Slow Cooker Creamy Tuscan Chicken Pasta

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Slow Cooker Creamy Tuscan Chicken Pasta

Welcome back to In Jamie’s Kitchen! Today, I’m excited to share with you a delightful and hassle-free recipe for Slow Cooker Creamy Tuscan Chicken Pasta. This dish is not only incredibly flavorful but also simple to prepare, making it perfect for busy weeknights or lazy weekends. Let’s get cooking!

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A Warm, Hearty Meal

There’s something truly comforting about a warm, hearty meal that fills your home with inviting aromas. This Slow Cooker Creamy Tuscan Chicken Pasta does just that, and more. With tender chicken, a creamy and flavorful sauce, and a generous helping of nutritious veggies, this dish is a true crowd-pleaser that will have your family coming back for seconds.

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The Inspiration Behind the Recipe

As a busy mom with a need for quick dinner ideas, I’m always on the lookout for recipes that are not only delicious but also easy to prepare. This Creamy Tuscan Chicken Pasta is inspired by my love for comforting meals that can be made with minimal effort.  When creating my recipes I browse several similar recipes and then, invent my own recipe by adding the exact ingredients I know my family loves.  I also look for shortcuts and ways to make the recipe easy to prepare.  This includes simple ingredients, easy cooking methods, and minimal dishes.

Ingredients for Slow Cooker Creamy Tuscan Chicken Pasta

  • 1.5 – 2lbs chicken breast
  • 1 TBSP Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 TBSP minced garlic
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 3oz (about 1 cup) of sun-dried tomatoes, drained if necessary
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • ½ cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 8oz block of cream cheese
  • 3 cups baby spinach, chopped
  • 4.5oz jar of sliced mushrooms, drained

For serving

  • Protein pasta (reserve pasta water)
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Parsley
  • lemon
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Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients except spinach and mushrooms to a slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 3.5 hours or LOW for 5-6 hours.
  2. 30 minutes before serving, prepare pasta and reserve 1 cup of pasta water.  
  3. While the pasta is cooking, stir the chicken.  
  4. Chicken should break apart easily.  
  5. Stir in baby spinach and mushrooms.  
  6. If the sauce is thick you can use up to 1 cup of reserved pasta water to achieve your desired consistency.  
  7. Serve your Creamy Tuscan Chicken over the pasta and top with Parmesan cheese, parsley, and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.
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Slow Cooker Meals Are a Game Changer:

One of the things I love most about this recipe is that it’s made in the slow cooker. Slow cooker meals are a game changer for busy families, as they allow you to prep your ingredients, set it, and forget it. There’s nothing better than coming home to a house filled with the delicious aroma of a home-cooked meal, ready to be enjoyed with minimal effort.  

Make it your way

Another great thing about this Creamy Tuscan Chicken Pasta is its versatility. While the recipe calls for specific ingredients, feel free to get creative and add your own twist. You can switch up the veggies, use different types of pasta, or even add some spice for an extra kick. The possibilities are endless, making this dish perfect for customizing to suit your family’s tastes.

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Tips for Making the Perfect Creamy Tuscan Chicken Pasta:

  • For best results, use a low-sodium chicken broth. There is plenty of sodium in the other ingredients so you won’t even miss the salt.  And, if you do, it is easy to add to your individual serving. 
  • Don’t be afraid to season generously. The Italian seasoning, garlic, and Parmesan cheese add a depth of flavor that is essential to this dish. Love garlic, throw in a little extra.  Want more cheese, that’s ok too.
  • If you’re short on time, you can cook the chicken on the stovetop instead of using the slow cooker. Simply sauté the chicken until cooked through, then add the remaining ingredients and simmer until heated through.
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A Must-try Recipe

This Slow Cooker Creamy Tuscan Chicken Pasta is a must-try recipe that is sure to become a favorite in your household. Its rich, creamy sauce, tender chicken, and nutritious veggies make it a hearty and satisfying meal that is perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re cooking for a crowd or just for yourself, this dish is sure to impress. I hope you enjoy making and savoring this delicious recipe as much as I do!  If you try this one out be sure to let me know what you think by leaving a comment below or snapping a picture and tagging me on social media @injamieskitchen.

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Slow Cooker Creamy Tuscan Chicken Pasta

My Slow Cooker Creamy Tuscan Chicken Pasta is not only incredibly flavorful but also simple to prepare, making it perfect for busy weeknights or lazy weekends.
5 from 1 vote
Course Dinner

Ingredients
  

  • 1.5 – 2 lbs chicken breast
  • 1 TBSP Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 TBSP minced garlic
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 3 oz sun-dried tomatoes, drained if necessary about 1 cup
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • ½ cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 8 oz block of cream cheese
  • 3 cups baby spinach chopped
  • 4.5 oz jar of sliced mushrooms drained

For Serving

  • Protein pasta reserve pasta water
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Parsley
  • Lemon

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients except spinach and mushrooms to a slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 3.5 hours or LOW for 5-6 hours.
  • 30 minutes before serving, prepare pasta and reserve 1 cup of pasta water.
  • While the pasta is cooking, stir the chicken.
  • Chicken should break apart easily.
  • Stir in baby spinach and mushrooms.
  • If the sauce is thick you can use up to 1 cup of reserved pasta water to achieve your desired consistency.
  • Serve your Creamy Tuscan Chicken over the pasta and top with Parmesan cheese, parsley, and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.

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9 Comments

  1. Lisa Turner

    This looks delicious and I’ll definitely be trying it this week!
    I notice that you set aside some pasta water on most pasta dishes to use as needed for thinning out sauces. Is there a reason why you use the pasta water as opposed to just regular water or other liquids?

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    • Jamie

      Hi Lisa, great question. I salt my water before adding the pasta. Once the pasta boils the water becomes salty and starchy and will offer a better flavor and texture than regular water.

      Reply
  2. Heidi

    I added this to our meal plan for later this week!

    I found your site yesterday and, already, I am really loving how straightforward, healthy, and delicious your recipes look! I am a busy mom of three young kids and trying hard to eat enough protein. It looks like you have a lot of great options! I’m excited to explore more and glad I found your site! Thanks so much!

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  3. Elizabeth

    5 stars
    I made this last night and I have to say I can’t wait to make it again!! This meal is delicious!! I used chicken thighs instead of breasts because I had them on hand and for the other tweak I did, I used the oil from the jar of sun-dried tomatoes because of all the flavor in the oil. This is going to be a meal I make for friends and family, again, it is so good!! Thank you for sharing this recipe!!

    Reply
    • Jamie

      Thanks for the feedback, Elizabeth. I’m so glad you enjoyed it.

      Reply
  4. Maggie Casbon

    How many servings , does this make?

    Reply
    • Jamie

      About 5 servings

      Reply
  5. Kim

    I’m thinking of how I could swap the cream cheese for blended cottage cheese…lower cal and higher protein. Thoughts?

    Reply
    • Jamie

      Give it a try. I think it would be great.

      Reply

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