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Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese is a simple and easy way to make totally homemade mac and cheese without a ton of work. Add garlic chicken to make it a filling meal the whole family will love.
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Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese with Garlic Chicken

Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese is a simple and easy way to make totally homemade mac and cheese without a ton of work. Add garlic chicken to make it a filling meal the whole family will love.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 501kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken (I used breast tenders)
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon pepper
  • 16 oz pasta noodles (choose your favorite)
  • 12 oz shredded cheese of choice (I used 6 oz each of sharp white and yellow cheddar)
  • 4 oz cream cheese

Instructions

  • Place chicken in crock and add broth, garlic, garlic powder, salt and pepper
  • Cover and cook on low for 5-7 hours or high for about 3 until chicken is fully cooked
  • Remove chicken from crock and shred with two forks
  • Add noodles, shredded cheese and cream cheese to slow cooker along with chicken
  • Stir well to coat and combine noodles
  • Cover and cook on high for 30-60 minutes, stir once or twice during this time for best results
  • Pasta is done with liquid is absorbed and pasta is al dente (or softer if you prefer). You can more liquid if necessary adding ½ cup at a time. An extra splash of milk before serving will make it really creamy.
  • Stir and serve immediately (don't leave finished Mac and Cheese sitting on warm)

Nutrition

Calories: 501kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 774mg | Potassium: 472mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 635IU | Vitamin C: 7.1mg | Calcium: 342mg | Iron: 1.5mg