Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Pasta

Have Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Pasta for dinner tonight! It has that great chicken wing flavor with the comfort of a pasta dish with the ease of crockpot cooking!

Have Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Pasta! It has that great chicken wing flavor with the comfort of a pasta dish with the ease of crockpot cooking!

 

You already know that Buffalo Chicken is a definite favorite in my house!  YUM it’s so easy to pack a punch of flavor with buffalo sauce.  So I’m always in the market for a new way to make our favorites – and I stumbled on this recipe – it is definitely a keeper.

 

I changed things up a bit, trying to make the dish a bit healthier.  If you absolutely do not love yogurt – I promise you won’t know it’s in there.  I snuck it in.  My husband wouldn’t have eaten it if he knew there was yogurt floating in there 🙂  He never knew!

Also, you can change up the heat on this recipe for sure.  More buffalo sauce means more heat.  You know how your family likes to eat…so if you’re not one for spicy put less buffalo in – the recipe will still be great!

For other buffalo recipes check out our:

Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken
Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken

Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese
Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese 6

Buffalo Chicken Dip
Buffalo Chicken Dip ~ Who Needs A Cape?

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Pasta

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Pasta

Adapted from the Melding Magic

Ingredients

  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 bunch of celery cut (about 2 cups)
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 can cream of celery soup
  • 3/4 cup buffalo wing sauce (adjust heat to personal preference)
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/2 C low fat sour cream
  • 2 5.3 ounce cups of fat free plain greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup ranch dressing
  • 2 cups shredded white sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 (16-ounce) package penne whole wheat pasta

Instructions

  1. Spray slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray
  2. Place chicken in slow cooker
  3. Add garlic powder onto chicken and then cover with buffalo sauce
  4. Add in onion, celery, and soups
  5. Cook on low for 7 hours
  6. Take chicken out and shred
  7. Boil pasta
  8. While Pasta is cooking add in sour cream, yogurt, ranch dressing and cheese into slow cooker. Give it a good stir and let it sit for about 1/2 hour
  9. Mix Pasta into chicken and serve
  10. IF FREEZING Place chicken, garlic powder, celery, onion, and buffalo sauce in bag and freeze. The rest you will do the day of cooking
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Comments

  1. Frank’s Red Hot is my fave!!

  2. Yum! I am not usually a fan of hot stuff but this looks delicious!

  3. I was thinking to myself no way will the sour cream and yogurt survive the freezer, but then I saw you don’t add that until it’s actually cooked. Thanks for the reminder!

  4. I don’t see in the instructions where the soup is added?

  5. Do you add the step 8 mix to the pasta pot or into the crockpot with the chicken mixture? Thanks !!

    • Heather says:

      Lauren – thanks for calling that out – add the mix of yogurt sour cream etc to the crock pot while the pasta is boiling on the stove 🙂 Enjoy this dish – I did!

  6. Elizabeth says:

    Can the chicken be frozen before putting it in the crockpot?

  7. I was a little disappointed by the appearance. It wasn’t very “pretty”, but what a crowd pleaser. The whole house smelled delicious! Very hardy and worked great in the oven. Next time I may make some appearance modifications, I have a feeling this receipe will be retried soon by request. 😉

    • Sonja…there is a reason that there is no picture of the cooked meal. It’s just ugly. No other way to describe it. I considered not even putting it on here – but it was SO SO SO yummy! I have a few dishes that I tell my family don’t look – just eat 😉 Glad it worked in the oven too! and Glad you liked it 🙂 lol don’t worry about the ugly – just enjoy the yummy

  8. I got a slow cooker last week. Here in germany it’s not really popular by now, so i’m searching for recipes on the internet and found your wonderful collection. For who many persons are the recipes meant for? We are 2 and i would like to make freezer meals for us.

    Thank you so much for all the inspiration

    • This recipe is REALLY filling – so it will feed 4-6 people for sure. the rest of the meals usually around 4 people. You know how much you guys eat so you can adjust it to fit you.

  9. I am curious, does excluding the mushroom soup adversely affect the integrity of this recipe or is there a way to substitute with something *not* mushroom?

    • Oh sure – you can use any cream soup that you like. I love cream of mushroom and celery – but definitely chicken could be used instead 😉

  10. Do you use powdered ranch in a packet or liquid ranch dressing? Thank you this sounds yummey

  11. Can you put the soup in with the stuff in the freezer? I know it’s a small step, but I like the idea of having it all set to go…

  12. Elizabeth says:

    How many lbs of chicken is this

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