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I tried this for dinner today and it turned out excellent. Thank you for sharing. I really want to make this dish, but am curious if anyone has use Bone-In chicken breasts. Please let me know what you did if you have used this type of chicken versus boneless. I did not use chicken breasts, rather drumsticks. The only other difference was I used frozen corn instead of green beans. Since the chicken had bones, I upped the cook time to six hours. It turned out very delicious and moist.
My husband, the pickiest man on the face of the earth, raved about it. Wow, this is absolutely delicious! Put on at 9: Only too early for us so turning down to warm. I cut this in half and cooked it in a smaller crockpot and it made two meals for me. I bet you could use other frozen vegetables in it also. Your instructions mention stirring half way through the cooking time. Has anyone made this with the stirring and if so, how did it turn out?
Otherwise, this looks like a no go for a weekday which is when crockpot meals are what I need. I have made this many times on a week night after I get home from work — which for me is pretty late because I have a long commute to work. I actually forgot to stir half way through.
About an hour before dinner time, I stirred it, and it turned out just fine. Can I sub boneless chicken thighs for the breasts? Do I need to change the timing at all if I do? I would check it sooner. I believe the chicken thighs will cook quicker than the chicken breasts. Yes but I would add a bit more water.
Some of the moisture comes from the frozen beans. Both taste good though. I made it using frozen peas. I would think that canned veggies would be pretty mushy since they tend to be more mushy than frozen right from the can. I love this recipe. I added chopped celery to the stuffing mix and a little chopped onion and used organic chicken broth in place of water.
I followed this recipe almost exact. I used savory herbs stuffing mix, a little extra water and pepper. It turned out delicious. I had biscuits on the side and it was a hit!
I can now have Thanksgiving dinner all year round and in less than 15 minutes also making sweet potatoes for the side! Thank you, thank you, thank you! I made this the other night and it was fantastic! Will def be a staple in my cooking schedule! Going to try the yogurt next time for a lower calorie version. I did use one small can of cream of mushroom and one small can of cream of chicken. I also put McCorminck Montreal chicken seasoning on the chicken breasts before putting them in the crockpot for added flavor.
I had been taste — testing throughout. It would have tasted ok before, but the after was amazing. I was just wondering if you have any tips for scaling down the recipe. I have a mini crock pot and my roommate is a vegetarian so I usually make mini crock pot meals but in not sure how to shrink this recipe.
It looks so good though. I am making this as we speak. I just got to the halfway mark and it is looking fabulous. I did prepare this recipe as directed and, so far, have no regrets. Initially, I thought I should have doubled up on the veggies. Thank you so much for sharing! Am I the only one who this turned out terrible for? The chicken was dry and burnt on the sides. This was practically inedible. It did smell great though. Just a thought…maybe try the recipe as is…no tweaks…?
I have a pretty big crockpot but it almost filled to the top. Was just wondering if I could substitute turkey breast instead of the chicken? I am thinking I could use this recipe for Thanksgiving! I would love to try this recipe with Turkey. This would be great around Thanksgiving time instead of leftovers. Made this on this first really cold day of fall. Hit with the whole house. I added a little cranberry sauce as a relish……awesome. I make this all of the time in the oven! I use cream of mushroom soup not cream of chicken and I add two packets of Lipton onion soup mix!!
It makes it extra amazing!!! I am trying it now in the crock pot for the first time! Thanks for the idea!
Kristy — what is your recipe for making this in the oven? What temperature and for how long. I will have something else in the crock pot on the day I want to make this so if it works well in the oven I will give it a try!
I have made this in the oven as well. Not with chicken breasts though because I use the stock created after baking the seasoned chicken wings in a deeper dish with just a little chicken stock on the bottom season your chicken breast to taste.. Bake the wings until they begin to brown.
In a large bowl combine 1 can of soup, dry stuffing, and the stock from the chicken plus any additional to get close to the amount suggested on the box. I bake it on until the stuffing browns a little on top about 30 minutes.. I made the recipe a followed it step by step. Then I read the comments and saw that you need to add bread crumbs.
