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Crockpot chicken supreme is a classic and popular slow cooker recipe. There's something about the combination of creamy sauce, cheese, and chicken that is completely satisfying. This five-ingredient recipe is simple enough for inexperienced cooks to make. The aroma that will greet you as you walk in the door for dinner is tantalizing. Nothing smells better than chicken cooking in the slow cooker.
This recipe is a great way to use chicken breasts that are large and tough. Unless you buy very small chicken breasts, they will be tough when sautéed or baked. The slow cooker is the only way to get these breasts tender.
- 5 slices bacon
- 6 chicken breast halves (boneless, skinless)
- 1 (4-ounce) jar sliced mushrooms (drained)*
- 1 (10-ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
- 1/2 cup Swiss cheese (diced)
In a large skillet, cook the bacon until crisp.
Remove the bacon from the skillet and drain on paper towels.
Crumble the bacon and set it aside, covered, in the refrigerator.
In the bacon drippings in the skillet, cook the chicken over medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes or until light brown, turning once.
Place the chicken in a 4- to 6-quart slow cooker. Top with the mushrooms.
In the skillet you used to brown the chicken, heat the soup, scraping up the pan drippings.
Pour the sauce over the chicken in the slow cooker.
Cover the slow cooker and cook on low setting for 4 to 5 hours, or until the chicken registers 165 F on a meat thermometer.
Top the chicken with the diced cheese and sprinkle with the reserved bacon.
Cover again and cook on high for 10 to 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
Serve your chicken supreme with hot cooked pasta, brown rice, or wild rice to soak up all the wonderful sauce. Add sides of vegetables such as steamed broccoli. It's the perfect dinner for a cold fall or winter night.
If you are using frozen chicken breasts, you should thaw the breasts beforehand in the refrigerator. This is what food safety experts recommend, as it ensures the chicken is not in the temperature danger zone long enough to breed dangerous bacteria. While you could brown the frozen breasts and increase the cooking time, that would not eliminate the risk.
You can substitute different types of cheese and different flavors of condensed soup to change the flavor. For example, instead of using cream of chicken soup, use a 10-ounce container of four cheese Alfredo sauce.
If you have cream of mushroom soup, you can use that.
Substitute a chopped onion and add some garlic in place of the mushrooms. This recipe is very tolerant and you can change it as you'd like.