Slow cooker chicken alfredo recipe that is an easy and flavorful slow cooker casserole. Moist tender chicken breasts served over noodles is always a huge hit in our house for dinner.
Want to make that dish you love at your local Italian restaurant? Slow cooker chicken alfredo with or without fettuccini noodles is great. With a homemade creamy sauce and some bell peppers it is a quick Crockpot recipe you can throw together in the morning. (affiliate links present)
Crockpot Chicken Alfredo
You could even make this sauce with Crockpot frozen chicken breasts if you were really forgetful. Throw in some peppers to for texture and even more flavor, any color works! You can even add some broccoli at the end if you love veggies! A complete meal for sure that’s pure comfort food.
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You don’t always have to serve this with pasta y’all. Want lower carbs? Serve it with a load of vegetables instead. Just one of many quick easy Crockpot chicken recipes we have made recently and thought we’d share.
Let’s talk a little bit about slow cooking shall we?? First off I have a few different varieties and I love them all. Each one has an occasion to be used like….
- This is my favorite 6 quart programmable one with a locking lid so it’s great for bringing to a potluck too.
- If you just want to serve a few appetizers you should get this one that sit side by side one another.
- I prefer not to use liners, but rather just spray olive oil inside before adding my food for easier cleanups.
Let me give you a peek of my pretty thang I bought recently. It goes with my kitchen so I can just leave it out on the countertop all the time. 😉
How to Make Slow Cooker Chicken Alfredo
I love chicken breasts in a Crockpot. Low and slow is the way to go when you really want some tender moist protein cooked to perfection. Most of the time it will fall apart and be more of a shredded texture. That doesn’t bother me at all but just so you hav
Can you put chicken straight into slow cooker?
Uh yes. Boneless skinless chicken thighs or medium sized breasts are best so they cook all the way thru and evenly. Legs work too but I like those really crispy so I usually opt for the oven or air fryer for those. You can even cook a frozen whole chicken in Crockpot. Using a sauce is best unless it’s whole, then I prop it on potatoes.
Is it better to cook chicken on high or low in Crockpot?
LOW y’all. It’s not called a fast cooker. 😉 The whole point is to let it simmer on low heat for most of the day so it can soak in all the flavors of that sauce and start to get fork tender. The only other way to make it quickly, well, is when making Instant Pot alfredo. You can throw canned or leftover chicken breast in that one.
Ok so here we go with just how easy this is. See how it is all thrown together as a one pot meal? For this one use fresh or defrosted meat ideally. I don’t like those huge pieces from the store as they’re too thick and the outside gets way more done than the middle. Instead choose medium, like regular normal sizes.
Chicken Alfredo Recipe
You cannot add the noodles into this, it doesn’t turn out well. Best bet is to boil them separately and serve on top. Want a low carb version? Make zucchini noodles instead! They are actually so good my kids didn’t tell the difference once smothered. Spaghetti squash noodles are another option that’s easy to do.
Slow Cooker Chicken and Noodles
Leave it mild as is with the recipe below or bottled sauce. OR you can make it homemade with heat with our cajun alfredo sauce recipe here. Either way it is a simple one pot meal.
- Spray slow cooker with non stick spray. Place chicken on bottom of pot and pour in broth with all the seasonings.
- Cut room temperature cream cheese into small cubes and place on top of meat with the diced bell peppers.
- Cover and cook for 4-5 hours cooking time or until chicken is as tender as you want and cooked thru to the middle. We like it longer so it shreds.
- Remove chicken and slice or shred. Into the sauce whisk in cheeses, heavy cream and cornstarch until smooth. Add chicken back into the pot.
- taste, season with salt and pepper to taste
- Then cover and let sit on warm for 15 minutes for sauce to thicken.
Cook the noodles separate and add the pasta to alfredo sauce pot at the end as it sits to thicken. It will get soaked up nicely and add flavor to your pasta that way. Serve with shredded parmesan cheese on top.
Cajun Chicken Alfredo Crockpot
Super easy right? You can cook on high for 2 hours but it really is best on low. If you use bone-in it may take even longer. This timing is for boneless skinless chicken breasts. Check out the ingredients and then jump to recipe below and get started.
- Thighs or breasts are best without bones or skin on them
- Chicken broth is better than water
- Softened cream cheese will make it creamy
- Heavy cream
- Bell peppers diced or sliced are great
- Cajun seasonings if you desire, garlic powder, etc…
- Penne pasta or alfredo noodles boiled separate
I have cooked the sauce with the noodles during the last 30 minutes with our slow cooker lasagna casserole but I don’t think it works well with this. They get stuck together and it is hard to submerge it into the liquid adequately.
Yes you can, and the cook time doesn’t change when cooking thawed or frozen chicken in slow cooker. Make sure it is cooked to 165 F when done before consuming but you can cook from frozen if that is all you have.
You can use either store bought Alfredo sauce or make your own homemade sauce. There are various brands and flavors available, including classic Alfredo, garlic Parmesan, or roasted garlic Alfredo. Choose one that suits your taste preferences.
Slow Cooker chicken alfredo with broccoli
You could cut up small florets and fold them in during the last 30 minutes or until tender. Adding more veggies is always a win to incorporate at meal time.
If you do have meat left over it saves quite well, just don’t throw away any of that sauce!! You want to make sure it is at room temperature before transferring it into any sort of container. Then make sure you have as much liquid in there as possible so it stays nice and moist.
You can supplement with a jar of alfredo sauce if you need to. For a faster prep you could use this instead of the homemade recipe below even. You can shred this and serve on small slider buns for lunch the next day, over mashed potatoes, or over rice.
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Slow Cooker Chicken Alfredo
- 2 lbs chicken breast boneless skinless
- 1 c chicken broth
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tbsp cajun seasoning optional for heat
- 8 oz cream cheese softened, cut into small cubes
- 2 bell peppers seeded, diced
- 2 c heavy cream
- 1 c parmesan cheese shredded
- 1 c romano cheese shredded
- 1/2-1 tbsp cornstarch or 1 tsp xanthan gum
- Spray slow cooker with non stick spray. Place chicken on bottom of pot and pour in broth with all seasonings.
- Cut cream cheese into small cubes and place on top of meat with the diced bell peppers.
- Cover and cook for 4-6 hours (bone-in will take longer) or until chicken is as tender as you want and cooked thru to the middle. We like it longer so it shreds.
- Remove chicken and slice or shred. Into the sauce whisk in cheeses, heavy cream and cornstarch until smooth. Put chicken back into the pot.
- Cover and let sit on warm for 15 minutes for sauce to thicken. Then serve over noodles or zoodles cooked separately.