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!

Assemble the ingredients: chicken breast, cream cheese, cream of chicken soup, Italian dressing and seasoning.

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)
 

Whisk together Italian dressing, dressing mix, cream cheese, and cream of chicken soup.

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

Divide cream cheese mixture into freezer bags.

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

Add chicken to the freezer bags with mixture.

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

Bake the creamy chicken casserole in oven until brown and bubbly.

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.

Need a simple dinner solution for busy weeknights? With this quick & easy freezer meal you can have dinner on the table is less than 30 minutes in the oven. Also perfect for your crock pot or Instant pot!
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Creamy Italian Chicken

This slow cooker friendly recipe uses pantry staples to create an amazing chicken dinner!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Creamy Italian Chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 people

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. In large bowl, whisk together Italian dressing, dressing mix, cream cheese, and cream of chicken soup until smooth.
  2. Divide cream cheese mixture into 2 gallon-size freezer bags. (Be sure to label bags first!)
  3. Divide chicken into bags; press out air and freeze.
  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.

Recipe Notes

Can also be cooked in slow cooker for 3-4 hours.  

 

Need a simple dinner solution for busy weeknights? With this quick & easy freezer meal you can have dinner on the table is less than 30 minutes in the oven. Also perfect for your crock pot or Instant pot!

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