{Recipe} Thanksgiving in the Crock Pot

So, I think I need a lesson in photographing food in the crock pot.  There is just no way to take a pretty picture.  At least I haven't figure it out yet.  Please do not judge this recipe based on the pics. Seriously.  Ok, let's get to it.

It is currently 102 degrees outside (that is not an exaggeration) yet, all I can think about is fall.  My heart is craving cooler temps, brightly colored trees, trips to the cider mill & crock pot cooking.  Over the weekend, my friends & I were discussing Thanksgiving & the craving for Thanksgiving dinner hit my stomach HARD.   I'll be hosting my first Thanksgiving this year (a lot of posts will be coming on that adventure) so I know I need to start getting in the spirit. In an effort to recreate one of the best meals of the year without putting in all the effort, I decided to give this recipe a whirl.  It. Is. AWESOME. This meal was super easy to throw together, the house smelled AMAZING while it cooked & it was SO tasty! I did out sub turkey breasts for boneless chicken breasts because, truthfully, I don't know where one buys turkey breasts...I've never seen them at our grocery store.  I also served this with a side of cranberries (not pictured) because turkey/chicken & stuffing without cranberry is just WRONG.  Next time, if I'm not feeling lazy I might make some mashed potatoes, but that takes more effort than I was willing to put in.  This really was the perfect comfort meal to satisfy that Thanksgiving craving until November but J is ready for me to make it again!

Serves: 4
Cook time: 4.5 - 5 hours
How difficult was this for me? EASY!

  • 4 Large boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 10.5oz can of cream of chicken soup (we used low sodium)
  • 8 oz. light sour cream
  • 1 6 oz. box stuffing mix (we used Stove Top cornbread stuffing mix)
  • 6 Tbsp cup chicken broth (with a bit more if necessary)
  • 1 12oz bag frozen green beans
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Lightly grease slow cooker with cooking spray

Place chicken breasts at the bottom of the slow cooker. Lightly salt & pepper the chicken

In a separate bowl, mix together the cream of chicken soup, sour cream, stuffing & chicken broth

Place mixture over chicken & spread out as evenly as possible

Place string beans on top of stuffing mix.  

You will want to periodically mix the stuffing. If you don't want to mix the beans & stuffing, then place the beans on the sides. I did not care one bit.

Cook on high for 4 hours. 

I did mix the stuffing probably 3x during the 4 hours.  If you're finding your stuffing to be a bit dry, add a little more broth.  My crock pot kept the stuffing pretty juicy, so I didn't require any extra.

Remove from cooker & EAT.


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