With only four ingredients, you can make a rich and creamy chicken and noodle meal using a crock-pot or slow cooker. In this recipe adapted from the Dispatch cookbook, boneless and skinless chicken breasts are cooked in fat-free chicken broth and low-fat cream of chicken soup.Whole grain noodles are added to complete the meal, creating a healthy and satisfying dish for the whole family. This is a perfect meal for busy weekdays or lazy weekends.Flavorful and low in fat, this can be made a regular part of a healthy diet.
Crock pot recipe such as these are designed for the busy cooks. All the ingredients are cooked in one pot and you can leave it to cook on its own while you go about your day doing other tasks or chores. Instead of eating take-out or microwave-oven meals, slow cooker recipes let you enjoy a hearty and wholesome meal without the elaborate preparation and complicated techniques.
One of the most common problems with boneless and skinless chicken is that they can be dry and tasteless. This is because a lot of the flavor resides in the fat in the skin of the chicken. As the fat cooks, it penetrates the flesh of the chicken and gives it amazing flavor. Chicken fat, however, is high in cholesterol and is not the healthiest food around. Taking out the skin lessens considerable calories. To make the chicken moist and flavorful in this recipe, it is cooked in a flavorful chicken broth with the fat skimmed off. You can get fat-free chicken broth in can or cartons in grocery stores. Low-fat cream of chicken soup is also used in this recipe, tripling the flavor of the chicken. The meal is so flavorful you no longer need to add salt to it, although you can add a dash of pepper to give it a bit of spice and aroma.