Crockpot Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta (Viral TikTok Recipe)

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You will love Crockpot Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta! With juicy chicken, creamy pasta, and minimal effort, it’s a great option for busy weeknights that the entire family will enjoy!

Crockpot Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta

After a long day, the idea of spending hours in the kitchen can be daunting. That’s where my trusty crockpot comes in, turning dinner time into a stress-free experience with minimal effort required. Enter the creamy Crockpot Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta, a new recipe that’s quickly become a staple for those busy weeknights.

The magic lies in the combination of tender chicken, al dente pasta, and that rich, creamy garlic parmesan sauce that infuses every bite with an Italian flair. It’s the kind of pasta dish designed to comfort the soul and delight the entire family. The beauty of this slow cooker recipe is not just in the flavorful garlic creamy sauce it produces, but in the fact that it comes together with simple ingredients. Imagine serving up a dish that feels like a hug in a bowl, all while managing to keep your evening free from the chains of the stovetop. 

Crockpot Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta

What you’ll love about this recipe

  • The creamy crockpot garlic parmesan chicken pasta simplifies dinner on busy weeknights.
  • Combines simple ingredients for a savory, comforting dish.
  • Perfect for those looking for minimal effort with delicious, creamy results.

Before we dive into the Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta recipe, I want you to know right up front that I did not invent this dish. After seeing this crockpot recipe all over social media (it has gone viral on TikTok), I had to try it. My whole family loved it, and I have already made it several times so naturally, I wanted to share it with you! As with all of my recipes, I’ve included step-by-step photos and there is a printable version of the recipe at the bottom of this post. I’m sure you’ll want to print it and include it in your recipe binder to make again and again. Now, let’s make some pasta!

Crockpot Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta

Ingredients for Crockpot Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta

Just 6 ingredients

  • chicken breasts
  • Buffalo Wild Wings Parmesan Garlic Sauce
  • milk
  • shredded parmesan cheese
  • cream cheese
  • rotini pasta
  • Boneless skinless chicken breasts: The star of our crockpot delight. Use regular fresh or frozen chicken breasts from the local grocery store. 
  • Buffalo Wild Wings Parmesan Garlic Sauce: An entire bottle of this rich, creamy sauce is the star of the dish. Found easily at most grocery stores, it’s a must-have for that indulgent garlic parmesan flavor. 
  • Cream cheese: Adds that irresistible creaminess. You’ll find it in the dairy section of your local grocery store. 
  • Milk and Shredded Parmesan Cheese: For extra creamy sauce, I recommend using whole milk and a generous cup of parmesan. These ingredients make the sauce so lusciously thick and flavorful. 
  • Rotini Pasta: Perfect for holding onto all that creamy garlic parmesan sauce. I ensure it’s al dente for just the right bite. 

Step-by-Step Cooking Instructions

Let me walk you through creating this succulent crockpot garlic parmesan chicken pasta that’s bound to become a family favorite at your dinner table. Trust me, it doesn’t get any easier or tastier than this, and it’s perfect for those busy weeknights when you’re craving something creamy, yet utterly effortless. Here’s how you whisk together this delightful dish with minimal effort but maximum flavor. 

  1. Grab your crockpot and place 2-3 boneless skinless chicken breasts at the bottom. Season them on both sides with salt and pepper.
  2. Pour an entire bottle of Buffalo Wild Wings Parmesan Garlic Sauce over the chicken, ensuring every piece is generously coated. This is the secret ingredient that infuses our chicken with irresistible garlicky, cheesy goodness. 
  3. Pour a cup of milk into the empty sauce bottle. Replace the lid and shake well to loosen the remaining sauce inside the bottle. Pour the sauce on top of the chicken.
  1. Put a cup of parmesan cheese into the crockpot. Stir all ingredients together and make sure the chicken breasts are coated in the sauce. 
  2. Place the bar of cream cheese on top of the chicken and put the lid on your crockpot.
  3. Set your crockpot to low heat and let it work its magic for 4-6 hours. During this time, the chicken becomes wonderfully tender, soaking up all the savory flavors of the garlic parmesan sauce. If you’re in a hurry or getting a late start, you can cook this on high for 3-4 hours. 
  1. At the end of the cooking time, remove the chicken from the crockpot. Use 2 forks to shred the chicken into bite-sized pieces. Return the shredded chicken to the crockpot and stir everything together. 
  1. Cook the Rotini pasta according to package instructions. Use the cooking time for al dente pasta. 
  2. Next, add cooked Rotini pasta directly into the crockpot, gently folding it into the creamy garlic parmesan sauce and tender chicken. This ensures every noodle is perfectly coated. 
  3. Finish with a sprinkle of added parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning or crushed red pepper flakes, then give everything a final stir. Cover and cook on low for an additional 20-30 minutes, or until everything is thoroughly heated and the cheese is melted, creating a creamy deliciousness that’s hard to resist. 
Crockpot Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta served with peas

Serving Suggestions and Variations

Got the entire family hankering for a delightful twist on the classic Crockpot Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta? Fear not, for I’ve got you covered on how to turn this dish into a festivity of flavors that cater to every palate at your dinner table. 

