When we go grocery shopping, we buy large packs of chicken breast and ground turkey, then divide and freeze it when we get home. I realized yesterday mid-afternoon that I hadn't taken any meat out to defrost. This means I had to rush something for dinner. It needed to be something easy, too, because Bean hasn't been in the best mood since his shots on Wednesday.
I pulled up my Pinterest boards, and settled on the Slow Cooker Garlic Butter Chicken with Cream Cheese Sauce by Our Small Hours. It takes VERY little prep, and only a few ingredients, which was exactly what I wanted. I threw the bags of chicken in a sink of hot water to defrost, then grabbed my ingredients.
The recipe says optional on the onion, but yum! Besides being delicious, onion and garlic are excellent anti-cold and flu foods. And they're healthy, right? So it rules out the stick of butter and full pack of cream cheese in the back, right?
A quick slice-and-dice is all these bad boys needed. Then I threw the defrosted chicken in the pot, plopped the stick of butter on top, and covered the chicken in the garlic and onion (I forgot the dash of salt). Set it and forget it. (Bear tells me that was from some infomercial a while back, but I've never seen it.)
Man. Six hours is a long time to wait.
I made up some rice to go with the chicken. I'm sad that I forgot that we were out of veggies, but onion and garlic, right?
When I pulled the first chicken breast out, it fell apart. It took quite a bit of maneuvering to keep the rest of the chicken intact. Oh my. My mouth was watering.
All that was left was to add the cream cheese. I cranked the crock pot on high, added the cream cheese, mushed it around with a wooden spoon, then whisked it in real good. Probably not the quickest way, but simple enough and I didn't have to dirty another pot.
From the time he came home from work, Bear kept asking to check on the chicken. The look on his face with his first bite was pure bliss. And why wouldn't it be, with a full stick of butter and a full pack of cream cheese :P He gave this a 10 out of 10, and begged for it to become a regular. I had to agree with him, it was super delish, rich, and the chicken melted in my mouth. This will definitely be a regular.
Mama Bear of one Baby Bear, Bean, who both love Papa Bear, and live in a crafty, gluten-free cozy den.