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Slow Cooker Chicken and Pasta

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You won’t believe how delicious this Slow Cooker Chicken and Pasta tastes because it’s so easy to make using chicken and simple pantry ingredients.

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You won't believe how delicious this meal is because it's so easy to make using chicken and simple pantry ingredients.

It’s almost too good to be true! Almost…because this dish really is super simple and so flavorful from just a couple of ingredients you probably already have on hand! When I tell you my family gobbled up this saucy chicken and pasta so quick, I’m talking gone and that’s saying a lot from my picky family. If my family loved this recipe, I know yours will too!

You won't believe how delicious this meal is because it's so easy to make using chicken and simple pantry ingredients.

What you’ll need

  • A Slow Cooker– a larger size like 6-8 quarts
  •  Chicken breast– You can use chicken thighs if you prefer, just lessen the cooking time so the thighs don’t over cook.
  • A jar of marinara sauce– or your favorite spaghetti sauce
  • A jar of your favorite Alfredo sauce 
  • A box of pasta– I’m using ziti but any pasta works
  • Water
  • Seasonings- I personally think the seasonings make this dish. Add any seasonings your family likes. Enjoy things spicy? Add red pepper flakes. I’m using salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, and fresh basil leaves.
  • Fresh basil (optional)
  • Shaved parmesan (optional)
You won't believe how delicious this meal is because it's so easy to make using chicken and simple pantry ingredients.

How to make it

Spray your crock pot with nonstick spray or use a slow cooker liner. Place the chicken breasts in the crock pot. Sprinkle over the seasonings.

Pour the alfredo sauce and marinara sauce over the chicken. Add the water to the marinara sauce jar and give it a good shake and pour that in to the crock pot.

You won't believe how delicious this meal is because it's so easy to make using chicken and simple pantry ingredients.

Using a spoon, swirl the sauces together. Add the basil, if using. Cover and cook on low 3-4 hours or on high for 2 hours.

If you’re using chicken thighs you’ll only need about 2-3 hours on low.

Cook the pasta according to the package directions about 30 minutes before the chicken is finished cooking. When the chicken is done, shred it. I love to use a hand mixer to shred my chicken easily! Great hack!

If you need a pasta pot, this is the one I use and it’s amazing!

Add the pasta to the crock pot and mix everything together. Garnish with fresh basil and shaved parmesan cheese. I love serving this dinner with easy biscuit dough garlic knots or cheesy garlic bread sliders.

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You won't believe how delicious this meal is because it's so easy to make using chicken and simple pantry ingredients.

Slow Cooker Chicken and Pasta

Steph Gigliotti
A flavorful and saucy weeknight dinner made with chicken and simple pantry ingredients, easily made in the slow cooker.
4.50 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Course Dinner
Servings 6 servings
Calories 613 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 2 pounds chicken breast
  • 24 ounce jar marinara sauce
  • 15 ounce jar Alfredo sauce
  • 16 ounces ziti
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • Fresh basil optional
  • Shaved parmesan optional
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Instructions
 

  • Spray the crock pot with nonstick spray. Add the chicken to the crock pot. Sprinkle over the seasonings. Pour in the alfredo and marinara sauce.
  • Fill the marinara sauce jar with 1/2 cup water and shake it. Pour into the crockpot. Add the fresh basil, if using.
  • Cover and cook on low 3-4 hours or high 2 hours.
  • Meanwhile, cook the ziti according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  • When the chicken is finished cooking, shred it and add in the cooked ziti. Mix well.
  • Garnish with fresh basil and shaved parmesan cheese.

Notes

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and may vary depending on ingredients used. 
This makes 6-8 servings.
If you are substituting chicken thigh, reduce the cook time to 2-3 hours on low.

Nutrition

Calories: 613kcalCarbohydrates: 66gProtein: 46gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 143mgSodium: 1389mgPotassium: 1087mgFiber: 5gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 551IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 56mgIron: 3mg
Keyword alfredo, alfredo pasta, chicken, crock pot, Family Friendly, slow cooker recipes
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