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Slow Cooker Barbecue Chicken Pasta

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 20 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 558kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • ¾ cups KC Masterpiece Sweet Honey and Molasses Barbecue Sauce (½ cup now + ¼ cup later)
  • 1 tablespoon dried ranch dressing mix
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch + 1 tablespoon water whisked together
  • 8 oz whipped cream cheese
  • 8 oz 1 cup shredded cheese (I used sharp cheddar)
  • 16 oz pasta noodles (penne or rigatoni are best)
  • fresh chopped cilantro green onions and additional barbecue sauce for garnish, optional

Instructions

  • Place chicken in slow cooker
  • Sprinkle with ranch dressing mix and top with ½ cup barbecue sauce
  • Pour broth into slow cooker and give it a little stir to combine everything
  • Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 until chicken is fully cooked
  • Remove chicken to separate bowl and shred using 2 forks, toss with remaining ¼ cup barbecue sauce
  • Whisk cornstarch into liquid in the slow cooker
  • Add cream cheese and cheese and continue whisking until smooth
  • Stir in uncooked pasta noodles and top with chicken
  • Cover and return slow cooker to high for 30-60 minutes until pasta fully cooked, stirring 2-3 times
  • Add additional liquid ¼ cup at a time if needed for pasta to fully cook
  • Serve pasta immediately topped with cilantro, onions and additional sauce or as desired

Nutrition

Calories: 558kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 114mg | Sodium: 763mg | Potassium: 470mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 740IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 262mg | Iron: 1.9mg