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Slow Cooker Chicken Pesto Pasta

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 5 hrs 15 mins
Total Time: 5 hrs 25 mins
Easy slow cooker chicken pesto pasta recipe, homemade with simple ingredients with just 10 minutes of prep time. Packed with cheese, basil pesto, shredded chicken.
Yield: 8 People

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Chicken breast
  • Salt, To taste
  • Pepper, To taste
  • 1 cup Pesto , Homemade or Store-bought
  • 1/4 cup Butter, Unsalted, Sliced
  • 1/3 cup Cream cheese, Full fat
  • 1 pound Rotini pasta, Boiled in salted water, Drained
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, Shredded, Full fat
  • 3/4 cup Mozzarella cheese, Shredded, Full fat
  • 1 cup Cherry tomatoes, Sliced in half
  • 1 tbsp Basil, Fresh, Roughly chopped, For garnish
  • 1 tbsp Parsley, Fresh, Roughly chopped, For garnish

Instructions 

  • In a slow cooker (6 quart or larger), add the chicken.
  • Sprinkle salt and pepper.
  • Pour pesto sauce and mix until combined.
  • Place slices of butter on top of the chicken.
  • Cover and cook on Low heat for 5 hours.
  • Then, use 2 forks to shred chicken.
  • Add cream cheese and mix until melted.
  • Add boiled pasta, parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese and mix until combined.
  • Cover and cook on Low heat for 15 minutes to allow the cheese to melt.
  • Mix in cherry tomatoes.
  • Garnish with fresh basil and parsley. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 days and reheated in the microwave. 

Nutrition

Calories: 526kcal, Carbohydrates: 46g, Protein: 25g, Fat: 26g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 75mg, Sodium: 558mg, Potassium: 398mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 1188IU, Vitamin C: 6mg, Calcium: 168mg, Iron: 1mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Calories: 526
Author: Abeer Rizvi