This Slow Cooker Crack Chicken Pasta is going to seriously UP your easy dinner ideas game.
Not only is this crockpot pasta an easy dinner, but it tastes awesome, too. And, the whole family will love it!
The BEST Slow Cooker Crack Chicken Pasta
OK, guys. Do you need an easy dinner recipe that is seriously as easy as it gets and about as delicious as they come?! This crack chicken pasta is just that AND, if I were a betting girl, I’d bet that this will quickly become a go-to recipe for your family as it’s not only the easiest dinner ever (no, seriously), but it’s so, so, so good. It’s a lot like my crack chicken sandwiches but it’s a pasta.
I’m a huge fan of the crock pot. The crock pot allows me to go into the evening calmer than the nights usually are (hey, I’m just being honest). Usually I get some pretty decent sized anxiety around 4pm trying to dream of what I can whip up in an hour that my whole family will love.
And, let’s be honest, the internet LOVES the flavors of crack chicken dip, crack chicken seasoning, crack chicken tenders …. well, just about crack chicken anything! And, I am sorry, I hate the name too, but because the internet loves it and I’m on the internet, I love it too. No, I wouldn’t jump off a bridge if someone told me to, but I’m all about going with the trends. 😉
Anywho, here goes – my new favorite dinner – crack chicken pasta in the crock pot!
How to make this Slow Cooker Crack Chicken Pasta recipe:
Grab all of your ingredients and get them together of course – that’s what every good cook does, right (I’m being totally sarcastic!) I never do this, but I’d love to be this organized, so big kudos to you if you are!
First you’re going to combine all of your wet ingredients and chicken, leaving out only the pasta, cheese and bacon pieces. Combine all of these in the crock pot (this is my absolute FAVORITE crock pot here and it’s on sale, whoop, whoop!!)
Cream all of these ingredients together and whip that puppy up. Let it cook on high for three hours. You’re basically letting these flavors all come together and blend. You’re also getting the liquid hot enough to then cook the pasta once you pop that in.
Once this has gotten up to the right temp after three hours, add the pasta. Yes, uncooked (I promise — this is what makes this magical — because then you will literally stir, and walk away) Yes — Have I mentioned how much I really really really LOVE my slow cooker? Honest to goodness. Best thing since sliced bread.
After 20 minutes, give the pasta combo a quick stir, put the cover back on, and then stir again after ten minutes or so. Give it another good stir and top with cheese and bacon pieces – And let that cheesy amazingness melt for 5 minutes or so – you’re literally watching dinner be made, but not by you! Ha — LOVE it!
Next, well, enjoy! This makes enough for about 6 servings.
Is it really possible to make a crockpot pasta?
It sure is possible to make a crockpot pasta. Follow the directions I have outlined in this recipe and your crack chicken will have pasta in it. The pasta will be tender and delicious as it cooks in the slow cooker crack chicken recipe.
Print this Slow Cooker Crack Chicken Crockpot Pasta recipe:
5 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
1 (10.5 oz) can cream of chicken soup
8 oz. Velveeta, cubed
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup water
One Packet Hidden Valley Buttermilk Recipe Ranch Dry Seasoning (found by salad dressings)
3 cups Penne/Mostaccoli Pasta (uncooked)
1 1/2 cups mild cheddar cheese
1 cup cooked bacon pieces (I used precooked Oscar Mayer)
Slow Cooker Crack Chicken Pasta
- 5 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
- 1 (10.5 oz) can cream of chicken soup
- 8 oz. Velveeta cubed
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1 cup water
- One Packet Hidden Valley Buttermilk Recipe Ranch Dry Seasoning found by salad dressings
- 3 cups Penne/Mostaccoli Pasta uncooked
- 1 1/2 cups mild cheddar cheese
- 1 cup bacon pieces I used Oscar Mayer
Cut the meat off your Rotisserie chicken and shred it or dice – you should use about 5 cups of shredded chicken
In your four quart crock pot combine your shredded chicken, ranch packet, cream of chicken soup, chicken broth, water and cubed Velveeta
Put the lid back on your crock pot and cook on high for three hours
After three hours on high, add the noodles and give it a good stir
Place the lid back on the crockpot for 20 more minutes on high
Give it another good stir and place the lid back on for ten minutes
Give it (yet another!) good stir and top with the cheese, and lastly the bacon pieces
Replace the lid and let the cheese melt for about 5 minutes
Scoop into bowls and enjoy!