Parmesan Garlic Chicken

Crock Pot Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta

This 5 Ingredient Crock Pot Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta is the perfect comfort food that the whole family will love. The Garlic Parmesan Sauce paired with the creamy cheesy sauce comes together to make the easiest and most epic pasta ever!

There are two things I love cheese and garlic. I can’t get enough of either and anytime there is an option to put them together I’m sold. This recipe marries the zesty garlic parmesan sauce with cream cheese and a little more parmesan to make a winning combination. This recipe is so amazing it even became a viral Tik Tok recipe!!

Many readers told me they were surprised by the spiciness of the sauce I wanted to make a note of it in the very beginning letting you know this sauce does have a little spice and kick to it! I didn’t think it was spicy but if you are sensitive to heat cut the sauce in half or add sour cream at the end to tone it down.

Crock Pot Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta

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Crock Pot Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta

Quick Dinner – Crock Pot Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta

I’m always on the lookout for a simple recipe that is tasty and quick to prepare. Sometimes when you make recipes that are quick they lack in flavor and depth. This chicken is delicious, tender, and has tons flavor thanks to the Garlic Parmesean Sauce. Another delicious garlic chicken recipe is my one-pot Garlic Butter Chicken with Veggies. Like I said I love garlic!

Crock Pot Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta

Gluten Free Garlic Parmesan Sauce

The secret ingredient to this meal is the garlic parmesan sauce which is made by Buffalo Wild Wings and is used on their delectable wings. I just used it on chicken breasts instead. You can buy it on Amazon or Wal Mart, or Target. I did see that my grocery store also had a Garlic Parmesan Sauce in the salad dressing aisle so I’m sure you could easily swap that for this BDubs (Nickname for Buffalo Wild Wings) Sauce but I’m not certain it will be gluten free so please make sure and check the label for gluten. You could always make your own sauce and I found this recipe at The Spruce Eats.

Other Sauce Options that Readers have tried-

Great Value Garlic Parmesan Sauce– This is the Walmart version of the sauce. It is even spicer that the Buffalo Wild Wings Sauce.

Crock Pot Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta- Low Carb and Keto

This recipe is a great low-carb and keto choice. The sauce is filled with flavors from cheesy goodness and only has one gram of added sugar. I was so happy to find this low-carb sauce because I feel like it’s very hard to find packaged sauces that are low carb. They are usually packed with sugar. I served this over zoodles, which are zucchini noodles for my low carb hubby and he loved it. We have this zoodle maker which we use all the time. Or you can even buy zoodles at most grocery stores now in the produce department.

Different Ways to Serve Garlic Parmesan Chicken

One of the great parts of this dish is that it is very versatile. If you aren’t in the mood for pasta or don’t want to cook it there are some other ways to serve this meal which I will be making next time!

*Add chopped potatoes to the Crock Pot and cook with the chicken. Easy one-pot dinner!

* Serve shredded chicken on buns

Food Allergies-

Gluten Free

I make everything gluten-free in our house because my husband has celiac disease, which is when you are allergic to gluten. Our favorite pasta is the Gluten-Free Barillla Pasta line. I find that it is the best one at staying together while cooking and the taste is just like real pasta. I used the Barilla Gluten-Free Rotini for this recipe.

How to Make Crock Pot Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta

Step 1- Place chicken in the bottom of the slow cooker. Pour an entire bottle of Parmesan Garlic Sauce over chicken.

Crock Pot Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta

Step 2- Fill Parmesan Garlic Sauce Bottle with milk and shake. Add milk and remaining sauce to slow cooker.

Step 3 – Add cream cheese cut into blocks.

Crock Pot Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta

Step 4 – Add 4 oz parmesan cheese and stir everything together to combine and coat chicken.

Crock Pot Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta

Step 5 – Cook on low for 3-4 hours or high for 2-3 hours.

Crock Pot Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta

Step 6- Shred Chicken with two forks and return to slow cooker and mix to combine in sauce.

Crock Pot Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta

Step 7- Cook pasta according to package and pour pasta into slow cooker. Stir to combine.

