home.

2. Flexibility
A Crock-Pot is an excellent tool for those of us who are busy, or need more flexibility when it comes to dinner preparation or cook time. You can chop vegetables and assemble the meal at night, and let it cook on low during the next day. Also, since most Crock-Pots have high and low settings, these can be used for greater flexibility when it comes to timing your meal.

3. Easy Cleanup
Yep, that’s right: easy cleanup. If you have not discovered Crock-Pot liners, let me be the first one to tell you about them. You can now buy liners for your Crock-Pot so that you no longer have to soak and scrub them. Put the liner in before you add your ingredients and then trash it when you’re done.

4. It Makes A Lot Of Food
Crock-Pots are great if you need to feed a lot of people. If, like me, you have a smaller family, Crock-Pots are ideal for delicious leftovers (and reducing food waste). When I use the Crock-Pot, I usually have enough food for another dinner or two, plus lunch. This is a great way to save time and money.

5. You Can Create Your Own Recipes
You really can’t mess up a Crock-Pot recipe. In fact, the recipe possibilities are endless because you can easily invent something. You can create your own soups, dips, chili, main courses, and desserts. I have even made a lasagna in the Crock-Pot.

6. It’s An Easy Meal To Make For Someone
If you know someone who needs a meal, perhaps because they are sick or extra busy, a Crock-Pot meal will save the day. If your friend or family member owns a Crock-Pot, combine all the ingredients in a bowl at home, and then transfer the contents of the bowl to his or her Crock-Pot when you visit.

7. A Healthy Alternative
Generally, Crock-Pot meals are healthy because they include nutritious foods such as beans and vegetables. The food is not fried or prepared in some other unnecessary way with fattening oils and butter. Crock-Pots provide a way to cook foods simply.

8. The Meals Are Affordable
As previously mentioned, Crock-Pot meals make a lot of food. The ingredients are simple, and you don’t need a lot of them to make your meal taste good. I can make a meal for 4 to 6 people for only about $10 to $15 when using my Crock-Pot.

Do you enjoy using a Crock-Pot? What is your favorite recipe?

Slow Cooker Chicken and Mushroom Stroganoff

Yield: 4

Slow Cooker Chicken and Mushroom Stroganoff

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 8 ounce sliced mushrooms
  • 1 8oz cream cheese, softened (I used fat free)
  • 1 (10.5) oz cream of chicken soup
  • 1 envelope (1.25 oz) dry onion soup mix
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • fresh parsley, chopped for garnish
  • 1 pound large egg noodles for serving

Instructions

  1. Place the chicken in the bottom of a lightly greased slow cooker. (I coat it with 1 tbsp olive oil)
  2. Add the mushrooms on top.
  3. In a medium sized bowl add cream cheese, cream of chicken soup, and dry onion soup mix.
  4. Mix until incorporated and spread on top of chicken and mushrooms.
  5. Cook on low 4-6 hours or high for 3-4. Serve over noodles and top with fresh parsley and salt and pepper.
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