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Slow Cooker Kickin' Chicken Pasta

This creamy, hearty Slow Cooker Kickin’ Chicken Pasta is decadent and flavorful with the perfect spicy kick!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb raw boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 medium zucchini, chopped
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups fat free reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 8 oz can tomato sauce
  • ¼ cup Frank’s Red Hot, or similar hot sauce
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon dried basil
  • 3 oz 1/3 less fat cream cheese, cut into cubes
  • 2 oz Parmesan cheese, finely shredded
  • 10 oz dry linguine pasta, use whole wheat pasta if following the myWW Purple plan

Instructions

  • Place the chicken, zucchini, onion, garlic, chicken broth, tomato sauce, hot sauce, lemon juice, red pepper flakes and basil into your slow cooker and stir to combine. Cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 6-8 hours until the chicken is cooked through and shreds easily.
  • Turn the slow cooker to high if it isn’t already. Remove the chicken breasts to a cutting board and shred using two forks (should shred very easily). Return the shredded chicken to the slow cooker and stir in the cream cheese cubes and shredded Parmesan. Add the linguine (break up if necessary) and make sure it is covered by the liquid. Replace the lid and cook on high for 45 minutes or until the pasta is cooked, stirring every 15-20 minutes or so to break up the pasta.

Notes

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Nutrition Information:
359 calories, 42 g carbs, 3 g sugars, 8 g fat, 4 g saturated fat, 29 g protein, 3 g fiber (from myfitnesspal.com)
MyWW SmartPoints per (1 1/3 cups) serving:(SP calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
Green: 8 SmartPoints/ Blue: 7 SmartPoints/ Purple: 3 SmartPoints (if using wheat pasta, if not then use the Blue points)
Weight Watchers Points Plus:
9 per (1 1/3 cups) serving (P+ calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
adapted from Slow Cooker Gourmet