Crockpot Chicken Spaghetti Recipe

5 from 34 votes

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This Crockpot Chicken Spaghetti Recipe is a creamy, cheesy family favorite! Cook the sauce for a few hours and then toss with pasta.

Chicken Spaghetti

I made my Crockpot Chicken Spaghetti Recipe and it was SO good. I actually started this recipe in the freezer, then moved it to the fridge to defrost, then into the crockpot to cook.  Who knew those freezer crockpot meals were lifesavers? Especially on busy days!

This newfound love for freezer crockpot recipes has turned me into a believer. You all love your slow cookers, so I’m appealing to the masses and have created some pretty delicious recipes that you can find by scrolling down 🙂 Also, feel free to share your favorite crockpot freezer meal in the comments below. I have a lot of ideas but would love to hear your ideas too.

This cheesy chicken spaghetti is similar to a lot of the chicken spaghetti recipes you’d see online, but with a little more spice and a lot more cheese.

Chicken Spaghetti Recipe Ingredients

Chicken and Spaghetti – The two main ingredients!

Onion, Bell Peppers, and Green Chiles – Add some color and flavor to this dish!

Cheese – Have I mentioned that I love cheese? It’s one of my favorite food groups.

Garlic Powder, and Cumin – Don’t forget the spices! They are essential to boost this recipe to the next level.

If you’re not in the mood for a slightly spicy ride, try these other pasta recipes: Baked Rigatoni Pasta Recipe, Browned Butter Alfredo PastaGluten Free Pasta with Spaghetti Meat Sauce or Broccoli Pesto Pasta.

Chicken Spaghetti

How to Make Chicken Spaghetti in a Crockpot

  1. Place onion, bell peppers, green chiles, cumin, garlic powder, salt, pepper, chicken, mushroom soup and some of the grated cheese together in a crock-pot. Stir to mix ingredients.

  2. Cook on high until chicken is cooked. Remove chicken breasts, shred and return to crock-pot.

  3. Pour in cooked spaghetti and remaining cheese. Toss to coat the pasta in sauce and melt cheese, adding in a few splashes of chicken stock where necessary to get sauce consistency you want. Cook another several minutes on low and serve.

Can you Freeze this recipe?

YES and here are the directions: Place onion, bell peppers, green chiles, cumin, garlic powder, salt, pepper, chicken, mushroom soup and 1 cup of grated cheese together in a large plastic freezer bag. Seal and freeze.

To cook, defrost in fridge, place in crockpot and cook according to the directions listed above.

The printable recipe is below with more clear directions and time measurements for your crock pot. You’ll also find other recipes that I have handpicked for all you people below. Have a great day, friends!

5 from 34 votes

Crockpot Chicken Spaghetti Recipe

This Crockpot Chicken Spaghetti Recipe is a creamy, cheesy family favorite! Cook the sauce for a few hours and then toss with pasta.
servings 4 servings
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs 30 mins
Total Time 4 hrs 40 mins

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup yellow onion diced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper diced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper diced
  • 1 small can mild diced green chiles
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 lb. chicken breasts 2 breasts
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 3/4-1 lb. cooked spaghetti
  • 3 cups cheddar cheese grated
  • a few splashes chicken stock optional

Instructions

  • Place onion, bell peppers, green chiles, cumin, garlic powder, salt, pepper, chicken, mushroom soup and 1 cup of grated cheese together in a crock-pot. Stir to mix ingredients. 
  • Cook on high for 3-4 hours or until chicken is fully cooked. Remove chicken breasts, shred and return to crock-pot. 
  • Pour in cooked spaghetti and remaining cheese. Toss to coat pasta in sauce and melt cheese, adding in a few splashes of chicken stock where necessary to get sauce consistency you want. Cook another 20-30 minutes on low and serve.

Notes

**Freezer directions: Place onion, bell peppers, green chiles, cumin, garlic powder, salt, pepper, chicken, mushroom soup and 1 cup of grated cheese together in a large plastic freezer bag. Seal and freeze. To cook, defrost in fridge, place in crockpot and cook according to the directions listed above.

