Slow Cooker Chicken Alfredo

4.34 from 66 votes

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Slow cooker dinners are my absolute favorite. Alfredo also happens to be my favorite, so I am super happy about this recipe! It is so easy, and toddler friendly! I hope you like it as much as I do!

As a mom, I understand the daily challenges of preparing delicious and nutritious meals that the whole family will enjoy, especially when you have a toddler in tow. In the pursuit of finding simple yet delectable recipes, I stumbled upon the perfect solution – Slow Cooker Chicken Alfredo! This one-pot wonder not only promises a creamy and flavorful meal but is also a hit with toddlers and the entire family. Let’s dive into the details of this easy and toddler-friendly recipe.


  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2.5 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 lb rigatoni (or any pasta shape your toddler loves)
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Why Slow Cooker Chicken Alfredo is Great for Toddlers and Families:

  1. Nutrient-Rich Ingredients: The combination of chicken, pasta, and dairy in this recipe provides a well-rounded meal with essential nutrients like protein, calcium, and carbohydrates, crucial for your toddler’s growth and development.
  2. Creamy Texture: Toddlers often prefer foods with a smoother texture. The creamy Alfredo sauce in this recipe appeals to their taste buds while ensuring they get the nutrients they need.
  3. Minimal Effort, Maximum Flavor: The beauty of slow cooker recipes lies in their simplicity. Toss the ingredients into the slow cooker, and let it work its magic. This leaves you with more time to focus on your toddler’s needs.


  1. Prep the Chicken: Place the chicken breasts at the bottom of the slow cooker.
  2. Create the Sauce: Add the heavy cream, chicken broth, butter, and garlic powder to the slow cooker.
  3. Cook on Low: Set the slow cooker to high and let it cook for 3-5 hours or until the chicken is tender and easily shreds with a fork.
  4. Shred the Chicken: Once the chicken is cooked, shred it within the slow cooker using two forks.
  5. Pasta and Cheese: Once chicken is shredded, add in the pasta (uncooked), and the cheese. Let cook for about 35-45 mins or until pasta is cooked through.
  6. Serve and Enjoy: Dish up this delightful meal for your toddler and the entire family. Garnish with additional Parmesan and parsley if desired.
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4.34 from 66 votes

Slow Cooker Chicken Alfredo


  • 1 lb chicken
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 2.5 cups heavy cream
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 lb rigatoni pasta
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese


  • Add chicken into a slow cooker.
  • Add chicken broth, butter, heavy cream, and garlic powder. Turn slow cooker to high and cook 3-4 hours or until chicken is cooked through and easy to shred.
  • Shred the chicken with 2 forks.
  • Add in parmesan cheese and uncooked pasta. Continue to cook for 35-45 mins or until the pasta is cooked and soft.
  • Mix it all together and enjoy! Garnish with parsley and parmesan if desired.

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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    1. When shredding the chicken, do you leave it out of the crock pot while cooking the pasta or leave it in there?

  1. Wanted to confirm that is high in the slow cooker. At one point you say cook low set to high for 3-4 hours and then in the recipe section you write high so I am a bit confused. Thank you

  2. 5 stars
    Made this a few times and it’s sooo good! Becoming a staple in our house. I use bone broth (instead of regular broth) to add more protein. I also use a little less heavy cream and a little more broth. Thanks for the great recipe!

  3. If I want to double the amount of pasta, but not the chicken, would it work to just double all the ingredients except the chicken?