Crock Pot Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta

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Parmesan Garlic Chicken

Crock Pot Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta

Crock Pot Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta is a gluten free 5 ingredient dinner that the whole family will love!
4.1 from 855 votes
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: chicken crock pot, chicken pasta, garlic parmesan chicken, gluten free, slow cooker chicken
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 796kcal
Author: Allison Treadwell


  • 1 bottle Parmesan Garlic Sauce 12 oz
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup milk
  • 8 oz cream cheese cut into blocks
  • 4 oz shredded or grated parmesan cheese
  • 12 oz pasta


  • Place chicken in bottom of slow cooker. Pour entire bottle of Parmesan Garlic Sauce over chicken.
  • Fill Parmesan Garlic Sauce Bottle with milk and shake. Add milk and remaining sauce to slow cooker.
  • Add cream cheese cut into blocks.
  • Add 4 oz parmesan cheese and stir everything together to combine and coat chicken.
  • Cook on low for 3-4 hours or high for 2-3 hours.
  • Shred Chicken with two forks and return to slow cooker and mix to combine in sauce.
  • Cook pasta according to package and pour pasta into slow cooker. Stir to combine.


Calories: 796kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 64g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 181mg | Sodium: 1777mg | Potassium: 919mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1042IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 346mg | Iron: 2mg


  1. Delicious! But next time I will lower the sauce just a tad bc my husband doesn’t like spicy all that much. The sauce that I don’t use …. Should I replace that amount with milk or water?

    • Hi Haley! Thanks for the feedback! I would switch it with milk or cream cheese. I think water might make it too runny. Happy you like it other than being spicy.

      • I’m not into spicy…(I have to double the recipe due to a big family) should I only use 1 bottle or 1.5 bottles and extra cream cheese? I don’t want to take away the garlic Parmesan taste. If so, how much more cream cheese should I use?

        • HI Kaitlyn! I would only use one bottle and then you can add more at the end to your taste. I would use double the cream cheese, milk and parmesan. Hope you enjoy it!

    • Hi Tiffany! Always best to be safe when it comes to gluten. On the back of the bottle, it has to list if it contains wheat and it doesn’t list that as an ingredient so you know it is gluten free. In addition, on the Buffalo Wild Wings website, it lists it as gluten free and wheat free. Hope that helps!

    • Thanks so much Melissa for the great feedback and for taking the time to make a comment! I appreciate them so much and they make my day. I always love when the whole family loves dinner. Happy Crocking!

  2. 4 stars
    I Add an extra block of cream cheese to knock off some of the spicy because of what others said about it being really spicy It still had kick but not bad and it was so delicious 🤤

    • Hi Liz!!! That’s a great idea! I’ll have to add that to the tips section on the recipe. So happy you liked it.

      • Hi! I haven’t used frozen chicken before but I know other people have done it. I would add in the beginning it all so it doesn’t dry out.

    • I’m trying it for the first time. As for yoyr reply that it don’t contain gluten, there are other ingredients that have gluten. MSG is one of them, whey is another, and oats as well.

      • Hi Pam! I am trying to find the mention of MSG, whey, and oats in this recipe. The sauce is gluten-free per Buffalo Wild Wings website. Could you let me know what recipe you are referring to? Thanks!

    • Hi Heather! I haven’t done that yet but I would think you could. I would start by browning the chicken on both sides for 4 minutes. Then I would cook the chicken until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. Remove from the pan and set aside. I would then add the buffalo wild wings sauce, cream cheese and parmesan cheese. I would add milk slowly and determine how much you need. Cook this sauce down until is it thickened and mix together. Add chicken back in. Cook noodles separately and then add everything together. Again, I haven’t done this before but that’s how I would try it. Hope that helps!

    • Yes you can. I did tonight. Even use leftover Rotisserie chicken. It turned out really good. Picky husband even liked it.

    • What other one were you thinking? I haven’t seen any other versions than Asian Zing and that would probably be better over rice.

  3. 5 stars
    Made this recipe last night! Great recipe, turned out amazing! We had everything in there, but was wondering if you had this oil or grease that was in it after it had cooked? Wondering how it happened, if we cooked it too long or too high?

