A great tip I’ve found when it comes to simple cooking, is to focus on simple, three-ingredient recipes.
I haven’t found too many three-ingredient (or less) recipes that the rest of my family might enjoy but I know they’re out there. Perhaps if I spend a little more time searching the archives at thestonesoup.com I’ll be able to grow my library.
I did find a simple recipe for “Fake Cordon Bleu” the other day and made a few adaptations to make my own “Faux Cordon Bleu” in a slow cooker.
The meal takes 5 minutes or so to prep and 4-5 hours to cook.
6 bonelss skinless chicken breasts
6 pieces of cheese (of course Cordon Bleu is typically swiss cheese but I used what was available – slices of American cheese)
10 oz. can condensed cream of mushroom soup with roasted garlic
pepper to season
Take each chicken breast (at least partially thawed if frozen) and place a piece of cheese on top of it. Stack the chicken and cheese in the bottom of the slow cooker. Add the can of mushroom soup to the slow cooker, spreading it around to cover the top of the chicken/cheese stack. Add pepper to season and then cook on low for 4-5 hours until the chicken is fully cooked.
I started this around noon and by 4:30 the chicken was good to go. Once cooked the chicken easily fell apart with a fork. I added a can of corn as the side and dinner was served.
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