When do you add them and how much? I JUST got done eating this. Used cream of mushroom instead and used canned green beans. If I double this recipe, should I keep layering the ingredients, or just double it, and put in like the original recipe? This recipe looks really good! I would have to leave out the green beans, though. Great recipe but I replaced the canned soups with my own cream sauce and cooked mushrooms to control the sodium level.
Sorry, I missed the part about how much bread crumbs. Do you substitute them for the second box of stuffing or do you add the bread crumbs too? I made this tonight for dinner. The only change I made was using boneless chicken thighs. I use them because they never dry out in the crockpot.
Unlike other comments I did not feel it was to salty, I used healthy request cream of chicken soup so that may be why. This will definitely be in my crockpot recipe rotation! Just wanted to tell you that this recipe rocked our socks off!! We rely on crock pot recipes during the busy week, and this one is now on our repeat list.
Thank you for sharing it….. I made this tonight and it was awesome! I just added some poultry seasoning on top of the chicken. I saw this on pinterest. I made this tonight and followed the recipe and directions exactly. My husband and son loved it!
I am wondering if i cut the recipe in half do i also need to adjust the time it cooks. I was planning on using the low setting instructions.
I am not fond of chicken breasts in the crockpot. I think I am going to try this in the oven, and maybe cut it in half as ot is only me. It really sounds good! I loved it but instead of green beans I used peas, corn, carrots, potatos, broccoli and onions.
Next time I will add some more veggies. Made this tonight but added a few items as we love our veggies in this family. Added a chopped onion below the chicken, frozen carrots and fresh sliced mushrooms on top. Easier to add if you want. Tried this recipe this evening and we enjoyed it, however it was a little bit too salty. I cooked it for a little over three hours, the first hour on high and the remaining time on low and it was definitely over done.
Chicken was dry and stuffing too mushy. I would totally use fresh green beans. Let me know how it comes out! When mixing the soup do you add water or milk to it or do you just mix the can with the sour cream? Has anyone frozen the leftovers?
Does it freeze well? The stuffing might be mushy after freezing and thawing, but I think it would be fine. I also cook for just me and most recipes are not designed for one person use so I freeze a lot of things. We made this last night for a dinner party and it was stunning, the stuffing mix over the bread crumbs was something that I had not thought of. Chicken is fantastic for the body. If addition, how much more?
And finally, fresh breadcrumbs or dried? I like this idea since the mix I am using is for cornbread stuffing. When I make stuffing from scratch, it is half cornbread, half bread. This was so good! Thank you for such a great, easy, simple, affordable crockpot recipe! I made this with plain nonfat greek yogurt instead of sour cream.
It was delicious and I calculated it to be only calories per serving. I used Greek yogurt when I made this and it was very good. Has anyone figured out how to reduce the salt. Maybe if there is an ingredient that could be used instead of cream of soup. Just looking for suggestions.
There are low sodium soups available. I made this for supper tonight and it was a big hit!! I did not have frozen green beans, but had box of frozen mixed vegetables, so used that instead!! I suggest using a slow cooker liner as did someone in a another person …. Thank you so much for this delicious recipe!! But check back often on the site because we will have more videos and blogs coming up…All of our posts over the last year can be found on facebook on Lorelei Williams..
I have been on Medifast for 8 weeks and have lost 21 lbs. I was getting Hungary for good old fashioned hamburger casserole. I made my family the draditional pasta casserole and here is what I did for me. It was great and took care of my craving.
Add all ingredient together in medium fry pan. Cook until broccoli is tender. Add 1pkg tofu pasta. Cook until heated through. Dark chocolate shake is good with a teaspoon of instant decaf coffee, ice cubes and water blended in a small blender.
Crusty Chicken I rolled the new Medifast chese pizza bites in the bag before I opened it. I used 4 oz of chicken that I dipped in one beaten egg. Then I dipped the chicken in the pizza crumbs.
I sprayed the pan with Pam and cooked for 3 minutes per side. I threw away the extra egg, but put the few crumbs left on top while cooking. I ate this with a serving of canned green beans as a contrast to the spicy chicken. I have only been on medifast 11 days and am very happy with m loss of 11 pds. I will be checking hee often for ideas.
