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Looking for an easy, cheesy weeknight meal the whole family will devour? I’ve got just the thing! This slow cooker cheesy buffalo chicken pasta is sure to please the whole family, and you’ll love it because it only takes a few minutes to toss everything together, set the slow cooker, and forget about it until dinner time.

With buffalo sauce, ranch seasoning, cream cheese, and cheddar cheese, this sauce is the stuff of legends. You’ll want to put it on everything! But first, try it with pasta and chicken…

To get started on this mouthwatering dinner, place chicken, broth, 1/4 cup buffalo sauce, and seasonings in the slow cooker. Top with cream cheese and shredded cheese. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8.

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When chicken is fully cooked, move to a separate bowl and shred with two forks. Add remaining 1/4 cup buffalo sauce to chicken and toss to coat. Set aside chicken. Whisk together corn starch and water and add to slow cooker. Using a whisk, stir until cheese and cream cheese are combined.

Break noodles in half and place in slow cooker. Top with chicken and cover. Cook on high for 30-60 minutes until noodles are fully cooked, stirring 3-4 times throughout. (If noodles are not done, add extra broth or water 1/4 cup at a time). Garnish with cilantro if desired and serve immediately.

This is one slow cooker meal the whole family will love! Go ahead and check out the ingredient list and instructions below.

Serves 5-6

20m prep time

5h cook time

4.8
Rated 4.8 out of 5
Rated by 6 reviewers
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup buffalo wing sauce, divided
  • 1 tablespoon ranch dressing mix
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery salt
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 16 ounces linguine noodles
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Chopped cilantro for garnish (optional)
Preparation
  1. Place chicken, broth, 1/4 cup buffalo sauce, and seasonings in the slow cooker. Top with cream cheese and shredded cheese.
  2. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8.
  3. When chicken is fully cooked remove to separate bowl and shred with two forks. Add remaining 1/4 cup buffalo sauce to chicken and toss to coat. Set aside chicken.
  4. Whisk together corn starch and water and add to slow cooker. Using a whisk, stir until cheese and cream cheese are combined.
  5. Break noodles in half and place in slow cooker. Top with chicken and cover. Cook on high for 30-60 minutes until noodles are fully cooked, stirring 3-4 times throughout. (If noodles are not done, add extra broth or water 1/4 cup at a time).
  6. Garnish with cilantro if desired and serve immediately

Recipe adapted from Slow Cooker Gourmet.