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Angel Chicken

Angel Chicken

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  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Prep 15 mins
  • Cook 4 hrs to 5 hrs on low

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Chicken and fresh mushrooms slow-cook in cream cheese, wine and soup. It's easy to put together but tastes like chicken in a complex cream sauce--smooth with delicate seasoning.


  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (about 1-1/2 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil (optional)
  • 1 8 - ounce package fresh button mushrooms, quartered
  • 1 8 - ounce package fresh shiitake mushrooms, stems removed, caps sliced
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 0.7 - ounce package Italian dry salad dressing mix
  • 1 10 3/4 - ounce can condensed golden mushroom soup
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 8 - ounce tub cream cheese spread with chives and onion
  • Hot cooked rice or angel hair pasta
  • Snipped fresh chives or sliced green onions (optional)


  1. If you like, brown chicken on both sides in a large skillet in hot oil over medium heat. Combine mushrooms in a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker; top with chicken. Melt butter in a medium saucepan; stir in Italian dressing mix. Stir in mushroom soup, white wine, and cream cheese until melted; pour over chicken.
  2. Cover; cook on low-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours.
  3. Serve chicken and sauce over cooked rice. Sprinkle with chives, if you like. Makes 4 servings.


  • For Easy Cleanup: Line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, remove food from slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.

Nutrition Facts

(Angel Chicken)

Servings Per Recipe 4, Monounsaturated fat (g) 4, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, fiber (g) 2, sugar (g) 4, carb. (g) 41, Fat, total (g) 25, sodium (mg) 1944, chol. (mg) 162, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, sat. fat (g) 14, Folate (µg) 69, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 1, Niacin (mg) 20, Riboflavin (mg) 1, Thiamin (mg) 0, pro. (g) 47, vit. C (mg) 3, calcium (mg) 50, vit. A (IU) 826, Potassium (mg) 659, iron (mg) 3, Trans fatty acid (g) 0, cal. (kcal) 602

Comments (7)

pfellenzer3935031 wrote:
I have made this without mushrooms because husband does not like them, and it still a great meal. I also do not brown chicken,we thighs instead of the breasts. Sometimes I add wine sometimes I do not. It still easy and good
lsaloga wrote:
Is the sodium (1944) correct? How can I reduce the sodium?
hfa1224 wrote:
Hello, Food Editor Hannah here! Yes, the sodium count is correct on this recipe. Since the sodium largely comes from all the convenience products, I'd look at each one and see if I can make changes. For example, Campbell's offers a Healthy Choice version of its Condensed Golden Mushroom Soup which is slightly lower in sodium (and also cholesterol and fat). I expect that would work fine here. For the Italian Dressing Mix, I would just substitute a half-teaspoon or so each of oregano, basil, black pepper, paprika, onion powder and garlic powder, and perhaps a spoonful of sugar as well, since those packaged dressing mixes also have sugar in them. The other culprit is probably that flavored cream cheese. You could purchase regular or low-fat cream cheese (I wouldn't use nonfat in this recipe), and then add your own dried chives and garlic powder or crushed garlic to replace the flavor lost. The final recipe won't taste exactly the same, but even if you only do one of these substitutions, you'll shave some sodium off the nutrition counts. Good luck!
bennerrdsox wrote:
Delicious...served over rice next time I will try on mashed potato instead. My toddlers did not care for it, but we loved it. I only used one package of mushrooms since one had gone bad and only had sweet white wine however, it all worked out just fine. Would definitely make again and I just added everything to the crockpot, mixed the dressing and melted butter together, but did not melt it all before nor did I brown the chicken breast tenders.
liirogue wrote:
Other than the overwhelming taste of condensed soup, this recipe has no flavor. It also had a very unpleasant oily/greasy texture. It was relegated to the trash once it became apparent no one had any interest past the first few bites.

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