This Crockpot Italian Chicken Pasta Dinner is one of the easiest Crockpot recipes in the world! Minimal ingredients and it tastes oh so yummy! Little kid approved!
Exciting things are happening in the Brennan household! Gordon and I, since before we were married, have been working towards different and equally important goals. Well, maybe dreams would be a better term.
Anyways, we are taking big steps this year so we can make our dreams a reality. And while I can’t tell you specifics right now, let this be your little PSA to go for it and reach your dreams too. We are so excited for the rest of 2017! And scared. But mostly excited!! And still a little scared.
It has taken us about 10 years of learning, growing and educating ourselves in different ways to finally feel comfortable enough to “go for it“. Hence the excitement and hesitation at the same time. So stay tuned! Come summer, you’ll know what we were talking about 😉
ANYWAYS–>let’s talk about this recipe!!
I’m not one to throw cream cheese into my dinners, let alone 1 1/2 blocks of cream cheese (yowza!) but I’m changing my ways.
This dinner has become a staple at our house, mostly because it takes so little time to throw together, Eddie devours it (which he doesn’t tend to do with a lot of things these days) and so does my husband. After the first few bites right out of the crockpot, Gordon was like “wow, this is actually really good.”
I’m just a professional recipe developer but whatever….don’t sound so surprised.
This recipe starts with throwing nearly ever single ingredients into a crockpot and cooking on high for 3-4 hours. Things like onions, garlic, chicken, cream cheese, marinara sauce, and some seasonings. Actually, those are all the ingredients you throw into your crockpot.
After it’s all cooked, you stir it together to shred the chicken and stir the melted cream cheese into the sauce. After a few minutes, everything will be pretty darn creamy and all you have to do is toss it together with some hot pasta.
This will FILL a crockpot and feed a crowd, unless your appetite is like Gordon’s. Or Eddie’s.
Be sure to print out the recipe below and give this a try soon! It’s so so good and worth every calorie.
Have a great weekend, friends! xo
Creamy Italian Crockpot Chicken Pasta
This fast, creamy Italian Pasta Dinner is one of the easiest Crockpot recipes in the world! Minimal ingredients and it tastes oh so yummy! Little kid approved!
Yield: 4-6 servings
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1.25 lbs. chicken tenders
- salt & pepper, to taste
- 1-25 oz. jar marinara sauce
- 12 oz. cream cheese
- 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning*
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 lb. pasta
- In a cold crockpot, place onion, garlic, chicken, salt, pepper, marinara, cream cheese, Italian Seasoning and bay leaves. Cover and cook 3-4 hours or until chicken is very tender and will shred easily. Stir to shred chicken and melt cream cheese into the sauce. Toss with hot, cooked pasta and serve.
- *Lots of Italian Seasonings vary! Pick one you like, or use your own combination of basil, oregano and thyme.