Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Pasta
Want to get everyone to the dinner table on time? There's nothing like a heaping cheesy helping of Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Pasta to get everyone's mouth watering! I LOVE chicken parmesan. It's that Italian comfort food that is perfect to whip out once the temperatures start dipping. However making a true chicken parmesan in the middle of the week can be a little bit of a pain. By the time I am done with work, I want to kick back and eat. I don't want to deal with a bunch of cooking and baking when I'm finishing a hard day.
I know it sounds lazy, but sometimes cooking is the LAST thing I want to do. But I still want great food and I don't want to have to pay for it from some expensive delivery service (of course I'm not leaving my house once I get there - DUH). That's why this Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Pasta is such a perfect recipe. It can cook while you are at work so when you get home, all you have to do is boil some pasta and add the cheese. In less than 15 minutes of actual active cooking time, you will have a hot and fresh dinner to comfort you after a rough day.
Your entire family will go crazy for it, or you can simply hoard the leftovers for yourself for lunches throughout the week! #winning
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INSTRUCTIONS: Add chicken breasts to the insert of a slow cooker. Add in diced tomatoes, onion, basil, oregano, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours. Remove chicken breasts and cube them. Return chicken to the slow cooker. Add in cooked penne pasta and top with mozzarella cheese. Cook on low for 15 minutes until the cheese melts. Serve and garnish with parmesan cheese and parsley.
*Recipe, photos and video by Meghan Bassett