After getting back from TWO back to back vacations (I dont know why I take non-relaxing vacations as I always need a vaca when I get back to recoop), I am having a tough time getting back on schedule with a routine. I started softball last night and will continue to have that on Monday nights from here on out....last night's game was at 8 pm! So I wanted to have dinner ready for me the minute I got home, because Im not a eat dinner and then go work out type of girl. A crockpot meal was perfect for this...
Ive been meaning to make this for a while since it looked so easy and I always have all the stuff on hand, but Summer is not the optimal time for crockpot meals. I want to be outside and grill or have a nice cold salad instead of eating a warm, hearty meal from the crockpot. This was adapted from a recipe on a blog I follow at http://www.babiesandbroccoli.blogspot.com/
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 envelope Italian salad dressing mix
1/2 cup chicken broth or stock
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese...I used fat free
1 can cream of chicken soup...I used 98% fat free
1 can mushrooms
salt and pepper to taste
1 T Italian seasoning
*I also added a couple cups of brocolli that I had in the fridge and needed to be cooked
Add all of the above ingredients to your crockpot and cook on low for 3-4 hours.
2 cups chicken broth
1/2 box of orzo
When crockpot is almost ready to serve, boil chicken broth and add the orzo. Boil for 2 minutes, then let simmer to soak up the broth. Mix orzo into the crockpot with the creamy chicken mixture....and serve!