• 1.5 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast (1.5-2 lbs works fine)
  • 16 ounces Olive Garden Italian dressing (or any Italian dressing) – Note: The olive garden dressing is high in sodium and can be salty so if desired choose a lower sodium dressing
  • 1/4 c. grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • To add after cooking time is up:
  • 16 ounces Penne pasta (cook according to package directions and drain well)
  • 1/4 c. Parmesan cheese


Step 1: Into the slow cooker, add the chicken breasts.

Step 2: Pour the Olive Garden Italian dressing on top and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and pepper.

Step 3: On top, add the cream cheese.

Step 4: Cover with the lid and set on high. Cook the chicken for 4 hours. Or 5 to 6 hours on low.

Step 5: Begin preparing the pasta when the cooking time of the chicken is almost done. Cook the pasta according to the package direction.

Step 6: Once the chicken is cooked, shred using 2 forks.

Step 7: Add the drained pasta to the chicken and sauce. Stir, then sprinkle on top the rest of the Parmesan cheese.

Step 8: Serve immediately. Enjoy!