Crock Pot Creamy Ranch Chicken

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The crock pot slow cooker was truly a brilliant invention! Not only is it a wonderful time saver, but it’s a money saver too! Just throw in your ingredients, turn it on, and off you go. Hours later, you’ll have a yummy meal to come back to! We’re always searching for tasty new crock pot recipes, and we just discovered this particularly rich one for Crock Pot Creamy Ranch Chicken over at the Life in the Lofthouse blog. We thought we take a few moments to share it with you!

First, though, why don’t we take a look at the history of this fantastic kitchen appliance that feeds the masses and makes amazing chefs of us all? There’s a great story of how the crock pot slow cooker actually came to be. It all started way back in 1940 when Irving Naxon, an inventor, received his patent for the “Naxon Beanery”, the basic prototype for the crock pot slow cooker we all know and love today.

Naxon had grown up listening to his mother’s stories of a bean stew she used to make when she lived in Lithuania. It was called “cholent” and its cooking protocol was guided by the Jewish holy day, the Sabbath. During the Sabbath, which ran from sundown on Friday night to sunset on Saturday, no one was supposed to do any work. The cholent would be put in the oven just before sunset on Friday evening, and then the oven would be turned off for the next 24 hours. The stew would magically continue to cook in the lasting heat of the oven and would be ready at sunset the next evening, just as the Sabbath ended!Naxon was so inspired by his mother’s story, he built something that could create the same effect, but even more conveniently. That’s where his Beanery came from, and that is where the crock pot slow cooker finds its roots. Fascinating! Want the full Crock Pot Creamy Ranch Chicken recipe? Then head on over to the Life in the Lofthouse website by following the link in the description below!

Nutrition Facts for: Crock Pot Creamy Ranch Chicken From Life in the Lofthouse
Ingredients: Chicken breasts, russet potatoes, carrots, cream of chicken soup, dry ranch dressing, milk.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 4 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 559, Calories from Fat 150, Total Fat 16.7g 26%, Saturated Fat 4.8g 24%, Cholesterol 91mg 30%, Sodium 1235mg 51%, Potassium 1702mg 49%, Carbohydrates 66.8g 22%, Dietary Fiber 8.4g 34%, Sugars 7.6g, Protein 35.2g, Vitamin A 111%, Vitamin C 109%, Calcium 11%, Iron 25%

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