Cooktop Cove: Spaghetti and chicken come together in the tastiest slow cooker dinner
By Matt Jenner
Nothing is better than coming home after a long day with dinner already bubbling inside the crockpot. This slow cooker chicken spaghetti dish is hearty, flavorful, and just what you need to warm you up on a cold night. Classic Italian ingredients like tomato sauce, garlic, and oregano helps make this dish taste like what you would find in your favorite Italian-American restaurant. Still, there are fewer than ten ingredients to make the whole meal!
For your convenience, the recipe below can be made in advance and stored in the fridge for several days, and can easily be altered according to how many people you are trying to serve. Like most 6-quart slow cooker meals, you are able to feed a large amount of people with not much work. This meal is always a knock-out with kids, and perfect to serve at any party or large event.
Slow Cooker Chicken Spaghetti
10
15 mins
6 hrs 5 mins
6 hrs 20 mins
2 10.5 oz. cans cream of chicken soup
2 24 oz. jars preferred tomato sauce (store-bought or homemade)
8 oz. cream cheese, cubed
2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 teaspoons dried basil
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 lbs chicken breast, diced
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 lb spaghetti, uncooked
To your slow cooker, add the cream of chicken soup, tomato sauce, cream cheese, oregano, basil, and garlic powder, and mix to combine as best as possible (cream cheese may still be in cubes).
Add the chicken to the sauce mixture, and stir until the chicken cubes are fully submerged in the sauce.
Cover the slow cooker and cook on low power for 6 hours. Avoid opening the lid while cooking.
As you approach the end of cooking time, prepare your spaghetti to al dente, according to the packaging. Drain well.
After 6 hours, remove lid and add spaghetti to the slow cooker. Stir to combine pasta in with the chicken and sauce.
Cover the top of the dish with mozzarella cheese, and re-cover with the lid. Allow the cheese to melt for an extra 5-7 mins. Cooking is done when the cheese is melted and sauce is bubbling.
Carefully portion dish into individual bowls, garnish with fresh grated parmesan cheese (optional), and serve hot, immediately.
Pro-tip: If you're a cheese lover, you can add an array of other hard, nutty cheeses to the slow cooker, including parmesan or pecorino.
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