Crock Pot Chicken Pesto Alfredo

Crock Pot Chicken Pesto Alfredo

Crock Pot Chicken Pesto Alfredo is one of my absolute easiest slow cooker recipes with only 6 ingredients!

There’s a time and a place for cooking from scratch, friends, but a busy weeknight is NOT one of them 😉

That’s why I am working on developing some super simple Crock Pot meals that the whole fam will love.

ingredients for the pasta dinner

How to make Crock Pot Chicken Pesto Alfredo

First put a pound of boneless, skinless chicken breasts into your slow cooker.

Then add some kosher salt, pepper, and minced garlic.

chicken and garlic in the slow cooker before cooking

Next pour a 16 ounce jar of alfredo sauce over the chicken.

pouring in the alfredo sauce

Then an 8 ounce jar of pesto joins the party.

Set your Crock Pot to low for 6 to 8 hours and you can go about your day while dinner pretty much cooks itself.

adding the pesto the the slow cooker with the alfredo sauce

Use two forks to shred the chicken right in the slow cooker.

This takes minimal effort since the chicken will pretty much fall apart.

Crock Pot Chicken Pesto Alfredo before adding the pasta

I get asked a lot if you can just add dry pasta right to the slow cooker, but I am sorry the answer is no 🙁

Boiling the pasta according to the package directions is a must, but it’s not too much work, right?!

box of penne pasta

Just drain the pasta and stir it into the slow cooker along with a cup of parmesan or mozzarella cheese.

Taste for seasoning and add more kosher salt and pepper as needed.

adding pasta to Crock Pot Chicken Pesto Alfredo

Crock Pot Chicken Pesto Alfredo will have everyone doing a happy dance at dinner 🙂

Crock Pot Chicken Pesto Alfredo

Gotta love a cheesy, creamy pasta dish with only 6 ingredients!

Leftovers were also really good the next day.

Crock Pot Chicken Pesto Alfredo

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Crock Pot Chicken Pesto Alfredo

Crock Pot Chicken Pesto Alfredo is an easy slow cooker meal with any pasta you choose, a great 6 ingredient dinner recipe!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword Alfredo, best, Chicken, Crock Pot, Easy, Kid Friendly Meals, Pasta, Pesto, Recipe, Slow Cooker Meals
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Servings 6
Calories 717 kcal
Author Cheri Renee

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • kosher salt, pepper
  • 6 to 7 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 16 ounce jar alfredo sauce
  • 1 8 ounce jar pesto
  • 1 pound pasta of choice (I used penne)
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan or mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  1. Put the chicken in the slow cooker and add the kosher salt, pepper, garlic, alfredo sauce, and pesto. Turn the slow cooker on low for 6 to 8 hours.

  2. Shred the chicken with two forks right in the Crock Pot.

  3. Cook the pasta according to package directions, drain, and add to the slow cooker. Stir until combined and add the shredded parmesan or mozzarella cheese. Taste for seasoning and add more kosher salt and pepper as needed.

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