Angel Chicken

Photo from Southern Plate

Anyone who knows me knows how much I love Christy Jordan and Southern Plate. I love her website, and I love her cookbooks.

As a southern woman, I love her recipes because she cooks like I cook, and cooks the things that my family loves. If you are looking for fancy schmancy “foodie” food, she may not be your cup of tea. If you are looking for simple, family friendly food, or want to learn to cook southern style, she is your girl!

This is an absolutely delicious, slow cooker meal that is great for a regular family meal, or could be dressed up for company. I had planned to make this for me and my two sons last night, but it ended up being just two of us. I usually make pasta for the rest of the family to serve with this, and because I limit my carbs, I just spoon it in to a bowl. Since it was just me and Cooper, I served it with salad and fresh strawberries. Since I didn’t serve it up pretty, I am just using Christy’s picture…I hope she doesn’t mind!

My family likes things kind of spicy, so I added some Cajun seasoning, and I did use the wine instead of the broth. In her picture you can see that she used chicken tenders…I used chicken breasts and just shredded them up with two forks when it was done. That’s the way I roll, always a rebel…

I have a printable copy of this recipe here

The link to her post on this recipe is here

Angel Chicken
From Southern Plate

1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
2 packets Italian Dressing Mix Powder (0.7 ounces each)
1 cup White wine (you can substitute chicken broth)
2 cans golden mushroom soup
8 ounces cream cheese
16 ounce box angel hair pasta (entire box)
2-3 lbs frozen or thawed boneless skinless chicken breasts or chicken tenderloins (the more you use, the more this feeds)
Sliced mushrooms (optional)
Cajun seasoning (optional)

Mix butter, italian dressing mix, wine or broth, soup, and cream cheese in a sauce pot on top of stove.

Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until melted and well mixed.

(Spray slow cooker with cooking spray!)

Place chicken in slow cooker. Pour sauce over. (I sprinkled mine liberally with Cajun seasoning.)

Cook on low for 6 -7 hours. (You could add some fresh sliced mushrooms to this with about an hour left to go.)

Before serving, cook pasta according to package directions, drain.

To Serve Family Style: Arrange pasta in 9×13 dish and place chicken on top. Pour all sauce over.

For Individual Servings: Place pasta on plate. Top with chicken. Spoon sauce over.

Serve hot.