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Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken, Chorizo and Sundried Tomato Pasta

Tender chicken, sundried tomatoes and spicy chorizo complement the creamy sauce in this easy slow cooker pasta dish from Nathan Anthony aka Bored of Lunch.

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Nathan Anthony


My most popular recipe ever, this has been viewed over 20 million times and gone viral every time I have shared it. I hope you love it as much as I do. It is higher in calories than most of my recipes but the taste is worth it. However, you could reduce the calories by using soft cream cheese instead of cream.

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100g chorizo, sliced
3 chicken breasts, cut into chunks
2 tbsp sun-dried tomato pesto
handful of sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
5 garlic cloves, sliced
1 tsp dried basil
650ml hot chicken stock
350g dried penne pasta
250ml double cream
200g spinach
salt and pepper, to taste
grated Parmesan cheese, to garnish

Essential kit

You will need: a slow cooker.


If you have time, heat a nonstick frying pan over a high heat on the hob, then place the chorizo in the pan and sear until just browned all over. If you’re in a hurry, just skip this step.

Place the chorizo, chicken, pesto, sundried tomatoes, garlic, basil and 150ml of the chicken stock in the slow cooker, stir and season to taste. Cook on high for 2. hours. Add the pasta and remaining stock and cook for another 45 minutes, stirring after 30 minutes.

Stir in the cream and spinach – the spinach will wilt really quickly into the sauce. Sprinkle the pasta with grated Parmesan.


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From the book: Bored of Lunch: The Healthy Slow Cooker Book

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