Chicken Pesto Penne


October 9, 2019

Chicken Pesto Penne 0 0 5 0
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 4 hrs
  • 10 mins

    4 hrs

    4 hrs 10 mins

  • Yields: 6 servings


350g penne pasta

500g chicken fillet thighs diced

5 lg shallots sliced

4 slices short cut bacon finely diced

1 tsp minced garlic

300ml cooking cream

1 tin cream of chicken soup

190g jar basil pesto

1/2 cup sundried tomatoes sliced, reserve oil

1 cup baby spinach leaves

1 cup grated cheese

1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese


1Brown chicken, garlic, bacon and shallots in reserved oil, in a pan if your slow cooker doesn't have a sear function

2Add all ingredients except pasta, spinach and cheeses. Combine well.

3Cook on low for 2 hrs

4Mean while boil pasta until just beginning to soften, drain and let cool.

5Add pasta to slow cooker, stir through.

6Place tea towel under the lid

7Cook on low for approximately 2 hrs or until pasta has expanded and sauce has thickened.

8Stir in baby spinach leaves.

9Layer with cheeses.

10Cook on low until cheese has melted.

Submitted by Kathy Flatman


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