Recipe Review

This Slow Cooker Chicken Spaghetti Is an Instant Favorite

updated May 29, 2019
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This recipe for creamy chicken and spaghetti is a slow cooker miracle. It’s delicious, unfussy, and super simple to prepare. And it features a few surprising ingredients (cream cheese and cream of chicken soup) and cooking methods (cutting up the chicken into cubes rather than adding the entire breast to the slow cooker, so that the chicken retains its shape rather than shreds).

Given that this is a slow cooker recipe, it does take six hours to fully cook. But that doesn’t mean you’ll be bent over a pot for six hours. You just dump your ingredients in the pot and let the slow cooker do the work. You’ll need tomato sauce, of course, which can be store-bought but is just as easy to make at home, cubed chicken, cream of chicken soup, oregano, basil, garlic powder, and cream cheese (which you should also break into cubes). The upside to that super-long cook time? Juicy, tender chicken fully marinated in the flavors of the sauce.

Once the main ingredients are done cooking, then you’ll add your pasta. Here’s a crucial bit of wisdom: You have to cook your pasta before adding it to the slow cooker. It’s an important extra step. If you try to add uncooked spaghetti to the dish at this point, the pasta will turn mushy and the meal will be ruined.

Once you’ve mixed in your cooked pasta, sprinkle a generous helping of mozzarella cheese over the top. Put the lid back on the pot and cook until the cheese is totally melted — just a few minutes longer. Then you’re ready to serve.

It might be an unconventional way to cook a creamy pasta dish, but this indulgent meal is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser at your dinner table.

Get the recipe: Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Spaghetti from The Magical Slow Cooker

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