Crock Pot Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta
Crock Pot Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta is an easy and delicious meal that you can easily make in advance for a dinner recipe when you don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. This recipe is easy, and it tastes so good, you just might be coming back for seconds!
Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta
If you would like to try an easy copycat crockpot recipe, then this copycat, Buffalo Wild Wings crockpot garlic Parmesan chicken pasta recipe is for you.
We are going to show you an easy and low-cost way you can make this delicious pasta recipe, and have it ready with very little hassle.
There are two main ways that you can make this recipe, the first is to pick up a bottle of Buffalo Wild Wings garlic Parmesan sauce, and simply pour the bottle into your crockpot mixture.
Although this is easy and great, it is relatively expensive to buy a bottle of this sauce, so we will also show you how you can easily make your only homemade copycat version of Buffalo Wild Wings, garlic Parmesan sauce as well.
Let’s get started by jumping into the recipe and going over all of the ingredients we recommend including to make this delicious recipe.
Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta ingredients
For the Pasta:
Pasta. You can use any type of pasta you prefer. You may even substitute gluten-free pasta for this recipe if you wish. Simply prepare the pasta until it is al dente, then it can be added to this recipe.
Chicken. The best type of chicken to use for this recipe is boneless skinless chicken breast. However, if needed, you may use another type of chicken in this recipe instead.
Cream cheese. For the best overall taste, we recommend that you use an 8-ounce block of full-fat cream cheese. If needed you may substitute this for another type of cream cheese, but this is our recommendation.
Milk. For a delicious creamy flavor, we recommend that we use whole milk for this recipe. However, if desired, you may use another type of milk or milk alternative even.
The only difference with using another type of milk is that it will not be as creamy as it could be. There is no need to use half-and-half or heavy cream for this recipe.
Parmesan cheese. We recommend that you use finely grated Parmesan cheese in this recipe.
For the Sauce:
A bottle of Buffalo Wild Wings garlic Parmesan sauce, OR make your own using the following ingredients:
Garlic. Minced garlic will work well in this sauce recipe. You can use freshly minced garlic, or you may use a jar of pre-minced garlic.
Mayonnaise. Regular mayonnaise or one-third less fat mayonnaise will work well for this sauce recipe.
Parmesan cheese. We recommend that you use grated Parmesan cheese in this recipe as well. There is no need to use shredded Parmesan cheese unless it is your preference.
Olive oil. We recommend using olive oil in the sauce, although it may be substituted for another type of oil if needed.
Apple cider vinegar. We recommend that you use apple cider vinegar in this sauce recipe rather than regular vinegar.
Sugar. You may use granulated sugar to add a bit of sweetness to the sauce recipe, or you can substitute it for a sugar alternative if desired.
Lemon juice. Bottled lemon juice works well in the sauce recipe. You can also use freshly squeezed lemon juice if you prefer.
Seasonings. The seasonings we recommend that you include are salt, pepper, basil, oregano, thyme, and red pepper flakes.
How to Make Crock Pot Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta
Step 1: Make the Sauce
If you are making your own sauce using our recipe, we recommend you begin by first preparing the sauce. In a mixing bowl, combine all of the sauce ingredients and whisk thoroughly until it is combined. Cover and store in the fridge until you are ready to use it.
Step 2: Add chicken and sauce to the crockpot
In the crockpot, add raw chicken breasts, and the prepared sauce. Or if using a bottle of sauce, empty the entire bottle into your crockpot.
Step 3: Add cream cheese on top and cook
Cut the block of cream cheese into cubes, and add on top of the chicken and sauce mixture. Cover with a lid and cook on low for 3 to 4 hours or on high for approximately 2 to 3 hours.
Step 4: Cook noodles and add
When your chicken is almost done, cook the pasta noodles until they are al dente, then drain the pasta water.
Next, stir your crockpot mixture, and shred the chicken. Mix thoroughly until combined. Add prepared pasta noodles into the crockpot, then stir to combine.
Serve right away, or turn your crockpot to warm, until you are ready to serve. Enjoy!
How To Serve
Your crockpot garlic Parmesan chicken pasta is going to be best when served after it is freshly prepared.
We have found that for the best results, you will want to prepare the dish as instructed above, then, as soon as the pasta is mixed in, serve it right away and enjoy.
Storage and Reheating
Room temperature. Once your pasta has been removed from its heat source, it should be kept at room temperature for no more than two hours before it goes bad.
In the fridge. When your pasta has cooled, it can be transferred to an airtight container or sealed in a plastic storage bag, then placed into the fridge for up to 3 to 4 days.
Reheating. The best way to reheat your leftover pasta is going to be either in a baking dish in the oven or in the microwave. To reheat it in the oven, transfer your pasta to a baking dish and cover it with a lid.
Bake at 350°F for approximately 15 minutes or until the pasta is warm. To microwave, transfer it to a microwave-safe container, then cover it with a damp paper towel in the microwave for 1 to 2 minutes or until the pasta is warm.
Store-bought sauce. The easiest way to make this pasta dish is to use store-bought, Buffalo Wild Wings garlic Parmesan sauce. This bottle of sauce can be purchased at most large, grocery stores, or it can be ordered online.
We have shown you a copycat version for making this sauce as well because it can sometimes be expensive to buy.
Types of pasta noodles. There are several different types of pasta noodles. You may choose to use when making this recipe. Some of our favorite types to use include bowtie pasta, and Panini pasta.
You can also use spaghetti, noodles, or twisted noodles as well. Really, any type of pasta that you enjoy will work well.
Tips Tricks and FAQs
Can you put frozen chicken in a slow cooker?
It is not recommended that you put frozen chicken in a slow cooker or crockpot. This is because frozen chicken can remain at the danger point for too long and may have unwanted bacteria growing in the chicken before it can fully cook.
Can I Freeze Buffalo Wild Wings Garlic Parmesan Chicken?
We do not recommend that you freeze our copycat recipe for Buffalo Wild Wings garlic Parmesan chicken pasta, because it contains cream cheese, and mayonnaise, which do not go through the freezing and thawing process well.
Where Can I Buy Buffalo Wild Wing Garlic Parmesan Sauce From?
Most large grocery stores will carry this sauce. Stores like Walmart, Target, and Amazon all carry Buffalo Wild Wing Garlic Parmesan sauce that you can buy.
What kind of chicken should I use for this recipe?
Although you can use any type of chicken for this recipe, we recommend that you use boneless skinless chicken breasts for the easiest preparation.
Different Ways to Serve Garlic Parmesan Chicken
The main differences in how you can serve this delicious pasta is on top of the cooked noodles or mixed with the noodles.
In our instructions, we recommend that you mix the pasta in with your chicken and sauce mixture, this way your pasta is evenly coated.
However, if you wish to add the chicken and sauce mixture on top of your pasta before serving, this is another way it can be enjoyed.
Sides for Crockpot Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta
When you prepare crockpot garlic parmesan chicken pasta, it is pretty much an entire meal all in one dish. However, if you are looking for a few sides to enjoy as well, here are a few of our favorites.
Crockpot Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta
If you are looking for an easy and delicious pasta recipe, this copycat Buffalo Wild Wings recipe is one you should give a try. It can be prepared in your crockpot or slow cooker, allowing you to make the meal in advance with very little hands-on time. This recipe is so delicious, you just have to taste it yourself!
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