Thrifty Deals into Thrifty Meals

Crock pot Italian Chicken

I was able to make this meal for my family of 5, for $4.38

 About .87 cents a person.

img_0241Price break down:

  • Chicken ( $1.29 a lb) $2.50 click here
  • Tablespoon of dry Italian seasoning Free click here
  • Cream of chicken soup .29 cents click here
  • Frozen peas .20 cents ( sale at Albertsons in December)
  • Rice .50 cents
  • Cream Cheese store brand .89 cents

When you stock up on items at their lowest price, and fill your pantry with them.  You are then able to use them for weeks to come, saving your family time and money.


  Crock pot Italian chicken  Recipe:

In your crockpot add chicken ( I used 2 large breast, they are about the size of 4 smaller breast that I am use to).  On top of the chicken, add 1 table spoon Italian seasoning. Add 1/2 cup water, 1 can cream of chicken soup, and 1 brick of cream cheese.  Put the lid on and cook on high for the first hour and 1/2,  mix it all up with a spoon making a sauce.  Put the lid back on and cook on medium for another 2 hours.  We eat it over the top of white rice, my family loves it.

I forgot to add that you can use frozen chicken, just add an extra 30 mins  to cooking time.  I love to take the chicken out of the freezer and pop it right into the crock pot…easy!


15 Responses

  1. I am loving all your recipes, I am going to give this one a try soon. Thanks!

  2. I made this the other night but the recipe I got called for a whole bottle of Italian dressing. Hmmmm mine was good but it was pretty runny obviously!! LOL

  3. That sounds really good!

  4. How much water does this recipe call for? I am assuming 1/2 a cup but am not sure! It looks good and easy…perfect for my busy day tomorrow!

  5. i use i dry package of italian dressing, that way it’s not runny and is full of flavor!

  6. Yes it is 1/2 cup sorry I left that out. If you want it a little thiner you can add more. Or even add another can of soup…you can’t really mess it up..super easy and yummy

  7. I LOVE, LOVE these Thrifty Meals!! Keep them coming!!

  8. Yum, that looks good! You have got to be super mom! Making delicious meals and finding all sorts of deals. Are you ever tired! 🙂

  9. Funny. We had the same (well, very similar) meal tonight! I call mine cream cheese chicken, but is basically the same.

    My recipe:

    2-3 frozen chicken breasts (cut up ; I cut them frozen)
    1 brick cream cheese
    1 family size cream of chicken soup
    1 pkg. zesty (or reg.) italian dressing

    Put it all in the crockpot on low for 6-8 hrs. We layer rice, then broccoli, with the sauce on top.

    I’ve never thought of not cutting up the chicken. How does that turn out? Do you cut up the chicken when it’s all done cooking? Does the chicken come apart fairly easily? I know silly questions, but I’m curious. 🙂

  10. oh yeah falls apart

  11. yep, sleep good at night, and Matt lets me sleep in

  12. It is super tender and falls apart! I love it

  13. Well thanks but I am far from super mom! I try hard…..And yes I am very tired! Can someone please tell my kids to sleep in till at least 8….

  14. My recipe calls for powdered ranch dressing packets instead of italian seasoning and my family LOVES it.

  15. I finally got around to making this a few days ago. The whole family loves it! We had it on rice and will not be trying it any other way… Absolutely delicious! What’s even better is that my S.O. loves it… and if he loves it, it’s a keeper! (He’s one of the super picky ones.)

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