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This crockpot Pepperoni Chicken with Penne recipe is a tasty light addition to your menu plan.

Crockpot Pepperoni Chicken with Penne

This crockpot Pepperoni Chicken with Penne recipe is a tasty light addition to your menu plan.

Course Entree
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author cindy

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 6 TBS tomato paste
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • 8 oz penne pasta
  • 5 oz mini pepperoni

Instructions

  1. Place the chicken breasts on the bottom of the crockpot, salt and pepper them.

  2. In a bowl whisk together the chicken broth, tomato paste, Italian seasoning, and crushed red peppers.

  3. Pour the mixture over the chicken in the crockpot.

  4. Add the pepperoni to the crockpot, on top of the chicken.

  5. Cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 3 hours, until the chicken is cooked and shreds easily.

  6. 45 minutes before serving, cook the penne following the instructions on the box. While the penne is cooking chop or shred the chicken, your preference.

  7. When the penne is cooked, drain it and add it to the crockpot. Stir together everything in the crockpot, put the lid back on and let it cook for another 15-20 minutes. 

  8. Serve with salad and garlic bread.