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Slow-Cooker Smothered Chicken
with Bacon and Onions

Slow Cooker Smothered Chicken with Bacon and Onions

Sautéed onions and bacon bring their special flavors to this creamy slow-cooker chicken dish that's perfect on top of noodles.

Ingredients

  • 8 slices OSCAR MAYER Center Cut Bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 onions, cut lengthwise in half, then sliced crosswise
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/4 cups fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 8 bone-in skinless chicken thighs (2 1/2 pounds)
  • 4 cups egg noodles, uncooked
  • 1 tub (8 ounces) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese Spread
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Instructions

  1. Cook and stir bacon in large skillet on medium heat until crisp.
  2. Remove bacon from skillet with slotted spoon; drain on paper towels.
  3. Drain all but 2 tablespoons drippings from skillet.
  4. Add onions to reserved drippings; cook for 15 to 18 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally and adding flour, pepper and half the bacon to skillet for the last minute.
  5. Whisk in broth until blended. (Onion mixture will be thick.)
  6. Add chicken to slow cooker; cover with onion mixture.
  7. Cook on LOW for 4 to 5 hours (or on HIGH for 2 to 3 hours).
  8. About 15 minutes before ready to serve, cook noodles as directed on package, omitting salt.
  9. Drain noodles; place on platter.
  10. Top with chicken, reserving onion mixture in slow cooker.
  11. Mix cream cheese spread, milk and garlic powder until blended.
  12. Add to onion mixture; mix well.
  13. Spoon over chicken; top with parsley and remaining bacon.

Prep Time: 40 min | Total Time: 4 hr 50 min | 8 servings

Serving suggestion: Serve with hot steamed green beans.

Nutritional Information - Serving Size 8 servings - Amount per Serving: Calories 380 Total fat 19g Saturated fat 8g Cholesterol 150mg Sodium 390mg Carbohydrate 22g Dietary fiber 1g Sugars 2g Protein 28g

% Daily Value Vitamin A 8% DV Vitamin C 2% DV Calcium 6% DV Iron 10% DV

Recipe and photo credit: Kraft Foods - kraftrecipes.com


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