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healthy crock pot chicken alfredo with dairy free alfredo sauce. Creamy and delicious healthy chicken alfredo pasta recipe you can make in the slow cooker for a family friendly one pot meal.

Crock Pot Chicken Alfredo

Crock pot chicken alfredo is an easy to make, healthy family dinner.  Creamy dairy free alfredo sauce makes this recipe absolutely delicious!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword dairy free alfredo sauce, easy chicken alfredo recipe, healthy chicken alfredo, healthy chicken alfredo pasta recipe, healthy chicken crock pot recipes, healthy crock pot chicken alfredo, healthy slow cooker chicken alfredo
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Lyndsey

Ingredients

Dairy Free Alfredo Sauce

  • 8 oz raw cashews
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 3 garlic cloves grated

Crock Pot Chicken Alfredo Ingredients

  • 8 oz penne pasta
  • 1 1/2 lbs chicken breasts about 3 chicken breasts
  • 4 cups low sodium organic chicken broth
  • 4 tbsp ghee
  • 2 garlic cloves smashed
  • fresh parsley as garnish
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • onion and garlic powder for seasoning chicken

Instructions

Dairy Free Alfredo Sauce Instructions

  1. Soak cashews in water overnight.

  2. Saute onion and garlic in 1 tbsp ghee until sweated and slightly caramelized. Add to food processor.

  3. Add soaked cashews plus 1 cup of soaking water into a food processor. Process until smooth. Add salt + pepper to taste. Add additional cashew soaking water if mixture seems too thick.

Healthy Crock Pot Chicken Alfredo Instructions

  1. Season chicken breasts with garlic powder, salt, pepper and onion powder. Add to slow cooker. Add in chicken broth and 1/2 of the alfredo sauce. Add in 4 tbsp ghee and sprinkle with salt + pepper. Cook on low for 3 hours or until chicken registers 165F on an instant read thermometer.

  2. Once chicken is cooked, set aside on a plate and tent with foil. Add penne to crock pot (the alfredo sauce should still be in there) and cook on high for 30 minutes. Add additional cashew soaking water and alfredo sauce if mixture seems too thick or you need more.

  3. Once penne is cooked, slice chicken into bite sized pieces and add back to slow cooker. Mix to incorporate sauce and garnish with parsley and additional salt + pepper if desired.

Recipe Notes

Reserve 1/2 cashew sauce and soaking water to thin out chicken alfredo, especially if reheating leftovers.

To make this recipe with traditional, lightened up alfredo sauce, use Greek yogurt, milk or Neufchatel cheese in place of cashews.  You can thin any of these out with additional chicken broth.