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Slow-Cooker Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti

slow-cooker cheesy chicken spaghetti Entree
Slow-Cooker Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 2 hr 30 min
  • Servings 8

Prepare to win every potluck award from now on with this amazingly easy and delicious slow-cooker chicken spaghetti. MORE+ LESS-

Updated September 20, 2016

Ingredients

1
tablespoon butter, melted
1
tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2
teaspoons seasoned salt
3
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
package (20 oz) boneless skinless chicken thighs
1
can (28 oz) Muir Glen™ organic fire roasted diced tomatoes, drained
1
can (18 oz) Progresso™ creamy mushroom soup
1
can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles
1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, cubed, softened
2
cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (8 oz)
8
oz spaghetti, cooked and drained as directed on package
2
tablespoons chopped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley leaves

Steps

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  • 1
    Spray 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In large bowl, mix melted butter, Worcestershire sauce, seasoned salt and garlic. Add chicken; toss to coat. Pour mixture into slow cooker.
  • 2
    In same bowl, mix tomatoes, soup and chiles; pour over chicken.
  • 3
    Cover; cook on High heat setting 2 to 3 hours or on Low heat setting 3 to 4 hours or until instant-read thermometer inserted in thickest part of chicken reads at least 165°F.
  • 4
    Remove chicken from slow cooker, and transfer to cutting board; let stand 5 minutes or until cool enough to handle. Meanwhile, stir cream cheese and Cheddar cheese into slow cooker. Cover; cook on High heat setting 5 to 10 minutes or until cheese melts. Stir.
  • 5
    Meanwhile, shred chicken with 2 forks; return to slow cooker, and stir in cooked spaghetti. Top with parsley.
  • 6
    To make ahead and freeze: In large bowl, mix melted butter, Worcestershire sauce, seasoned salt and garlic. Add chicken; toss to coat. Pour mixture into 1-gallon resealable food-storage plastic bag. In same bowl, mix tomatoes, soup and chiles; pour over chicken in bag. Seal bag, removing as much air as possible. Lay flat, and freeze up to 3 months. Thaw completely, 8 to 24 hours, in refrigerator. Spray 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Pour thawed mixture into slow cooker. Follow steps 3 through 5.

Expert Tips

  • For ultimate creaminess, make sure cream cheese is completely soft before adding to the chicken mixture.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
500
Calories from Fat
240
% Daily Value
Total Fat
27g
42%
Saturated Fat
14g
68%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
135mg
44%
Sodium
1110mg
46%
Potassium
250mg
7%
Total Carbohydrate
34g
11%
Dietary Fiber
2g
9%
Sugars
4g
Protein
29g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
25%
25%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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