Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Crock Pot Chicken

I've had a crock pot for many years, but it was one of the first types that is vertical and it is difficult to get anything other than roasts in it.  It's perfect for mulled apple cider when entertaining over the  holidays though.  I asked for a newer style for Christmas this past year and our daughter bought me one like hers that I had been admiring.
 We tried a roast in it first and then a whole chicken that was in the freezer.
The chicken was a 6 pounder and with the addition of some onions, potatoes and carrots, it was all I could do to put the lid on - and this was just for the two of us.
Needless to say, we had quite a bit of chicken left over so I decided to try a recipe that fellow tea enthusiast Angela shared on her blog Tea With Friends.  The recipe is from a booklet of Miss Mable's Tea Room.  I won't repost the recipe called 'hot chicken salad' as you can get it here where Angela has it printed out.
 Before I baked the dish...and those are crushed potato chips on top.
 Hot from the oven and the chips are still crunchy.
Intended as a light supper with salad on the side, hubby and I both enjoyed the casserole.
My notes: 
* instead of cream of chicken soup, I used cream of mushroom 
* in the future I would omit the mayonnaise as I found the mixture to be a little runny, but it did set some after cooling a bit
* hubby questioned the potato chips because of the sodium content and I will try an alternative next time
Angela suggested the recipe would be a nice dish to serve for a ladies luncheon, and I couldn't agree more.  
I'm linking with Rose Chintz Cottage for Home, Bernideen's Tea Blog for Thursday Open House, A Delightsome Life for Home and Garden Thursday and Home at Little Red House.


  1. Looks delish to me potato chip crunch topping and all. I have a recipe that I love that includes chicken, mayo, and cream of chicken soup (now that stuff has too much sodium as well). I find that the mayo (sometimes I use yogurt instead) works well to bind it together.

  2. Now that you both have made this - what better recommendation than that! A must try for sure!

  3. When I got my new crockpot, like yours, I kept my old one and use it for the same things, and sometimes chili or soup. Watch for a post I'll do on an egg casserole made in the big one.

  4. How fun to get a new crockpot, Judith. I have an oval one, too, but most of the time I use my Le Crueset pot and put it in a low temp oven. Your hot chicken salad looks so good. I just made one recently, too. I'll have to try this one as its a little different. Thanks for sharing.

  5. I make a similar dish with left over chicken from the crock pot ... I call it chicken pot pie without the pie :)
    I have also used Cream of Celery soup and it turned out really nice.

  6. Well now...this absolutely sounds delish! YUMMMEEEEE!


  7. That looks pretty good. Your new crock pot is nice, too. I'm sure you'll get a lot of use out of it. :)

  8. Oh, this gives me an idea.. I have never put a whole chicken in my crock pot.. going to try.. Thanks for sharing .. I love your new crock- pot.. they come in handy..

  9. I too have a crock pot like yours and I have always cooked my roasts and chicken in it. I will certainly try the hot chicken salad; sounds delish! Thanks for sharing with us and enjoy the rest of your week, Judith.


  10. Ooh, the chip topping was what I was salivating over! I love it when you can find several dishes to make out of one chicken. We are in the same boat. We still have one at home, but she never eats with us except on Sundays and then only every other one. Looks fabulous, but yes, sodium is always a concern.

  11. Hi Judith! So nice to know you came by! We need to update our crock pot too! My husband loves chicken, and your recipe looks delicious. I would love the crunchy top!

  12. Judith ... what a fabulous suggest you are sharing... more and more at Chateau HHL we are looking at ways to eat healthy and cook more often .. stews, soups and slow cooking is becoming a cooking method around here. Wishing you a fabulous evening..xo C. (HHL)

  13. I keep meaning to try that recipe of Angela's and your wonderful post has me all excited to do so again once I am up and at 'em!

    I wonder if a non sweet cereal would work, like Special K - to give some crunch w/o the sodium?

  14. The chicken dish looks yummy, Judith. You are right about the peach linens. Everybody said they are bun warmers. Thanks for the input...Christine

  15. Well that was a good second meal from the chicken, Judith

    I like my crockpot very much. Some things taste better than others but it sure comes in handy when I'm on a tight schedule. Susan

  16. Your food is looking so beautiful. They may delicious for it. Thank you for nice recipe. PlantWerkz

  17. Looks very yummy and the trick with the potatoes chips an the top is great. I will try.
    Blessings from France

  18. Hi Judith, The hot chicken salad looks really good! I have a crockpot much like your new one and today it is bubbling with chili for dinner. Just taking scones out of the oven too. It is a cooking (and cleaning) day today!
    Hugs, Beth

  19. I came back to print this out! Thanks!

  20. Your new crock pot is pretty spiffy looking there my friend! It's funny that you just posted about crock pots as I've been thinking about looking for some good but healthy recipes I could make easily in my crock pot. Since my fibro diagnosis cooking doesn't come easy but with a crockpot I might still be able to get a little creative.

    I have to laugh at your comment on my bunny blog post... I know isn't that bunny something?! I'll probably go with the smaller ones just for ease of handling but there is something kind of cool about those big bunnies! :D

    I will keep you updated as my decision process evolves. A lot is dependent upon my wallet as well.
    Hugs and make time to be crazy creative this weekend... we are expecting a big storm bringing with it the possibility of 25" of snow or more, eek! Good time to spend crocheting or knitting! :D

  21. Oh my goodness, that looks delicious! I've never had a crock pot, but I'm seeing such wonderful recipes that I think I may need to get one soon. ;) Thanks for sharing your inspiration, Judith! xoxo

  22. You know, I've never had a crock pot, but I think it just might be time. I like the idea of a meal being ready when I come from work - why have I never thought of this? Thanks for the push.

  23. I can relate to the comfort of slow cooked food epitomising HOME Judith.

    I have a crock pot too and I use it a lot in the winter time!
    Shane ♥

  24. Now that was a great way to use up your leftover chicken! And I can't say I disagree with your husband -- the chips taste great on top, but if I were going to eat this more than once in a blue moon, I'd definitely be looking for a lower sodium topping.

  25. Oh my this looks So yummy!

    Jocelyn @

  26. So nice that you are putting that new crock pot to such good use!

  27. yummie!! lovely blog you have Judith. I do love the cottage life and wish I was living in one :)

    hugs and wonderful weekend,

  28. I have had this dish before or very similar and just love it. Thanks for sharing.

  29. LOVE using a crock pot! It makes the food so flavorful and tender. My Mother-in-Law gave me a similar one a few years back - I love that the lid locks on. I do appreciate you sharing your post with Home and Garden Thursday,


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