I have been on MF for a month and love it. Anyone has a similiar experience or thoughts on how to make it better? This is a great site. I need some kind of recipe for turkey burgers, of course without the bun. I just have to say thank you to everyone here. But this website made me feel so much better. I hear and hope it gets easier with time! But now I have some great ideas on what to do with the oatmeal and tons of other stuff! I am almost done with my second week of Medifast and I have to say, so far so good!
I am happy I found this website with so many great ways to make the food more satisfying!! I found the chocolate chip pancakes to be pretty bad…. I add a few walnuts to my pancakes and just a tiny drizzle of honey obviously try not to do that too often but it does make it taste better … YUMMM! I too hated the chocolate chip pancakes but the walnuts made them taste much better… Just a small amount though becuase of the increase in calories and fat.
Thanks for all the good ideas as I am just starting out and am having a difficult time enjoying the taste of many of the meals, as is. Any suggestions for when I have that chip craving?
Lisa, have you tried Kale chips? Wash the Kale, pull the leaves from the stem and tear into bite-size pieces. Dry with paper towels and put on baking pan in single layer. Spray with Butter Pam and sprinkle with Mrs. Dash or spice of your choice. Bake at degrees for 15 minutes. This gets a crunchy texture and Kale is sooo good for you. I love it that we r all in this together.
I am only on day 6 but I have lost 13 lbs and I love all the recipies and support on this site. Thanks for the ideas everyone and keep em conning! Im sure I will have some to share eventually too.
My hubby and I started 1 week ago, and of course he has lost 8 lbs and I have lost 3 lbs. One of our combined favs are Southwest eggs made as omelet with the Vegetarian sloppy joe as filler. We split it our course, and have a tsp of salsa on top. I am seeking out other combos such as this so please post what else you all are doing!
Brand new to this Medifast thing—safely made it to Day 5 without cheating. My tips, so far, for any newbies are: Literally gagged them down with 20oz of water!! What is up with those things? Love the recipes on here…feel like this is pretty easy! Sarah 84 days until Spring Break! I dip the honey mustard pretzels in various mustards. My favorite is a deli style horseradish mustard. Hi Everyone, I have been on Medifast for a week now and I lost 7 lbs!
It was hard at first but am getting use to it. I am glad to be able to have ideas on how to use the Medifast packets to make something different to eat. Good luck to everyone who is on Medifast! The smell is also horrendous. Any recipe ideas would be greatly appreciated!!! I add the following ingredients to the eggs: Makes all the difference in the world!
Best advice I can give is to cook on the stove in a small frying pan MUCH better that when you cook in the microwave. Added some onion powder which also helped. Mix eggs with water and let them soak for a while.
Take out the veggies and cook the eggs; then add the veggies back in. Some salsa helps, too. I add a half serving of egg beaters, try the southwestern. You can also add chopped red pepper and onion to just medifast serving. Always do scrambled, never microwave, use Pam and scramble in fry pan. Hi, I know this is a bit late, but I use Mrs. Add it before you put it in the microwave.
This is my 5th day on MF. I did the eggs according to directions, added 1 tbsp. Drop this bag into a pot of boiling water and boil for 15 minutes.
You can use the salsa on top of the cooked omelet. If you are craving for a pasta, there is a shirataki noodle that is 20 calories, no-oodle noodle and miracle noodle with no calories.
That can be your free food. You can also use the tomato soup for a sauce, diced some tomatoes and blend it and add ground meat. I am soooo excited to get started on this program. Since I am going to be in my first week, can I use these variations right away or do I need to wait until my body starts adjusting?
I know my TSFL coach told me to try to stick to the program very strictly to see the desired results. Thanks in advance for any help or advice! Just finished week 3 and have lost 10 lbs. I am a bit of a food snob, so this has been difficult. I am not a fan of the oatmeal or soups, at all….
I did accidentally find that the cappucino is better cold than hot. I filled my shaker with water to make a shake and acidentally added a cappucino instead of a shake mix.
