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Creamy Italian Chicken

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 For the past few months I have been on a mission to create easy foolproof freezer meals that my family loves.  Quite honestly, for me this is no small task–as a vegetarian I have never been all that confident about cooking meat.

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But since meat is apparently my entire family’s love language, I have pressed on.  Not every dish is a hit–I don’t usually share the failures–but this super easy creamy Italian chicken was an absolute home run!  In fact, my oldest daughter called it the yummiest thing I have ever made.  Not bad for a dish with just six easy ingredients and 5 minutes of prep!

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Here is what you need:

1 16oz bottle Italian salad dressing (about 2 cups)
1 package Italian salad dressing mix
2 8oz packages cream cheese, softened
2 cans condensed cream of chicken soup
3-4 pounds skinless, boneless chicken 
shredded Parmesan cheese (optional)
 

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Step 1: In large bowl, whisk together Italian dressing, dressing mix, cream cheese, and cream of chicken soup until smooth.

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Step 2: Divide cream cheese mixture into 2 gallon-size freezer bags. (Be sure to label bags first!)

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Step 3: Divide chicken into bags; press out air and freeze.

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Step 4: Place contents into slow cooker; cook on low for 3-4 hours until chicken is cooked through.  Or, if preferred, thaw and bake in shallow dish at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, then sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and broil for several minutes until cheese is lightly browned and bubbly.  Serve over pasta.

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43 Comments

  1. May 7 at 07:26AM

    I will need to try this! I love freezer cooking but many of the recipes I have found were not that good 🙁

  2. nicole
    May 7 at 09:27AM

    Is this two servings?

    • Ruth Soukup
      May 8 at 03:51PM

      Yes, it makes 8 servings total–2 servings of 4.

  3. May 8 at 02:22PM

    Add it to my recipe list… I can’t wait to do it 🙂

  4. Sarah D.
    May 11 at 08:23PM

    For those asking how much dressing: it looks like 2 c. (16oz) in the measuring cup in the picture. =)
    This recipe sounds so creamy and delicious! I’ll have to try it. =)

    • Anonymous
      May 12 at 08:08AM

      That’s what i was thinking also but wanted to be sure

  5. Donna
    May 14 at 08:30PM

    Good but way too much Italian. Needs about 1/2 that much.

    • Katelynn Derhay
      August 5 at 10:40AM

      The dressing or the package or both?

      • Raccoon1
        August 5 at 11:40AM

        At least the package. It was a very overpowering Italian flavor. And we like Italian.. I have not made it again yet with less. Maybe I will next week.

  6. Stephanie
    June 6 at 11:17PM

    Do you happen to know the nutrition facts per serving?

    • Jules
      September 2 at 09:32PM

      With two blocks of cream cheese, why bother asking?? Not to mention the GMO-laced salad dressing. Gross! It’s obviously terrible for you! This is why Americans are fat.

      • Anonymous
        September 4 at 11:12AM

        really what is wrong with you , when you have a family of 5 and are on limited funds you need to make meals that stretch this is what you do . and yes I am a fat happy woman ..

        • Doris
          October 7 at 03:18PM

          There are ways to work around high fat cream cheese. Try the lower fat Neufatchel? – you’re not baking so it’s worth a try. Also try to substitute your favorite dressing or simply try olive oil and vinegar. Plenty of salad dressings without GMO’s are available.

          • Nikki
            October 26 at 09:31AM

            I don’t know about the GMO’S but I calculated the recipe with the my fitness pal app and it’s 536 cal per serving 9.0g fat 62g protein the sodium is pretty high though I used fat free cream cheese, fat free italian dressing, aldi’s fit & active cream of chicken soup and barilla protein plus pasta.

      • Anonymous
        December 14 at 05:01PM

        Well it is divided between many people.. You can use reduced fat cream cheese and whole grain pasta.. Add a salad. No one said to drink the sauce!

  7. Brittany
    August 10 at 04:50PM

    We loved this recipe but I always have to remember to add pasta to the ingredient’s list since it’s not included in your printable recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Staci
    August 23 at 11:46AM

    Made this for dinner the other night and have two comments to make about it. First, the chicken was delicious — moist, flavorful, and tasty. The sauce, however, has way too much Italian dressing in it. The whole family agreed with this…..everyone liked the chicken that was cooked in the sauce, but they didn’t like the sauce poured over the noodles. We’ve all agreed that we’ll make this again, but we won’t use the sauce from the pan to coat out noodles with next time.