  • Serve this Parmesan Garlic Chicken Pasta with a side of green beans, peas, or a side salad. You could even mix in some fresh spinach in the last 30 minutes of cooking to make it a complete one dish meal. 
  • Swap out the boneless skinless chicken breasts and use chicken thighs instead. 
  • Switch rotini with Cavatappi or penne pasta. 
  • To make extra sauce, add an extra splash of milk, heavy cream, or chicken broth. You could even use a second bottle of the Buffalo Wild Wings Parmesan Garlic sauce. 
  • The Buffalo Wild Wings sauce has a little heat, but for an even spicier flavor, we like to add crushed red pepper flakes. 

Customize your version of this recipe to make the entire family happy with minimal effort. 

Crockpot Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta

Storing and Reheating Tips

Now, let’s talk about storing and reheating your creamy crockpot garlic parmesan chicken pasta. To ensure it remains just as delightful the next day, store leftovers in the refrigerator in an airtight container. This will keep the pasta dish fresh and prevents it from drying out. 

When it comes time to reheat, here’s a little trick that makes all the difference. Instead of zapping it in the microwave on full power, gently reheat it on the stove over low heat, add in a splash of milk or heavy cream. This little addition works wonders, creating a creamy sauce that envelops each tender chicken piece and al dente pasta, making it seem as though you’ve just made it. And to ensure your pasta doesn’t turn into mush avoid reheating it too long. Just warm it enough, and you’ll maintain that perfect texture. Trust me, you’ll have the entire family coming back for seconds, even on the second day!

Crockpot Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta

A Perfect Ending to a Delicious Journey

There’s an undeniable joy in watching your family gather around the dinner table with anticipation as you serve them a dish you’ve prepared with love and minimal effort. This creamy crockpot garlic parmesan chicken pasta is just that – a delightful blend of tender chicken, creamy sauce, and perfectly cooked pasta, all coming together to create the perfect comfort food. Try this new recipe and let me know what your family thinks about it! 

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Crockpot Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta
Crockpot Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta

Crockpot Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta (Viral TikTok Recipe)

Melisha Kreppein
You will love Crockpot Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta! With juicy chicken, creamy pasta, and minimal effort, it’s a great option for busy weeknights that the entire family will enjoy!
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Course Chicken Recipes, Crockpot, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 490 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 2-3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 bottle Buffalo Wild Wings Parmesan Garlic Sauce
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese shredded
  • 8 oz cream cheese bar
  • 1 box rotini pasta

Instructions
 

  • Place 2-3 boneless skinless chicken breasts at the bottom of your crockpot. Season them on both sides with salt and pepper.
  • Pour an entire bottle of Buffalo Wild Wings Parmesan Garlic Sauce over the chicken.
  • Pour a cup of milk into the empty sauce bottle. Replace the lid and shake well to loosen the remaining sauce inside the bottle. Pour the milk and sauce on top of the chicken.
  • Add a cup of parmesan cheese into the crockpot and stir everything together. Spoon some sauce on top of the chicken breasts to coat them.
  • Place the bar of cream cheese on top of the chicken and put the lid on your crockpot.
  • Cook on low for 4-6 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.
  • At the end of the cooking time, remove the chicken from the crockpot. Use 2 forks to shred the chicken. Put the shredded chicken back into the crockpot and stir.
  • Cook the Rotini pasta according to package directions using the al dente cook time.
  • Drain the pasta, then add the cooked pasta to the crockpot. Stir.
  • Top with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, and red pepper flakes if desired.

Notes

  • Serve this Parmesan Garlic Chicken Pasta with a side of green beans, peas, or a side salad. You could even mix in some fresh spinach in the last 30 minutes of cooking to make it a complete one dish meal. 
  • Swap out the boneless skinless chicken breasts and use chicken thighs instead. 
  • Switch rotini with Cavatappi or penne pasta. 
  • To make extra sauce, add an extra splash of milk, heavy cream, or chicken broth. You could even use a second bottle of the Buffalo Wild Wings Parmesan Garlic sauce. 
  • The Buffalo Wild Wings sauce has a little heat, but for an even spicier flavor, we like to add crushed red pepper flakes. 

Nutrition

Serving: 8gCalories: 490kcalCarbohydrates: 39.2gProtein: 25.1gFat: 25.5gSaturated Fat: 10.4gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 757mgPotassium: 132mgFiber: 1.8gSugar: 3.9gCalcium: 155mgIron: 2mg
Keyword comfort food, crockpot, slow cooker
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