Sunday, September 28, 2014

Easy Mushroom Chicken for the Slow Cooker

I am not one that usually likes to cook with
leg quarters. I do not usually like to cook with
chicken drumsticks or thighs most times.
However, with four packages of leg quarters
in my freezer, I needed to find a good recipe.

Should I turn to Pinterest again?
Should I begin a major search through all my cookbooks?
Not this time. 
Time to pull out what I like to call my "Crockpot Bible."

I have been a big fan of the Phyllis Pellman Good
cookbooks for years. I am actually trying to purchase
all of her cookbooks for my collection. 
So, several years ago when my mom bought Mrs. Good's
"Fix-It and Forget-It Big Cookbook" for me, I was
in heaven. It is my go to cookbook when I need
a recipe and I knew it could assist me this time.

I love this recipe for it's ease. Five ingredients in your
slow cooker, place the lid on, set the timer and walk away.
WOO HOO!! This recipe was perfect this morning
as I was trying to get ready for church, plus getting 
dinner ready.

Easy Mushroom Chicken
from "Fix-It and Forget-It Big Cookbook" 
by Phyllis Pellman Good

You will need:
4 to 6 leg quarters
Salt and pepper
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 can of Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 small can of mushrooms (4 oz size)
1 heaping tsp of minced garlic

In the original recipe, it said to skin the leg quarters. I did
not do this step. It also stated you could use dry white wine
instead of chicken broth.

1. Place the chicken quarters in your sprayed
slow cooker.

2. Thoroughly salt and pepper the chicken to your
liking. My family and I love pepper, so I went
a little heavier with the pepper. Just don't skip
this step. In my opinion, seasoning is EVERYTHING!
(I think I have watched to much Gordon Ramsey - LOL.)

3. Measure out your chicken broth and pour into
a medium size mixing bowl.

4. Add in the can of soup and minced garlic.

5. Whisk together well and pour over the chicken
in the cooker.

6. Place the sliced mushrooms on top of the 
soup mixture.

7. Put the lid on your slow cooker and set
for 8 hours on low.
(Original recipe said 3-4 hrs on high or 6-8 on low.)

Here is the final product. It was fall off the
bone delicious. The chicken was very juicy as well.

I served this with mac and cheese and corn
to balance out the meal.
The chicken was well received by my men; therefore, it
will go into the meal rotation. Next time though, I will
be adding more mushrooms. You know how I love mushrooms.
In my opinion, mushrooms are the go to ingredient.

If you would like to purchase a copy of this great book,
Amazon is the place to go. You can go right to the book
listing by following this link. I would highly recommend this
book to anyone.

Hope you enjoy!!

Love to you all from the 
Busy Cookin' WV Momma!!


  1. Sissy, I'm work full time as a lawyer and am a mom of two very little ones, and I'm always looking for EASY (key: easy) recipes like this one. When I'm cooking, I feel like a one trick pony with only a few recipes in my repertoire, almost like I'm on the rotation of the same stuff, different day. I'll give this one a whirl next week. Thanks for the idea and cheers!

    1. I hope you enjoy the recipe! Please let me know how it turned out for you. And I completely understand but looking for EASY recipes. The easier the better! I hope you have a great week!