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Creamy Crock Pot Chicken Spaghetti with Broccoli

bowl of pasta with a tomato sauce topped with chicken and broccoli florets

Now that we are back in school and on a schedule, I am working the weekly meal plan again. Last week was our first attempt at meal planning since before summer and it is amazing how easy it makes life come dinner time. For example, Wednesdays have become our designated crock pot day due to late afternoon activities. I love knowing that when we get home close to 6pm that evening that dinner is almost entirely ready. The joy of slow cooking is truly contagious I can tell you. I’m officially addicted.

I made this crock pot chicken spaghetti recipe a few weeks ago during the summer but my husband is already asking for it to be back in the rotation for one of our slow cooker nights. The chicken cooks up in your favorite spaghetti sauce (I totally cheated for this one and used some good quality jarred sauce that I picked up on sale) and falls apart tenderly right before you add your cooked spaghetti and broccoli. I add the cooked pasta and broccoli straight to the crock pot to keep things less messy and easier to serve. I’ve always loved adding a couple of dollops of ricotta cheese to pasta to give it a more creamy texture, and it worked perfectly with this pasta dish.

bowl of pasta with a tomato sauce topped with chicken and broccoli florets

My kids and husband gave this Creamy Crock Pot Chicken Spaghetti one major thumbs up. Our family of four had plenty left over so this would be great to pack into thermoses for school lunch the next day.

Enjoy!

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Creamy Crock Pot Chicken Spaghetti with Broccoli

  • Author: Aggie's Kitchen
  • Yield: about 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: Slow cooker

Ingredients

  • 32 oz jar of good quality sauce (or 4 cups homemade sauce)
  • 1 3/4 lb – 2 lb chicken breasts
  • pinch salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 13 oz box of whole wheat spaghetti
  • 4 cups broccoli florets (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 cup part skim ricotta
  • red pepper flakes, for serving – optional
  • Parmesan cheese, for serving – optional

Instructions

  1. Add sauce to slow cooker. Place chicken breasts on top of sauce. Season chicken with salt, pepper and oregano. Using tongs, flip chicken breasts over in sauce so that they have sauce on both sides. Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours.
  2. When ready to serve, prepare spaghetti as directed. Just before spaghetti is done, about 3 minutes, add broccoli to pasta water with pasta while it finishes its cooking.
  3. When pasta is cooked, drain pasta and broccoli in a large colander. Using two forks, gently shred up chicken in crockpot and incorporate into sauce. Add pasta and broccoli to slow cooker and along with ricotta. Using forks, gently toss spaghetti with sauce, chicken and ricotta until fully incorporated. Ready to serve!
  4. Serve with red pepper flakes and Parmesan cheese if desired.

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34 comments on “Creamy Crock Pot Chicken Spaghetti with Broccoli”

  1. It souds lie a great comfort food dish that keeps the kitchen cool.

  2. There is something about slow cooked meat that is just amazing! This looks totally delish

  3. I am with you…. back to school means menu planning is a necessity! And I LOVE crockpot meals for busy nights of homework and after-school activities. Can’t wait to try this… love that it has broccoli. Adding it to pasta makes it very kid-friendly! Hugs Friend!

  4. I love a good slow cooker meal too – it just makes dinner time even easier. Pasta and chicken is always a winner in my house, this looks delicious!

  5. That is perfect for back to school! Yay for an easy recipe!

  6. This is perfect for back to school! I love it!

  7. I can’t wait to try this! It sounds so comforting and I know it would be a hit with my boys!

  8. Seeeeeeeeeeeriously gonna be all over dis.

  9. I would love to come home to a meal like this. I can’t believe that school is already starting back up.

  10. Sounds deliciously wonderful! Can’t wait to try it.

  11. Seriously, can I come over for dinner?!! I want a big bowl of this deliciousness!!

  12. Our late nights this school year will be Monday AND Thursday…give me strength. So I am totally on the look out for easy recipes, especially slow cooker meals. Adding to my list!

  13. This is my kind of spaghetti! I love the ricotta and broccoli in there!

  14. This looks delicious and I love easy crockpot recipes–bookmarking this!

  15. This sounds so perfect for a family meal, Aggie. Yummy-yum!

  16. Perfect weeknight meal! Thanks for sharing! ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. This looks so good! The perfect weeknight meal ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. I need a dedicated slow cooker day! I love that you cook the broccoli in the pasta water…I am constantly doing that so that I don’t have to dirty another pot. Great back-to-school meal, Aggie.

  19. Oh goodness, this is PURE comfort food! I want to twirl my fork around a big bowl of this!

  20. This pasta dish is beautiful. It’s the perfect anytime comfort food.

  21. Crockpot recipes are my favorite!! This looks so freakin good, my mouth is watering ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. School is almost here for us, gonna add this to the dinner list! =)

  23. mmmm love this idea of a slow cooker chicken spaghetti dinner! I too have been embracing the slow cooker a lot more lately! Must give this recipe a try!

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  27. Hi this looks great! is this web sight about clean eating??

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  29. This looks so good! Anybody know about how many servings this comes out to?

  30. Guys how do you think how long should I cook it in the multicooker? I have a Redmond M4500 and it has so many functions, but I am new at it, made only potatoes and a liver so far… so would appreciate your advice please. Thank you!

  31. This was really tasty! ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. I am making this for dinner tonight. I can’t wait to give it a try! Perfect for a night with ballet and tae kwon do on the schedule. Yum!

  33. Legit speechless, that crockpot creamy chicken spaghetti with broccoli recipe looks unreal! Definitely I will make it on the weekend for my family.

  34. Made this tonight and it turned out great!