Crock-Pot Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti

If you love creamy, spicy pasta dishes, this Crock-Pot version of my Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti will blow your mind. Cook the sauce for a few hours and then toss with pasta when you’re ready to serve! 

Crockpot Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti....the easiest crockpot dinner ever! Cook the chicken in the sauce and then toss with pasta!

YOU GUYS. Church this week was a fiasco.

Kids-1.

Mom-0.

My daughter was in an interesting mood all weekend and didn’t seem to want to listen, especially at church when I’d whisper “please whisper” or “you need to whisper” or “shhhhhhhh” or “just stop talking” or “you actually literally need to stop talking now” or “I will give you a time out in the car if you can’t whisper”. I would have given her a loud piece of my mind then and there, but I figured disciplining a child in the middle of a ‘spiritually uplifting’ program would give the wrong impression.

And by spiritually uplifting, I mean for all those people without kids.

In between and during my daughter’s shenanigans, my son somehow managed to go through 5 diapers within our 3 hour block of church. His little bowels decided that today would be the day to explode. A day where we looked relatively put together for church too. Talk about a kick in the pants. Sooooo, that problem has brought me elbow deep in…..well…….something that rhymes with bye-orrhea.

Ahh, single parenthood. There are no words to describe you today.

If only I was a drinking woman……

I almost texted my husband pictures of the absurdity of my sabbath and then refrained because {1} I would scar his corneas and {2} I’m just nice like that.

Soooooo, yeah. Someone just give me a sleeping pill and wake me up when tomorrow is here.

But Lauren, what does this have to do with Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti?

Um, nothing.

Incase you’re a new reader, that’s the norm around here. Things don’t exactly connect. It’s all part of the Lauren’s Latest charm, if you will. Heck, after the day I had, I think we all can agree that me forming clear and concise sentences is the biggest win of the day.

Congratulations to me.

Crockpot Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti....the easiest crockpot dinner ever! Cook the chicken in the sauce and then toss with pasta!

But in all seriousness, I made some cheesy chicken spaghetti in a crockpot and it was good. I actually started this recipe in the freezer, then moved it to the fridge to defrost, then into the crockpot to cook.  Who knew those freezer crockpot meals are lifesavers. Especially on days that involve fourteen million diapers and eighty-four thousand tubes of diaper cream. #winning

This cheesy chicken spaghetti is similar to a lot of the chicken spaghetti recipes you’d see online, but with a little more spice and a lot more cheese.

Have I mentioned that I love cheese? It’s one of my favorite food groups.

Well, this newfound love for freezer crockpot meals has turned me into a believer and for the entire month of February, I’ll be sharing freezer crockpot meals! You all love your slow cookers, so I’m appealing to the masses and have created some pretty delicious recipes 🙂 Of course there will be a few valentines day dessert recipes still, but for the most part the whole month will be devoted to freezer meals. Feel free to share your favorite crockpot freezer meal in the comments below. I have a lot of ideas but would love to hear your ideas too.

The printable recipe is below. Have a better day than me, friends! Lol!

xoxo

Lauren

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Crock-Pot Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti

If you love creamy, spicy pasta dishes, this Crock-Pot version of my Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti will blow your mind. Cook the sauce for a few hours and then toss with pasta when you're ready to serve!

Yield: 4 servings

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup diced yellow onion
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 small can mild diced green chiles
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • 2 chicken breasts {about 1 lb.}
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 3/4-1 lb. cooked spaghetti
  • 3 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • a few splashes chicken stock {optional}

Directions:

  1. Place onion, bell peppers, green chiles, cumin, garlic powder, salt, pepper, chicken, mushroom soup and 1 cup of grated cheese together in a crock-pot. Stir to mix ingredients. Cook on high for 3-4 hours or until chicken is fully cooked. Remove chicken breasts, shred and return to crock-pot. Pour in cooked spaghetti and remaining cheese. Toss to coat pasta in sauce and melt cheese, adding in a few splashes of chicken stock where necessary to get sauce consistency you want. Cook another 20-30 minutes on low and serve.
  2. **Freezer directions: Place onion, bell peppers, green chiles, cumin, garlic powder, salt, pepper, chicken, mushroom soup and 1 cup of grated cheese together in a large plastic freezer bag. Seal and freeze. To cook, defrost in fridge, place in crockpot and cook according to directions listed above.

