This Crockpot Chicken Spaghetti is the perfect lazy mom meal. It’s one of those, “crap, it’s 2:00 and I forgot to get the crockpot meal going soon enough” kinds of meals. Other than cooking the chicken and noodles ahead of time, it’s a quick and easy meal. There is actually a lot of instant meals out there that you can prepare immediately, but this one offers a satisfying taste. This is one of the go-to recipes when you are in a hurry.
Like Lemon Orzo Chicken and Oven Baked Sliders, you can make this recipe with almost what’s available in your kitchen. So I guess it won’t give you a hard time preparing.
Why We Love Crockpot Spaghetti with Chicken?
Let’s face it, this Crockpot Chicken Spaghetti with Velveeta recipe isn’t going to win any Weight Watchers Awards.
There is nothing healthy about it, but it sure is delicious, and it’s an easy meal to make at the last minute, which is pretty much how anything gets made around this house!
To make cheesy Chicken Spaghetti with Velveeta you’ll only need to make the spaghetti and chicken ahead of time (think Sunday meal prep!) and then, when it’s time to make it for dinner, pop it all in the crockpot and you’ll come home to a prepared meal! Check out the 25 Spaghetti Recipes that you can try anytime.
Suggested Read: Alfredo Marinara Baked Ziti Recipe
How to Cook Crockpot Chicken Spaghetti?
- 16 oz. spaghetti, cooked
- 1 lb. Velveeta Light (2%)Cheese
- 2 cups cooked, chopped chicken
- 1 can 98% FF cream of mushroom soup
- 1 can 98% FF cream of chicken soup
- 1 can of petite diced tomatoes
- 1 4oz. can of mild green chilies
- 4 oz can mushroom stems & pieces, drained
- ½ cup water
- 1 small onion, diced
- salt & pepper to taste
- Spray slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Combine all ingredients in slowcooker and stir to mix well. Cook on LOW for 2-3 hours.
- Seriously, that's it people! Stir it, of course, as you're serving....and get all the goodies mixed up real good!
What’s Your Favorite Crockpot Recipe?
What are some of your favorite crockpot meals? I’d love to try some of yours (healthy or not!). Also, if you’d like to try some more pasta recipes, here are 10 pasta bake recipes I love.
You might also want to check out more easy recipes like Lemon Chicken Orzo, Easy Homemade Pretzels, Easy Christmas Dinner Ideas, and more.
65 thoughts on “Easy Crockpot Chicken Spaghetti Recipe”
This looks great. I make chicken spagetti almost the same way but not in the crock pot. This looks so much easier. Do you ever have trouble with the noodles becoming mushy? That would be my only concern. Thanks for sharing.
it was super easy leah! Thanks for stopping by!
Melanie, will I place “uncooked” spaghetti in crock pot with the rest of the ingredients; and as Leah asked will it become mushy? Or is this the reason why it goes in “uncooked?” Or should I put it in an hour and a half before it’s done?
I put my spaghetti in COOKED and it was fine, but like Carolyn did, putting it in just partially cooked, would work well too! My spaghetti didn’t end up mushy. Let me know how it goes!
Melanie, do you drain any of the cans in the recipe first? If so, which ones? Thanks for your response! Can’t wait to make this!
This sounds yummy! 🙂 I’m sure my kids would love this.
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Pinning this – looks great!
YUM! This would definitely satisfy my cheese craving!
I showed this to my daughter yesterday and she made it last night. It was very good and my grandson loved it! Super easy! Thank you.
No way?? Crockpot? YUMMY! It looks sooo good!!
Thanks sooo much for partying with me! Can’t wait to see what you link up at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality tomorrow evening!
Do you cook the chicken 1st?
Do you cook the chicken 1st?
Yes, I cooked the chicken and the spaghetti first.
Looks fabulous! I really need to use my crock pot more often. Pinned!
Made this tonight yummy!! I just put the chicken in the crock pot then chopped up and returned the chicken to my crock pot! Noodles I did cook separate! So easy and yummy! Thanks for sharing
Made this today for the first time and took it to a potluck lunch. Wonderful! I was worried about the spaghetti getting mushy, so I just partially cooked it and added it an hour into the crock pot time and it was perfect! Such a keeper and it will be a great comfort food this winter! Thank you for sharing this 🙂
thanks for the recipe.. I had some left over rotisserie chicken and make it on the stove tonight .. it was very tasty !
Since all of the ingredients are pre-cooked, I elected to drain the spaghetti and add the noodles, soups, mushrooms, tomatoes, chilies, onions back into the original noodle pot. I also added the cooked chicken that I melted velveeta back to the pot along with 1/2 cup of chicken broth. I turned the burner to a very low setting and stirred the ingredients a few times in a 30 minute period just to get everything heated through well. This allowed the noodles to absorb the other ingredients. This way I did not have to clean my crock pot too. Turned out great and my son loved it. Thanks for the recipe!
I made this tonight with a few changes. I used a third of a can of crm of of mushroom soup and two cns of crm of chicken and threw in my diced chicken raw. i also used only 2/3 of a can of rotel and and omitted the mushrooms and and onions. Turned my crockpot on high and the kids and I went to a movie. Came home(the house smelled yummy). Threw in a single pack of velveeta cheese sauce and my noodles that I had cooked earlier for 5 minutes. left for another 10 minutes and topped with shredded cheddar. Very good! So there’s really no need to cook the chicken beforehand. Great recipe
I live in Australia what is velveeta cheese sauce?
