This slow cooker recipe for "Creamy Italian Pork Chops" is so easy and so good you will not believe it! It's also very versatile. You can use boneless, skinless chicken breasts instead of the pork chops if you prefer. This is good served over egg noodles (or any pasta you have on hand), mashed potatoes, or rice! Add a salad or a vegetable and bread and dinner is served! The meat literally can be cut with a fork it's so tender! Here is what you will need for this:
6-8 boneless pork loin chops (or boneless chicken breasts)
pepper to taste
1 envelope dry Italian dressing mix
1 (7 oz.) can sliced mushrooms, drained (optional)
1 (10 3/4 oz.) can of cream of chicken soup
1 (10 3/4 oz.) can of cream of mushroom soup
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 cup water
parsley for garnish (optional)
Spray a large slow cooker (5 to 6 quarts) with nonstick spray. Lay the pork chops (or chicken in the bottom). Sprinkle with black pepper to taste. Sprinkle with the dry Italian seasoning mix. Place the mushroom slices even over the top of the meat.
In a bowl mix the soups and cream cheese. If you are watching your sodium, use the low sodium soups and it will work fine. Pour evenly over the meat and mushrooms. Pour the cup of water around the edges of the meat.
Cook on low for 7-8 hours or on high for 4 hours. When done, stir the gravy around to mix it well. You can break the meat into smaller bite size servings or serve as they are. If I am serving this over pasta, I will usually cut the meat smaller, but if I am serving with mashed potatoes or rice on the side, I leave it as is. Its' so tender it will just about fall part.
This makes plenty of gravy without adding anything to it and the consistency is just right!
I served these with mashed potatoes, but rice or pasta is great also! I sprinkle with a little parsley for color, but it's not necessary really!