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Chicken-Broccoli Mac n Cheese

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I created this recipe today out of necessity and it is delicious. I had chicken breasts, frozen broccoli, and needed to make a one bowl dinner that my kids could eat before soccer.

Ingredients

4 Boneless skinless chicken breasts cubed
1- 12 oz bag frozen broccoli
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can cheddar cheese soup
1/4 cup sour cream
3 cups shredded cheese (I used cheddar/jack blend)
1 cup hot water
3 cloves garlic put through press
2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
1/2 tsp Chef Prudhomme’s Poultry Magic seasoning
1/2 tsp Lawry’s seasoned salt
Fresh cracked pepper

Cube chicken (mine was still quite frozen) and place in bottom of crock pot. Sprinkle seasonings on chicken. Pour frozen broccoli into crock pot. Mix cream of chicken, cheddar cheese soup, and fresh garlic with the hot water. Add this to crock pot & stir mixture. Cook on high (1 & 1/2 hours) until the chicken is cooked, then turn to low. On stovetop add noodles to boiling water, only cook for 5 minutes on stovetop, no longer. Drain noodles and add to crock pot with sour cream and shredded cheese. Continue cooking on low until you are ready to enjoy!

On the plate

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Here is the sweet n tangy chicken I made last night.

What’s For Dinner?

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I’m now at a point in mommyhood where my two oldest go to two different schools and my daughter is in all day school. With sports/activities starting next week I’m going to be using my crock pot A LOT. I’ll share my favorite crock pot recipes along the way. I’m also meeting with a publisher to get a cookbook started…all about fast & easy recipes for families on the go. Just because the day is jam packed doesn’t mean you have to eat unhealthy fast food.

Today I am making sweet n tangy chicken, compliments of Allrecipes.com. I usually end up making a few revisions to every recipe I cook, so it is not exact.  Enjoy!

Please leave a comment below, what are you making for dinner tonight?

Sweet n Tangy Chicken

4-6- boneless/skinless chicken breasts
1- bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce
1- can crushed pineapple
1- sweet onion sliced
1- red pepper sliced

Place chicken breasts at bottom of crock pot. Pour sliced onions over top. Pour pineapple and BBQ sauce in. Use spoon to lightly mix together.   Cook on low for 6 hours and during the last hour add your peppers. I add them last or else they will be too mushy.  If this cooks longer than 6 hours the sauce will burn onto your crock pot, but it is okay, just tougher clean up. Serve over white rice and enjoy. 🙂

Easy Cheesy Chicken Squares

I came about this recipe from one of the favorite mommy bloggers I follow, Fesity Frugal & Fabulous.  It is simple and they were gone in a flash. My hubby specifically loved them. I made a couple of changes from the original recipe.  This will be great for busy school nights when there is not a lot of time. Enjoy!

 

This recipe will serve 4-5 people

2 pkgs of crescent rolls

4- small chicken breasts cubed

5- pieces of bacon (cooked crispy and chopped)

12 oz ( 1 and 1/2 blocks) cream cheese

3- green onion sprigs diced

2- garlic cloves put through a garlic press

salt and pepper to taste

Cook bacon to crispy, set aside. Pour most bacon grease out of the skillet, leave enough in the pan to coat the bottom of the pan. Place chicken pieces in skillet on medium high heat with garlic, salt, and pepper. Cook chicken 3-5 minutes or until fully cooked.

Add cream cheese and green onion, mix well.

Crescent rolls have 8 triangles or 4 rectangle shapes. Leave the 2 triangles together and use the rectangular shape. This means with 2 packages of rolls you will have 8 chicken squares.

Place spoonful of mixture into rectangular dough and pull corners together to enclose the mixture.

Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

They look like happy little presents of chicken, bacon, creamy goodness when they are done 🙂