Friday, April 18, 2014

Ranch Chicken Penne

As has been previously mentioned, CM loves ranch. And I've tried a recipe for Crock-Pot ranch pork chops, but I just didn't like cooking pork chops in the Crock-Pot. I decided to do chicken this time. I must say that this recipe was a success because he didn't even stop to give me his opinion like he usually does. He just kind of stuffed his face.

There's not much I can say about this meal other than it's easy, creamy, and a tad on the spicy side.

Here's what you need:
  • 3-4 chicken breasts
  • 8 oz of cream cheese
  • 1 can of cream of chicken soup
  • 1 can of cheddar cheese soup
  • 1 packet of ranch dressing mix
  • 1/8 tsp of oregano
  • 1/8 tsp of ground cayenne red pepper
  • 3/4 C of mozzarella
  • penne pasta
Here's what you do:
  • Place your chicken in the Crock-Pot
  • In a large mixing bowl, use a hand mixer to blend the cream cheese, both soups, the ranch dressing mix, oregano, cayenne red pepper, and mozzarella until it's creamy
  • Dump the mixture over the chicken and make sure it's evenly spread out.
  • Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours, or high for 2-3 hours.
  • When it's nearly done, cook your penne.
  • Put your chicken on top and cover with your sauce.

It was very filling and exactly what CM needed after a hard day of doing yard work! If you don't want any spice, simply take out the cayenne red pepper. If I could have had my way, I would have thrown some broccoli in there, but CM hates it. Green peas would also have made a really good addition if you're looking to add some veggies to it.

Let me know what you think and be sure to share this with your family and friends!

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