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Slow Cooker Creamy Tomato Chicken Penne

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Slow Cooker Creamy Tomato Chicken Penne is bursting with so much flavor and so easy to make. With just a few ingredients and spices you will have a hearty dinner ready to serve on those busy weeknights. 

Slow Cooker Creamy Tomato Chicken Penne

I am a huge fan of slow cooker meals! They are just so easy, especially on busy weeknights when I find myself running around running errands and picking kids up. You and your family are going to love this slow cooker creamy tomato chicken penne. It has a delicious creamy tomato flavor (thanks to the tomato and cream cheese) and the chicken is tender and delicious. It of course is a kid-favorite thanks to the addition of the cheese. This recipe will soon become a family favorite for so many reasons! If you are looking for other slow cooker favorites you will want to try our crockpot creamy ranch chicken as well as our slow cooker sloppy joes

Slow Cooker Creamy Tomato Chicken Pasta

How to Make Slow Cooker Creamy Tomato Chicken Penne

  • Prepare the slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray. Arrange the chicken breast in the bottom of the slow cooker.

  • Stir together the crushed tomatoes, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt, and crushed red pepper flakes. Pour the mixture over the chicken.

  • Dot the sauce with cream cheese. Sprinkle with the grated Parmesan cheese.

  • Cover and cook on high for 3 to 4 hours or high for 6 to 7 hours.
  • With two forks, shred the chicken. Stir in the cooked pasta. Top with the mozzarella cheese. Cover and keep warm until the cheese is melted.

  • Serve garnished with freshly chopped parsley if desired.

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • If you find yourself without pasta you can use cooked rice instead. 
  • You can easily double the recipe if your crock pot is big enough. 
  • If you prefer you do not need to stir in the pasta, you can add it to the top of the pasta if you like to keep it separate. 
  • Crockpot liners are amazing when it comes to making dishes like these. It makes the cleanup a breeze. 
Slow Cooker Creamy Tomato Chicken Pasta

Storage

You will want to store your leftover creamy tomato chicken penne in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. 

Can you freeze slow cooker creamy tomato chicken?

The creamy tomato chicken freezes great. If you plan to freeze this, I would not mix in your pasta as it will get mushy as it freezes. You will want to let your chicken completely cool and add it to a freezer-safe container. This will last up to 3 months. When you are ready to enjoy, thaw and warm up to your desired temperature and serve over pasta. 

Slow Cooker Creamy Tomato Chicken Pasta pin

What should the internal temperature of my chicken be?

You want to ensure your chicken has reached at least 165 degrees prior to shredding the chicken. It is best to check this with a digital thermometer. 

Slow Cooker Creamy Tomato Chicken Penne

Slow Cooker Creamy Tomato Chicken Penne

Slow Cooker Creamy Tomato Chicken Penne is bursting with so much flavor and so easy to make. With just a few ingredients and spices you will have a hearty dinner ready to serve on those busy weeknights.

Ingredients

  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 (16 ounce) box penne pasta, cooked according to package directions
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  1. Prepare the slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray. Arrange the chicken breast in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  2. Stir together the crushed tomatoes, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt, and crushed red pepper flakes. Pour the mixture over the chicken.
  3. Dot the sauce with cream cheese. Sprinkle with the grated Parmesan cheese.
  4. Cover and cook on high for 3 to 4 hours or high for 6 to 7 hours.
  5. With two forks, shred the chicken. Stir in the cooked pasta. Top with the mozzarella cheese. Cover and keep warm until the cheese is melted.
  6. Serve garnished with freshly chopped parsley if desired.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 236Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 67mgSodium: 710mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 24g

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