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Slow Cooker Chicken Bolognese Pasta

by Christina Cherrier – Updated Sep 10, 2020
Slow Cooker Chicken Bolognese Pasta
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Slow Cooker Chicken Bolognese Pasta – When it comes to curling up with a bowl of something warm and satisfying, you really can’t beat this slow cooker chicken bolognese pasta recipe. This light version of pasta Bolognese takes just 5 minutes of prep before the slow cooker does the rest of the work for you. Easy and delicious, try this slow cooker chicken pasta this week!

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Ingredients list for the Slow Cooker Chicken Bolognese Pasta

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Directions

1. To make the slow cooker chicken bolognese pasta: Add ground chicken to your slow cooker. Sprinkle over the salt, pepper, and bay leaf. Pour over the minced onion, garlic, crushed tomato, crushed bouillon cube, and red wine.

2. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours, without opening the lid.

3. Once cooking is done, cook pasta al dente on the stove-top according to the package directions.

4. Drain the pasta very well. Adjust seasoning for the sauce then add the pasta to the chicken bolognese sauce in the slow cooker. Stir pasta to coat and cover for 10 more minutes so the pasta can finish cooking and soak up a bit of the sauce. Serve the slow cooker chicken bolognese pasta sprinkled with shredded cheese and cracked black pepper. Enjoy!

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Tips for the slow cooker chicken pasta recipe

This slow cooker Chicken Bolognese is not only a hearty delicious pasta meal featuring ground chicken but is easy to make thanks to the simple, easy to find ingredients for the sauce.  The prep work for this chicken pasta recipe takes just a few minutes, then just forget about it until dinner is ready!

  • You can add finely chopped carrot and celery for even more flavor!
  • The sauce itself is super versatile, you can serve it over pasta, like the penne pictured here, but you can also serve this chicken sauce over zucchini noodles, or steamed vegetables such as broccoli, or cauliflower rice.

What other types of pasta can we use?

Use any pasta shape that holds the sauce well. Farfalle and rotini would make great alternatives to penne.

How and how long to store the slow cooker chicken bolognese?

This slow cooker chicken pasta recipe keeps well in the fridge for 2 or 3 days in an airtight container. Reheat on the stove or in the microwave, adding a tiny splash of water to loosen up the sauce. Keep in mind that pasta is best when kept separate, so freeze the slow-cooked meat sauce and add freshly cooked pasta when you reheat.

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