Today I am participating in Colleen's newly created Recipe Monday.
I enjoy cooking and always have. Right now, I am enjoying a phase of trying lots of new recipes and feeling creative with my cooking. This is WAY better than being in a cooking slump. Ever had a cooking slump? Not good.
In recent weeks, I have been using my crock pot a lot. This is kind different for me, as I've never really used my crock pot very often. I've been cooking in it several times each week. What a crock!
Our son has been quite concerned about all of this crock pot use. It's been pretty funny really. I've been getting comments like: "The crock pot again, Mom?" or "Mom, I think you need to give that thing a rest." :)
I asked him what bothers him so much about the crock pot cooking. He said it's because most things that come out of there have chicken in them. He's not a huge fan of chicken unless it's fried. I did remind him about the pork chops and soups that I've cooked in there.
Here is my recipe for today and yes, it has chicken. :)
Easy Chicken and Wild Rice Dish
4 chicken breast halves, boneless and skinless
1 and 1/2 cups finely chopped onion
1 can (10 3/4 oz.) Broccoli Cheese soup
2 packages (6 oz. each) Long grain and Wild Rice mix with seasoning packet
8 ounces process cheese spread, such as Velveeta - cubed
2 and 3/4 cups water
Cut raw chicken into bite-size pieces. Spray crock pot with cooking spray. Put chicken in pot, along with 2 and 3/4 cups of water. Add remaining ingredients. Stir. Cover and cook on LOW 4 to 5 hours or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender.
Note: Start watching carefully after 4 hours cooking time, rice can vary somewhat, especially in a crock pot.