Crock Pot Cream Cheese Italian Chicken

"This is a great recipe that I have been making for years. It is very rich though, so don't make this recipe if you are looking for something light! I like to serve this with steamed rice (to kind of counterbalance the fat content of the chicken). Also, the cooking time listed here is for an older model Crock Pot. If you have a newer one you will want to cut back the cooking time."
Crock Pot Cream Cheese Italian Chicken created by Bonnie G 2
Ready In:
6hrs 10mins


  • 1 frying chicken, cut up
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter or 2 tablespoons margarine
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons dry Italian salad dressing
  • 1 (10 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, cut into cubes
  • 12 cup sauterne white wine or 1/2 cup sherry wine
  • 1 tablespoon chopped onion


  • Brush chicken with butter and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Place in a crock pot and sprinkle dry mix over all.
  • Cover and cook on low for 6 to 7 hours.
  • About 45 minutes before done, mix soup, cream cheese, wine, and onion in a small saucepan.
  • Cook until smooth.
  • Pour over the chicken and cover and cook another 45 minutes.
  • Spoon sauce over pieces when serving.

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  1. donna b.
    I found a recipe called 'Charlie's Chicken' about 20 years ago in my Aunt Grace's recipe book. It is nearly identical to this, except that recipe called for a bit of Sautern wine, and was baked in the oven. The recipe has been a family favorite since the first time I prepared it.
  2. pammyowl
    Great recipe, but I did make some changes. I browned the chicken first, then put it in the crock pot with the Italian dressing mix. I was out of cream of mushroom soup, so I made a homemade version of it. I deglazed the pan I had browned the chicken in with the wine, added the cream cheese and the cream soup mix, and the mushrooms.. Really tasty, thank you for the inspiration!
  3. Grammabobbie
    Very good, I like fresh mushrooms in it too, and served over mashed potatoes :) I forgot, I used turkey thighs, they worked great, pulled the thighs out and de-boned before adding cream cheese!
  4. bobcat397
    AMAZING! I cooked this for my boyfriend and he asks for it every week now. It was beyond easy but tastes like it was difficult. We like it best served over grits....but we are from the South. lol
  5. Bonnie G #2
    This is to die for good, rich yes, but soooo very good. It also goes together easy and makes for an attractive dish. The only thng I did differant was use a Cabernat wine as that's what I had on hand and I LOVED the very light rose glow it gave to the color. I know it's supposed to be white with chicken - but this was really pretty and the flavor was great. Served over egg noodles and with the rest of the wine - lovely meal and while I won't do this often (you did warn it was rich) I'll sure be doing it when I want to impress with something that doesn't take a lot of time.



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