Pesto Chicken Pasta Recipe

This tasty slow cooker pesto chicken sauce and whole wheat pasta fits our Balanced Lifestyle and is DASH-friendly.
  • Ready in: 5 hours
  • Prep time: 20 minutes
  • Chill/Cook time: 4 hours, 40 minutes
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  • Servings: Makes 6 servings

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cooking methods

  • Slow Cooker


  1. Season chicken with Garlic Pepper Seasoning. Place in a 3-quart or larger slow cooker. Add next 5 ingredients; gently stir. Cook on LOW 4-5 hours, or until chicken shreds easily.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare pasta according to package directions. Shred chicken and add back to sauce in slow cooker.
  3. Serve chicken and sauce over pasta. Garnish with cheese, if desired.

Makes 6 servings.

Serve with a green salad.

Wine Pairing: Sangiovese

Make Ahead & Freeze: Combine step 1 ingredients in a gallon freezer bag. Prepare pasta; rinse with cold water and toss with 1 teaspoon oil. Place in a gallon freezer bag. Place both bags in a gallon freezer bag. Seal well, label and freeze. Thaw completely. Continue with step 1.

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