    • Hi Levi! Sometimes the sauce breaks apart while it’s cooking but usually, if you just stir it all back together it will become creamy again. Was that the case for you or did you just skim the grease?

  4. Did you use frozen chicken breast or are they thawed out? I forgot to thaw out my chicken and was just wondering if the time of 4 hours would work. Looks delicious and I’m excited to try it.

  5. So good! I didn’t read the above message about it being spicy. I don’t like spicy, but this isn’t too bad. I made with frozen chicken breasts. 2 1/2 hours on high and an hour on low bc it was starting to burn around the edges.

    • Hi Christine! I haven’t used anything as a substitute yet. I would think it would be pretty runny without the cream cheese. The closest thing I can think of would be a can of cream of chicken soup or maybe 1 1/2 shredded mozzarella cheese. Hope that helps!

  6. I just made this and it was good. I added some extra garlic powder and Johnny’s seasoning salt for added flavor. Also added 2 small cans of sliced mushrooms. Very good!

  7. 5 stars
    We all really enjoyed this recipe. It has very good flavor. I will definitely make this again. It is so easy. I did not add the pasta to the sauce so everyone to make it to their liking. Also I am able to freeze the leftovers.

    • Hi Kelly! I’m so happy to hear that you enjoyed it. Thanks for taking the time to let me know!! I do the same thing and then make new pasta for the leftovers.

    • Hi Isabella! Hopefully, I’m not too late in my response. I haven’t ever used sour cream but I think you totally could if you add it at the end. I’m thinking a cup would be good. Let me know how it turns out! Happy Crockin!

  8. 5 stars
    This recipe turned out phenomenally well. The next time I make it, I might add peas to dress it up and maybe try it with the lemon pepper sauce.

    • Hi Holly! I’m so happy you enjoyed the recipe!!! I have added peas, broccoli, and spinach to it and they all are delicious! I’ll have to look for the lemon pepper sauce too..

  9. Weird question but is the chicken fully cooked after 3-4 hours? Most crockpot chicken recipes are normally 6-8 hours so I’m just curious lol.

  10. 5 stars
    Great recipe! My first time shredding chicken… how do I keep it from all lumping together? I used the Walmart brand sauce, a pint of milk, didn’t see that I needed cream cheese, 16 oz. of rigatoni, and tons of parmesan. My sauce was runny so I added corn starch to thicken her up. Gonna toss in artichokes and black olives! Yum!

    • Hi Kristen! Sorry, your sauce was so runny. If you don’t have the cream cheese in there the water from the chicken will make it runny. How did it turn out? Artichokes and black olives sound delicious to add to it!

  11. 5 stars
    We love this! My husband and I prefer a bit more sauce so at the end after shredding the chicken, I slowly poured in more milk and stirred until thickened – This gave us more sauce to pasta ratio. So delicious, I’m making it again right now!

    • Awesome!!! I’m so happy you loved it! That’s a great way to make it just how you like it. Happy Crockin today!

  12. I really like the idea of this recipe, but I do not like any spicy food at all. Not even a little bit. What could I substitute for the BWW sauce? Just any pre-made Parmesan garlic sauce? Thx

    • Hi Lindsey! I have heard the Wal Mart version is even spicier. There is a link to make your own sauce too. If you can find a Parmesan sauce that doesn’t have red pepper flakes I think you would be safe.

    • Hi Holly! I haven’t done that but I have read that people usually put it in about 20-30 minutes before serving. Let me know how it turns out if you end up doing that. Enjoy!

    • HI Katie, I would probably just cut the recipe in half otherwise the sauce might be too overpowering. It should still turn out delicious! Enjoy!

    • Yay!!! So happy you liked it. That is such a compliment! I love their version especially with the biscuits.

    • Hi! You can always add cornstarch to thicken it up or if you have any extra cheese like mozzarella or parmesan that can thicken it too. Hope you like it and keep me posted.

    • Hi Natalie! You could totally use pre-cooked chicken. If you use pre-cooked chicken make sure to only cook it on low for 2 hours so the chicken doesn’t dry out or you could make it on the stovetop also!

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