Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Pasta

Save time/effort and make everyone’s FAVORITE Italian dish in your crockpot. You can also freeze half for another meal!

Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Pasta - Save time/effort and make everyone's FAVORITE Italian dish in your crockpot. You can also freeze half for another meal!

Is it me or is it way too hot to put the stove on?

MY OTHER RECIPES


Because right now, it’s 96 degrees F.

And I’m not about to make my house any hotter than it already is.

Butters will begin to sweat in that sweater of his.

So instead, let’s make this crockpot chicken parmesan.

The chicken gets cooked low and slow for 4 hours, yielding the juiciest chicken of all.

Plus, Butters gets to keep his cardigan sweater on.

We all win.

Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Pasta

Save time/effort and make everyone’s FAVORITE Italian dish in your crockpot. You can also freeze half for another meal!

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 (28-ounce) cans crushed tomatoes
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional
  • 1 pound penne
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

Directions:

  1. Season chicken with salt and pepper, to taste. Place chicken into a 6-qt slow cooker.
  2. In a large bowl, combine crushed tomatoes, onion, basil, oregano, parsley and red pepper flakes, if using. Stir into the slow cooker and gently toss to combine. Cover and cook on low heat for 4 hours.
  3. Remove chicken from the slow cooker and shred, using two forks.
  4. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions; drain well.
  5. Stir pasta and chicken into the slow cooker; top with cheeses. Cover and cook on low heat for an additional 10-20 minutes, or until the cheeses have melted.
  6. Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 455.5 Calories from Fat 76.5
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.5g 13%
Saturated Fat 4.1g 21%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 69.0mg 23%
Sodium 503.3mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 59.7g 20%
Dietary Fiber 6.2g 25%
Sugars 2.6g
Protein 36.0g 72%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.