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Slow Cooker Angel Chicken & Pasta

You can substitute frozen noodles and not have to precook anything too!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 hrs
Total Time5 hrs 5 mins
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 oz cream cheese softened or diced into chunks
  • 2 can(s) cream of chicken soup (10.5 oz)
  • 2 pack(s) Italian dressing mix
  • 1/2-1 cup(s) chicken broth
  • 2 lb(s) boneless, skinless chicken any type
  • 1 lb(s) pasta cooked al dente ahead of time
  • green onions or parsley for garnish optional
  • Parmesan cheese optional

Instructions

Slow Cooker

  • Spray, oil, or butter the slow cooker insert.
  • Mix the broth, soup, and Italian dressing mix directly in the crockpot. Add the chicken and stir to coat.
  • Cover and cook on low for 4 to 6 hours.
  • Remove chicken, dice if desired.
  • Add softened, diced cream cheese, chicken, and al dente pasta.
  • Stir well. Cover and cook just long enough to heat the pasta through.
  • Sprinkle with Parmesan cheeses if desired.

Instant Pot

  • Follow slow cooker steps 1 & 2.
  • Cover and lock. Manual high 10 minutes. Natural release 10 more minutes.
  • Follow steps #4 thru #7 from slow cooker directions. Use the saute function to heat through.

Stovetop

  • Follow slow cooker directions #1 & #2. Cook in a large, deep, covered skillet over medium heat 5-7 minutes.
  • Flip chicken and cook an additional 7-10 minutes; or until chicken is cooked through.
  • Follow steps #4 through #7 from slow cooker directions.

Freezer Meal

  • Add chicken, soup, dressing mix, and chicken broth to a 1-gallon freezer bag.
  • Remove cream cheese from foil and place in a sandwich bag, zip close, and toss into the gallon bag.
  • Make a note on your meal planning calendar and your freezer label you'll need: Pasta of choice, parmesan, and/or green onions.

Notes

Cream cheese can become grainy when frozen. Here is how to fix that! Defrost in the refrigerator overnight. Microwave on high 20 seconds. Knead bag.