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  1. Oh Lauren! You make me laugh so much! I love reading your blog! Diaper issues… Last week I was supposed to have a play date with a friend of mine and her daughter. Now, I have 2 boys in school, then a 2 year old daughter and a 11 month old son. Out older kids go to the same school. (I also feel like a single mom most of the time as my hubby is ALWAYS out of the country. OK, it seems like always.). Anyway, digressing aside, it was one of those mornings where I was lucky to leave the house with pants on and with all the brood in the car. So, when I pulled up to school (super late btw) I saw her car waiting for me and my gut fell onto my shoes. I’d ran out of the house without my diaper backpack or my purse. We decided to still go to her house, maybe she will have a stray diaper somewhere? No diaper there, it’s been 2 yrs since she’s had to use one! I cloth, so eventually she had to cut up one of her hand towels so I could stuff his pocket diaper. Hey, what are friends for!? Not sure why you would want to read about that? Anyway! Great blog, great posts, awesome food. Love it!

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  2. The receipe sounds wonderful and I can relate to the church episode. I did have a question. My family are firmly against cream of mushroom or any form of mushroom. Can I substitute for cream of chicken or would that create chicken over load?

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    • Carolann Hopkins — February 4th, 2015 @ 2:18 pm

      Terri, I have a recipe for chicken spaghetti, and I use cream of celery. My family as well doesn’t like cream of mushroom.

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    • Tania — February 9th, 2015 @ 8:21 am

      Cream of chicken works great too. I have made chicken spaghetti with both cream of chicken and cream of celery as Carolann Hopkins mentioned. 🙂

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    • Lauren Vierling — April 3rd, 2015 @ 10:35 am

      My husband and daughter both claim to hate all things mushroom. I still use it and they have no idea. I use a stick blender/immersion blender to get rid of any chunks of mushroom. I wanted to still use the mushroom because you do not taste any mushroom. It just melds so well with the sauce and the spices. They could not taste it and loved it.

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      • Carol Stout — April 10th, 2015 @ 12:02 pm

        My husband claims to not like mushrooms in anything but I have a few recipes that I use cream of mushroom soup in and he loves them. While I can’t get away with the sliced or whole mushroom in or on anything I can at least get away with the cream of mushroom soup most of the time. If he finds to large of a chunk of mushroom then he won’t eat it but otherwise he is fine with it.

    • Laura Rodich — April 3rd, 2015 @ 1:17 pm

      My husband is gluten free and Cream of Mushroom, Cr. of Celery, Cr. of Chicken, Cr. of ANYTHING, has wheat flour in it. SO, I made this using half a jar of Ragu Alfredo Sauce (NO flour/gluten), along with some sour cream and also about 3 ounces of Velveeta, plus all the other ingredients….so, basically, I changed it a good bit, but still DELICIOUS (and, of course, we used GF rice pasta)..

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      • jENNIFER hARMON — April 7th, 2015 @ 10:34 am

        PROGRESSO CREAMY MUSHROOM IS GLUTEN FREE!

      • Pamala — April 11th, 2015 @ 6:18 am

        Food.com has a recipe has a recipe for gf cream of chicken soup

    • Lesa — May 27th, 2015 @ 8:40 am

      Cream of Celery tastes so much better!

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    • Cali Michael — June 20th, 2015 @ 11:12 am

      Cream of Celery is wonderful!

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  3. Oh you poor thing! Sounds like you got through it though. I’ve tried chicken spaghetti before (another blogger) and didn’t care for it. BUT, I’m going to give this one a try…extra spice and freezer plus slow cooker meal is a winner.

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  4. This sounds yummy. I’m not a fan of canned soups though. Is there a way to substitute something else?

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    • Harry — February 5th, 2015 @ 9:23 am

      Ditto Gina’s comments. Do you have a substitute for the can of cream of mushroom soup? A simple substitute that is!

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      • Alana — February 7th, 2015 @ 6:05 pm

        1 Tbsp butter
        3 Tbsp flour
        1/2 cup broth
        1/2 cup milk

        Melt butter in saucepan. Add flour and mix well to make a rue. Add broth (I use chicken for cream of chicken or beef for cream of mushroom. You can also add chopped mushrooms if you like them.) and milk. Whisk well over heat until thickened.

        I use this substitute in all recipes that call for cream soups. No chemicals and it’s never failed me!

