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Slow Cooker Chicken Ranch Pasta

Well, this Chicken Ranch Pasta's base ingredient (as in the one that makes the delicious sauce), is cream cheese.  It's bound to be a good one if that's the case, right?
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 hrs
Total Time5 hrs 10 mins
Course: Chicken, Main Course, Slow Cooker
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Slow Cooker Chicken Ranch Past
Servings: 8
Calories: 425kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 3 pound bag of frozen boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 2 tbsp butter melted
  • paprika
  • 1 oz package of Ranch Dressing mix
  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup
  • 2 8 oz cream cheese cubed
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. dried parsley
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 cups frozen broccoli
  • egg noodles - 16 oz package

Instructions

  • Sprinkle paprika and ranch dressing mix over both sides of each chicken breasts.
  • Pour melted butter over all of the chicken breasts.
  • Cook on low for 4-5 hours.
  • Remove chicken from slow cooker and using a slotted spoon, strain any fatty chicken pieces, etc. that you would not mixed into your sauce.
  • Put remaining ingredients, cream of chicken soup, cream cheese, oregano, parsley,minced garlic, and frozen broccoli in slow cooker.  Stir and/or whisk around until it's not clumpy.
  • Replace chicken into the slow cooker and cook another 1-2 hours on low.
  • Boil egg noodles on stove top about 10 minutes before you're ready to serve.
  • Using scissors or a knife, chop chicken into smaller pieces.
  • Add egg noodles and stir well, being sure to coat all noodles with the white sauce.

Freezer to Slow Cooker Instructions:

  • Melt cream cheese in microwave.
  • Stir together cream cheese, cream of chicken soup, oregano, parsley and minced garlic.
  • Place mixture into a freezer safe bag.
  • Staple to the 3 pound bag of chicken, being sure to label as Chicken Ranch Pasta.
  • On cooking day, sprinkle frozen (or thawed) chicken breasts with paprika and ranch mix.
  • Cook on low for 5 hours.
  • Follow Directions 4-9 above.

Nutrition

Calories: 425kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 192mg | Sodium: 679mg | Potassium: 968mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 774IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 1mg