If you are looking for an amazing creamy pasta recipe then you have to try this Slow Cooker Creamy Italian Chicken Pasta using Olive Garden salad dressing (or your favorite Italian dressing)! This rich, creamy chicken pasta dish cooked in the slow cooker is the perfect week night meal!
Slow Cooker Creamy Italian Chicken Pasta
If you have been around for a while then you know that we LOVE Olive Garden in our house. We love making copy cat Olive Garden recipes and have quite a few of them. When they came out with the Olive Garden Salad dressing that you could buy in the store I stocked up the first time I saw it! Seriously it is the most amazing salad dressing ever.
Pasta is a go to for many people because it is filling and easy to make. You can easily make many different pasta dishes and change up dinner easily. This easy crockpot pasta recipe is perfect to make for an easy and quick dinner.
Easy Pasta Recipes
Olive Garden Chicken Pasta
Ok so there is not a dish like this at Olive Garden, but it can be referred to as Olive Garden Chicken pasta because you are using Olive Garden Italian dressing. If you are looking for Olive garden copy cat recipes we have quite a few that are amazing and perfect for making olive garden at home!
Olive Garden Copy Cat Recipes
Variations of this Recipe
Chicken without pasta. If you are looking for an easy creamy chicken recipe in the crockpot this is perfect! Just skip the steps needed for the pasta. Then serve with some steamed veggies and a salad for a complete meal.
Add veggies! Serve this creamy crockpot chicken over homemade zoodles instead of pasta.
Salad Dressing. If you can not get your hands on any Olive Garden Italian dressing, you can use any Italian dressing for this Olive Garden Chicken Pasta recipe.
How to Serve This Recipe
When we have pasta or zoodles for dinner we stick with having a fresh made salad, bread and a side of veggies. You can go with whatever you normally enjoy when having pasta at home as your sides.
Some great options are steamed broccoli or green beans.
If you are serving this slow cooker Italian chicken without the pasta then it goes well with rice, veggies and a homemade salad.
Make It Low Carb!
The great thing about this recipe is that without the pasta it is low carb at only 6.1 grams of carbs. Change out the pasta for zoodles, or serve this creamy Italian chicken as is with a side salad to keep the meal low carb.
Slow Cooker Creamy Italian Chicken Pasta Ingredients
- skinless boneless chicken breast
- Olive Garden Italian dressing (Or your favorite Italian Salad Dressing)
- cream cheese
- black pepper
- ziti pasta
- parmesan cheese
- chopped parsley, to taste
How to Make Slow Cooker Creamy Italian Chicken Pasta
Spray the crockpot with non stick cooking spray. Place the chicken in a single layer on the bottom of the slow cooker. Cut cream cheese into small pieces and put on top of the chicken.
Pour the Italian dressing on top of the chicken.
Sprinkle the salt, pepper and parmesan cheese on top.
Cook in the slow cooker – if cooking on high cook for 4 hours, if cooking on low cook for 6 hours.
When there is 20 minutes left of the cook time, if you are serving with pasta start boiling the water and cook the pasta. Drain pasta and set aside.
Once the chicken is cooked use 2 forks to shred the chicken and mix the chicken with the sauce to completely mix everything together.
Add the drained pasta to the slow cooker and mix everything so the pasta, chicken and sauce are all mixed well.
Serve the pasta on plates and top with additional parmesan cheese and parsley.
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Slow Cooker Creamy Italian Chicken Pasta
- Spray the crockpot with non stick cooking spray. Place the chicken in a single layer on the bottom of the slow cooker. Pour the Italian dressing on top of the chicken.
- Cut cream cheese into small pieces and put on top of the chicken.
- Sprinkle the salt, pepper and parmesan cheese on top.
- Cook in the slow cooker – if cooking on high cook for 4 hours, if cooking on low cook for 6 hours.
- When there is 20 minutes left of the cook time, if you are serving with pasta start boiling the water and cook the pasta. Drain pasta and set aside.
- Once the chicken is cooked use 2 forks to shred the chicken and mix the chicken with the sauce to completely mix everything together.
- Add the drained pasta to the slow cooker and mix everything so the pasta, chicken and sauce are all mixed well.
- Serve the pasta on plates and top with additional parmesan cheese and parsley.
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