Easy Slow Cooker Olive Garden Chicken Pasta


 The Slow Cooker Olive Garden Chicken Pasta is a popular, creamy, and comforting dish made in a slow cooker. It's a simple and easy-to-prepare recipe that can be a great option for a busy weeknight dinner or for feeding a crowd.

Easy Slow Cooker Olive Garden Chicken Pasta

How to Prepare Olive Garden Chicken Pasta in a Slow Cooker:

To make this dish, you'll need boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cream of chicken soup, a jar of Alfredo sauce, heavy cream, chicken broth, onion powder, garlic powder, dried basil, and penne pasta. You'll start by seasoning the chicken with onion powder, garlic powder, and dried basil and placing it in the slow cooker. Then, you'll add the cream of chicken soup, Alfredo sauce, heavy cream, and chicken broth to the slow cooker and stir to combine.

Once the sauce is well combined, you'll add the penne pasta to the slow cooker and give it a good stir. You'll then set the slow cooker on low and let it cook for about 4 hours, or until the pasta is cooked through and the chicken is tender.

Finally, you'll shred the chicken and stir it back into the pasta, letting it cook for a few more minutes to let the flavors meld together. Serve the slow cooker Olive Garden Chicken Pasta with a sprinkle of grated Parmesan cheese and some crusty bread on the side. Enjoy!

Tips and Variations:

Here are some tips and variations you can try when making Slow Cooker Olive Garden Chicken Pasta:

Chicken You can use boneless, skinless funk guts or shanks for this form. If you prefer, you can also use a mixture of both. Pasta: You can use any short pasta shape such as penne, ziti, or rotini for this recipe. Make sure to cook the pasta separately and add it to the slow cooker just before serving.

Vegetables: You can add any vegetables you like to this dish, such as bell peppers, mushrooms, or zucchini. Make sure to hash them into bite-sized pieces so they cook unevenly.

Sauce: If you prefer a thicker sauce, you can mix 2 tablespoons of cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of cold water and stir it into the sauce before cooking.

Spices: You can adjust the seasonings to your taste. Add more or less red pepper flakes, dried basil, or dried oregano to suit your preferences.

Cheese: To make this dish even creamier, you can add grated parmesan cheese to the sauce.

Serving Suggestions: Serve this dish with garlic bread or a side salad for a complete meal.

Try these variations and enjoy a delicious and easy meal made in your slow cooker!

Easy Slow Cooker Olive Garden Chicken Pasta


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 (24-oz) jar of marinara sauce
  • 1 (14-oz) can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup of chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 8 oz of short pasta such as penne or ziti
  • 1/2 cup of heavy cream
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish


Place the chicken breasts in the slow cooker.

In a large bowl, mix together the marinara sauce, diced tomatoes, chicken broth, dried basil, dried oregano, red pepper flakes, and minced garlic. Pour the mixture over the chicken.

Cook the chicken on low heat for 6-8 hours or on high heat for 3-4 hours, until the chicken is cooked through and tender.

In another pot, prepare the pasta per the directions on the package.

Once the funk is cooked, remove it from the slow cooker and shred it with two spoons. Return the shredded chicken to the slow cooker.

Stir in the heavy cream and season with a swab and pepper to taste.

Serve the chicken mixture over the cooked pasta and sprinkle with chopped parsley for garnish.

Enjoy your delicious and easy Slow Cooker Olive Garden Chicken Pasta!