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Do you know what today is? For some of us it is Christmas Eve.

Some Eastern Orthodox Churches, including those of Macedonia, Russia, Serbia, and a few others mark January 7th as Christmas in accordance with the old calendar, also known as the Julian calendar. Thus today is Christmas Eve and we’re getting ready for our big day tomorrow.

On the Eve of Christmas, it is traditional for all family members to gather and share a special meal. Can you guess what I am eating? It’s not what you see in these photos. Due to the Christmas Fast, today is going to be meatless, dairy free, egg free…

We will be roasting chestnuts and eating a big serving of Tavce Gravce. Dessert includes oranges, apples, and apricots. Wish I could dip them in some milk chocolate… icon wink Savory Sundays: Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Pasta

But, come tomorrow I will be feasting on some pork, potatoes, veggies, this creamy chicken, salads, and desserts. Yes, desserts. Plural.

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About this creamy chicken. It’s seriously delicious. Honest to goodness. My husband thinks that it tastes exactly like those frozen dinners by Michelinas. I’m supposed to take that as a complement because that used to be his absolute favorite before he met me and my kitchen. icon smile Savory Sundays: Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Pasta

I think it just tastes darn good. We always go back for seconds and then sop up the bit of sauce left behind with some crusty bread. I also serve it with a leafy green salad on the side and a bottle of Chardonnay. YUM! I’m getting hungry!

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ENJOY!

Savory Sundays: Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Pasta

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 4 hours, 00 minute

Total Time: 4 hours, 10 minutes

Yield: Serves 6 to 8

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs. (about 4 pieces) skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized chunks
  • 2 small yellow onions, sliced
  • 3 whole cloves of garlic, peeled and smashed
  • 1 large carrot, sliced into rounds
  • 2 fresh tomatoes, diced
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh or dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh or dried parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 can (14.5 oz. each) low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 bag (16 ounces) of egg noodles, prepared according to the directions on the package
  • Parsley for garnish

Instructions

  • Gather all your prepared ingredients, except for the heavy cream and noodles, into the pot of your 7-quart, or larger, slow cooker.
  • Cook on HIGH for 3 to 4 hours, or on LOW for 6 to 7 hours.
  • Stir in the heavy cream.
  • Continue to cook for 5 more minutes, or until heated through.
  • Spoon on top of egg noodles and garnish with parsley.

Notes

*** If you want a thicker sauce:

You will need 2 tablespoons butter and 2 tablespoons flour.

Melt the butter in a frying pan and whisk in the flour; continue to whisk until thick and creamy. Remove and whisk the roux into the broth only after it has finished cooking in the crock pot.

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  1. Anna October 27, 2013 at 5:18 PM - Reply

    Like other people said, it turned out very, very soupy–not creamy at all. My husband described it like I poured milk over noodles. Also had very little flavor. We ended up having cereal for dinner instead.

    • Katerina Petrovska October 29, 2013 at 2:38 PM - Reply

      My apologies, Anna :(. Not sure why this didn’t turn out for a few of you, but I will soon do a recipe-makeover and include the optional fixes into the recipe instead of them sitting in the “Notes” section. Thank you so much for letting me know. I appreciate the feedback.

  2. Laura September 12, 2013 at 7:11 PM - Reply

    Have you thought of putting cheese in this?

    • Katerina Petrovska September 12, 2013 at 9:41 PM - Reply

      Hi Laura! No, I have never put cheese in it. I have, however, sprinkled some grated parmesan on top of it right before serving. Do you add the cheese in the crockpot?

      • Laura September 12, 2013 at 10:48 PM - Reply

        I did. I ran out of Parmesan so I went with mozzarella. It was good but Parmesan would have been better. Thanks for your response!

        • Katerina Petrovska September 12, 2013 at 11:15 PM - Reply

          I think that sounds really good! I am going to add it to the crockpot, too!! Thanks for the idea! :-)

  3. Linda Doty January 10, 2013 at 2:10 PM - Reply

    Have this cooking right now. I find meat from a cooker always has a better taste when browned a little beforehand. Can’t wait to try it!

  4. Nami | Just One Cookbook January 10, 2013 at 11:33 AM - Reply

    Gorgeous pasta! Prep is super easy and all you need to do is to wait. And voila….delicious pasta! I really need a slow cooker!

  5. Heather January 10, 2013 at 9:12 AM - Reply

    I followed the recipe but it came out soupy… Is it supposed to be thicker?

    • Kate@Diethood January 10, 2013 at 9:18 AM - Reply

      The sauce should be a bit thicker, but it shouldn’t be completely absorbed. Is it as soupy as a brothy soup where you could eat the meal with a spoon? Did you add creamer?

      • Heather January 10, 2013 at 9:21 AM - Reply

        It is like a soup even with the creamer added :(

        • Kate@Diethood January 10, 2013 at 9:34 AM - Reply

          OH :( How’s the taste? Did you use the suggested amount of chicken broth?

