30 Minute Meals: Slow Cooker Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Pasta

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Pasta

When I saw this recipe from CrockPotGourmet.com, I had to reread it several times to verify I wasn’t dreaming. This recipe combines my three favorite things in the universe: Buffalo Sauce, cheesy pasta, and of course, the slow cooker. I knew I had to make this meal a reality, but that would require a little bit of tweaking to make it healthier and Fix-friendly. Thanks to low fat cottage cheese, plain Greek yogurt, and the food processor I was able to make what I can only describe as Buffalo chicken dip with noodles in it. And yes, it tastes as amazing as it sounds.

Slow Cooker Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Pasta


Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Pasta

Container count per serving: 1 yellow, 1½ red, 1 blue

For the slow cooker:

  • 1 to 1½ pound boneless skinless chicken (I used 5 frozen breasts)
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • ¼ cup Frank’s Red Hot buffalo sauce
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch + 1 tablespoon water
  • 16 oz whole grain linguine noodles

For the cheese sauce:

  • ¼ cup Frank’s Red Hot buffalo sauce
  • 2 cups shredded reduce fat sharp cheddar cheese
  • ⅔ cup low fat cottage cheese
  • ⅔ cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire

Note: If you prefer your pasta to not be super cheesy, you can cut this sauce recipe in half.

  1. Add the chicken and chicken broth to the slow cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours. Once the chicken is finished cooking, remove from the slow cooker, place in a bowl and shred. Add ¼ cup of the hot sauce to the chicken and mix thoroughly.
  2. Whisk together the cornstarch and the water, then add it to the chicken broth in the slow cooker. Break the spaghetti noodles in half and add to the slow cooker and add the chicken on top. Cook for another 30-60 minutes or until spaghetti is cooked. If necessary, add more broth or water ¼ cup at a time.
  3. While the chicken and pasta are cooking, add all the ingredients for the cheese sauce to a food processor or blender. Process until completely smooth. Adjust seasoning to taste.
  4. When the pasta is finished cooking, turn off the slow cooker, add the cheese sauce, and mix well. Let sit for a few minutes to warm up the cheese sauce, and serve immediately. Top with fresh cilantro if desired.

Slow Cooker Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Pasta

Slow Cooker Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Pasta

Slow Cooker Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Pasta

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8 Comments on “30 Minute Meals: Slow Cooker Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Pasta

  1. Made this last night and LOVED it!!! Can ou tell me how you portioned this out to equal container

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  2. So glad you liked it Kim! To get your portions, divide the entire thing out into six equal servings. Each serving will be 1 yellow, 1½ red, and 1 blue container.

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  3. It was delish!! So it will be big portions then? I feel like I had so many left overs

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  4. Hello! This might be a silly question but I have just started the 21 day fix yestersay. My husband and I tried your buffalo chicken bites tonight..delicious! Thank you. I want to make this recipe tomorrow night but I’m having a hard time understand how to figure out the portion size. Do I just fill up a 1 1/2 red, 1 yellow and 1 blue with the pasta once it’s done?

    Again, might be a silly question but as a 5th grade teacher I told myself no question is a bad question unless you don’t ask it! Thank you again for your blog!

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  5. Hi Kristina, not a silly question at all! The recipe makes 6 servings, so just divide it into 6 equal portions and you’ll have your servings. I’m so glad you’re enjoying the blog… and the buffalo chicken! 😉

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