Slow Cooker Salsa Ranch Chicken Pasta

Rated 4/5 based on 1 customer reviews
Recipe created by The Country Cook on behalf of Hidden Valley.
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 8 hr
  • Total: 8 hr 20 min
  • Servings: 6–8

Ingredients (7)

  • 5–6 frozen chicken breasts
  • 1 (10 oz.) can cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 (1 lb.) box rotini pasta, prepared

Steps (8)

  • Step 1
    Place frozen chicken breasts into the bottom of a 6-quart (or larger) slow cooker.
  • Step 2
    In a medium bowl, mix together cream of chicken soup, salsa and minced garlic.
  • Step 3
    Pour mixture over frozen chicken breasts.
  • Step 4
    Cover and cook on low for 6–8 hours. About 30 minutes or so before this is finished cooking, begin preparing the rotini pasta according to package directions.
  • Step 5
    Once chicken is cooked, remove chicken breasts and shred them or cut into chunks.
  • Step 6
    Whisk in sour cream and Hidden Valley® Cilantro Lime Ranch® dressing into cream of chicken/salsa mixture in the slow cooker.
  • Step 7
    Add chicken back into the slow cooker and stir in prepared rotini pasta.
  • Step 8
    Stir well and serve with a yummy, green salad!
  • For safe meat preparation, reference the USDA website.

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from TONS of leftovers Made this today for my family of 4. I used 4 (larger) chicken breasts and thawed them a little first and trimmed the fat first. We used southwest chipotle dressing instead because we didn't have the cilantro lime one. The sauce was really good! I shred the chicken and added the penne pasta but it seemed like the chicken to pasta ratio was heavy on the chicken side; however, when I put leftovers away there was lots of noodles in the bottom of the pot so maybe I didn't stir it up enough. Helpful tip: I would easily cut this recipe in half and there would be plenty to feed the 4 of us. I now have 4 tupperware containers full of it! I think it would be good on salads and on wraps and sandwiches (these are plans for leftovers for next several days).
Date published: 2018-11-26
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