Nutrition

Calories: 622kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 50g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 161mg | Sodium: 663mg | Potassium: 625mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1405IU | Vitamin C: 33.8mg | Calcium: 627mg | Iron: 2.4mg
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian, Mexican
Keyword: Chicken Spaghetti, Chicken Spaghetti Recipe, Crockpot Chicken Spaghetti
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  1. Denny

    Sounds good. I have a crockpot lasagna recipe my family enjoys, so this will probably be a winner, too.
    Regarding the church scene: I can relate. My son tried my patience. Might I suggest that your daughter doesn’t believe you? Tell her one time what you expect of her. The second time (third at the most) act on it. When you sit there begging and groveling, she knows you’re just all talk.

  2. Dorothy

    Hi Lauren! One of my friends shared your recipe on Facebook. It looks so good, I can’t wait to try it! I want to make it this weekend for a group of 7. Do you think this would be enough or should I double the recipe? Will it still come out right if I double it? Thanks!

  3. Rose

    I love using the crockpot liners that u throw away after dinner. Little to no crockpot clean up. Why not put your ingredients in it put a twist tie around it leaving room for expansion, then the freezer bag? Thaw as usual, place liner in crock pot, cook as usual and then use freezer bag over. Clean crock pot and reuse freezer bag. Just a suggestion. FYI freezer bags are good for disposing dirty diapers, catching throw up, carrying snacks, medications, wipes etc. I am a mom and grandmother also ran a daycare. U do what u gotta do to survive. Sounds like u r doing a great job. First time I read ur post. Enjoyed it.

  4. Judy

    I have tried so hard to just get the recipe for Cheesy pasta crock pot chicken, but I get to the end of your cute story about going to church, then see that I can get the recipe below, but as I scroll down, I just see a whole bunch of other recipes. 2 of my friends tried, same problem! Wanted to make it tomorrow!

  5. Brandy

    I made this a few weeks ago and loved it. I was going to make it again and for some reason the recipe is not showing up. Is there another place I could find this recipe?

  6. Robbie

    Thanks for the recipe. I’ve made it a few times and now I like to add a can of rotel instead of the green chiles. It’s so yummy! I also start in the freezer. Super simple for after church. 🙂

  7. D Younghans

    This is very similar to an oven recipe i have been foing fot years, never thought to do it in the crock pot.

    My only suggestion to make it even easier…use an electric hand mixer right in the crock pot to shred the chicken. I have shredded chicken in the crock pot that way for years.

  8. Rachel

    Currently have the ingredients cooking in the crock pot! It smells heavenly, very excited to try it. Made a few substitutes, used fresh garlic instead of the powder and jalapeño instead of green chilies! My onion and pepper are also red, but got to make use of what I already had! I bet this will be a hit.

  9. Lisa

    You can cut the cook time down, if you boil your chicken breast first and then add all the other ingredients into a crockpot, (I also make this but add a can of cheddar cheese soup as well as mushroom soup, and I put I can of milk and 3/4c chicken broth.) just have to put your crockpot on low and it can warm the other ingredients as time goes by. Personally I wouldn’t want to cook raw chicken in with my other ingredients. But that’s just me. !

  10. Kenzie

    I just found this recipe (saw it on facebook today, #winning) and this is exactly what I was looking for to make tonight! I am so happy! But I really just wanted to tell you Lauren how much I love you. Like seriously. I have three little boys and church for us is like Chinese Torture. Also, for everyone around us. Getting everyone ready (not on time) and making through those three hours is really the biggest accomplishment of my week most of the time. Just wanted you to know you’re not alone 🙂 Also, I’m very much okay that it doesn’t connect to Cheesy chicken spaghetti. I love the randomness. It makes me feel a little less ADHD in my own thinking! Anyway, keep it coming.

  11. Candida

    This is the Utah State University’s Extension Service’s recipe for subbing for any creamed soup. I’ve used it for probably 20 years. It’s gluten free and great to have on hand. Canned soups have way too much sodium and preservatives. I don’t like to feed them to my family at all. This is so easy, who needs them!

  12. Mary T.

    My stomach doesn’t handle *spicy* foods well. You mentioned that this recipe is similar to others, but more spicy. Do you have a crockpot recipe for chicken spaghetti that doesn’t include the peppers and green chiles, etc.? I’m not good at altering recipes and ending up with anything that’s still tasty (or sometimes even edible). Thanks.

