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Slow Cooker Cheesy Pesto Pasta

A flavorful slow cooker dish that comes together in no time. Using Pesto, chicken, pasta, and cheese....this family friendly meal is bound to be a favorite!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: The Cookin' Chicks


  • 1 lb chicken breast, boneless/skinless
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 lb rotini, cooked/drained
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan, grated or shredded
  • 1 cup Pesto (jarred or see recipe below)
  • 1 cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded


  • Place chicken on bottom of slow cooker.
  • Spread pesto evenly on top of chicken.
  • Squeeze the lemon on top of pesto.
  • Place butter on top. 
  • Cover with lid and cook on low for about 6-8 hours, or high for about 4 hours.
  • When chicken is just about done, cook pasta according to package directions and drain water.
  • Remove lid from slow cooker and shred chicken.
  • Pour the cooked pasta and Parmesan cheese into chicken mixture and stir to combine.
  • Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese on top and place slow cooker lid on top and allow to sit for about 10 minutes, or until cheese has melted.
  • Remove lid and serve!
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