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Creamy Slow Cooker Chicken with Chickpeas

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Slow Cooker Chicken anyone? I’m coming at you today with a super fuelling recipe that is waaaaay too simple.

This Creamy Slow Cooker Chicken with Chickpeas recipe was my most asked for recipe after posting it on Instagram recently so here it is.

Seriously, it feels like cheating, which feels great 🙂 I love recipes like this one that are all-in-one suppers: protein, fibre, healthy carbs and hearty. Perfect for cooler weather and schedules full of hockey practices, play dates and birthday parties.

slow cooker chicken with chickpeas

This recipe for Creamy Slow Cooker Chicken with Chickpeas has a ton of flavour, it’s beyond simple to make (halllooooo slow cooker) and it uses easily available ingredients.

There’s such a creaminess to it – thanks to the cream of mushroom soup – but without all the sluggish, heavy-gut feeling that comes from a super high fat meal.

Man, don’t you love how slow cookers really make it easy to have your supper cooking for you while you’re at the office or going about your day? We’ve had ours for years now. It’s nice and low tech – it has a Low, High and Keep Warm setting. That’s it. Simple = better for my brain.

By the way, have you tried the InstaPot yet? I haven’t but so many people I know have. I love different gadgets and gizmos in the kitchen but I’m not jumping out to get one.

I’m somewhat of a late adopter and a little lazy. They been out for what, a few years now? But I am really thinking about getting a Spiralizer

Hope you love this one as much as we do.

Enjoy!

~April

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3.67 from 3 votes

Creamy Slow Cooker Chicken with Chickpeas

This healthy and filling meal will cook to perfection while you're away for the day!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken;, slow cooker, supper
Servings: 4
Author: April Saunders

Equipment

  • Slow cooker

Ingredients

  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • 1 pkg low sodium taco seasoning
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup low sodium
  • 1 650ml jar salsa
  • 1 x 540 ml chickpeas rinsed, drained
  • 1/4 cup light sour cream
  • 1/3 cup cilantro

Instructions

  • Place chicken breasts in slow cooker. Sprinkle the chicken breasts with the taco seasoning
  • Add the mushroom soup (straight from the can, non-diluted), salsa, and chickpeas to the slow cooker. Stir to combine.
  • Cook on high for about 4 hours or low for 6 hours (will vary depending on your slow cooker.) After ~3 hours, shred the chicken with 2 forks.
  • Stir in the sour cream. Cook for another hour. Once cooked and heated through, turn slow cooker to keep warm.
  • Stir in cilantro and serve. Options for serving: over brown rice, or in a tortilla wrap or you can eat it on it's own

Notes

You also use frozen chicken breasts. Just be sure to adjust the cooking time to accommodate to frozen chicken.
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    JOS
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    1 star
    Canned mushroom soup and salsa are typically high sodium foods. With only 2 chicken breasts in the recipe the recipe serving size is likely for 4. A can of Campbell’s mushroom soup is 870mg of sodium and 650ml of Tostidos medium chunk salsa is 5495mg of sodium. With just those 2 ingredients alone one serving is almost 1592mg of sodium (69% of the daily recommended sodium if not on a sodium restricted diet).

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      Karli
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      She didn’t specify what brands to use and there are many that you can buy that are WAY lower in sodium than the products you suggested.

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        April Saunders
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        Thanks for commenting on this Karli! You are correct. Many brands are so different – it’s crazy! My salsa was 1733mg for 650ml, for example. Thanks again.

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      April Saunders
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      Thanks very much for reading and commenting Joann! The salsa I used was 1733mg for the 650 ml (160mg per 60ml serving) and my mushroom soup was close to the one you quoted. The serving is for 4 but with the chickpeas, it makes a lot – probably closer to 4-5 servings (depending if someone serves with rice.) Thank you again for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate it. Kind regards, April

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    Tim
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    5 stars
    I made this and it was easy and delicious! Yum.

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      April Saunders
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      Thanks for letting me know you enjoyed it, Tim!

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    Karli
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    5 stars
    This was so simple and absolutely delicious! Thank you for all the amazing recipes April!!

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      April Saunders
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      So glad you enjoyed it, Karli. And you’re so welcome! 🙂

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