Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Chicken Pasta

A perfect set it and forget it meal - this dish is creamy, indulgent, but better for you!

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slow cooker spinach and artichoke chicken pasta

There’s nothing quite like a dish that brings together the comforts of a home-cooked meal and the joy of not having to actively cook it. As the weather gets chillier, I love to break out the slow cooker for meals that are hearty, indulgent, and super easy. Throw some ingredients together, let it do its thing, and enjoy a piping hot meal when you’re ready. This Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Chicken Pasta is an absolute weeknight win.

This dish is super simple to make, making it ideal for busy nights when you don’t feel like actively cooking. It’s creamy, rich, and literally tastes like spinach artichoke dip, but with the added protein of chicken and heartiness of pasta. Even picky eaters are sure to love this one – enjoy!

Making Slow cooker spinach artichoke chicken pasta

Imagine succulent chicken breasts, nestled in a slow cooker with sweet onions and garlic, creating an aromatic foundation for this dish. To help cook the chicken and meld the flavors together, a generous splash of chicken broth completes the ensemble.

After just 2.5 hours on high, you’ll be greeted with tender, flavorful chicken that’s ready to be transformed into a creamy delight. But here’s where the real magic happens. You’ll add a generous bag of vibrant spinach to the mix, allowing it to wilt and mingle with the savory juices. This burst of green not only adds color but also a nutritious twist to the dish. Then add tangy chopped artichokes!

With the chicken now tender and the spinach beautifully incorporated, it’s time for the creamy transformation. Remove the chicken and shred it with ease, creating bite-sized morsels ready to soak up the flavors of our sauce.

The sauce is going to bring the whole dish together. Light cream cheese adds a velvety texture while Parmesan cheese infuses a rich, cheesy goodness. Greek yogurt brings tanginess and a hint of creaminess . A dash of salt and pepper ensures that every spoonful is perfectly balanced.

Now, fold in the cooked pasta of your choice, allowing it to absorb the creamy, savory sauce. I used Banza, which is gluten free and higher in protein than traditional pasta. The result is a comforting pasta dish that’s both indulgent and Weight Watchers-friendly, satisfying both the palate and your wellness goals.

slow cooker spinach and artichoke chicken pasta

Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Chicken Pasta

Jacklin Altman
This dish is quick and easy to throw together, then let the slow cooker work its magic!
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8 cups
Calories 252 kcal

Equipment

  • Saucepan
  • Slow Cooker

Ingredients
  

Chicken
  • 4 chicken breasts around 1.5 lb
  • 1/2 sweet onion diced
  • 4 cloves garlic pressed
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2/3 cup chicken broth
  • 1 bag spinach
  • 1 cup canned artichokes drained, chopped finely – can add more if you prefer!
  • 2 cups cooked pasta
Sauce
  • 5 oz light cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tbsp Greek yogurt

Instructions
 

  • Add chicken, onion, garlic, salt, pepper, and chicken broth to slow cooker and cook on high for 2.5 hours.
  • Add spinach and artichoke and cook on high for another 2-2.5 hours, until chicken is cooked through.
  • Removed chicken and shred with a fork. Meanwhile, cook your pasta according to package instructions.
  • Add shredded chicken back into slow cooker, add cream cheese, parmesan, greek yogurt, and salt/pepper as desired. Mix well to melt and incorporate ingredients. Add cooked pasta and stir together.
  • Serve and top with extra parmesan cheese. Makes 8 servings of 1 heaping cup each. Store leftovers in airtight containers in the fridge – enjoy!

Notes

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Note: I used Banza pasta which was 8 points on WW. If you use a different pasta, just adjust the points. 

Nutrition

Calories: 252kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 30gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 87mgSodium: 372mgPotassium: 510mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 193IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 120mgIron: 1mg
Keyword WW, pasta, chicken, slow cooker, dinner, crockpot, spinach, artichoke
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4 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Chicken Pasta”

  1. Trying this today but is there really no artichoke in it? Wasn’t sure based on the name! Either way it sounds delish so I’m trying it but curious if I should be adding artichokes ☺️

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