Its a little quirky and foamy after shaking at first…. When I fixed it hot, half of it foamed and overflowed and the fiber was very noticable and gave it a sludgy consistency. Any suggestions for the oatmeal or soups? The consistency of the oatmeal was awful and the taste not much better.
I like chicken and veg stir fry or a big veg omlette for lean and green. I use the egg beaters and it is a big serving of eggs.
The chicken and veggie omlette filled up a regular dinner plate. Many fast food places have a grilled chx salad with mixed greens, cucumber and a few tomatoes. Just watch out for added bacon and cheese and be sure to use you own dressing or read the dressing labels before using it…the majority are not good for you. I also have made a home-ade chili with ground turkey or chicken, low salt canned diced tomato, onion, green chilis or bell pepper, a little water and a bit of taco seasoning or add your own seasoning.
Would also be good with frozen veg meat substitute crumbles…just be sure to check labels for other carb filler additives and carb counts. I added cocoa powder and coffee for a great treat. Oz today he talked about teas that help with wt. He specifically mentioned Pu-ehr tea that shrinks fat cells, he recommended 2 cups in the morning, White tea, 2 cups at lunch that boosts metabolism, and Chickweed tea, 1 cup with early dinner for late night appetite suppression.
He also talked about coconut palm sugar that regulates glycemic index without highs and lows that cause cravings and fat storage. It is used 1: Used my kruerig using my StarBucks house Blend and made a cup of coffee.
I let it cool to room temp and then mixed it with one Truvia and a cappucino packet with the mixer jar with the ball in it. No weird texture no protein lumps! Any suggestion for Green sides? My mom suggested a coliflower garlic mash, like mashed patatos and it was great. Any help would be great thanks! Preheat oven to Coat cauliflower in olive oil or pam Sprinkle with salt, pepper and garlic Place on cookie sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper as liner Cook about minutes.
Take out and coat with the balsamic vinegar add a sprinkle of parmesan cheese if you want Put back on sheet and cook about another 10 minutes until dry. I love the chai latte. The trick to making the hot drinks is to heat the water separately first. Put the mix into a mug. Add about a Tablespoon of the heated water and stir into a paste with a whisk. Once it is mixed well add the rest of the water. You can also add the sugar free coffee syrups to improve the flavor!
Try making a homemade marinara sauce. Pomi tomatoes nothing added , celery, onion, garlic, spices and just about any green veggie cut very small in a food processor for a filler.
If you want, make it a meat sauce by adding browned ground turkey. You are allowed a little parmesean to make it feel more authentic. I thought we couldnt use canned tomatoes. If so then what is a serving size of marinara sauce and what does it count as? There are some wonderful recipes in there. Comes out sort of like a shake. You can also use a bit of salt to taste it brings out the flavors.
After reading all these recipe suggestions, I look forward to giving this diet a try. If any one has recipes to share please email them to me I would really like that. We are excited to have found a system that works and to finally be in control of our eating habits even if it only has been a short periodof time. The MF system has a philosophy that we hope to use for the rest of our lives to help us get and stay healthy. Helps me start the day off right.
Having a hard time drinking powdered shakes with water in blender bottle. Thanks for the help. Copyright - Get Skinny Be Happy! Get Skinny Be Happy! I found some on line at drugstore. Chocolate chip mini muffins: How many meals are you counting these muffins if you are using the pudding mix? Same thing for the hot drinks like the Cocoa and the Chai Latte… Reply.
I was so confused about what to buy, but this makes it unedrstaandble. I am missing the daily logs! Has anyone tried just drinking a brownie packet as a shake? Brownies made into truffles? I also coat my fry pan with either olive oil or flax oil Reply. Thank you, I just used the splenda and cinnamon and it was much better. Good Luck to all. Hope this helps Reply. Does anyone have a recipe or suggestions for enhancing the beef stew? I has some left in the freezer Reply. I get mine at Drug Emporium.
Aloha…my number Reply. Hi All, I new to MF. Here are my finds so far… Dark chocolate shake is good with a teaspoon of instant decaf coffee, ice cubes and water blended in a small blender. Hot chocolate is good with a dribble of almond extract added.