Crock Pot Italian Chicken Pasta

All Good Eats This cheesy, creamy Crock Pot Italian Chicken Pasta is a must try easy dinner recipe! Made healthier with Greek yogurt. | This Gal CooksDoesn’t food look great in a cast iron skillet? Of course, it tastes great when made in a cast iron skillet. But alas, this recipe is actually a crock pot recipe, hence the name Crock Pot Italian Chicken Pasta. But I just couldn’t help but use this little mini cast iron skillet when doing the food photo shoot. I tried a cream and deep orange colored bowl but it just didn’t compare to the look of this cute little cast iron skillet.

Plus, this mini skillet was looking for another job. Right now, it’s full time job is holding k-cups on my coffee bar. It wanted a change so I hired it to be one of my food props.

Ah so, can you believe that it’s already March? I just noticed that the trees in my yard are starting to sprout new leaves. For those of you who don’t live in Florida, yes, the trees start sprouting new leaves pretty early in the year. Sometimes late February but usually March. Oh and the weather is beautiful. We have our A/C turned off and our windows open.

Sorry, northern folks, I’m not rubbing that in too much, am I?

All Good Eats This cheesy, creamy Crock Pot Italian Chicken Pasta is a must try easy dinner recipe! Made healthier with Greek yogurt. | This Gal Cooks

Crock Pot Italian Chicken Pasta

THIS is good. Very good. Like knock your socks off good. Chicken slow cooked in a homemade cream of chicken soup mix, greek yogurt and Italian Dressing Seasoning mix. Nuff said.

Homemade cream of chicken soup mix? Yeah, I’m not too big on all of the ingredients in the store bought stuff. At least not anymore. I used to use the store bought stuff quite often but then I realized it’s pretty easy to make your own mixture. Half and Half, melted butter, chicken stock, all purpose flour. That’s it. Just whisk together and you have something similar to canned cream of chicken soup without the long list of ingredients!

Kind of ironic, though. I did use store bought chicken stock but you can use your own if you have some of your own homemade stock. If you don’t have time to make your own stock, or if you don’t have any laying around, you’ll be pretty safe using an organic broth that you can pick up from your grocery store.

This recipe was adapted from Julie’s Eats and Treats Crock Pot Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta.

5.0 from 3 reviews
Crock Pot Italian Chicken Pasta
 
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Recipe type: pasta, crock pot, chicken
Serves: 5
Ingredients
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 packet of Italian dressing seasoning
  • 1 C Greek yogurt
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • ½ C chicken stock
  • ½ C half and half
  • 3 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • ¼ tsp ground pepper
  • 8 oz of macaroni
Instructions
  1. Spray your crock pot with cooking spray, or line with a crock pot liner. Place the chicken in the crock pot.
  2. Whisk together the half and half, chicken stock, all purpose flour, melted butter, garlic, Italian dressing seasoning, Greek yogurt and ground pepper. Pour over the chicken in the crock pot.
  3. Cook on low for 6 hours. When done cooking, remove the chicken from the crock pot and shred. Whisk together the liquid in the crock pot until smooth. Return the chicken to the crock pot and mix well, until it's coated with the liquid/sauce in the crock pot.
  4. Cook the macaroni until it reaches your preferred firmness. Drain and then mix the macaroni with the chicken mixture in the crock pot.
  5. Serve in bowls and top with Parmesan cheese and fresh thyme.
Notes
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 C Calories: 300 Fat: 11g Carbohydrates: 26g Sugar: 6g Protein: 20

 

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Comments

  1. says

    This does look knock your socks off good, and I agree, food does look so rustic and delicious in a cast iron skillet whether it was made in one or not! :)

    • says

      Thank you! I have like 5 cans of cream soups in my pantry but I just haven’t wanted to use them. I am trying to steer clear of a lot of processed foods! Thanks for stopping by, Melissa!

  2. says

    In fact, yes you are rubbing it in too much….about the weather that is!! ;) Now this crock pot dish looks delicious! And I agree about cast iron skillets making everything look better! That must be why we have several sizes in our own kitchen!!

  3. says

    Wow, that looks delicious Julie! I agree, must better presentation in a skillet. I have never seen mini skillets, but I live in the arctic North where is was -15 this morning!! I don’t think we will have trees budding until July. ;)

    • says

      Oh you can get the mini skillets from World Market. I think they are $5.99 each. Now I may or may not have somehow ended up with one at my house after visiting a restaurant a few years ago. ;) But I was looking to buy some and I found them on the World Market website.

      Thanks for stopping by. :)

  4. says

    I need one of those darling cast iron skillets too. Actually, I’ve been looking for them online today, but the shipping from the US to Europe is so so pricey :–(
    Anyway, this pasta dish looks and sounds terrific. And who would have said that making your own cream of chicken soup would be this easy, huh? xxxx

  5. says

    Hehe, totally wishing I was in Florida right now instead of looking at snow :) This pasta looks amazing Julie! Totally dig cast iron skillets and pans – they cook so evenly and look fantastic served right off the stove :) Pinning!

  6. says

    Agree, I love the look of the food in a mini cast iron skillet! I got one from a garage sale last year or so but haven’t used it yet. I know, what have I been doing?! This pasta looks so good. We need this comforting pasta dish on weeknight!

  7. Carrie says

    Can’t wait to try this! Totally agree about canned soups, yuck! Also I have found that you can replace an Italian dressing seasoning packet with 1/4 red wine vinegar + 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning blend for crock pot recipes if you want to exclude the additives they put in those packets.

  8. Jennifer N says

    I made this yesterday. I used whole wheat spiral pasta. I doubled the recipe to ensure leftovers. Tonight I put the leftovers in a stone baker. Added a thin Ritz cracker crumb layer and some little pieces of butter. Reheated at 350 for 30 minutes. It was delicious. Two fabulous meals from one simple recipe. Thank you!

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