This easy crockpot chicken ala king is very tasty! And super easy too. Slow cooker, stove top, and freezer meal directions are provided.
- 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1 cup celery diced
- 1 medium sweet onion diced
- 1 bell pepper diced
- 1 15- ounce can cream of celery soup
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch + 1/4 cup cold water optional
- Himalayan salt and black pepper to taste
Lightly grease, butter or spray the slow cooker insert.
Dice the chicken (if desireand place in the bottom of the crockpot.
Add the celery, onion, and peppers.
Pour the cream of celery soup over the top. Don't add water.
Cover and cook on low for 5 to 6 hours.
30 Minutes Before Serving:
Turn the slow cooker to high.
Make the cornstarch slurry by combining the cold water and the cornstarch until well blended.
Mix the chicken mixture well and pour the cornstarch slurry in. Stir and cover.
Cook until thickened (about 20 minutes). Add salt and pepper as desired. Serve over rice.
Freezer Meal Directions:
Dump the diced-up vegetables into a large freezer bag.
Dump in the soup and zip closed.
Knead and shake to coat the vegetables in the soup.
Open the bag and add the chicken breasts.
Lay flat, label and freeze for up to 6 weeks.
Add the cornstarch slurry as directed above.
Stove Top Directions:
Sauté the chicken, onions, celery and bell pepper in a couple of tablespoons of butter over medium heat until the chicken is done through and the onions are translucent.
Add the cream of celery soup and salt and pepper as desired.
Turn heat to low. Cover and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes (Now is a good time to start your pasta or rice).
5 to 10 minutes before serving mix the cornstarch slurry as directed above and stir into the chicken mixture.
Stove Top Notes:
You'll need a couple of tablespoons of oil or butter for the stove top version. You CAN add butter to the crockpot version too. It adds a lot of flavors, but it is not necessary.
Freezer Meal Notes:
If you might be using the freezer meal as a stove top meal just don't add the soup to the freezer bag. AND use frozen vegetables instead of fresh.
Make a note on your freezer bag that you'll need a can of cream of celery soup along with cornstarch and rice when you make this meal.