      • Betty Hodson — April 13th, 2015 @ 7:39 pm

        Alana’s recipe will have loads less sodium, making the whole recipe much healthier to.

    • Irish Brian — February 8th, 2015 @ 6:30 pm

      Make your own soup instead.

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  5. How long would this take on low? Is there a general rule for xx at high equals xx at low? If I need to crockpot a meal it is usually because I am out all day so starting something 3-4 hours before supper isn’t an option other than on weekends. And around here that is usually my hubby’s chance to shine with take out 🙂

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    • Jennifer — April 1st, 2015 @ 12:15 pm

      It should be done in about 7-8 hours on low. Usually you can just double the time when going from high to low or cut it in half if going from low to high but sometimes you might need an extra 30 mins to an hour on low since the crockpot doesn’t heat up as fast. If that timing is too long then just leave it on low while you aren’t home and put it on high when you get home to cut some of the cook time down.

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  6. Well, holy crap. Literally LOL

    Ugh, I’m sorry though. My husband is up on the stand each week, which leaves me with 3 littles to wrestle. I feel for ya girl, I do. You’re not alone.

    My husband can’t have gluten, so I too am wondering about substituting any cream ofs…………

    Thanks! : ) Hoping today is better.

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    • Paula H — April 2nd, 2015 @ 4:50 am

      sub a cup of sour cream for the mushroom soup…

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    • Julie — April 4th, 2015 @ 3:27 pm

      We use Progresso Creamy Mushroom soup for Cream of Mushroom. It’s a little thinner, but it works.

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    • Patty — April 7th, 2015 @ 8:52 pm

      Crap is far from holy Alison. And your husband is a minister???

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      • Laura — April 9th, 2015 @ 7:06 am

        Who cares what this woman’s husband does. Why are you all bent out of shape about “crap”? It is a simple expression and a funny pun. Please do not say anything if you are only going to criticize people for no reason.

      • Amber — April 9th, 2015 @ 4:41 pm

        I believe she’s making what they call a “play on words.” A big poop… at church. I

      • Jaslyn — May 27th, 2015 @ 5:24 pm

        Maybe when she said stand, she meant hunting tree stand, not a pulpit stand, or another sort altogether.
        This is a blog with cooking, not time to judge others.
        Pull the stick out of your own eye, let he without sin cast the first stone, etc……. Jesus did not come for people to judge others, he came to save us all because we ALL are imperfect and fall short of God’s glory. At least, that is what my church teaches!!
        Just saying!
        Now back to what we are here for,… the FOOD!
        Looks awesome, definitely going to try this. I think I will make it up casserole style though, and add some finely chopped mushrooms. I use organic AMY’s cream of …. soup, or make it homemade. Loos great – the pictures make one drool!!

      • Evelyn — February 3rd, 2016 @ 5:23 am

        Why would you judge the languge of any woman managing 3 kids in church while daddy is up.on the podium. Geez give it a break, it’s a recipe spot not a sermon!!!

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  7. Oh man! Those days are hard! I love crock pot freezer meals! I just had my fourth baby, so have been bulking up my freezer meals again-looking forward to your posts this month! My husband us deploying in November for his first longer one after several shorties – not looking forward to it! I foresee a fall freezer making frenzy 😉

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  8. Sounds good. Instead of freezing in a freezer bag could you not use a slow cooker liner then just put the whole thing in the crockpot?

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    • Lauren — February 3rd, 2015 @ 2:40 pm

      Um, you are BRILLIANT. Yes, do that!!

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    • CArrie — July 12th, 2015 @ 1:57 pm

      That is how I cracked the crock in my crock pot. I wouldn’t put frozen nest tp the heat.

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  9. Crockpot freezer meals are lifesavers! You’re inspiring me to get the freezer fully stocked and this Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti will be at the top of my list!

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  10. I have an intolerance to mushrooms, what can I use in place of the cream of mushroom?

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    • Lauren — February 3rd, 2015 @ 11:19 pm

      Try cream of chicken soup.

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  11. How spicey is it? My kids will eat stuff with a slight bite to it but nothing to overwhelming. I would love it but have to compromise.

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    • Lauren — February 5th, 2015 @ 9:36 pm

      Just use mild green chiles. It should be totally kid-friendly!

