Slow-Cooked Chicken Bacon Pasta


Slow-Cooked Chicken Bacon Pasta is the perfect recipe if you are short on time. Whilst I appreciate this could be cooked on the hob, the slow cooker works its magic without you having to supervise. I like to think of my Slow Cooker as my very own silent chef.

One dish that I know the kids will always eat is Pasta. Whether that’s a tomato-based sauce or a creamy Carbonara you really cannot go wrong. Nothing is more frustrating than going to lots of effort to make a dish only to have the children pick at it or turn their noses up! I’m sure I am not alone in how frustrating this is.

This simple Slow-Cooked Chicken Bacon Pasta recipe can be adapted to your requirements but I can confirm it is delicious. Quick simple family-friendly meals are what I love. Throw in the ingredients, switch on the machine and let the Slow Cooker work its magic. It really is that simple and when you return home at the end of the day, you will have a delicious family meal awaiting you.

Ingredients for Slow-Cooked Bacon Pasta

1 1/2 lbs Boneless skinless Chicken Breast

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

Garlic powder 1/4 tsp

1/2 tsp dried thyme

Dried oregano 1/2 tsp

1/2 cup diced red onion

2 cups of sliced mushrooms

8 slices of cut bacon (cooked)

2 x jars of Pasta Sauce

1/4 cup parmesan cheese 

2 cups sliced baby spinach

1lb cooked pasta shapes. 

Method for Slow-Cooked Chicken Bacon Pasta
  1. Add the chicken to the Slow Cooker. Sprinkle over salt, pepper, garlic powder, thyme and oregano. Add the red onion, mushrooms and Bacon. Pour over the pasta sauce.
  2. Cover and cook on High for 4 hours.
  3. Shred the chicken with two forks. Sprinkle over the Parmesan cheese and Spinach. Add the cooked Pasta. Stir until combined.
  4. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top and serve with warm crusty bread and a knob of butter.

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