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Creamy Chicken Stew – Crockpot Set It And Go!

This is my favorite crockpot recipe – and I break it out every year when the temps start to drop.  I have been sick all week and the temperatures are becoming cooler.  As I take care of the horses at the barn I dream of settling down at home to a nice bowl of soup or stew.  I will say that I am quite picky when it comes to soups or stews – I don’t like many – although I wish I did.  But this one is amazing.
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Creamy Chicken Stew – Crockpot Set It And Go!

I have quite a few crockpots and my favorites are definitely the Crock-Pot brand.  They have sizes for everything and I have probably every size and shape available.  For this one I used their 8 Quart Oval Crockpot.

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This is a recipe where I don’t really measure.  I base the volume of each ingredient on how much room I have left in the crockpot, because I will not have any space left – I fill it to the brim.

 

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This is also a recipe you can have fun with.  I have made many variations.  Some ingredients that this batch does not have but you could certainly include:  bacon, pasta, green beans, broccoli, beans, celery or pretty much anything else you find in soups and stews.

 

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Once my batch is done – I also store them in pint sized, wide mouth canning jars with plastic lids.   When I am running around in the morning getting the kids ready for school and trying to get them out the door, I often run out of time to take care of me.  That means I leave without breakfast or lunch and end up resorting to spending money that I don’t need to and eating less healthy than I’d like.  These canning jars are my savior.  I use larger ones (wide mouth always) to bring my salads in a jar.  So many options and they can go straight into the microwave without worrying about microwaving plastic.

 

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So it is totally time to share this recipe with you – remember you can have fun with it and make it however you want.  Enjoy!

 

Creamy Chicken Stew - Crockpot Set It And Go!
 
Perfect way to spend a Fall or Winter day - sitting with you Creamy Chicken Stew
Author:
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Ingredients
  • Crockpot - I use a large one - the more the better
  • Chicken - I use a package of chicken tenders (about ten)
  • Chicken Broth - quart size
  • Vegetables - frozen, canned or fresh. I used corn, peas, carrots, diced potatoes
  • 1 bar of Cream Cheese
  • 1 cup of milk
  • ¼ cup of flour (or Bisquick)
Instructions
  1. Place chicken, broth and vegetables in a crockpot and set on high. Do not fill completely to the top - you will need room for the rest.
  2. After about two hours mix a bar of cream cheese, milk and flour together and stir into your warm crockpot contents. I actually mix my cream cheese mixer with a blender to avoid chunking. If you are using a very large crockpot like I do - you will want to double this (2 bars cream cheese, 2 cups milk and ½ cup flour).
  3. Continue to cook on high for another three hours.
  4. Serve hot, store refrigerated. I store in portion sized canning jars to easily carry for work lunches.

 

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