For the fourth day of this challenge I selected a dish from Laura over at Small Wallet Big Appetite. Have you checked out her yummy dishes from this challenge? I sure hope you have!! Even though I don’t like artichokes, I still wanted to make this dish because, well I love chicken, love love spinach and love love love anything creamy! So this is Laura’s version, all I did differently was take out the Artichokes. I know, most normal people like them. Something about creamy and chicken that just does it for me!
Don’t forget about the results of this awesome #CrockPot Challenge! Yes one of you lucky readers can win a free Crock Pot! Our hosts and myself have all graciously declined the chance to win and are making it all about you!!! What do you have to do you ask??? Come find out on Friday, our last day of the contest! Until then enjoy this recipe.
Crockpot Chicken, Artichoke and Spinach
4 Chicken breasts diced
10 oz. (300g) frozen spinach, defrosted with the water squeezed out
2 14 oz cans of quartered artichoke hearts
1 small onion minced
3 cloves of garlic minced
8 oz. of reduce fat cream cheese
6 oz. of fat free sour cream
1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 c. water
1/2 tsp basil
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
What did I do?
I took all of Laura’s suggestions, put the cream cheese and sour cream in the bottom of the crock and turn it onto high while you prep the other ingredients. Chop the chicken into bite size pieces and drain the spinach as much as you can with paper towels or a kitchen towel.
Add the rest of the ingredients into the crock pot, if you haven’t noticed, I forgot my onion, AHHHH! I love onion, my hubby, not so much but he usually eats anything cooked with onion in it. Since I had some green onions to use up I decided to add these in with everything else. Don’t forget to change it to low for the day.
I cooked it for 7 hours and I even made some Orzo while I was prepping it and just left it on the counter and warmed it up before it was ready.
I decided to be adventurous and add some more cheese on top 15 minutes before it was ready. Cover and melt it!
I have to show you a pic of this melted goodness…..creamy, warm, oh sorry did I make you drool?
Done. Dinner is served. Wa-la. 20 minutes and you have yourself a nice and warm heart filled dish right here!
Don’t forget the lovely ladies who are doing this Challenge with me……add more crock pot recipes to your list this winter!
Laura at Small Wallet Big Appetite has got some Drumsticks you are NOT going to want to miss.
Sarah at Crispy Bits & Burnt Ends has a Sandwich that contains some Buffalo…..am I enticing you yet??
Melanie at From Fast Food to Fresh Food has cooked up one of my recipes…….remember those Ribs, she’s adding a twist??