Hi everyone! I’m Ashley from Kitchen Meets Girl, and I am sooooooooo incredibly thrilled to have the opportunity to post over here at Somewhat Simple. I’ll be popping over once a month to share some of my favorite (read: easy) recipes with you.
If you’re like me, you don’t have unlimited time in the evenings to prepare fancy dinners for your family. And even if you did, maybe you’d rather spend that time playing with your kiddos, browsing Pinterest or oogling Adam Levine on The Voice.
When it comes to weeknight dinners, I’m looking for something easy, with relatively few ingredients, and picky-eater friendly. Chicken and pasta almost always fit the bill.
I love using my slow cooker any time of the year, but I put it to use most often during the work week. It’s such a relief to walk in the door after a hectic day and have dinner ready and waiting. This recipe uses only a handful of ingredients – and if you’re averse to using condensed cream of chicken soup, you can always make your own.
I added some steamed broccoli florets to mine before serving, but sprinkling some crumbled cooked bacon on top would probably be even better. I left it off, simply because I’m on the “I’m panicking because my spring pants won’t button diet.”
2-3 garlic cloves, minced
1 package ranch dressing mix
1 10.75 oz can condensed cream of chicken soup
1 cup sour cream
16 oz chicken breasts
8 oz pasta (I used fusilli bucati), cooked
for serving, if desired: steamed broccoli florets, cooked bacon crumbles, and freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Spray the insert of your slow cooker with non-stick spray. Place chicken breasts in the bottom, and season with salt and pepper.
In a small bowl, stir together the cream of chicken soup, sour cream, garlic, and ranch dressing mix. Pour the mixture over the chicken.
Cook on high for 3.5 hours, or on low for 6-7 hours.
Remove chicken from the insert and shred. Return to the pot and mix thoroughly. If desired, add in steamed broccoli and/or bacon crumbles. Spoon chicken mixture over cooked pasta noodles, and serve with a side salad and some easy, cheesy garlic bread.
Recipe adapted from Kelly’s Healthified Kitchen
What’s your favorite easy weeknight meal? I’d love it if you stopped by and shared your ideas with me!