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Slow Cooker Olive Garden Chicken Pasta

Time for slow cooker comfort food! I'm perusing new to me recipes 

 

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Ingredients

  • 3 Chicken Breast (about 1 lb)
  • 16 ounce box of Penne Pasta
  • 16 ounce bottle of Olive Garden Italian Dressing
  • 8 ounces Cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup of Shredded Parmesan
  • 1/4 tsp of pepper
 

Instructions

Place chicken breast in slow cooker -- for best results used thawed chicken.

 

Add dressing

 

Cut cream cheese into 4-6 blocks and place over chicken.

 

Sprnkle 1/4 cup parmesan and pepper over chicken.

 

Slow cook for 6-8 hours on low or 4-5 hours on HIGH.

 

15-20 minutes before done, cook pasta according to package directions and drain. Reserve 1/2 cup cooking liquid and set aside.

 

Shred chicken and add drained pasta. Mix gently until all pasta is coated with sauce mixture. If sauce is too thick for your preference, slowly add additional reserved cooking liquid 2-3 tablespoons at a time, mixing as you add.

 

Sprinkle the remaining parmesan cheese on top and serve.

 

Notes

Add chopped fresh tomato, parseley or garlic bread and enjoy!


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Re: Slow Cooker Olive Garden Chicken Pasta

This looks ridiculously yummy!  I can't wait to try it!  Thanks for posting! 

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Re: Slow Cooker Olive Garden Chicken Pasta

@Memebell - you're welcome! I will post more of my finds soon. Enjoy!


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Re: Slow Cooker Olive Garden Chicken Pasta

@Chi-town girl  I have this recipe and it's wonderful!  I cut some of the calories by using 1/2 dressing and 1/2 water, using the light version (available at Target), and also use a light version cream cheese and have not noticed any difference in taste.

 

 



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Re: Slow Cooker Olive Garden Chicken Pasta

@Chi-town girl 

 

This recipe looks yummy. I like dishes that taste delicious and has very few ingredients.

 

Thanks for posting!

 

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Re: Slow Cooker Olive Garden Chicken Pasta


@CAcableGirl2 wrote:

@Chi-town girl  I have this recipe and it's wonderful!  I cut some of the calories by using 1/2 dressing and 1/2 water, using the light version (available at Target), and also use a light version cream cheese and have not noticed any difference in taste.

 

 


@CAcableGirl2 - thank you for the review & recommendations


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Re: Slow Cooker Olive Garden Chicken Pasta

@Chi-town girl This sounds and looks absolutely delicious!! I will be making it soon.  Thanks so much for sharing!

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Re: Slow Cooker Olive Garden Chicken Pasta

THAT LOOKS SO GOOD CHI!!!
LOVE SLOW COOKER RECIPES AND ACTUALLY HAVE A WHOLE BOTTLE OF OLIVE GARDEN ITALIAN DRESSING.

DEFINITELY TRYING THIS!
THANKS SO MUCH FOR POSTING THESE RECIPES!
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Re: Slow Cooker Olive Garden Chicken Pasta

I will try it,looks so good.

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Re: Slow Cooker Olive Garden Chicken Pasta

I started looking for crock pot recipes recently.  With my daughter's schedule I need something that is cooked, ready to go and people can help themselves.  Thanks for posting.