Lusciously creamy, easy to make, and a family favorite dinner! This Crock Pot Chicken Alfredo is great for serving a crowd, or store half in the freezer to reheat later!
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Crock Pot Chicken Alfredo

Lusciously creamy, easy to make, and a family favorite dinner! This Crock Pot Chicken Alfredo is great for serving a crowd, or store half in the freezer to reheat later!
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Keyword chicken, pasta
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 752kcal
Author Julie Espy

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1 pound)
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter cut into pieces
  • 8 ounces cream cheese cut into pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 pound rigatoni uncooked (see notes)
  • 4 ounces shredded Parmesan (about 2 cups)
  • Fresh parsley finely chopped

Instructions

  • To your slow cooker add the chicken breasts, heavy cream, chicken broth, butter, cream cheese, salt, Italian seasoning, pepper, and garlic powder. 
  • Cover and cook for 2 hours on HIGH or 3 to 4 hours on LOW.
  • Remove chicken and shred it. Return chicken to slow cooker and add pasta & parmesan. Mix to combine. Recover and cook for 30 minutes on HIGH or until pasta is tender.
  • Remove lid and stir on more time. Top with parsley and extra parmesan cheese if desired.

Video

Notes

  • I have had reader feedback that the pasta needs to be cooked before adding into the crock pot. I haven't run into this issue with my crock pot, but every slow cooker is different and cooking times may vary.
    Option A) Add the uncooked pasta and cook in the crock pot with everything until pasta is al dente.
    Option B) Cook the pasta to al dente according to package directions, and then add to the crock pot as directed.
  • I used frozen chicken breasts for this recipe, and they needed just under 3 hours on HIGH to reach 165 degrees F internal temperature. If you're using raw chicken (not frozen) start checking your chicken around 2 hours. 
  • If you want to cook this recipe on LOW temp, you'll want 5 to 6 hours with frozen chicken or 3 to 4 hours on HIGH. This important thing is to make sure the chicken is cooked through before moving onto to finish the recipe.

Nutrition

Calories: 752kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 209mg | Sodium: 630mg | Potassium: 666mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1575IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 256mg | Iron: 1.5mg