Easy Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Pasta has all your favorite flavors of Buffalo Dip in a yummy pasta dish! This creamy pasta has just the right amount of spice is a fun and different pasta recipe to try. If you love buffalo chicken dip, which I totally do, this is for you!
I love when I find a simple recipe that I can throw together in a few minutes! I know I have a winner when my husband gets done and says he will be eating the leftovers for lunch and dinner the next day. Just like the my buffalo dip this pasta is addicting and you can’t get enough, hence my husband eating it for the next three meals!
The secret to this recipe is the the cheese and butter you add at the end that gives it a creamy and cheesy texture that is perfect to throw over pasta. Obviously when I say that cheese and butter are the secret ingredients you know it’s going to be a great meal. This is definitely a decadent meal that is perfect for a splurge night!
I am always making new recipes based on what I have in my fridge because I don’t feel like going to the grocery store! I had purchases a buy one get one free on chicken at the grocery store and was trying to come up with a dinner that didn’t require me to buy anything else. And I always have buffalo sauce in our fridge and then I had some leftover cream cheese and knew I was onto something. And the rest is history!
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Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Pasta- Keto
You can easily make this recipe Keto Friendly by swapping the noodles for zucchini noodles, zoodles. 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. I actually think this is a great way to eat it because it gives a little crunch to the dish like the celery when you eat the real buffalo chicken dip!
How to Make Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Pasta
Pour chicken broth, Frank’s Red Hot sauce, and spices to the slow cooker. If you like you buffalo sauce extra spicy this is a perfect time to add a little more hot sauce. Or vice versa add less to make it less spicy. Mix everything together. Add your chicken and coat it with the sauce.
Chicken Side Note- I used Red Bird sliced chicken which turned out great in the pasta. You could also cut your chicken into chunks or just use full chicken breasts and shred it once its finished cooking.
Add cream cheese on top of chicken.
Cook on low for 4 hours or high for 2 2/12 hours.
Start boiling water 30 minutes prior to serving.
Whisk together liquid in slow cooker to fully incorporate cream cheese into sauce. Add 2 Tablespoons butter and 1 cup shredded cheese. Put lid back on until pasta is finished cooking. Whisk one more time prior to adding pasta.
Add pasta to slow cooker and mix to combine.
Top with celery and blue cheese if desired!
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. Some brands disintegrate especially when using in this kind of recipe where the pasta is soaking in liquid. I used the Barilla Gluten Free Rotini for this recipe.
Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Pasta
- 1 1/2 pounds chicken
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1/2 cup Frank’s Red Sauce
- 8 oz cream cheese cut into chunks
- 1 cup shredded cheese I used a mixture of mozzarella and cheddar
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 8 oz gluten free rotini pasta
- Pour chicken broth, Frank’s Red Hot sauce, and spices to the slow cooker. Mix together.
- Add chicken to slow cooker and coat with sauce.
- Add cream cheese on top of chicken.
- Cook on low for 4 hours or high for 2 2/12 hours.
- Start boiling water 30 minutes prior to serving.
- Whisk together liquid in slow cooker to fully incorporate cream cheese into sauce.
- Add 2 Tablespoons butter and 1 cup shredded cheese. Put lid back on to let cheese and butter melt. Whisk one more time prior to adding pasta.
- Add pasta to slow cooker and mix to combine.
- Top with blue cheese and celery if desired.