Finding the Right slow cooker
For this recipe, you’ll need a good slow cooker. Did you know every one of us sisters uses a different slow cooker?
We’re all in different stages of life with different schedules, and because of that we need different things from our slow cookers!
Here are a few suggestions to take into consideration before selecting yours.
How big is your family? If you have a large family, we’d recommend looking at an 8 quart slow cooker so you can make sure your recipes fit all in one.
We love this 8 quart slow cooker. You can find it in a 6 quart size too!
What are your slow cooker needs? Do you need a self timer while you’re gone at the office all day? Or do the simple high and low settings work for your lifestyle?
Can you use frozen chicken breasts in the slow cooker?
Yes! This recipe calls for thawed breasts, but frozen can definitely be substituted.
To use frozen chicken in this recipe, you will want to add an extra 30 minutes to an hour of cooking.
Once the chicken has cooked, remove it from the slow cooker and either shred it or chop it into smaller pieces, and return it to the sauce in the slow cooker.
This is a great way to save time on a busy day, or when you just forget to thaw the chicken, which is usually my problem!
Homemade Alfredo sauce vs Jarred
You know we are all about saving time, so we used our favorite Alfredo sauce from the store for this recipe, however your homemade sauce will definitely work.
Just make sure your sauce isn’t one to thicken up upon being heated, oftentimes homemade sauces get very thick very quickly.
You may need to add some extra water to your slow cooker, or add half of your sauce after the chicken has cooked.
If you do decide to use store bought Alfredo sauce, we do recommend using two jars. One just didn’t seem enough to cook the chicken AND cover all the noodles.
How to make Chicken Alfredo in the Slow Cooker
The best feeling is knowing that you have dinner ready to go hours before your family is even hungry. Slow cooker recipes really are our best friends during busy weeknights!
Here’s how to make a quick chicken Alfredo in the slow cooker for your family:
- Spray a slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray
- Season chicken breasts with Italian seasoning, salt and pepper and place them in the slow cooker.
- Top with both jars of Alfredo sauce.
- Cook on high 3-4 hours or until chicken is no longer pink.
- Remove chicken and shred or cut into small pieces.
- Return to the slow cooker and mix chicken back into sauce.
- Stir in cooked noodles and top with Parmesan cheese.
More easy slow cooker recipes on Six Sisters’ Stuff
Here are a few more of our favorite Slow Cooker Recipes to try on your family!
- Slow Cooker Baked Ziti
- Slow Cooker Creamed Corn
- Slow Cooker Shredded Mexican Chicken
- Slow Cooker Healthy Chicken Fajita Soup
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