Okay so I intended for this to be just a simple creamy mushroom chicken over rice….but I decided at the last minute to get fancy. I totally forgot that I had bought black truffle italian cheese from Trader Joe’s the other day. So I decided to roll with it and try to create something yummy. Yes this is a crockpot recipe. And yes this is very easy! Now for those who have never tried Black Truffles, they are quite pungent and have a strong earthy smell and taste to it. Some like it, some don’t. They are a little expensive and you can find the truffle cheeses at Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods…so if you are not quite familiar with truffles, I suggest you try it first on a piece of toast before you make this. You can substitute truffle cheese with fontina cheese or even mozzarella if you wish.
8 pieces of chicken tenderloin breasts or 4 large chicken breasts (halved)
1/2 c. unsalted butter
1 small white onion (chopped)
1 bulb of garlic (peeled and left whole)
1 can of golden mushroom soup (if you can’t find this, then use regular cream of mushroom)
1 can of cream of mushroom soup
1/2 c. of chardonnay
1/2 c. sliced cremini mushrooms
1/4 c. chopped parsley
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp of black pepper
1 tsp of kosher salt
1/3 c. frozen peas
4 c. of rigatoni pasta
1 c. black truffle italian cheese (shredded)
1/4 c. parmesan cheese
Place Chicken (it can be frozen) in the bottom of the crockpot. Melt butter in a pot. Once melted, add onions and garlic and cook for about a minute. Then the 2 cans of mushroom soup. Mix well. Then add the chardonnay and mushrooms along with the parsley, onion powder, garlic powder, pepper and salt. Mix Well and turn the heat off. Then pour over chicken. Cook in the crockpot for 5 hours. Then add peas. Cook for 1 more hour. Then set aside.
In a large pot boil water to cook rigatoni and cook until al dente. In a large casserole dish add cooked pasta. Then add 1/2 c. of the shredded black truffle cheese and 1/8 c. of parmesan cheese. Pour the creamy chicken and mixture into the casserole dish and toss lightly until it’s mixed well. Add a the rest of the cheeses on top. Sprinkle olive oil across the top and set in the broiler for 5 minutes until cheese is melted. Then ready to serve!