• T.O.H. Daily Recipe - 324

    From Dave Drum@1:2320/105 to All on Sat Jan 6 14:42:00 2024
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    Title: Slow Cooker Olive Garden Chicken Pasta Copycat
    Categories: Pasta, Poultry, Cheese, Sauces
    Yield: 7 servings

    1 1/2 lb Boned chicken breasts;
    - trimmed of fat
    16 oz Bottle Olive Garden
    - Signature Italian Dressing
    8 oz Cream cheese
    1/4 c Grated FRESH Parmesan
    - cheese; extra to sprinkle
    - on the finished dish *
    1/4 ts Black pepper
    16 oz Cavatappi pasta
    Toasted breadcrumbs, minced
    - fresh parsley; opt

    * Use fresh Parmesan cheese instead of shelf-stable
    shake cheese for this dish. It melts smoothly into the

    Spray the inside of the slow cooker with nonstick spray.
    Place the chicken breasts in a single layer at the

    Pour all of the Olive Garden dressing over the chicken
    breasts. Place the brick of cream cheese on top of the
    chicken. Sprinkle the grated fresh Parmesan over
    everything, along with the black pepper.

    Set the slow cooker to high, cover and cook everything
    for about four hours until the chicken is done. You can
    also cook it on the low setting for about six to seven

    Shortly before the slow cooker is done, cook the
    cavatappi pasta according to the package directions and
    then drain. Already threw the box out? HererCOs how to
    cook pasta.

    Using tongs or two forks, move the chicken to a plate or
    cutting board. Then, use a stick blender to blend the
    sauce inside the slow cooker for two to three minutes
    until itrCOs smooth and creamy. If you donrCOt have a stick
    blender, use a hand whisk.

    EDITORrCOS TIP: Blending the sauce at this stage before
    other ingredients get added is the easiest way to get a
    smooth and creamy sauce with no lumps or oily spots.

    Use two forks to pull the cooked chicken breast apart
    into shreds. You can do this on a cutting board or place
    the chicken back in the slow cooker and shred it there.
    The chicken should be very tender and pull apart easily.
    Place the shredded chicken back in the slow cooker if
    you havenrCOt already.

    Add the cooked cavatappi pasta to the slow cooker.
    Gently stir everything together so the pasta and chicken
    get coated with the sauce.

    Spoon the Olive Garden chicken pasta onto plates or
    pasta bowls. Top each dish with a generous sprinkle of
    grated Parmesan cheese. You can also sprinkle on finely
    diced parsley and toasted breadcrumbs for color and a
    little crunch.

    The Magical Slow Cooker blog

    Makes: 6 to 8 servings

    RECIPE FROM: https://www.tasteofhome.com

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