Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken Penne
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4.8 from 5 votes

Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken Penne

Family friendly and perfect for a busy weeknight, this hearty Cheesy Chicken Penne will be a crowd pleaser.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 hrs 20 mins
Total Time6 hrs 30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheesy Chicken Penne
Servings: 8
Calories: 563kcal
Author: Sarah Olson



  • lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 21 oz cream of chicken soup (two-10.5 oz cans) Don't add water
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • ½ tsp. dried leaf tarragon can substitute oregano or thyme here
  • cups sliced mushrooms
  • 1 small sweet yellow onion diced

Add at the end

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese divided
  • 1 lb. penne pasta cooked according to package directions on the stove-top


  • Add the cream of chicken soup and chicken broth to the slow cooker, stir until smooth.
  • Add the tarragon, pepper, mushrooms and onions, stir.
  • Add the chicken breasts.
  • Cover the slow cooker and cook on LOW for 6 hours without opening the lid during the cooking time.
  • After the cooking time is up, start cooking the pasta according to the package directions to Al dente on the stove-top, do not over cook!
  • Shred the chicken with 2 forks.
  • Add sour cream and half of the cheese, stir.
  • Add the cooked and drained pasta and stir again.
  • Sprinkle over remaining cheese. Cover the slow cooker and cook for an additional 20 minutes on low.
  • Serve and enjoy!



If you have extra picky eaters and want to omit the mushrooms and onions add an additional 1/2 cup of broth. This will replace the moisture from the mushrooms and onions.


Calories: 563kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 881mg | Potassium: 673mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 636IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 274mg | Iron: 2mg