Monday, July 23, 2012

Crockpot Chicken Dump For Dinner!

So it's about 2 o'clock in the afternoon and my husband will be home around 5:30 or earlier.  I have no idea what to do for dinner... so I head to the kitchen pantry and lazy susan and start looking around.  We have some frozen chicken breast, a can of corn, a can of white beans, a can of diced tomatoes that are seasoned with roasted garlic and onion, a can of sliced carrots, some cream cheese and some sour cream if I need it.  Sounds good, right?  It's in the crockpot all together now with some salt and pepper.  I have no idea how this will turn out, but I will post pictures as soon as it's done!

If it's a hit with the family I will post the entire recipe :)

It is totally delicious!! Like I said, I literally just scoped out the kitchen for the ingredients we had and the results are sooooo yummy.  Here's what we used:

4 large frozen chicken breasts
1 can of diced tomatoes seasoned with roasted garlic and onion
1 can of no salt added golden whole kernel corn
1 can of small white beans
1 can of sliced carrots
4 tablespoons of cream cheese (I had whipped in the fridge, plain is just fine)
salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste

Mashed potatoes, instant rice, or thick sliced bread
(I had this on top of instant rice that was cooked in low sodium chicken broth for extra flavor.  It was divine. Hubby had his over mashed potatoes and then also decided to spread some on top of bread for an open faced sandwich.  All three options are really tasty, or you can just eat it without anything else and it's still yummy!)

Place the frozen chicken in the bottom of the crockpot.  Layer the tomatoes, corn, white beans and carrots on top of the frozen chicken.  Top with 4 tablespoons of cream cheese, and season to taste.  (We used about 3 big pinches of salt, 3 big shakes of pepper, and 3 big shakes of garlic powder).  Put the crockpot on low for the best results for about 4-6 hours.  Stir every hour or so and break the chicken up as it gets softer. You can shred the chicken if you would like to or leave it cubed.  It will be very moist either way.

Here's what it looks like when you pile everything in before cooking:

And this is the final result with rice that I gobbled up :)

I hope you give this a try! If you do, let me know if you like it! And remember, you can do this yourself with ANY canned or frozen ingredients you already have on hand!

Part of Foodie Friends Friday!


  1. This sounds great! I love crockpot meals and this sounds like stuff I would already have in my cupboard. Thanks!

    1. Give it a try! Let me know what you think. The nice thing about the "dump" recipe is you can substitute for things you already have!

  2. Sounds like a tasty but very easy meal! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

  3. You did all that with frozen chicken in that short time? That must be a GREAT crock pot! This meal sounds really GOOD! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday! Don't forget to VOTE on Sunday!

    1. Thanks!! The bag of frozen chicken we purchase has super thin chicken breasts. It's really really nice because they cook faster! No worries on thawing it out and having to pound it out. Within a couple of hours it starts to break up, just with a wooden spoon :)

  4. This sounds so delicious. I wish I could see your pictures.

    1. Ellen, this is the first I've heard that someone couldn't see the pictures. Do you mind telling me which browser you are using? I wonder if this happens to a lot of people. Thanks for lettin me know! I may upload them differently from now on.