This recipe for Olive Garden Dressing Chicken with cream cheese has taken over the internet - with good reason! This recipe is the best of all worlds: it's super easy, it goes in your slow cooker, it's creamy and comforting and - best of all - it involves Olive Garden!
Does this taste like chicken alfredo?No – not really. The cream cheese and Italian Dressing bring out totally different flavors than alfredo. There’s also no butter or cream and just a bit of cheese. The Italian dressing is much zingier!
How do you shred chicken in slow cooker?I have a pretty small slow cooker – so I take each piece of chicken out and put it in a bowl and shred with two forks. You can also do it in the pot – but be careful to not burn yourself. I’ve also seen handy tricks of using a hand mixer – but that seems like overkill!
Can you make Olive Garden chicken pasta on the stove top?Yes! For the stove top – I would poach your chicken breasts in water for 20 min or use a cooked rotisserie chicken and shred. Then, in a saucepan, mix together the Italian Dressing, cream cheese and 1/4 cup shredded Parm. Add your shredded chicken and heat through. Then add your cooked pasta and remaining 1/4 cup cheese.
Can you make Olive Garden chicken pasta in the oven?For the oven, you can use the raw chicken and place it in a baking dish with cream cheese, dressing and cheese – just like the slow cooker directions. After cooking for 30-40 minutes at 350 – remove baking dish from the oven and shred the chicken. Stir in cooked pasta and remaining cheese and serve!
Can you freeze Olive Garden chicken pasta?Yes! I’m a single (right now) and there’s no way I could finish that whole crock pot alone so I parsed it out into glass containers and popped in the freezer!