Crock pot cheesy chicken penne recipe is the best comfort food and loaded with tons of creamy chicken and cheesy pasta.  The slow cooker does all the work making this meal super easy but oh so delicious!

Crock pot cheesy chicken penne recipe is the best comfort food and loaded with tons of creamy chicken and cheesy pasta.  The slow cooker does all the work!

Crock pot cheesy chicken penne 

This is one the easiest but most amazing one pot meals we have made. Each bite is so decadent with all of the creamy and cheesy sauce covering the chicken and pasta.

Seriously, this is one of our favorite meals! The kids love it and it is always a hit.

If you are looking for comfort food and something that is easy, cheesy chicken penne is the best recipe! We have served this for potlucks and family dinners and everyone always asks for more!

You are going to love it!

Crock pot cheesy chicken penne recipe is the best comfort food and loaded with tons of creamy chicken and cheesy pasta.  The slow cooker does all the work!
Crock pot cheesy chicken penne recipe is the best comfort food and loaded with tons of creamy chicken and cheesy pasta.  The slow cooker does all the work!

Make sure you have a good crock pot for chicken penne pasta.

If you are in the market for something new, I really love my Ninja cooker. The nice thing about this is you can brown the meat in the same slow cooker.

It is so handy to just have the one pan to clean. It has become of my favorite kitchen appliances.

I also really like this crockpot as well.  I use this all the time and it’s great.

My favorite feature is that you can lock the lid down. This is awesome for when you need to take the crockpot somewhere.

Crock pot cheesy chicken penne recipe is the best comfort food and loaded with tons of creamy chicken and cheesy pasta.  The slow cooker does all the work!

I often use the slow cooker to take dishes to potluck events and this feature is amazing! There are several others on sale here.

Another favorite is this programmable crock pot  for when I am am not at home all day. I love coming home to a nice meal ready and waiting!

I also like to use crock pot liners to make clean up a breeze. These are worth every penny and save a ton of time.

Crock pot cheesy chicken penne recipe is the best comfort food and loaded with tons of creamy chicken and cheesy pasta.  The slow cooker does all the work!

What to serve with slow cooker cheesy chicken penne?

Our favorite sides include a simple salad and this Garlic Bread Cheese Sticks Recipe. Yum!

Bread is a must to dip into that delicious sauce and get every last drop!

This meal is also delicious with Roasted Green Beans or learn how to steam broccoli in the microwave for a super easy veggie side dish.

Keep it simple and enjoy! No need for complicated recipes or fancy ingredients.

You can cook a really great dinner for your family with very little work when you use the slow cooker.  It can’t get any easier!

Crock pot cheesy chicken penne recipe is the best comfort food and loaded with tons of creamy chicken and cheesy pasta.  The slow cooker does all the work!
Crock pot cheesy chicken penne recipe is the best comfort food and loaded with tons of creamy chicken and cheesy pasta.  The slow cooker does all the work!

Your family will love this slow cooker cheesy chicken penne recipe!

It is so easy to prepare and the perfect meal for everyone to come home to. Each bite is so amazing!

Crock pot cheesy chicken penne recipe is the best comfort food and loaded with tons of creamy chicken and cheesy pasta.  The slow cooker does all the work!

What ingredients do you need to make slow cooker chicken penne pasta?

  • chicken breasts
  • cream of chicken soup
  • chicken broth
  • pepper
  • dried thyme
  • sliced mushrooms
  • onion
  • sour cream
  • cheddar cheese
  • penne pasta
Crock pot cheesy chicken penne recipe is the best comfort food and loaded with tons of creamy chicken and cheesy pasta.  The slow cooker does all the work!

How to make cheesy chicken pasta crockpot recipe:

Put the chicken, cream of chicken soup, mushrooms, onions and seasonings in the crock pot. 

Crock pot cheesy chicken penne recipe is the best comfort food and loaded with tons of creamy chicken and cheesy pasta.  The slow cooker does all the work!
Crock pot cheesy chicken penne recipe is the best comfort food and loaded with tons of creamy chicken and cheesy pasta.  The slow cooker does all the work!
Crock pot cheesy chicken penne recipe is the best comfort food and loaded with tons of creamy chicken and cheesy pasta.  The slow cooker does all the work!

