Cheesy Chicken Pasta in the Slow Cooker

Cheesy Chicken Pasta

I mean…sometimes, you just want to make a big old bowl of cheesy goodness, right?  Andrew and Smith were gone the other night and so the girls and I decided to indulge in a pasta supper.  With chicken.  And Rotel.  And cheese.  Because everyone knows that queso is the best dip…so when you turn it into supper, things are just magical!  And bonus…it comes together in the slow cooker.

This recipe serves four to six.

Shopping List
1½ pounds of chicken breasts
1 (16 oz) box of Velveeta cheese, cut into cubes
1 (10 oz) can of Rotel tomatoes
2 cups of chicken stock
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 pound of shell pasta
chopped green onions to garnish
chopped cilantro to garnish

In your slow cooker, layer in your chicken, Velveeta, Rotel, stock and chili powder.  Cover and cook on low 6 to 8 hours or on high 3 to 4 hours.  About 30 minutes before you’re ready to serve, remove the lid and shred the chicken up inside the slow cooker with two forks.  Next, stir in your pasta.  Cover and cook on high about 30 more minutes (or until the pasta is tender).

Ladle pasta in bowls and garnish with chopped green onions and cilantro.

Cheesy Chicken Pasta just hits the spot sometimes!

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  • Narci August 23, 2016 at 5:28 am

    Yes ma’am! That looks delish! Cheese, Rotel, and pasta: what else could we want at supper time? 🙂

  • jamie August 23, 2016 at 5:29 am

    i wonder how regular cheese would work in this dish?!!?! what do you think? today is crock pot chicken fajitas. this looks amazing for later in the week!

  • Sheaffer August 23, 2016 at 5:36 am


  • Jodie August 23, 2016 at 10:01 am

    When you add the pasta in for the last 30mins, is it uncooked or cooked? Thanks! This looks delicious and I think the kids will love it.

  • Tracy August 23, 2016 at 11:19 am

    Do you use Chili Powder or the Mexican Chili Powder?

  • Mary Elizabeth August 23, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    Do you think cream cheese would work instead of velveeta? This sure sounds delicious! I have cream cheese on hand and could make this tomorrow if so.

    • Mix and Match Mama August 24, 2016 at 4:39 am

      I wouldn’t sub cream cheese with this one. I think you should probably switch to another recipe. I don’t want you to make it and it not turn out!

  • Kristin August 30, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    I made it for dinner last night. The leftovers were even better today!

  • Jennifer August 31, 2016 at 10:38 am

    I made this last night! It was so good! Thanks for sharing!

  • Nicole September 16, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    do you put the pasta in uncooked for 30 mins?

    • Mix and Match Mama September 16, 2016 at 7:11 pm