Processed cheese blocks… similar to the cheese slices – American Cheese – but a huge block of it!
i made this for myself took the rest to work it was a big hit I came home with and empty pot
I made this today and it was delicious!
yum yum for dinner tonight! I substituted a can of hot rotel in place of tomatoes and chilies and added some bell peppers and omg its soo good!
This tasted like a jar of salsa con queso poured over spaghetti. I love cheese, but this has too much Velveeta and was too heavy for adult tastes. My daughter liked it though.
You could always adjust the amount of Velveeta and maybe even mix in some different shredded cheeses to balance out the Velveeta taste. There are so many ways you can adapt this recipe! If you try it a different way, I’d love to see the results and try them myself!
Melanie, am trying this tonight, sounds great and easy. BTW, I buy my meats once a month. I buy my hamburger in bulk at Sam’s club, my boneless pork loin chops… buy one, get one at Winn Dixie, and my boneless skinlees chicken breasts also in bulk at Sam’s club. I do this at the beginning of every month. When I come home, I make enough hamburger patties for a couple of meals and cook the rest. I package the cooked hamburger in the pint sized freezer bags equal to about 1 pound (which is by and large what most recipes call for), then I’ve got cooked ground beef ready to go for spaghetti sauce, chili, sloppy Joe’s, soups, hamburger gravy, bbq cabbage, etc…you get the idea. If I’m planning to make meatloaf, stuffed peppers, stuffed cabbage, things requiring uncooked beef, I buy an extra package of hamburger and make those items up and freeze. I place the pork chops, hamburger patties and cleaned and trimmed chicken breasts each individually in the old fashioned fold over sandwich bags (they are really inexpensive) then bag each, pork chops, burgers, and chick breasts in their own gallon sized bag (I.e., pork chops one bag, hamburgers one bag and chick breasts one bag). Once frozen, just tap the frozen bag of individually packaged pieces of meat on a hard surface, it will completely break apart the pieces in the bag thus making it easy to remove however many number of pieces you may need. Reseal the large bag and return to freezer. Just passing on tips I used and found helpful years ago when working and raising a family. Following these easy tips help make meals easy and quick.
I doubled the recipe and now no room for noodles. Can you just serve this over noodles before serving?
Thank you for sharing this quick and easy recipe! I wanted to prepare something different, yet quick for my teenage boys this evening and I’m already done! YAYYYY! 🙂 I have the rest of the evening for other things. Thanks again.-Kinwana
Maybe some calories could be saved by using the canned cheddar cheese soup. IDK just an idea
Most ppl use a crockpot b/c they work all day! If you’re going to cook everything 1st, just put it in a 9×13 and bake about 30 min.
I’m going to try this crock pot spaghetti!
Can it be original instead of 2% velveeta?
I don’t see why not! It would be delicious that way too!
Should I drain rotel peppers if I am using a can of those?
Looks delish… question, do u drain all can foods?
not something I’ve tried yet – however i think it should cook the chicken just perfectly! It should be plenty juicy!
I just made this tonight. I haven’t eaten a bowl yet, but tasting it was really good! Instead of buying the cans of chili’s and tomatoes, etc I just bought a can of totel. I ended up adding a little more chicken and a little more water. Looks great, thank you!
so great! Thank you for sharing!
We made this yesterday and it was absolutely delicious! We wouldn’t change a thing about it. It will become a regular around our kitchen! THANKS!
So great to hear that! Thanks for letting me know!
What size crockpot did you use for 1 recipe size? Thank you!
Ugh, I don’t know… It’s a large one. Big white oval one? Is that sad that I don’t know the size? Yeah, kinda…. I just plug it in and run so I’ve never checked the size… let me look at it and get back to you!
Where is the recipe? I would love to try it. Thanks.
There’s a click to read more button, then you’ll find the entire post!
Can you make this into a freezer meal?!
Absolutely! I keep meaning to do that myself!
I was just wondering if I cook the noodles before I put them in the crockpot?
Yes, you put them in cooked. I did them the day before and put them in cold.
Is it cooked on high or low ?
I did low.
I have this in the crock-pot now. I substituted ingredients, ACCIDENTALLY!? The velvetta I picked up is mild Queso Blanco?? Ut oh! We shall see! It didn’t smell too strong or spicy!?
I think that will just add to the flavor! Well, the kids might be shocked, but I bet it was delicious!
This is delicious! If you want to make it even easier you can use canned chicken breast (for those of us who are really looking for a quick fix).
What size cans of cream of mushroom and cream of chicken do you use
I use 10 1/2 oz. cans!
I love this recipe. I make it on ski trips and summer days when I have a crowd to feed. I made it when visiting my sister, her boys devoured it and she called for the recipe and she made it for her sons football team. I had to add more water (and milk) precooked the onions, added the noodles at the end. The recipe is a family favorite!
Yay! So glad to hear it! We love it too!
Do you drain the diced tomatoes?
Nope! Just toss them on in, juice and all!
This was a great recipe I added broccoli to it the next day with the abundance of left overs And baked as a casserole with cheese on top. It was even better spiced up.