Cover and cook on low all day. Easy! 

Crock pot cheesy chicken penne recipe is the best comfort food and loaded with tons of creamy chicken and cheesy pasta.  The slow cooker does all the work!

Once cooked, shred the chicken. 

Crock pot cheesy chicken penne recipe is the best comfort food and loaded with tons of creamy chicken and cheesy pasta.  The slow cooker does all the work!

The last step is to stir in the sour cream, cooked al dente penne and half of the cheddar cheese.

Stir until melted. You are going to love this cream sauce!

Crock pot cheesy chicken penne recipe is the best comfort food and loaded with tons of creamy chicken and cheesy pasta.  The slow cooker does all the work!
Crock pot cheesy chicken penne recipe is the best comfort food and loaded with tons of creamy chicken and cheesy pasta.  The slow cooker does all the work!

Top with remaining cheddar cheese and cover until melted.

Easy cheesy crockpot chicken is the best meal and your family will absolutely love it!

Keep reading for the full recipe.

Chicken penne pasta recipes are so easy!

Crock pot cheesy chicken penne recipe is the best comfort food and loaded with tons of creamy chicken and cheesy pasta.  The slow cooker does all the work!

Ideas to change up crock pot cheesy chicken penne pasta:

  • You can use any type of pasta you have on hand. It is delicious with any pasta. Try elbow, linguine, bowtie or whatever you have!
  • Skip the pasta and use rice instead for a delicious chicken and rice dish. Yum! (Learn how to freeze rice and you can make this easier.)
  • Substitute chicken thighs for the chicken breasts or use a combination of both.
  • Omit the mushrooms if your family isn’t a fan.
  • Add bell peppers to the onion mixture. So good!
  • Try adding frozen broccoli to the dish and you will have your side dish too!

Try making 3 cheese chicken penne!

If you love cheese like we do, try adding mozzarella and parmesan for extra cheesy goodness. This is a big hit around here because who doesn’t love more cheese?! 🙂

Crock pot cheesy chicken penne recipe is the best comfort food and loaded with tons of creamy chicken and cheesy pasta.  The slow cooker does all the work!

Tip for Crock pot cheesy chicken penne:

One of our favorite time saving tips is to use a small food chopper or food processor to quickly and easily chop onions. If you do not have one of these, I highly recommend them.

They are such a time saver and you make cooking so fast and easy. I usually just chop the entire vegetable and freeze what I don’t need.

It’s so nice to be able to just take the diced onion out of the freezer for recipes. We save a ton of time during the week by having items like this already on hand chopped and ready to go in the freezer.

This is how I meal prep. It’s so quick and easy and helps get dinner on the table fast.

Crock pot cheesy chicken penne recipe is the best comfort food and loaded with tons of creamy chicken and cheesy pasta.  The slow cooker does all the work!

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Crock pot cheesy chicken penne recipe

4.67 from 9 votes
Crock pot cheesy chicken penne recipe is the best comfort food and loaded with tons of creamy chicken and cheesy pasta.  The slow cooker does all the work!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 10 mins
Servings 6
Cuisine Italian
Course Main Course
Calories 680
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 10.5-oz cans cream of chicken soup
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • ½ tsp. dried thyme
  • 1.5 cups sliced mushrooms
  • ½ onion diced
  • Add at the end
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese divided
  • 1 lb. penne pasta cooked

Instructions

  • Place chicken, chicken soup, broth, pepper, thume, mushrooms and onions in the crock pot.
  • Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  • Shred the chicken.
  • Stir in the sour cream, cooked penne and half the cheddar cheese.
  • Stir until melted.
  • Top with remaining cheddar cheese and cover until melted.
  • Serve.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 680kcal, Carbohydrates 68g, Protein 36g, Fat 29g, Saturated Fat 15g, Cholesterol 104mg, Sodium 1072mg, Potassium 637mg, Fiber 3g, Sugar 5g, Vitamin A 838IU, Vitamin C 2mg, Calcium 361mg, Iron 3mg

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  1. 5 stars
    It’s a family favorite. My husband was surprised it was made in the crockpot. Not your typical crockpot recipe.