Sharing is Caring !

Slow Cooker Chicken Penne with Fried Breadcrumbs Recipe

My favorite part of this dish is the buttery fried garlic breadcrumbs garnish on top of this dish. 
You will be amazed how delicious this dish is and came out of a slow cooker! So easy to do.
 The pot does all the work, except for the topping. 

No one will ever know this came out of a slow cooker!

Slow Cooker Chicken Penne with Fried Breadcrumbs Recipe

4 boneless chicken breasts
1 cup white wine
1 cup water
1 can cream of chicken soup
1- 8 ounce package fresh sliced mushrooms 
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley or dried
1 cup bread crumbs
olive oil
garlic minced
garlic powder
grated cheese parmesan romano blend

Optional: add some fresh basil, rosemary and pinch of cayenne pepper to the pasta if you like more herb flavors.

Place the wine, water, soup, mushrooms, 1 tablespoon butter, 2 tablespoons olive oil, salt, pepper to taste, 1 tablespoon parsley and 2 teaspoons minced garlic in the slow cooker. Add the chicken on top stir all together.  Slow cook on low for around 6 hours. Chicken will be extremely tender. Around 30 minutes before this chicken is done, make the pasta and topping as directed below.

1 pound of pasta of choice cooked to package instructions and drained do not wash toss the hot pasta with 2 tablespoon butter, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1/4 cup grated cheese and 1 tablespoon chopped parsley, set aside. Add salt and pepper to taste. 

Topping: (while the pasta is cooking)
1 cup bread crumbs
1 tablespoon butter 
1 tablespoon olive oil
pinch of garlic powder
2 tablespoons grating cheese more for top of pasta

In a small fry pan add the bread crumbs oil, butter , garlic powder and fry until lightly browned around 2 minutes, remove from heat. Mix in the grating cheese.  Garnish chicken and pasta with this crumb mixture.

Add some pasta to the bottom of a plate. Top with some chicken and mushrooms add some sauce from the slow cooker.
Sprinkle with fried bread crumbs and more grating cheese.


  1. This looks wonderful! Italian food is my ever fave food ever!
    Thanks for the recipe.

  2. I will try this for sure! I love fried breadcrumbs on cauliflower as well!

  3. I just bought yet another America's Test Kitchen magazine, this one on slow cooker meals. This meal is definitely going on my list to try. Yum!


Thanks for reading @What's Cookin' Italian Style Cuisine