    • Grace
      March 31 at 02:20PM

      I said the same exact thing!

  9. Neenee
    September 2 at 09:34PM

    The fact that this site is called living well is quite ironic.

  10. kimses
    November 2 at 05:52PM

    I actually precooked the chicken in the crockpot, them mixed it all up, cooked it, ate half and froze the other half. Worked ok for me. That way I got one meal right away and another that just needed to be popped into the oven or microwaved by the males in this house that can’t cook 🙂

  11. Anonymous
    November 20 at 08:48PM

    The directions don’t make any sense. I used about half the liquid Italian dressing and it’s really watery. Also, it’s baking for 45 minutes and still the chicken isn’t done. I would not recommend this recipe.

  12. Tammy D
    January 12 at 03:46PM

    I make this recipe, but the Italian dressing doesn’t go in the sauce…. the raw chicken goes in the crock pot with the Italian dressing on it as a marinade as it cooks…makes very tender and moist chicken! When the chicken is cooked, drain off the dressing and throw it away. Then put the other ingredients in the crock pot, chop the chicken and add it back to the crock pot. Stir and heat thru, til cream cheese is melted. serve over pasta. And the picky eaters at my house ALL love this recipe…which is very unusual for my house!!.

  13. pam
    January 13 at 08:09AM

    It would be hard to do if trying to stay away from processed foods.have to make your own mushroom sauce I suppose..

  14. January 15 at 06:10PM

    It was way too much Italian dressing. We couldn’t eat it. I was very disappointed! Especially after spending $30 on all the ingredients and it went to the trash. 🙁 It might be better with much less Italian dressing but I’m not brave enough to try it again.

  15. Anonymous
    January 20 at 02:14PM

    Super Dumb Question. It calls for Italian Salad Dressing, does this mean Zesty or Creamy?

    • Ruth Soukup
      January 22 at 11:07AM

      I would suggest Zesty Italian dressing. 🙂

  16. January 22 at 12:46PM

    I use pkg. of dry Italian Good seasons mix and butter instead of bottled dressing with a 1/4 c water. Then I add the soup and cream cheese only for last hour. Yummy

    • Doris
      October 7 at 03:22PM

      This sounds good Berni, I will try this.

  17. Anonymous
    January 26 at 07:04PM

    Kids hated it.. Won’t make again, sorry.Too much Italian dressing flavor that overpowered the entire dish!! On our way to Taco Bell for dinner tonight instead.

  18. Sandra
    July 30 at 06:05PM

    Made this a second time with this adjustment:
    I let the chicken marinade in the Italian dressing only. Mixed the cream cheese and condensed soup and froze in a separate bag. When I thawed them, I only put chicken not marinade in the crock pot with cream cheese mixture. Perfection! Putting the dressing in the crock pot the first time made the dish too tart for our taste. Leaving it out this time was perfect. Thanks again!

  19. Corrie
    November 20 at 04:00PM

    Do you put the chicken contents straight into the crock pot frozen? Just wondering if you thaw first.

    • Ruth Soukup
      November 20 at 09:31PM

      Hi Corrie,
      Yes, you can place the chicken from the freezer into the slow cooker. If your not comfortable with that. Then you can place chicken in fridge over night and pop it in the slow cooker in the morning. 🙂

  20. heidis
    January 6 at 07:13PM

    I have made a very similar version. However, I just use one brick of cream cheese and the dry Italian seasoning mix only….the bottle of dressing is over kill. I put 4-5 frozen chicken breasts in the crockpot on low with 1 stick of butter. Once I get home from work, I shred the chicken with 2 forks, add the 2 cans of cr. of chicken and the brick of cr. cheese cut into cubes. Throw it all back in the crockpot until cr. cheese is all melted. I serve it over egg noodles, but you can also service it over rice!

  21. Heather
    May 30 at 10:29PM

    Made this tonight for my husband, my son, and myself, and we loved it. My son is 18 months and so picky, I really struggle to get him to eat. He went to town on this! I had made him his own dinner, but he kept pointing at my bowl, so I let him try a bite, and it was clear that it was a hit with him. Thanks, Ruth!

  22. August 17 at 04:33PM

    Hi, just letting you know I’m linking this to my post about freezer meals over at hampersandhiccups.com

    Thanks for the great post!

    Katelynn

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