Easy Chicken Stroganoff

Another great recipe for the crock pot!  Feel free to use fat free cream cheese and cream of chicken soup.   Also,    leave the chicken in whole breasts for this.  Serve with a green veggie and salad.  Great for a Winter day.

Easy Chicken Stroganoff

* 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – cubed
* 1/8 cup margarine
* 1 (.7 ounce) package dry Italian-style salad dressing mix
* 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
* 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
1. Put chicken, margarine and dressing mix in slow cooker; mix together and cook on low for 5 to 6 hours.
2. Add cream cheese and soup, mix together and cook on high for another 1/2 hour or until heated through and warm.

Serve over rice or egg noodles.

Taco Soup

This started off to be a favorite crock pot/Weight Watcher recipe.  It is now simply a  favorite.  Friends along the way have helped us perfect it.  The chicken variation at the bottom is perfection!

1 lb. lean ground beef
1 c. chopped onion
1 16 oz. can pinto beans, not drained
1 16 oz. can dark kidney beans
1 16 oz. can corn, not drained
1 16 oz. can diced tomatoes
1 8 oz. can tomato sauce
1 pkg. taco seasoning
1 pkg. ranch dressing dry mix
1/2-1 cup water

Brown beef with onions in a skillet. In a dutch oven, combine the beef and onion mixture, then the rest of the ingredients. Simmer 20 minutes.

Additionally, you can add a can of hominy or a variety of beans. Also, chopped peppers can be added for more spice.

Variation:  Instead of browned ground turkey/ground beef, you can simmer chicken with the taco seasoning for a few hours in the crockpot and after chicken is done, shred with a fork.  Add the chicken back in the crockpot and add the remaining ingredients and heat until hot.

This can be frozen. If it thickens too much, add water.

Kick Ass Queso

So our Mom has renamed this  Kick Em Queso.   A Mom is always a Mom.  I first had this in Seabrook, Washington.  My hilarious friend,  Mimi brought this to our pottery making class.   It was a hit then and is now. 

 

2 packages of Cream Cheese

1/2 lb. of Velveeta cheese (yep, the kind in the box)

I can of Rotel with Cilantro and Lime

1  lb. of sausage, browned  (use turkey sausage if you are feeling healthy)

 

Mix these ingredients and heat thoroughly.  I like to throw this in the crockpot  and let it simmer throughout a party.  Serve with tortilla chips or fritos.

I often leave out the sausage, depending on what else I am serving.