Crock Pot Cheesy Chicken and Zoodles

Crock Pot Cheesy Chicken and Zoodles

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I’m not gonna lie – I’m running a weeeeeeeeeeeeeeee bit behind this week. Not with anything except blog work, which is a huge bonus. Yay for scheduling! So, I don’t have time for a long and elaborate post – it’s already 6am and I need to make breakfast, finish yogurt, and pack lunch. Sooooooooooooooooo, here is your short, condensed version of Cheesy Chicken and Zoodles.

It was easy. It was yummy. It was even yummier left over. It should have been 6 servings, but we really liked it and it was only 4. *Burp* Oops?

Crock Pot Cheesy Chicken and Zoodles

Chop your veggies before putting them in the crock. Duh, right? Don’t put in a whole pepper or onion.

Crock Pot Cheesy Chicken and Zoodles

When I made this, I had somewhere to go and knew when I got home I’d rather chew off my toenails than to make something else to go with dinner. So, I made the zoodles before I left and threw them in a bowl of water and covered – then put them in the fridge, ready to go. Sometimes I do prep work when the natives are happy.

This is how I make Zoodles.

I’m not gonna lie – I’m running a weeeeeeeeeeeeeeee bit behind this week. Not with anything except blog work, which is a huge bonus. Yay for scheduling! So, I don’t have time for a long and elaborate post – it’s already 6am and I need to make breakfast, finish yogurt, and pack lunch. Sooooooooooooooooo, here is your short, condensed version of Cheesy Chicken and Zoodles.

Sock everything into the crock except the sour cream, cheese, and zoodles. Let it cook for 6-8 hours…or 9 because you were gone longer than you thought. Oops? Saving the zoodles until last means they won’t disintegrate into nothingness during those 9 hours. That would be pure sadness.

I’m not gonna lie – I’m running a weeeeeeeeeeeeeeee bit behind this week. Not with anything except blog work, which is a huge bonus. Yay for scheduling! So, I don’t have time for a long and elaborate post – it’s already 6am and I need to make breakfast, finish yogurt, and pack lunch. Sooooooooooooooooo, here is your short, condensed version of Cheesy Chicken and Zoodles.

When you get home from said longer-than-you-thought trip, add the zoodles, sour cream, and cheese. Give it a stir and replace the lid for 30 minutes so zucchini can get tender, you can change a diaper, Annie can wash her hands, and then pretend like she’s lost her mind and can’t set the table because she doesn’t know where the forks reside. Note: They’ve not moved since we moved into this house over a year ago.

I’m not gonna lie – I’m running a weeeeeeeeeeeeeeee bit behind this week. Not with anything except blog work, which is a huge bonus. Yay for scheduling! So, I don’t have time for a long and elaborate post – it’s already 6am and I need to make breakfast, finish yogurt, and pack lunch. Sooooooooooooooooo, here is your short, condensed version of Cheesy Chicken and Zoodles

Serve with a slotted spoon – devour because you’re starving and were gone longer than you thought and didn’t take enough snacks. Oops?

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About Stacy

Stacy is the author of Crock On: A Semi-Whole Foods Slow Cooker Cookbook and Keep Crockin': A Poorganic Slow Cooker Cookbook, and a stay-at-home and homeschooling mom to her two children, Annie (June 2009) and Andy (August 2012). After an “awakening” in March 2011, her family switched to a more natural, whole foods diet. She likes to blog about how to live on less than you make and how to eat good food while doing it. Her passion is teaching others how to save money and she tag teams with her husband in this endeavor. At Stacy Makes Cents you’ll find information on how to save money in the kitchen, how to have fun with your kids, and how to be thrifty in all areas of life. Her passion is teaching others how to live debt free. Make sure to follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more to keep up with her daily antics.

  • Cindy B. Atya

    I’m getting a mandolin from Varagesale today, just to try this lol thanks Stacy!

    • Stacy

      Watch out for those things – I’m forever injuring myself on mine. LOL

      • Cindy B. Atya

        LOL as the lady sold it to me today she made me swear I’d be careful to not put it in a drawer and go reach for it lol told me I’d slice my fingers! Yikes! You’re dangerous Stacy LOL

        • Stacy

          I know it….knives and stuff. Proceed with caution.

  • Elaine

    Sounds yummy.
    I think that will be dinner tonight. Only difference is that we usually don’t cook the zucchini, So I’ll usually just distribute it on top before serving. I cannot seem to develop a liking for cooked squash and the fam is good either way…..whew.

    • Stacy

      I prefer it cooked…but I feel that way about most veggies. :-)

  • Nikki Thornton

    This sounds delicious! Can’t wait to try it. ( :

    • Stacy

      I hope you love it!

  • Carmen Mobberly

    I don’t know if my family would eat zucchini noodles. I’d be willing to try it, but…I just don’t know. I suppose I could use pasta, right? This sounds yummy and easy, so I want to try it.

    • Stacy

      Yes, you could. But then it wouldn’t be Cheesy Chicken and Zoodles. ;-)

  • Katjo Daniels

    Sounds yummy! Quick question; what’s the easiest way to make “zoodles”?

    • Stacy

      Using a nifty dohickey that I have…which I should have linked. Oops. Will do now. You’ll see it here:
      http://www.stacymakescents.com/parmesan-squash-noodles

      • Katjo Daniels

        Bought it through your linky,
        Thanks for finding such a treasure!!

        • Stacy

          Well, thank you very much! I hope you love it too. :-)

  • Kady

    I just found out via another trustworthy blog that I shouldn’t use frozen chicken in the crock pot (which I’ve done many times without issue) because it takes too long to come up to safe temperature; have you heard this as well? (I know you didn’t suggest using the chicken from frozen) Wondering if you think there’s validity in this statement. Recipe looks tasty!

