This recipe for Olive Garden Crock Pot Chicken is the perfect weeknight meal. It’s easy to make and doesn’t require a lot of ingredients plus it’s delicious.
If you are a fan of easy slow cooker recipes, then this is the recipe for you. Not only is this Olive Garden Chicken Pasta easy to make, but it’s also picky-eater approved.
Olive Garden Crock Pot Chicken
Olive Garden Restaurants are known for their fresh salads that are loaded with vegetables and coated in a tangy dressing. With this recipe, you can add that delicious zesty dressing to the slow cooker for a hearty and comforting meal.
Why I Love This Recipe
This recipe is one of my favorites because it’s easy to make and doesn’t require a lot of ingredients. Plus, it’s delicious.
- Easy to make
- Perfect for picky eaters
- Fills the house with a delicious aroma
If you love yummy slow cooker chicken recipes, give this Buffalo Chicken Meatballs recipe a try.
This recipe for Olive Garden Crock Pot Chicken only requires a few simple ingredients, all of which are easy to find at your local grocery store.
- chicken breasts
- Italian seasoning
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Italian Dressing
- cream cheese
- Parmesan cheese, plus more for serving
- cooked pasta
Chicken: Boneless skinless chicken thighs can be used instead of breasts.
Seasoning: Out of Italian seasoning? Use a substitute for Italian seasoning instead.
Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools
You only need a few kitchen tools to help you make this cheesy pasta recipe.
How to Make Olive Garden Crock Pot Chicken
This recipe for Olive Garden Crock Pot Chicken comes together in just a few simple steps. You will be so glad that you made this recipe.
Step 1: Add the chicken breasts to the slow cooker
Place chicken breasts in crock pot.
Step 2: Season the chicken
Season to taste with Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.
Step 3: Add the dressing and cream cheese
Pour in the Italian Dressing, then top with cream cheese and Parmesan cheese.
Step 4: Cook the chicken
Place lid on crock pot and cook for 4 hours on high.
Step 5: Boil the pasta
Cook the pasta according to package directions.
Step 6: Shred the chicken
While the pasta is cooking, shred the chicken with two forks.
Step 7: Assemble the pasta
Drain but do not rinse the pasta. Add to the crock pot and stir well to combine.
Variations / Options / Add-Ins
Want to personalize this Olive Garden Chicken recipe? Here are my favorite tried and true swaps.
Spicy: Like spicy food? Add crushed red pepper flakes to your Italian dressing.
Pasta: Use your favorite pasta shape, I like to use pasta with ridges.
Cheesy: Make this extra cheesy by adding mozzarella cheese to the last 30 minutes of the cooking time.
Curious about what to serve with your Olive Garden Chicken Pasta? Here are my favorite side dishes to serve with this creamy meal.
- French bread
- Garlic knots
- Side salad
- Roasted vegetables
Want to make sure that your chicken recipe turns out well? Here are some tips to make cooking easy.
- For easy clean up use a slow cooker liner or spray your slow cooker with cooking spray first.
- Every crock pot cooks differently so make sure that your chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.
- Top with additional Parmesan cheese.
Do you have questions about Olive Garden Crock Pot Chicken? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.
Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days.
This meal can be reheated in the microwave or in a pot on the stove. Add a little milk when reheating for a creamy texture.
Yes, you can use frozen chicken; you will need to add at least one hour to your cook time.
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Olive Garden Crock Pot Chicken
- Measuring spoon
- Slow Cooker
- Large pot
- 3 chicken breasts
- 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 16 ounces Italian Dressing
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese plus more for serving
- 16 ounces cooked pasta
- Place chicken breasts in crockpot.
- Season to taste with Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.
- Pour in the Italian Dressing, then top with cream cheese and Parmesan cheese.
- Place lid on crockpot and cook for 4 hours on high.
- Cook the pasta according to package directions.
- While the pasta is cooking, shred the chicken with two forks.
- Drain but do not rinse the pasta. Add to the crockpot and stir well to combine.
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