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Today's Simple Supper is definitely a keeper, and I use it biweekly, if not weekly.
Simple Supper Monday
Slow Cooker Chicken Casserole
- Cooking spray
- 1-2 lbs of boneless, skinless chicken breasts (I sometimes use chicken cutlets or chicken tenderloins if it is all I have - but in all, I throw in one package of chicken, whatever the cut)
- 1 can of cream of mushroom soup (I usually use "healthy request")
- 1/3 cup of milk
- 1/2 cup - 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 cup of Stovetop Stuffing mix (not prepared - just dry).
Spray your slow cooker insert with cooking spray. Place chicken breasts along the bottom. Combine mushroom soup and milk. Pour over chicken. Top with cheese, and then top again with stuffing.
Put on low for 4-6 hours (adjust for your slow cooker - mine is done in 3-4 hours on low, but yours may be different!)
Variations on this recipe:
1. Some similiar recipes call for swiss cheese instead of cheddar, so use whatever cheese is to your liking (especially if you are trying to watch the calories and fat - feel free to use fat free cheese or 2%). NOTE: I also am pretty generous on the "1 cup." I use as much as needed to cover the chicken. I love me some cheese.
2. I have seen a version of this recipe that calls for you to mix a 10 oz bag of frozen mixed vegetables with the soup/milk mixture. This is a great way for you (or your KIDS!) to eat some veggies, and it doesn't alter the taste.
3. If you need to accommodate a larger family, you can add more chicken (say, another 1/2-1 lb) to make it substantial without needing to increase the other ingredients. If you go more than an extra lb, consider getting a larger can of mushroom soup, and be prepared to use more cheese and stuffing to cover. NOTE: The recipe as prepared above feeds my husband and I one dinner and up to 2 days of lunches each (it depends on how hungry we are the night we prepare it, as sometimes there is less leftover!)
Please let me know how this recipe works for you, or if you have other variation ideas! I hope you enjoy - and please keep emailing me YOUR recipes!