Over the past few months I have been quite the slacker around the dinner hour. I would usually be too caught up in enjoying baby snuggles or busy nursing my baby girl. So for all good reasons I would let dinner slide, and takeout became the norm.

I am desperate to ease back into my healthy lifestyle. One that involves regular exercise and home-cooked meals. As result I have found myself breaking out my trusty slow cooker more frequently. A great way to throw together a quick and easy meal.

One of my good friends sent me a recipe for Creamy Italian Chicken a while back and I have been wanting to try it for a while, but could never find a key ingredient… Italian Dressing Seasoning. I decided to take matters into my own hand and whip up my own version of Italian Dressing Seasoning, so that I could recreate this delicious recipe that my friend had shared with me. The result was phenomenal.

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Slow Cooker Creamy Italian Chicken Pasta

Ingredients

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 tbsp italian dressing seasoning (recipe below)
  • 4oz low fat cream cheese
  • 3 cups fussili pasta

Directions

  1. Mix 1 tbsp of italian dressing seasoning with cream of chicken soup. Add to slow cooker. Place chicken on top of sauce. Cook on low 4 hours.
  2. After 4 hours remove the chicken. Shred. Add chicken back to slow cooker. Give it a good stir to ensure it is evenly coated in the sauce. Place cream cheese on top of chicken. Cook on high for 30 minutes.
  3. During those 30 minutes cook your pasta until al dente. Drain and stir into sauce. Serve.

Italian Dressing Seasoning

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp dried oregano
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp garlic salt
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp celery salt

Directions

  1. Add all of the spices to a ziplock bag. Shake to combine well.

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