Ideas of ways to make crockpot chicken breast better?
Basic recipe calls for boneless chicken breast, mushrooms, chicken broth, and cream of mushroom soup. What things could be added to give it more a pop of flavor? I find cream of mushroom ok, but bland. Would basil work in this dish?
I love rosemary in chicken (and pork) dishes. If you're looking for a burst of flavor, I'd try adding rosemary.
It depends on personal taste, but as well as Rosemary, Tarragon is a good addition to chicken, Thyme, Sage and Parsley can also be used. If you are not sure experiment a bit.
Personally I would not use Basil unless I was flavoring with garlic, tomatoes and onions, this will give an Italian feel so Oregano, Basil and Cilantro could be added to create the right blend. Do not be afraid to experiment a bit, until you find combinations and blends that suit your taste.
It is far better to use herbs and spices than salt and sugar to season dishes. Nothing is right or wrong, it is a question of suiting your palate. It is like choosing the right wines. There are guidelines to help in choosing, but no rules written in stone.
Since the flavor of food depends on aging and growth factors the best chefs taste and adjust seasonings until they get the affect they require.
Thanks. I guess I was just looking for things people had tried as a guideline. I have a ton of fresh herbs and was having a difficult time choosing which to use! Thank you!
These are all things I have used in the past.
I have a standard week-night dinner I make with those ingredients (just sauteed, not cooked in the crock pot) and I start it out by dicing and caramelizing an entire large onion in olive oil. The caramelized onion turns the mushroom soup a nice golden brown color and adds a lot of taste to the soup/sauce.
I like the rosemary suggestion too, and plenty of garlic sounds yummy also.
It's a good basic recipe, but you can tweak it to make it your own. My mom used to add flavor by using cream of celery soup. You can do it along with the mushroom or just by itself. Personally, I find the cream of mushroom too bland, so I use a combination of cream of chicken and cream of mushroom, or you can by a combination of the two in one can, cream of chicken mushroom soup. I also like adding a little sage to the mix, too because I like for it to taste like chicken and dressing. I think the other folks have given a good idea of which spices may spice it up.
Your plan sounds pretty good, but I would be sure to add some braising liquid as well as the veg + chicken. Also you will get better results if you sear the chicken before the braise.
by Peeples 3 years ago
Do you have a favorite boneless chicken breast recipe?I'm looking for something new but there are too many recipes to choose from. anyone have any favorites they'd be willing to share?
by Steven Pearson 12 months ago
Can I feed my dog raw chicken breast?Information on the web is scattered. Many insist a raw diet is good for the dog if done right, others insist that the dogs are just as likely as us to get sick (I would hate for my dog to get sick just as much as if I were to get sick myself).Opinions and...
by Nettlemere 5 years ago
Do you have any good recipes that use grapefruit?Excluding fruit salad and grapefruit with sugar done under the grill, because they're the ones I can think of!
by Jim Higgins 5 years ago
Do you wash your fresh mushrooms before using them?I asked about rice and got a lot of answers from rinsers and non-rinsers. Now I wonder about mushrooms. We use a lot of fresh mushrooms in cooking and salads. I used to buy the really white ones, they looked cleaner of course. But the brown,...
by Susan Zutautas 4 years ago
What seasonings do you use on a pork roast?I always seem to season my pork roasts with garlic powder, ground pepper, and insert slivers of fresh garlic into the roast. I'm just wondering what everyone else seasons theirs with.
by cupid51 7 years ago
What are the tasty but easy recipes for mushroom?I am a mushroom lover and like to know different recipes of mushroom.
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|