Slow cooker creamy chicken pasta

In an attempt to reduce my energy costs, I am trying to use my slow cooker more and that is how this dish was born! It only takes a couple of horus and is a perfect meal to prep in advance (you can do the prep and either pop it in the fridge or in the freezer until you are ready to cook).
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 20 minutes
Course dinner, maincourse
Cuisine Italian, Pasta
Servings 4


Part 1 ingredients

  • 3 chicken thighs cut into chunks
  • 2 red peppers deseeded finely sliced
  • 75 g bacon lardons
  • 2 tbsp red pesto
  • 3 garlic cloves peeled and minced
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 150 ml chicken stock

Part 2 ingredients

  • 350 g pasta dried
  • 500 ml chicken stock

Part 3 ingredients

  • 200 ml Greek yogurt
  • 100 g chopped spinach

To serve

  • 50 g parmesan grated


  • Put all of the part one ingredients in the slow cooker (or in a freezer bag if you are prepping it in advance)
  • Put the lid on the slow cooker and cook on high for 2.5 hours
  • Remove the lid, add the pasta and stock (part 2 ingredients) and give everything a good stir
  • Pop the lid back on and cook on high for 45 minutes
  • Remove the lid and add the spinach and Greek yogurt (part 3 ingredients) – stir so that the spinach begins to wilt
  • Pop the lid back on for a final 5 minutes
  • Remove the lid and give everything a good stir before serving
  • Serve with a grating of parmesan
Keyword cookingforfamily, easydinner, familyfavourite, onepot, slowcooker
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