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  12. I’ve been making chicken ‘n spaghetti for 50+ yes. OK, I’m old chronologically, just not spiritually. Love the freezer idea since my recipe is too big for the 2 of us. Thanks a million! Now to digress. On Sundays my husband too was always on the platform. Consequentially, one our children thought they could get away with anything. On an occasion like yours, I simply left the organ bench and just took ‘the child’ out. Having to leave in front of everyone solved the problem. Never had to do more than snap my fingers after that. Funny. The kids are grown, but even now snapping my fingers when they are here causes them to stop, stand still and be silent! I can’t stop laughing when that happens. So, you will laugh about that and miss it – someday. 🙂

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  13. My first time here-sounds awesome! I will keep getting the recipes. Just a question-how can you be a single mom and have a husband? Just curious
    Gerri

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    • Lauren — February 9th, 2015 @ 4:04 pm

      My husband is away for 5 months at army training.

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      • Tanya — April 19th, 2015 @ 10:04 am

        That doesn’t make you a single mom. That makes you a military wife. Don’t take away from your title. I was once a military wife, And I would give anything to still hold that title instead of single mom. Your husband isn’t gone, he is working. You’re not single, you’re married. He WILL be home. Single mom parenthood is not a glorious life…you are still able to share with your husband the highs and lows of your day, the accomplishments of your children and still hear the words I love you. You’re not a single mom- you’re a military wife- saying single mom takes away from the sacrifice your HUSBAND is making for your family. You’re a mom. It’s your job.

      • Tanya — April 19th, 2015 @ 10:14 am

        And, this is in NO WAY meant to be derogatory. I have lived both lives. They are both hard- but military wife parenting is entirely different than single mother parenting. I am hoping you are able to understand what I am trying to say. I can guarantee your husband would much rather not want to be gone and make you take on the sole responsibility of raising kids for 5 months…I did 3 deployments, 7 months each time. I’ve been divorced and a single mom for 10 years. I would give anything to have a “homecoming ” sign making party….be proud of who you are!! Thank you to you and your husband for your service. After all, you are the backbone of of the military.

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  14. i loved reading your story can relate to your story i watch my grandchildren during the week we have a set of twins 18 months talk about poopie diapers not so funny when you got 2 to change and a 7 year old thank god for that ,recipe sounds really good,going to try it….

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  15. I’m not a fan of spicy or peppers but am still interested in this recipe ….could this recipe be made not spicy and still be good ? and is there another veggie that could work instead of peppers …..maybe broccoli ?? Really want to try this 🙂

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    • Lauren — February 12th, 2015 @ 5:58 pm

      It’s not spicy at all because I used mild chiles. I’m not sure what a good sub for the peppers would be. You can always just omit them.

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    • Lauren — April 3rd, 2015 @ 10:39 am

      I used a can of Rotel instead of peppers. You can get mild or spicier ones. Just rinse it to make it even milder. Still a great flavor.

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    • Lisa — June 25th, 2015 @ 7:24 am

      The bell peppers only add color and crunch; no heat. The heat come from the chiles. I’ve made a variation of this for years, using Rotel for heat and color. (I control the heat by using mild vs. regular, draining the juice or even rinsing before adding.) For crunch, I use whatever I have in my veggie bin…bell pepps, carrots, celery, broccoli, cauliflower, extra onions…whatever. I dice kinda small then sauté but I’ve never used a crockpot for this. They should tenderize without the sauté if cooked 5-8 hours. I’d hope, lol!

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  16. How many calories??? Looks great!

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    • Donna — April 2nd, 2015 @ 7:15 am

      I just calculated the nutritional values for this recipe assuming you use canned, fat free cream of mushroom soup:

      Per serving:
      1,058 calories
      39 grams fat
      22 grams saturated fat
      110 grams carbohydrates
      66 grams protein
      5 grams fiber
      6 grams sugar

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      • Karen — April 13th, 2015 @ 6:45 am

        Donna – is that for the whole recipe?

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  17. I am always wondering why a recipe would call for 3/4 lb of pasta and not a whole pound? I buy pasta by the box or bag of 1 lb. so what do people do with the other 1/4 lb? Just curious!!!

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    • Patty — April 2nd, 2015 @ 1:32 pm

      I have a tall Loc’n’Lock that spaghetti fits in. Just put it in there and use next time with something else. Or, store in a gallon size plastic bag till you need it. Use it when you’re cooking spaghetti for your family and can vary the amount you cook.

