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!

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


  1. Place chicken on bottom of slow cooker.

  2. Spread pesto evenly on top of chicken.

  3. Squeeze the lemon on top of pesto.

  4. Place butter on top. 

  5. Cover with lid and cook on low for about 6-8 hours, or high for about 4 hours.

  6. When chicken is just about done, cook pasta according to package directions and drain water.

  7. Remove lid from slow cooker and shred chicken.

  8. Pour the cooked pasta and Parmesan cheese into chicken mixture and stir to combine.

  9. 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.

  10. Remove lid and serve!

Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from: The Magical Slow Cooker