          • Heather January 10, 2013 at 12:17 PM -

            I haven’t tasted it yet… I used 2 cans of chicken broth. It seems like none of the liquid absorbed. And I actually let it cook longer than 6 hrs…

          • Kate@Diethood January 10, 2013 at 1:26 PM -

            I am SO sorry that it didn’t turn out :(
            But we can save it, don’t worry. Get two tablespoons of flour and two tablespoons of butter. Put the butter in a frying pan over medium heat, let it begin to melt and sizzle… whisk in the flour, and keep whisking until it thickens and browns a bit. Don’t burn it. Now whisk it into the creamy chicken .. taste for salt and pepper. That should work.

    • Heather January 10, 2013 at 5:14 PM - Reply

      Thank you so much! I really appreciate the response :)

  6. mjskit January 8, 2013 at 10:04 PM - Reply

    This pasta dish definitely falls into the category of comfort food! Absolutely delicious!

  7. Anita January 8, 2013 at 6:00 PM - Reply

    Hi Kate, I’m wondering if you can explain what a can on chicken broth is. In New Zealand I’ve never seen this so I’m not quite sure what I should be using. The recipe sounds great, and the meal looks delicious so I’m keen to make this in winter (Summer here right now) but want to make sure I’m using the correct ingredients. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

    • Kate@Diethood January 8, 2013 at 6:22 PM - Reply

      Hi, Anita!

      Chicken broth is the same as chicken stock… you can use homemade if you like. The amount needed for this recipe is roughly 4 cups. I hope that helps. If not, please let me know!

      Merry Christmas to you, too!!

  8. Suzanne January 8, 2013 at 2:54 PM - Reply

    What a lovely and simple meal to make ahead especially on those busy days or lazy days. Thanks for the recipe!

  9. Jan January 7, 2013 at 8:56 PM - Reply

    Mmmmm.

  10. Gwen @SimplyHealthyFamily January 7, 2013 at 5:36 PM - Reply

    I made this last night for dinner for my son’s ‘going back to college’ meal. It was a big hit!
    ‘thanks!

  11. Jen @ Savory Simple January 7, 2013 at 5:05 PM - Reply

    My goodness this looks awesome. I think it needs to happen ASAP.

  12. Nicole Smith January 7, 2013 at 9:41 AM - Reply

    This might be a stupid question, but: does the chicken have to be cooked before it’s in the crock pot?

    • Kate@Diethood January 7, 2013 at 10:40 AM - Reply

      Hi, Nicole!
      No, it is not necessary to cook the chicken beforehand. But it is perfectly okay to brown it a bit before you add it to the slow cooker.
      Have a great day!
      ~Kate

      • Nicole Smith January 14, 2013 at 11:10 AM - Reply

        Thanks, Kate!

  13. Kristy January 7, 2013 at 9:31 AM - Reply

    Something this good came from a slow cooker?! This is impressive. Don’t get me wrong, I use my slow cooker and have made some good meals with it, but it usually doesn’t look this pretty. Love it! Merry Christmas to you and yours Kate!

  14. Ramona January 7, 2013 at 6:33 AM - Reply

    Looks creamy and delicious. :) Way better than frozen Michelinas any day. :)

  15. Melanie @ Nutritious Eats January 6, 2013 at 9:49 PM - Reply

    I was just reading up on Epiphany for my studies today. :) Hope you have a wonderful Christmas celebration. This dish looks so comforting. I don’t use the slow cooker near enough but I always love it when I do.

  16. Nicole January 6, 2013 at 9:16 PM - Reply

    This looks so comforting, and the way you styled the photos reminds me of sitting down to dinner at my Mom’s house. I feel homesick looking at it (in a good way). I swear I can smell it cooking. Nice job!

  17. Jean (Lemons & Anchovies) January 6, 2013 at 8:48 PM - Reply

    I think I wished you a Happy New Year on your last post but here I am wishing you a Merry Christmas now. :) Hope your holiday is filled with lots of laughter and great eats. This is my kind of comforting, easy-to-prepare meal. :)

  18. Monet January 6, 2013 at 5:51 PM - Reply

    Merry Christmas! What a wonderful dish to eat with family and other loved ones. Thank you for sharing…what a nice way to end my weekend (and get ready for dinner!) I hope you have a wonderful week!

  19. Laura (Tutti Dolci) January 6, 2013 at 3:07 PM - Reply

    What a scrumptious pasta dish! Hope your Christmas celebration is filled with joy! :)

  20. Nancy R January 6, 2013 at 6:30 AM - Reply

    It looks so yummy Kate. I have never tried chicken in my slow cooker before. I mainly do beef and lamb. I will have to try soon. I’m sure it’s better than Michelinas. Pitty my husband does not eat chicken. Boy, is he missing out!

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