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      • Lauren — April 2nd, 2015 @ 7:53 pm

        great idea!

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  18. Haven’t seen your blog before. Loved it. Very funny. I have three children with the oldest 12. So I feel your pain and can see the humor. Funny though that you paired that story with the cheesy chicken noodle slow cooker recipe (which I am trying tonight by the way) since spicy food and lots of cheese can easily cause diarrhea in children… So next time better not to fix this dish on Saturday night before church Sunday morning. Just sayin… 🙂 Maybe something milder would be better suited. Will keep an eye out for your future posts. Enjoyed it.

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  19. Making this right now for dinner. House smells great!

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  20. If I used condensed cream of mushroom how much / what kind of liquid should I use?

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  21. I made your crock pot chicken spaghetti. I love it – going to feed it to the family. So easy. And I love crock-pot cooking.

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  22. So for the freezer directions, are you saying to put raw chicken in the freezer bag with the chicken and other ingredients?

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    • Lauren — February 19th, 2015 @ 10:55 pm

      Yes, chicken goes in raw.

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  23. Could I just use Rotel?

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    • Lauren — February 19th, 2015 @ 10:54 pm

      Yes, I think it would work as a good substitute.

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  24. I just made this and it is delicious! My boyfriend and I love spicy food so I used original flavor green chiles (instead of mild) and it gave it a perfect extra kick! I will definitely make this again. Thanks for sharing, Lauren!

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  25. So would it be ok to cook on low for 8hrs?

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    • Lauren — March 1st, 2015 @ 4:03 pm

      I think it should work just as well on low. I’d start checking for doneness after 6 hours though.

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      • kris sayers — May 29th, 2015 @ 2:02 am

        When my husband is away for work and staying at hotels with kitchen suites, he crock pot cooks every day. You know the timer switches you use for holiday decorations, or having lights turn on/off when you’re away? He uses that timer for any meal that will be done before he returns after work. The food will still be hot so you don’t have to worry about bacteria due to temperature change.

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  26. Made this last night and my family really loved it. I said at lunch today wish i had more, next time i will double it. Didn’t have time for the crock-pot just cooked on top of the stove. Thank you for the recipe .Can’t wait to try others recipes of yours.

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  27. This recipe was amazing. I am from Utica, NY and we have a classic local favorite called “Chicken Riggies” which is made with rigatoni in a cheese sauce with peppers. This tastes just like it, but is a little lighter using spaghetti (I actually used angel hair) so you can enjoy a bit more of it. I absolutely loved it. Sooooooo good!

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  28. Ok… I saw the comment about the raw chicken being frozen…but I have not seen one on How to cook the noodles. I could have missed It though. Do they go in the crockpot cooked or uncooked?

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    • Shirley — May 6th, 2015 @ 5:45 pm

      The recipe says to cook the spagetti before putting in crock pot.

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  29. Do you have a link to the non-crock pot version? I cant seem to find it.

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    • Lauren — March 11th, 2015 @ 12:32 pm

      No I don’t! Sorry!

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  30. Is there a link to the non-crock pot version of this?

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  31. WHAT ABOUT THE PRESSURE COOKER? I’m on my own. Used to use it all the time when family was young. Receipy soun ds delicious.

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  32. We raise, butcher and can our own chicken. Which means our chicken is already cooked. What is the time frame and such in this case? Thank you in advance for your help!

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  33. I’m not a big fan of cheddar cheese. Could I substitute Velveeta? The rest sounds yummy! Searching for a good crockpot pot now. 🙂

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    • Lisa — April 4th, 2015 @ 4:21 am

      Velveeta will melt differently, is the only thing. I tried shredded velveeta on a baked dish once and it didn’t do as well as I feel like cheddar does in that dish.

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    • Kathleen — April 8th, 2015 @ 6:33 am

      Perhaps pepper-jack will be good?

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  34. I added a can of diced tomatoes

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  35. Please refrain from referring to single parenting because you took your child to church alone one Sunday. Then in the next breath, talk about texting your husband. It’s an insult to “real” single parents who actually live that life day in and day out.

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    • Shelly — April 2nd, 2015 @ 10:27 am

      Judgmental much, Elle? Her husband is away at Army training so, yes, she is single parenting. Just because you can text your significant other, doesn’t mean you aren’t doing it all alone. Many married people “single parent” for a variety of reasons and a varied length of time and the reality of doing it alone day to day is the same. Also, just because her circumstances for single parenting are different than someone else’s, that does not make it an “insult” to other single parents. We are all in this life together, be supportive, not judgmental — just saying.

