This Italian cream cheese chicken is one of the easiest recipes that you can make this week! It’s so creamy and delicious, it’ll have even your pickiest eaters begging for more.
Looking for a super easy and versatile weeknight dinner that the whole family will love? Oh, and did we mention that the leftovers are ah-maz-ing?! Boy, did you come to the right place!
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This Italian cream cheese chicken recipe is so easy to make. Not only that, it can be prepared in several ways – so you can choose what works for you and your day! Alright, enough blabbing! Let’s get to that easy peasy recipe.
When I first started making this Italian Cream Cheese Chicken back in college (heck yeah! It’s that easy even a college student can make it), I would just throw it in the crockpot and let it cook while I went about my day! Easy peasy…
Then one day I forgot to get the crockpot going and didn’t realize until dinner time rolled around. Fortunately I had a bunch of shredded chicken in the freezer and realized I could easily make this meal in the time it takes to cook a pot of rice! BAM! How versatile is that!?!
HOW TO PREPARE CREAM CHEESE CHICKEN
This recipe calls for 2-3 uncooked chicken breasts. If you don’t have the time to cook it fresh, feel free to simplify the recipe by using a rotisserie chicken or 2-3 cups of shredded chicken. This is my favorite way to pre-cook multiple chicken breasts to keep them tender and juicy.
In a hurry? No problem, let your Instant Pot do the cooking for you! Check out how we prepare a giant batch of shredded chicken in the instant pot so we always have delicious chicken on-hand to toss into a recipe. Simply add all of the ingredients to your Instant Pot and cook on the poultry or meat setting. So simple and so delicious!
If you don’t have an Instant Pot but still don’t feel like cooking your cream cheese chicken in the pan, don’t worry! Grab your Crock Pot, add all of the ingredients and cook until chicken is done. Cook on low heat for about 5-6 hours or high heat for about 4 hours.
WHAT TO SERVE WITH CREAM CHEESE CHICKEN
This delicious recipe is so creamy and makes a sauce of its own. Try serving it over a bed of rice (leftover is great!), noodles or mashed potatoes. Just make sure that you time it right so that it’s ready when your cream cheese chicken is. We always like to have a side salad with ours, but green beans, broccoli and corn all go well with it, too!
THE BEST ITALIAN CREAM CHEESE CHICKEN RECIPE
Alright, so are you ready to start cooking your new favorite chicken recipe? Grab these ingredients and get to it!
Italian Cream Cheese Chicken Recipe
- 1/2 Cup Butter
- 2-3 Chicken Breasts
- 1-2 Italian Dressing Seasoning Packets
- 2-3 Cans Cream of Chicken Soup
- 8 Oz Cream Cheese, Cubed
- Melt butter in pan over low-medium heat.
- Add chicken breasts to pan and pour Italian dressing packets on top.
- Cook chicken until done in the middle.
- Add soup and cream cheese. Heat until melted.
- Add milk or water if the sauce is too thick.
- Serve over warm rice.
Oh, you’ve got a little drool on your chin that you might need to wipe off! 😉 P.S. This makes the BEST leftovers! It’s really good reheated as it is, but it’s also really good when you turn it into a soup. Yum!
What’s your favorite thing to pair this Italian cream cheese chicken recipe with? Let us know in the comments!
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