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Crock Pot Chicken Pasta with Creamy Tomato Sauce

Meagan - The Crossroads Cook
Crock Pot meals are the perfect way to feed a crowd on a busy day, and this Crock Pot Chicken Pasta with Creamy Tomato Sauce is sure to become a family favorite!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 d
Course Main
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb Chicken Breast Tenders Approx.
  • 1 Onion, diced
  • 3 Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 25 oz Jarred Marinara
  • 12 oz Cream Cheese
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 1 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 Cups Spinach, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh Basil, chopped
  • 1 lb Pasta, such as penne or cellentani
  • Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

Instructions
 

  • Pour a small amount of the jarred marinara into the bottom of a slow cooker and spread it around to act as a bed. Add in the chicken tenders, onions, garlic, the rest of the marinara, Italian Seasoning, bay leaves, crushed red pepper flakes, salt, pepper, and finish with the cream cheese.
  • Put the lid on the slow cooker and cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 3.
  • When the time is up, cook the pasta according to the package directions.
  • Remove the chicken from the slow cooker and shred, then add back in.
  • Stir in the spinach, basil, and cooked, drained pasta. Taste for seasoning. Serve topped with shredded mozzarella.
Keyword Basil, Chicken, cream cheese, crock pot, marinara, pasta, slow cooker