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      • Gwen — April 3rd, 2015 @ 7:33 pm

        Thank you for defending Lauren! I am quite a few years older than most on this site so I would like to offer some advice. We are all in this world together so it would behoove us not to be soooo judgmental. Plus, it is my opinion that when an individual is defensive, that is a good indication that he/she is having personal problems themselves; so since I have been shown their problem, I try to overlook their negativity.

      • Elle — May 20th, 2015 @ 5:55 pm

        I’m a pilot’s wife. My husband is away at least 4 days in a row each week. Every week, except 3 weeks of vacation, for the last 15 years.. Do I EVER call myself a single mother? EVER???? NO. SHELLY, I can judge on this matter. A single mother is a mother who is, by it’s very definition, unmarried. PERIOD. She should call herself what she is…a Military Wife. Had she called herself that, I would thought, Wow, that’s hard. At least my husband is home every few days. You go ahead and bash me, but I bet understand better than you do what her life is like.

      • Elle — May 20th, 2015 @ 5:57 pm

        Same message to you Gwen.

    • jen — April 2nd, 2015 @ 2:43 pm

      She mentioned earlier that her husband is away for 1/2 the year for military. Although not a “real” single parent….it is definitely more of a reality for her than just a Sunday alone at church. Someone else had asked how she could text her husband and be a single parent.

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      • Jaslyn — May 27th, 2015 @ 5:49 pm

        I agree completely! She may not be a “real” single parent as far as on the books and tax forms, but when you are alone day in and day out without a husband that is single parenting,… for months at a time that is indeed single parenting – for THAT stretch of time.
        That is like saying that she is not a military wife when her husband is home because he is not on deployment.
        If she is alone in raising the kids for months, then she is a “single” – meaning only one – parent, meaning she bore the children. By definition,.. single + parent,.. as opposed to 2, her and her husband being home to take care of the kids. So she is a part-time single parent and military wife and blogger and sounds like a wonderful mother who has her hands full as well.
        Thank you for your blog and thank you for all you do so your husband can protect and serve us all. God Bless you!!!

    • Linzi Hansen — April 2nd, 2015 @ 7:59 pm

      I think she mentioned above that her husband is away for 5 months at army training, so she is doing it alone! I don’t think what she said was insulting.

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    • Amber — May 6th, 2015 @ 6:23 am

      Although I adored this article, I have to agree with this comment. It was offensive for me….and I’m happily (hectically) married with 3 kids ages 20 months to 14. You are NOT even close to being a member of “single parent hood!” I do think you’re adorable. And this recipe sure looks awesome. But, in your defense, you dod saythe highlight of your day was being able to speak coherently. Lol

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      • L. Campbell — July 7th, 2015 @ 3:16 pm

        Wow, perhaps you should just start calling yourself “divorced” if it gets you into such a snit to hear someone who is parenting solo refer to themselves as single-parenting.
        You act like it’s such a badge of honor to refer to someone as a single-parent…like she hasn’t “earned” the hard-won titled of being divorced. No, instead, she’s doing the very difficult job of staying married to a military spouse who is off serving his country. Shame on you.

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  36. This looks great! Since we are not mushroom fans, has anyone tried this with cream of chicken?? I will be a follower from now on!!

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  37. Just a quick question. Do you add the water/milk to the soup? Or is it just literally the can of soup? I really want to make this tomorrow. Can someone help me out please?

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    • Lauren — April 3rd, 2015 @ 6:09 am

      Nope! Don’t add any extra water or milk.

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  38. Can you substitute cream of chicken instead of cream if mushroom soup?

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    • Lauren — April 2nd, 2015 @ 7:53 pm

      Yup! No problemo.

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  39. i am Celiac so I have a solution to everything but the cream of mushroom soup. Can you suggest anything to substitute for it. I have bought GF cream of mushroom soup before but don’t really like the taste of it. Recipe sounds so good.

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  40. I just copied your Chicken and Spaghetti. I have a recipe that I have used for years, but your sound so much easier. I will try it.
    I have a recommendation for those that can’t use canned cream soups. I found a recipe for “Cream of Something” on Pinterest. It is great.This is what it said:

    In a Relief Society Meeting, they shared with us a recipe for Condensed Cream of “Something” Soup. It is a dry mix that, when you need some cream soup for a recipe you just add water. It is much less expensive than buying a can of soup at the market. Since I had everything needed to make up a batch I went a step further and made up a gallon containers worth.

