Slow Cooker Angel Chicken

Mike tried this recipe on March 6, 2022

It’s that time between Winter and Spring… the weather’s warming up, but there’s still the occasional “last blast” of cold every few days. I started looking for something “in between” as well – not ready to give up completely on soups and stews, but not ready to throw into major dinners either. This was a compromise – a simple chicken dish prepared in a slow cooker, and served over pasta. In fact, its name “Angel” comes from it being served over Angel Hair pasta – that’s it. The sauce is very tasty, but not as creamy when finished as I had hoped. I may need to play around with that another time.

Adapted from Plain Chicken

Slow Cooker Angel Chicken

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 5 mins Cook Time 6 hrs Total Time 6 hrs 5 mins
Servings: 4
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


A very easy to make and tasty dish served over Angel Hair pasta, which is where it gets its name.

Adapted from Plain Chicken



  1. Place the chicken breasts in the bottom of a 4 quart or larger slow cooker.

  2. In a large bowl combine cream cheese, butter, chicken broth, cream of chicken soup, and Italian dressing mix. Whisk to blend together thoroughly.

  3. Pour mixture over chicken, covering thoroughly. Cook on Low for 4 to 6 hours.

  4. Cook pasta according to package directions. To serve, place a bed of pasta on a plate and top with a chicken breast. Spoon extra sauce over chicken as desired.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 chicken breast with pasta

Servings 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 591kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 15g75%
Cholesterol 182mg61%
Sodium 1148mg48%
Potassium 112mg4%
Total Carbohydrate 38g13%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Sugars 1g
Protein 46g92%

Calcium 4 mg
Iron 14 mg
Vitamin D 30 IU

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


  • Substitutions:
    • Thin sliced chicken breasts (the recipe photo shows a full sized chicken breast)
    • Chicken tenders or thighs in place of the chicken breasts
    • Any "cream of" soup can be used in place of the cream of chicken soup.
  • The Italian dressing mix is a seasoning packet. Do not make the seasoning into actual Italian dressing!
  • Additional vegetables could be added to the slow cooker such as frozen broccoli to make a more complete meal
  • More servings are possible if the chicken is shredded after cooking. Additional pasta may be needed.
Keywords: chicken, slow cooker, cream cheese, Italian seasoning, chicken broth, Angel Hair, pasta, cream of chicken soup
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