Start with a creamy chicken sauce then add pasta and cheese. Easy and cheesy this Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken Rotini is a family favorite.
If you know me then you know when I cook the more cheese the better. This Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken Rotini is so creamy and so cheesy, you are going to love it. I usually don't do a lot of pasta in the slow cooker since you have to cook it on the stove top. I am usually a dump and go slow cooker kinds gal. This recipe really changed my mind though. I started with my chicken and a creamy base. Let it all cook and then boiled some pasta about half an hour before dinner. Drained it then add it to the slow cooker with some cheese. It only needed to cook for about 20 more minutes then dinner was ready. Boiling the pasta on the stove top didn't take that much work so I still felt like this was a simple slow cooker meal that I can put together quickly for my family. In case you LOVE this recipe (I think you will) here are some more slow cooker chicken recipes to try next.
Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes:
- Honey Garlic Chicken
- Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup
- BBQ Chicken Sliders
- Chicken Teriyaki
- Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps
- Pineapple Chicken
How to make Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken Rotini:
- Add chicken, cream of chicken soup (do not add water), chicken broth, pepper, oregano, garlic powder, and onion powder to your slow cooker.
- Cook then remove chicken once cooked, shred, and return to slow cooker.
- Meanwhile cook Rotini according to package directions and set aside.
- Add sour cream, 1 cup cheese, and cooked and drained pasta to your slow cooker.
- Top with remaining cheese then cook for an additional 20 minutes on warm.
I served mine with salad and broccoli and my kids LOVED it! They even ate some leftovers the next day which usually doesn't happen.
Here are some sides to go with it:
- Cheesy Corn Casserole
- Skillet Green Beans
- Roasted Ranch Carrots
- BLT Salad
- Roasted Ranch Green Beans
- Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots
Here are more CHEESY recipes that I think you will LOVE!
Baked Cheesy Ranch Potatoes: This is one of my favorite side dish recipes. Potatoes coved in ranch dressing and baked with cheese.
Slow Cooker Cheesy Potato Casserole: This casserole is one we serve at every holiday! Growing up it was my favorite on Thanksgiving.
Cheesy Ham and Potato Casserole: A classic casserole that the entire family will love.
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Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken Rotini
- 2 large Chicken breast (boneless and skinless)
- 2 cans Cream of chicken soup (10.5 oz each)
- 1 cup Chicken broth
- ¼ teaspoon Pepper
- ½ teaspoon Oregano
- ¼ teaspoon Garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon Onion powder
- 1 cup Sour cream
- 2 cups Shredded cheddar cheese (divided)
- 16 oz Rotini
- Add chicken, cream of chicken soup (do not add water), chicken broth, pepper, oregano, garlic powder, and onion powder to your slow cooker. Cook on low for 6-7 hours or on high for 4-5 hours. Remove chicken once cooked, shred, and return to slow cooker.
- Meanwhile, cook Rotini according to package directions and set aside.
- Add sour cream, 1 cup cheese, and cooked and drained pasta to your slow cooker. Top with remaining cheese then cook for an additional 20 minutes on warm.
if i use already cooked rotisserie chicken ...how long would i cook the other ingredients in the crockpot before i add the chicken in there and when would i do the sour cream?
I think you could do 2-3 hours on low until everything is warmed. Add the sour cram in with the cheese and noodles.
Could sour cream be replaced with cream cheese?
I've made this several times and my family loves it. Can you use egg noodles inetead of the rotini noodles?
Yes! I've made this with several types of noodles. I usually just use whatever is in the pantry.
Can I freeze the leftovers you think?
Yup! Just put it in a freezer safe container or bag, and you will be good to go!
Can you make this recipe and then freeze it?
I find sour cream to not freeze well. I would prepare this until step 3 and freeze it that way. Then you can thaw and when you reheat add the sour cream.
Would I be able to use 1 can of cream of chicken and 1 can cream of cheddar to make it extra cheesy?
Yeah, that would be a perfect substitute and sounds like a great idea.
Can i use 3-4 chicken breasts with the same amount of dry ingredients? I have a huge family☺
You can add more chicken and nothing else but I would add more cream of chicken to make sure it doesn't end up dry.
Hope yall love it!
How well does this re-heat next day? Tips for storage/re-heating?
I think it would do great in the fridge for 3-4 days then reheat on the stove top or microwave.
Have you ever made this in the crockpot express? I don’t know how long it would cook for.
I have not tried that yet! I need to add it to my list!
My family loves this meal! We make this weekly 😁😁😁
Yah! So happy to hear that!
Can I use cooked chicken?
Hi Sue, yes cooked chicken would work for this recipe. You would need to cook it just enough to heat everything since it will be cooked. Hope you enjoy it!
Frozen chicken breast or not??
Hi Deidre! Frozen chicken can be used you just might need a little extra time for cooking.
Is the sour cream a must? Want to try this but am not a fan of sour cream
No I think you could skip the sour cream. I have not tried it without myself though. The cream of chicken and chicken make a pretty good amount of sauce. You could always use a little less pasta to make sure it's not dry. Hope you enjoy the recipe Veronica!
How many people does this recipe serve?
Hi Rachel, this recipe can serve 4-5 people. Sorry I forgot to include that, update the recipe now =)