Slow Cooker Cheesy Spaghetti and Chicken


Slow Cooker Cheesy Spaghetti and Chicken

So, I am crying, “Uncle” for the next week or so. Next Thursday is Saint Patrick’s Day and between tonight and next Thursday my daughter will be dancing 6 days in Kalamazoo, Battle Creek and Lansing. This is our favorite time of year. My daughter loves dancing in the schools and nursing homes. So, I will be bringing back some of our favorites from the the earliest parts of my blogs that most people probably haven’t seen before. So Happy St. Patrick’s Day! – Slainte! and:

Irish Dance Meme

Back to my slow cooker again.  I have to admit I am not a big fan of chicken in the slow cooker if it is going to be shredded into a dish.  I think it is a texture issue for me.

As I was looking through Pinterest for something to do with my chicken breasts I found a slow cooker recipe that I thought may work. When I read this recipe I thought oh, no.  But, I wanted to give it a chance.   The original recipe for Crockpot Creamy Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti can be found at Crockpot Gourmet.net.

Verdict:

This was a delicious, comfort dish.  We ate all but one serving that was quickly claimed for a school lunch the next day.

My kids were quickly claiming that this was a hit and a do-over dish.  I even liked the dish.  I am picky.  It was creamy, cheesy and like a big warm hug on a cold night.  I loved that it was so easy to make so I will gladly cook it again.

I served this meal with sliced, steamed carrots and a side salad.

Slow Cooker Cheesy Spaghetti with Chicken

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Time: 6-8 hours
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 1-1 1/2 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2+ cups shredded cheese (I used sharp cheddar, Colby jack and freshly grated Parmesan)
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • black pepper
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 16 oz spaghetti noodles, uncooked
  • 8 oz cream cheese

Directions:

  1. Add the chicken breast, onion, garlic, pepper and broth to the bowl of the slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or until chicken is cooked through and easily shreds.
  3. Remove chicken from the slow cooker and shred chicken breast.  Return the chicken to the slow cooker.
  4. Break uncooked noodles in half and add to the chicken along with the cream cheese and shredded cheese mixture.
  5. Stir mixture and replace cover.  Let the mixture cook for another 30-60 minutes until noodles are done.   Stir every 10-15 minutes to ensure that all noodles are cooked evenly and are well coated.  If needed you may add another 1/2 cup of chicken stock to the slow cooker if it appears too dry.
  6. Stir well just before serving to combine all ingredients.

17 Comments Add yours

  1. I cook chicken in the slow cooker often Marci and shred it-I never had a problem. Was it too dry prior to finding this recipe???

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      I think it is more a texture issue and being cooked for 10 hours. Shredded meat is not always my favorite.

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      1. Oh I get it-yes I never cook it that long!

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        1. koolaidmoms says:

          Some days are just like that….

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          1. LOL I understand-I do not think I’d like the texture either cooking that long!!!

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  2. Wow lots of dancing and a yummy meal

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      She loves it. That is the best part of this week.

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      1. Such a nice thing to be involved with!

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        1. koolaidmoms says:

          Very sweet and nice girls too.

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          1. So nice to have something special like this Marci! You are a great mom to be doing all of this!

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            1. koolaidmoms says:

              Thank you!

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  3. Enjoy your break! (albeit very busy!) Looks great!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

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  4. My kids would love this! Looks yummy!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

      Like

  5. theoldfatguy says:

    This chicken and pasta looks so luscious and doing it in a slow cooker is a plus! Nice Post.

    The Old Fat Guy

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you so very much!

      Like

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