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! If you are not in the mood for pasta, you can enjoy Olive Garden chicken by itself with veggies as a side dish for a full meal too!
Slow Cooker Creamy Italian Chicken Pasta
Olive Garden chicken is a creamy slow cooker chicken recipe that uses the Olive Garen Salad dressing with chicken, and cream cheese in the slow cooker for a tasty chicken with a delicious creamy sauce. You can then put the chicken with pasta if you want to, but you don’t have to.
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. My whole family loved this olive garden Italian dressing chicken and pasta recipe.
Easy Pasta Recipes
- One Pot Chicken Alfredo
- Shrimp Alfredo
- Chicken Asparagus Alfredo Pasta
- Easy Baked Ziti
- Stuffed Manicotti
- Baked Feta Pasta
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. You can serve the chicken alone, or on top of pasta as I do.
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.
Serve with Rice. If you do not want to serve this slow cooker Italian chicken with pasta you can serve it over rice.
Use less dressing. If you want a less strong flavor, then I suggest using only half the bottle of salad dressing.
What to Serve with Olive Garden Chicken
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.
Easy Slow Cooker Recipes
- Slow cooker taco meat
- Cauliflower white cheddar cheese soup
- Honey Garlic Chicken
- Crockpot Cheeseburger Soup
- Slow Cooker Chicken & Dumplings
Slow Cooker Creamy Italian Chicken Pasta
- 2 pound skinless boneless chicken breast
- 16 ounces Olive Garden Italian dressing
- 8 ouncese cream cheese
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 16 ounces ziti pasta
- 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
- chopped parsley to taste
- 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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Comments & Reviews
I am making this now. I didn’t realize I don’t have ziti pasta, I have egg noodles, how do you think those would work with this recipe? Trying to avoid another trip to the grocery store😬
yes just adjust the time for the package time.
Can you add frozen egg noodles hf way through?
I’m not sure I haven’t even heard of frozen noodles, If you give it a try let us know how it turns out.
Way to salty for my liking but sure was easy and house smelled great!
After reading comments about it being too sour or salty I only put in half the dressing. Also added a bag of cooked steam microwave broccoli spheres (chopped up). My husband loved it. I skipped the parsley. Also used penne pasta instead of ziti.
Has anyone made this without a crockpot? We are staying at an Airbnb and don’t have a crockpot. If so, please share! Thanks!
Just made this for dinner tonight and followed the recipe exactly as stated above, it was just okay. Won’t be having 2nds nor can I see myself making this again.
Mary Richardson says
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️We loved this! I used fresh grated Parmesan cheese. This recipe was easy comfort food, made my home smell amazing and is definitely a keeper. Thank you so very much! Mary Richardson