Crock Pot Chicken and Stuffing

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This crock pot chicken and stuffing recipe has been my go to meal for the last few months. I originally saw the idea on Pinterest and noticed there were quite a few variations.

This recipe is super simple and great for the winter!  Also with Thanksgiving this week, adding turkey instead of chicken can make a quick Thanksgiving meal!

Ingredients

Chicken or Turkey Breasts
Cream of (your choice) soup
Boxed stuffing mix
Instant potatoes

Directions

  • I line the bottom of my crock pot with thawed chicken breasts (usually 3) then season as desired.
  • I then pour one can of condensed soup over the chicken.  This can be cream of chicken or any other creamy soup.
  • Next, I prep the stuffing.  In the images above I added 2 cups of water with chicken bullion in it to the boxed stuffing mix.  I’ve since adjusted the recipe to only one cup of water without any extra flavoring.  The first go around was a bit too salty and the stuffing was more watery than I desire.  Feel free to adjust the water until the stuffing comes out just how you like it!
  • Once the water is all absorbed into the stuffing mix, I dump the stuffing into the crock pot so it evenly covers the chicken.

I’ve gone back and forth about adding the potatoes into the crock pot or making them separate.  I’ve been using instant potatoes which are super quick to just boil some water in the microwave then mix.  In the pictures above, I kept the potatoes separate but recently I’ve been adding them to the pot.  It turns about about the same either way.

Hope you enjoy!

 

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Ragu Homestyle Chicken Pasta Parm


Here in Denver, there’s been a recent cool front which is much appreciated since there has been so much heat!  This cool front also brings the first hint of fall weather with the cool air and warm sun.  The slight breeze and cool evenings.  This is the perfect weather for a Homestyle meal!  When I think of a Homestyle meal, I think of a cool day and night with a warm and hearty dinner.  The foods that make you feel cozy and content.

So this brings us to today’s great recipe brought to you by Ragu and their new Homestyle  Pasta Sauces!

Chicken Pasta Parm

I’ve always loved Spaghetti and Chicken Parmesan.  I’ve also always made them for completely separate meals.  This time, I figured I’d try something I’d never tried before and make them together.  Can’t go wrong!  Two amazing Ragu Homestyle meals in one dish!

The recipe for this is very easy:

Ingredients

  • Ragu Homestyle Pasta Sauce
  • Your favorite Pasta (I used bow-ties and only used about 3/4 of the box)
  • Shredded Mozzarella Cheese (a heaping handful)
  • Diced Chicken (I breaded mine but the recipe would be just fine without breading too!)
  • Parmesan Cheese

Directions

Boil the noodles and drain the water once cooked.

Noodles Ragu Homestyle

In a separate pan, sear the chicken until fully cooked.

Chicken Cooked Ragu Homestyle

Add the chicken to the noodles.

Ragu Homestyle Chicken Cooked

Pour Ragu Homestyle pasta sauce over the chicken and noodles and mix then top with cheese.

Ragu Homestyle

And there’s a fantastic way to spend the upcoming cool nights.  A warm home cooked, homestyle meal.

I made this meal with enough to have leftovers for lunch a couple times throughout the week and was so impressed with the Ragu Homestlye sauce!  Honestly, I usually go for the cheapest canned sauce I can find but after tasting the Thick & Hearty Traditional, I just may never go back to canned sauces again.  This sauce has the perfect amount of flavor and just the right amount of sweetness.

 

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Sweet and Sour Chicken

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Original recipe here from Made It, Ate It, Loved It

How do you make your sweet and sour chicken?  I’ve seen so many different recipes and each of them tastes completely different.

Growing up, sweet and sour chicken always included pineapple and those little hard noodle looking wheat things.  I was never a big fan.

I recently made this sweet and sour chicken which was delicious but I would actually prefer it to be more sour.  What do you use to make your chicken sour?  The recipe above uses vinegar.

Please share your favorites!

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