Slow cooked red pesto pasta

This could definitely be done in about 20 minutes over the stove. However, there is just something extremely satisfying about getting other chores done while also cooking dinner. 

Preperation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 3.5 hours
Serves: 6


  • 1kg Diced Chicken Breast
  • 3 Cloves Garlic – diced
  • 4 heaped tbsp Sundried tomato pesto
  • 1 cup sundried tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups chick stock
  • 400g pasta
  • 270 ml cream
  • 120g spinach

Cooking Method

To your slow cooker add diced chicken, diced garlic, pesto, sundried tomatoes, and chicken stock. Cook on high for 2.5 hours.

Add in your pasta and give it a stir. You want the pasta to be just covered with liquid, so add a little more stock if needed. Cook for a further 1 hour.

Once pasta is cooked stir in your cream, if its too runny add a corn starch slurry to thicken the sauce. Add spinach and stir though, the spinach will wilt after a few minutes of stirring.  Add salt and pepper to taste.

Serve with parmesan cheese.