    The lady that showed us how to make this awesome stuff made up a sample. She just cooked up some elbow macaroni and mixed it with the soup, added a little cheese and warmed it through in the oven.

    Cream of “Something Soup” recipe
    1 cup non-fat dried milk
    3/4 cup cornstarch
    1/4 cup bouillon (if you have cubes you have to smash them up. You can use whatever kind you like ie, beef, veggie)
    4 Tablespoons freeze dried minced onions (I used the minced onions from Sam’s Club)
    1 teaspoon dried basil
    1 teaspoon dried thyme (I couldn’t find the thyme so I used dried parsley instead)
    1 teaspoon pepper

    For the equivalent of one can of condensed cream soup:
    Mix 1/3 cup dry mix with 1 1/4 cup water. Cook until thick.

    I keep it in the pantry and as you can see the recipe is taped on the outside. (so I don’t lose it…cause I will if it isn’t connected!) It was GOOD!!
    Pinterest
    1-21-2013
    Pat Miller
    (This is my first time visiting your website)

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    • Kathleen — April 8th, 2015 @ 6:37 am

      Thank you for this recipe Pat. This will be a great use of food storage : )

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    • Kate Trabue — April 10th, 2015 @ 9:05 am

      That is from my Aunt Pat! Thanks, Pat, I love this recipe. I never keep canned soup at home, but will be able to keep a container of this mix on hand. Love you!

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  41. I thought I made up this recipe! The only difference is, I use a can of chunky Rotel rather than just the diced green chilies. The rotel gives it a bit more spice than the mild diced green chilies. Depending on what soup I have in my pantry, I have used cream of mushroom, cream of chicken or cream of celery. I also saute my onions, bell peppers, mushrooms and celery before adding them to the soup, chicken and and rotel mixture. After I mix it all together, including the spaghetti, I put a BUNCH of cheese on top, put the lid on and let the cheese melt. Cheese is my favorite food group as well! I am going to try your freezer idea, thanks!!

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  42. Wow, your life sounds absolutely miserable. I’m sorry.

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  43. Is it cooked chicken, or raw (Pretty please say raw!!)??

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    • Lauren — April 4th, 2015 @ 7:54 am

      You start with raw chicken and cook it in the crockpot.

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  44. I would prefer to have my chicken cubed when I put it in the crock pot which would cut the cooking time by quite a bit. will the veggies still be cooked enough?

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    • Lauren — April 4th, 2015 @ 7:52 am

      The onions–probably not. The peppers should be.

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  45. Lauren-
    First, please relay my heartfelt thanks to your husband for his military service. I appreciate those who do things for my family that I cannot do-as in protect us like they do!
    Second, even tho your original “Sunday morning” post was in Feb., upon following a friend’s FB post today to your blog, I was reminded today that God’s timing is always perfect…in that, I had that kind of morning this Easter Sunday morning! Your post made me chuckle as I related to every angle of your day. While you may have felt defeated that day, you were actually victorious…over Satan, that is! He wanted to discourage you and make you retreat from church, but you made it thru in spite of the craziness. Kudos to you from one single parent to another!
    Thank you for sharing your normal day-I was encouraged that I’m not the only one!

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    • Lauren — April 5th, 2015 @ 8:23 pm

      Yes, mom’s always have those days, typically when the help is no where to be found. Thanks for your note!! Put a smile on my face 🙂

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  46. Hey, Y’all! I was just wondering if you think adding a small amount of Rotel tomatoes would be a good addition to this? Thanks!

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    • Elizabeth — April 22nd, 2015 @ 6:02 am

      I asked my husband to pick up green chilis to make this recipe a second time, and he bought Rotel tomatoes and green chilis instead. I’m gonna give it a shot since I have a newborn and the grocery store is still daunting. 🙂

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  47. This was very very good! My husband really loved it, and I have made several versions of this but this was the best! I did however use three chicken breasts along with whole bell peppers and fresh grated cheddar cheese instead. VERY good! I will definately use this recipe to feed big groups! Its hard cooking for two people, but now we can eat this for a few days and not get tired of it.

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