    • Stacy

      I’ve never cooked anything in the crock from a frozen state – it weirds me out. I do sometimes put it in if it’s not all the way thawed, but never totally frozen.

  • Kimberly Leverett Osburn

    This sounds really yummy. I’ve never made zoodles before and I don’t have a pasta machine, so I hope you won’t mind if I make the cheesy chicken to serve over some other sort of pasta. It sounds amazing. Thanks for sharing Stacy, I truly do enjoy all your posts. <3 Kim

    • Stacy

      Welllllllllllllllllll, I guess it’s okay. :-)

      • Kimberly Leverett Osburn

        Thanks Stacy, you’re the best!

        • Stacy

          Tell Annie. ;-)

  • Heidi P

    I always love your honesty about the reality of Mommy-hood! My youngest is turning 5 at the end of the month and I’m just starting to feel like I’m becoming human again.

    • Stacy

      I need to hold out till 5? I can do it! Right? lol

      • Heidi P

        Notice I said my YOUNGEST was 5 ;) Also, I’m not a homeschooler which means my 7 year old can ask 500 of his 1500 questions a day to someone else, which helps keep this mama sane :) Maybe that’s why I’m feeling human—I’m finally able to go to the grocery store by myself :) It’s the little things :) (My 5yo goes to preschool 3 mornings a week)

        • Stacy

          I always feel like I’m on vacation when I grocery shop alone. LOL

  • Dana

    How did you julienne the zucchini? Mine makes fry size.

    • Stacy

      I updated the post with my parmesan noodles post. :-) I was tired and should have done it already. Sorry about that!

  • Sheila

    I think what I appreciate most about this recipe is that you didn’t say 2 chicken breasts will feed 6. :) 2 pounds is more real!

    • Stacy

      Maybe if each breast weighs a pound. LOL

      • Helen Thomas

        I find sometimes the ones I get at sam’s club do!

  • Becky

    Looks great to me! love the flavors! You commented on Foodtastic Friday, but I don’t see your link. Come back! :) Thanks for the visit.

    • Stacy

      Thanks for stopping by!

  • Helen Thomas

    As soon as we are done with breakfast I am going to the store for the needed produce! This is great because I can pull out some chicken for my dairy-free son before adding cheese and I’ll use Greek yogurt. I also added the julienne gadget to my Christmas list. How old was Annie when you started her on setting the table?

    • Stacy

      I hope you love it!

      • Helen Thomas

        Well! The toddler was finicky and didn’t touch any dinner except an ear of corn ;) But the hubby said “This is the best thing you’ve made on that plan of yours!” haha We both LOVED it

        • Stacy

          Hip, hip HOORAY!

  • Catherine Wood

    Looks delicious and a sneaky way to add veggies!

    • Stacy

      I like being sneaky. :-)

  • http://www.21stcenturyhousewife.com/ April Harris

    I was wondering what zoodles were – what a great name for Zucchini Noodles! Your dish looks delish! Thank you for sharing it with us at the Hearth and Soul hop.

    • Stacy

      I saw it on Pinterest. :-) Now I say it all the time.

  • Jessica Richards Light

    I made this tonight and loved it, any tricks to using that zucchini tool? The zucchini would snap in half and I made quit a mess

    • Stacy

      I do half the zuc and then turn it and do the other half. I go slowly and it works well. :-) It will tend to snap toward the end so be careful.

  • http://www.lambertslately.com/ LeslieFLambert

    I absolutely love a healthy twist…and this totally fits the bill! Yum! I would love for you to share this on Create It Thursday #20…it’s live now!

    • Stacy

      Thanks for the invite!

  • Nicole Burkholder

    This is the second post that linked up today with zucchini noodles! :) Must be in the air. I love the crock pot recipe! Thanks for linking up to Let’s Get Real!

    • Stacy

      Great minds. :-)

  • Marsha ‘Nana’ Baker

    What a Zuper way to use that Zucchini! Thanks so much for sharing at Weekend Potluck.

    • Stacy

      Hardy, har, har! :-)

  • http://nataliewestgate.com/ Natalie Westgate

    I’ve got to admit, it was the zoodles that grabbed me hehe! Never seen that word before but it’s great :D Thanks for sharing this recipe, I’ll have to give it a go.

    I found your post via the Hearth & Soul Blog Hop this week :)

    • Stacy

      I saw it on Pinterest – my favorite place. :-)

  • Miz Helen

    What a great recipe and I just love your Zoodles! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
    Miz Helen

    • Stacy

      Thanks, Miz Helen!

  • Jess

    Hi Stacy,

    Holy moly…this sounds fantastic and your picture are terrific, making me want to eat it even more. I’ve moved this recipe onto my ‘must try’ list. :)

    Thank you for sharing this over at the *Mostly* Homemade Mondays blog hop. I will be featuring your recipe there tomorrow!

    Hope you come and link up again,
    Jess

    http://www.scratchmommy.com

    • Stacy

      Wow! Thank you!! :-)

  • Barb

    Came home from work last night with nothing planned for dinner but kept thinking about this recipe. I actually made it with frozen chicken breasts not in the crockpot but on top of the stove! Boiled the frozen breasts in some water while I chopped onion and peppers, threw them in with the seasonings and cooked until I could pull them apart. Then discovered my sour cream was moldy! So I subbed plain Greek yogurt and cream cheese and it turned out YUMMY! Hubby loved it and dear teenage daughter who hates anything healthy loved it, too! Hubby and I were fighting over who got the leftovers to take to work. Thanks Stacy!

    • Stacy

      I hate that fight – it happens a lot here. LOL