  13. Sue

    What else can be used for seasoning this? I am unable to have anything spicy and cannot have onion, peppers, anything like that. I have to have bland, blah (yes, very boring) food. Thank you health problems. Can that stuff be left out, or what would you recommend in place of all that?

  14. Miranda

    Calorie count in this recipe is high, but not quite as high as I thought it would be. The whole recipe is a total of approximately 2,910 calories. Break that down to 4 servings and its about 730 calories per serving. I think this recipe could easily feed about 6 people. though, which takes the calorie count down to about 490 a serving. I did not include the amount of broth added to the recipe, since everyone may add a different amount from person to person, so my numbers are not 100% exact. Just thought this might be helpful for those who are asking. I nice side of some greens definitely helps balance this dish out into a great meal. This dish is DELICIOUS, by the way.

  15. Angela M

    Hi Lauren! Is there a way to cook this on low for longer, rather than on high as recommended? I’m hoping to get it going before I leave for work in the morning. Thanks!!

  16. Penny

    All you need is green peppers dices and diced onion and cream of chicken soup and cream of mushroom and a can of Rotel spaghetti,chicken and cheese

  17. Sheri Speegle "Mom of 8"

    I’ve been looking all over Pinterest for this recipe and you have it! It looks great! I am a mom of 8, a PK and a retired CB’s wife. Kudos to you for not losing your head in the middle of the service. I agree with one of your followers… excuse yourself and explain to your beloved that Daddy would not appreciate how they are behaving….. I trained all mine to respond to the clearing of my throat, and the snap of my fingers. My oldest is 28 and youngest is 8. I hadn’t realized that the youngest was trained until recently in a small church when I cleared my throat for no reason and he turned his head. At that moment… I thought BINGO! My world of child raising was going to be fine! Keep going! You’re doing a great job and you’ve gotten a new follower. Nice to meet you BTW>

  18. Donna

    Hi Lauren! Are there any good substitutes for the peppers? My husband has a sensitive stomach so were trying to find recipes to cut out tomatoes and peppers, which seem to be the 2 things that trigger it.

  19. Betty

    I will definitely try your crock-pot cheesy chicken spaghetti. Since my daughter doesn’t like to use cream soups due to fat & sodium content, I found a recipe for a substitute. It is easy & convenient to keep on hand.
    Cream of Mushroom or Chicken Soup Substitute Mix
    2 cups non-fat dry milk powder
    1 cup cornstarch
    ¼ cup instant low salt chicken granules
    2 Tbsp. dry onion flakes
    1 tsp. dried basil
    ½ tsp. thyme
    ½ tsp. pepper
    Combine all ingredients; store in an airtight container.
    To use: mix 1/3 cup dry mix with 1 cup cold water. Cook in microwave until thickened. This equals 1 can of cream soup to use in casseroles.

  20. Susan Irwin

    First time ever to post on a blog but I just had to give one here. I loved your post. As a grandmother of three and having almost raised one by babysitting him from 4 days old, your blog reminded me of days I had with my 2 kids and the one grandson, now 7. I miss those hectic days. They go so fast. I found your post very funny. The days will get better so keep your head up, God will carry you thru.

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  22. Paula

    I made this today with a few minor adjustments mostly out of necessity. Didn’t have chicken breast or green chilies so used boneless skinless thighs & mild Rotel drained & rinsed as suggested. Used minced garlic instead of powder just a personal preference. Added about a tsp of Oregano. Omitted the salt and cooked spaghettie in low sodium chicken broth. Used 2cups of sharp cheddar total as that’s all I had. It was REALLY yummy and easy to make. My crew of 9 ate it all. Will double the recipe next time! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  23. Madison

    “Ahh, single parenthood. There are no words to describe you today.” Two sentences later you said you contemplated sending your husband pictures. You have no idea what *actual* single parents go through.

  24. Robert Durden

    Is it crazy I totally get the beginning background story. One of those I got that same T shirt deals. The dish looks great, I plan to make it for the family soon. Thank you for sharing.