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Slow Cooker Chicken Casserole

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Slow Cooker Chicken Casserole has tender chicken simmered in a creamy sauce with al dente pasta in your slow cooker. Simple prep work lets you enjoy a comforting casserole with minimal effort.

slow cooker chicken casserole in bowl

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Imagine tender chicken, creamy sauce, and perfectly cooked pasta melding together under the slow, steady heat of your slow cooker. Sounds heaven right?

This Slow Cooker Chicken Casserole recipe is a favorite for many reasons: it’s effortless to prepare, packed with flavor, and comforting in every bite.

Why I love this recipe

  • it cooks while I work or relax—no babysitting required.
  • every bite is packed with creamy, savory goodness.
  • it’s easy to adapt with different veggies or spices.
  • tastes even better the next day.

Whip up more delicious meals with your slow cooker! Try our tempting Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers and savory Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken.

Ingredients

slow cooker chicken casserole ingredients in bowls on counter
  • chicken breasts
  • Italian dressing mix
  • cream of chicken soup
  • cream cheese
  • bow tie pasta

Step by step

  1. Spray slow cooker with nonstick spray or line with a slow cooker liner.
  2. Add chicken breasts to slow cooker and top with Italian dressing mix. Pour soup over the chicken, then top with cubes of cream cheese.
  3. Cook on high 3-4 hours or until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F.
  4. When chicken is almost done cook pasta according to package instructions.
  5. Shred chicken with two forks. Add cooked pasta and stir together.
  6. Serve warm with parsley if desired.
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Tips for Best Results

  • For even more flavor, cook on low for a longer period.
  • Use fresh herbs like parsley or thyme to garnish and add a burst of flavor.
  • Ensure the cream cheese is well distributed for that rich, creamy texture.

Variations

  • add red pepper flakes or jalapeños for a kick
  • mix in spinach or kale for added nutrition
  • use egg noodles, spaghetti, or another type of pasta, whatever you have on hand
  • add onions, mushrooms, carrots, potato, or bell peppers for more texture and flavor
  • top with grated Parmesan,mozzarella, or cheddar cheese during the last 30 minutes of cooking
chicken casserole in serving dish

Serving suggestions

For a comforting meal, serve it with a crisp Caesar salad to add a fresh touch or some green beans or roasted vegetables and dijon sauce for a healthy twist. Warm, crusty bread or homemade pesto garlic bread also makes a fantastic companion, perfect for dipping into the creamy sauce.

Storage

This casserole recipe stores and reheats like a dream, making it perfect for meal prep or leftovers.

Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days.

You can also freeze this crock pot chicken casserole. Allow it to cool completely, then transfer it to airtight containers or freezer bags, ensuring that you remove as much air as possible to prevent freezer burn. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before reheating.

To reheat, simply microwave it on medium power until heated through, stirring occasionally to ensure even warmth. If it seems a bit thick, a splash of chicken broth or chicken stock to bring it back to its creamy consistency.

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Slow Cooker Chicken Casserole


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  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Total Time: 3 hours and 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x

Description

Slow Cooker Chicken Casserole has tender chicken simmered in a creamy sauce with al dente pasta in your slow cooker. Simple prep work lets you enjoy a comforting casserole with minimal effort.


Ingredients

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  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 packet Italian dressing mix
  • 10.5 ounce can cream of chicken soup
  • 8 ounce cream cheese, curt into cubes
  • 1 pound bow tie pasta

Instructions

  1. Spray slow cooker with nonstick spray or line with a slow cooker liner.
  2. Add chicken breasts to slow cooker and top with Italian dressing mix. Pour soup over the chicken, then top with cubes of cream cheese.
  3. Cook on high 3-4 hours or until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F.
  4. When chicken is almost done, cook pasta according to package instructions.
  5. Shred chicken with two forks. Add cooked pasta and stir together.
  6. Serve warm with parsley if desired.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: slow cooker
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 451
  • Sugar: 4 g
  • Sodium: 295.2 mg
  • Fat: 15.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 61.9 g
  • Fiber: 2.6 g
  • Protein: 15.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 46.7 mg

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