Monday, March 26, 2012

Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Chicken and Pasta

I used to make this recipe a lot towards the end of my pregnancy. It's so easy to prepare and delicious! And again, excuse the crappy pic! I really need to figure out proper lighting when photographing food!

3 large chicken breasts (cut into chunks or shredded)
1 box of Penne pasta (fettuccine is good in this too)
1 garlic clove - minced ( garlic powder is ok)
1 8oz block of cream cheese (I found that 8 oz was too much so I only use 4 ounces)
4 tablespoons butter
1 cup chicken broth
1 cup of parmesan cheese (shredded asiago is also delicious in this dish)
salt and pepper to taste

Put chicken, garlic, chicken broth and butter in slow cooker. Cook on low for 4-5 hours. One hour before you are ready to serve, add cream cheese and cook for an additional 45 minutes to 1 hour. (if too thick, use additional chicken broth to thin sauce).

Cook pasta according to package. Serve chicken mixture over pasta. Top with parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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