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Slow Cooker Tuscan Chicken Pasta
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Slow Cooker Tuscan Chicken Pasta

Slow Cooker Tuscan Chicken Pasta is creamy, hearty, and delicious. Cooked to juicy and tender perfection entirely in the slow cooker.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Slow Cooker Tuscan Chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 361kcal
Author Catalina Castravet

Ingredients

Cook the Chicken:

  • 1.5-2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup chicken broth low sodium
  • salt and pepper

Rest of the ingredients:

  • 2 cups chicken broth low sodium
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 jars (14.5 ounces each) creamy Alfredo sauce
  • 2 cups dry rigatoni pasta
  • 1 cup sun dried tomatoes in oil drained
  • 3 cups fresh spinach packed
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Cornstarch Slurry:

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water

Instructions

Cook the Chicken:

  • Spray the slow cooker with nonstick spray.
  • Trip chicken breasts of excess fat and add them to the slow cooker.
  • Pour 1 cup of chicken broth over the chicken breasts and season with salt and pepper.
  • Cook on low for 5-6 hours or cook on High for about 3 hours. Check foe the chicken to be fully cooked, juicy, and tender.
  • Once cooked, transfer chicken to a large plate and shred using 2 forks.
  • Discard the chicken broth from the slow cooker.

Cook Pasta:

  • Add shredded chicken to the slow cooker.
  • Add dry rigatoni pasta and distribute evenly on top of the chicken.
  • Add 2 cups chicken broth, minced garlic, oregano, thyme, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, and 2 jars of Alfredo sauce. Stir well to combine.
  • Cover and cook on high for 30 minutes. Stir in drained sun-dried tomatoes. At this point, check on the sauce, if it's too thin for your liking, stir together in a small cup, the cornstarch, and water with a fork until smooth. Add the mixture to the slow cooker and stir.
  • Cook for another 15 minutes on high. Check on pasta, if it's still uncooked, cook it for another 15 minutes. Usually, it takes 45-60 minutes for the pasta to be done, but it depends on the slow cooker, so keep an eye on it.
  • Place slow cooker on Keep Warm (or on Low if you don't have that setting), taste and adjust for salt, pepper, and spiciness. Stir in fresh spinach and cover for 10 minutes, the heat will wilt the spinach.
  • Gently stir to combine and serve immediately.

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Nutrition

Calories: 361kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 627mg | Potassium: 928mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 1700IU | Vitamin C: 32.9mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 2.3mg