Recipes for Tara

Slow Cooker Pesto Mozzarella Pasta

8 servings


5 hours 15 minutes

total time


1 1/2 lbs. chicken breasts (1.5-2 pounds works fine, 3 chicken breasts)

1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. pepper

8 ⅒ oz. jarred pesto (I used Classico, be sure to look at the ingredients if you have anyone allergic to nuts)

1/2 cup salted butter

1/2 lemon

1 lb. dried rotini pasta (cooked and drained, see directions for more info)

1/2 cup grated parmesan (I use the powdery shake bottle type)

2 cups shredded mozzarella

1/4 tsp. dried basil to garnish


Add the chicken to the slow cooker. Sprinkle with the salt and pepper. Spread over the pesto, squeeze the lemon juice over the chicken. Cut the butter into slices and lay over the chicken.

Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours without opening the lid during the cooking time.

Near the end of the cooking time, cook the pasta according to the package directions and drain well.

Shred the chicken with 2 forks. Add the cooked pasta and the parmesan cheese, stir everything until the pasta is coated with the buttery pesto sauce and the chicken is evenly dispersed throughout the pasta. Add the mozzarella cheese over the pasta. Cover for about 15 more minutes or until the cheese has melted.

Serve and enjoy!


Serving Size



633 kcal

Total Fat

33 g

Saturated Fat

15 g

Unsaturated Fat

7 g

Trans Fat

1 g


115 mg


888 mg

Total Carbohydrate

46 g

Dietary Fiber

2 g

Total Sugars

3 g


36 g

8 servings


5 hours 15 minutes

total time
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