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Chicken Broccoli Slow Cooker Lasagna

Chicken Broccoli Slow Cooker LasagnaCozy Chicken Broccoli Slow Cooker Lasagna. You read that right, Lasagna in the slow cooker. You’ve got to try this!

Cozy Chicken Broccoli Slow Cooker Lasagna

I’ve been using my slow cooker(s) a lot lately.

For soups and enchiladas. For spiced apples to serve as a side dish or as dessert. For all sorts of things, really. And I’ve been making some interesting slow cooker discoveries as well.

Like… Did you know you could make slow cooker lasagna?

Chicken Broccoli Slow Cooker Lasagna

I had no idea!

I was pulling out no boil lasagna one day to make my ultra comforting Chicken Broccoli Lasagna recipe, and wondered if there was any reason why this most comforting of dishes couldn’t be made in the crockpot.

Making Easy Chicken Broccoli Slow Cooker Lasagna

I whisked up a quick cream sauce then started layering the pasta sheets, chicken, fresh broccoli florets, and cheese just as I would in a casserole dish.

Because the edges of a slow cooker are generally round, you need to break the lasagna sheets at angles to create uniform layers. No big deal. It’s kind of like putting a puzzle together.

Then I flipped the switch on my slow cooker and crossed my fingers.

How to Make Chicken Broccoli Slow Cooker Lasagna

Lo and behold, my rich cheesy Chicken Broccoli Slow Cooker Lasagna came out just fine.

More than fine, really.

The slow cooker created nice crispy edges all around the lasagna, as well as a lovely dense texture.

Plus, the chicken-broccoli-cheese combo offers the appeal of classic broccoli cheese soup, yet as a substantial dinner entree. It’s a nice diversion from classic lasagna that everyone will love.

Comforting Chicken Broccoli Slow Cooker Lasagna

I believe I’ll be making slow cooker lasagna of all varieties from this day forward.

After Chicken Broccoli Slow Cooker Lasagna, you should try our Classic Homemade Lasagna and our White Vegetable Lasagna in the slow cooker as well.

Chicken Broccoli Slow Cooker Lasagna
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Chicken Broccoli Slow Cooker Lasagna

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes
Cozy Chicken Broccoli Slow Cooker Lasagna. You read that right, Lasagna in the slow cooker!
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 box DeLallo No Boil Lasagna Noodles
  • 2 packages cream cheese (8-ounce packages) could be low fat
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 cups small broccoli florets
  • 1 1/4 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 4 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Spray a large slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.  Place the cream cheese, onions, and garlic in a microwave-safe bowl with 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper. Microwave on high for 1-2 minutes, until the cream cheese is molten and the onions are soft. Pour in the milk and whisk until smooth.
  • Cut the broccoli into small florets and slice the chicken into small bite-size pieces.
  • Spread a small amount of the cream cheese sauce in the bottom of the slow cooker. Then cover it with a single layer of dried lasagna sheets. Break the noodles to fit into the slow cooker along the round edges. Sprinkle the pasta sheets with 1 cup of broccoli, one-quarter of the chopped chicken, and 1 cup of shredded cheese. Drizzle one-quarter of the remaining cream cheese sauce over the ingredients. Repeat the lasagna sheet, chicken, broccoli, cheese, and sauce layering until you have 4 full layers.
  • Place the crock in the slow cooker and cover with the lid. Slow cooker for 2-3 hours on high, or 4-6 hours on low. Cut and serve warm.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier

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31 comments on “Chicken Broccoli Slow Cooker Lasagna”

  1. Am looking for a recipe that called for zucchini lasagna. Would you happen to know of one? I am a borderline diabetic and loves lasagna but can’t have the lasagna noodles for it brings my sugar up tooo high. Would appreciate any tips on using the zucchini slices instead please. Thank you.

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  3. Yep. you just got added to my favorites list. This pretty much sounds like heaven to me and it’s definitely something everyone in my family will eat  (even the picky ones). I make something similar in my crockpot. I call it my cheesy chicken broccoli and rice casserole and it is pretty much self explanitory. I stated making it right after i got married and somehow over the years it has turned into my signature dish. The one i bring to all the dinner parties, potlucks, holiday gatherings, etc. But maybe i can shake things up just a tiny bit with this recipe so i can do something different without disappointing anyone. Thanks for the inspiration. 

  4. Could you do a quick recipe using just any noodles like elbow or rottoni? like a casserole

  5. This is a must to make! Is one cup of milk enough to cook the lasagna noodles? Thanks!

  6. I make your recipe as one of my freezer meals, and let me tell you, it IS DELICIOUS!!! I cook once a month and then package all of my meals in portion-sized containers. Your recipe is a staple for my meals. I make it exactly the way your recipe says. I’ve lost 33lbs, so far. I believe in eating what you like but in moderation. I didn’t change any of the ingredients. This meal truly satisfies and helps me feel like I’m not missing out on good food while losing weight. Thanks for sharing this with us, Sommer. Can’t wait to try more of your recipes.

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  8. Oh my gosh! I love, love, love, your photos!!! This looks so delicious. Sommer, You are my new crockpot inspiration! Thanks girlie.

  9. Sommer, this is genius!! I’ve been in a slow cooker rut, need to try something new. This looks delicious!

  10. So easy and delicious! I’m in love!

  11. I would be all over this dinner. And even better it is in a slow cooker!

  12. This is such a great family dinner for busy days! Love that I can put in the slow cooker and go about my day!

  13. Seriously, such a smart idea to use the slow cooker for this Sommer! Delicious!

  14. I’ve always seen successful looking lasagnas cooked in slow cookers but for some reason I have yet to try it. Not sure what I’m waiting for this looks great!

  15. I’ve been wanting to try a slow cooker lasagna~ yours looks delish!

  16. I’ve never tried lasagna in the slow cooker, but you’ve totally inspired me with this one. I love the change up in flavors from the classic version, looks delicious!

  17. Now THAT is easy lasagna. I like everything about it. I guess I have never looked at a slow cook lasagna recipe before. Yikes I am impressed.

  18. What a fun twist for lasagne! Love the broccoli, and love that you used your slow cooker!

  19. That looks heavenly — and love the photos!

  20. This looks delicious! I think I’d have to cook the chicken first. It’s purely mental. I know modern slow cookers get crazy hot and everything cooks but seeing that raw chicken beside the raw broccoli… yeah, I’d have to cook it first.

    • Hi Kristin, LOL! Whatever you need to do… but the lasagna does cook long enough to cook the chicken pieces all the way through. No need to worry.

  21. This is just an awesome recipe all around! I love, love, love this!!!

  22. Lasagna in the slow cooker – it just doesn’t get any better :) Pure comfort food!

  23. I am officially inspired to get my slow cooker out today- it is just so versatile!!

  24. I like the sound of a slow cooker lasagna and this one looks great!

  25. You had me at slow cooker – bookmarked!

  26. What a great idea for lasagna!! Love these flavors together!!

  27. I’m totally on team Crock Pot with you! I’ve done lasagna in it before too and it crazy that it turns out so well!