Creamy Slow Cooker Chicken Carbonara

This creamy slow cooker chicken carbonara is so easy to prepare and get cooking. The result tastes amazing and will please anyone who loves good pasta.

Slow Cooker Chicken Carbonara

By the time this pasta sauce is ready, it will be deliciously creamy and loaded with flavor, thanks to the chicken, mushroom, and bacon. If you are looking for a good pasta sauce, I recommend this one.

This recipe is certainly not a traditional carbonara. However, it will still please anyone who wants a creamy pasta sauce that you can cook in the slow cooker or crockpot. The creamy sauce will delight anyone who loves a good pasta sauce that is packed full of flavor.

One great thing about this dish is that you can feed quite a few people with it. A single batch of this recipe will feed four to six people, depending on whether they are big eaters. You can easily double the recipe if you need to feed more people.

If you do not have the time to wait around for a slow cooker and want an easy pasta recipe to cook, then this lazy carbonara recipe turns out pretty nice.

Chicken Carbonara Serving Ideas

As with any pasta dish, some homemade garlic bread will work fantastic with this delicious dish. Store-bought garlic bread is also an excellent option if you want to keep things easy.

Grated parmesan is the perfect way to finish this dish. Sprinkle the cheese over the pasta once you have served it. You can also mix a quarter cup of parmesan cheese through the sauce for incredibly tasty and cheesy pasta.

Creamy Chicken Carbonarra

Depending on what you prefer, you can cook the pasta separately or in the slow cooker. If you want to cook it in the slow cooker, check out the cooking tips below, as the cooking instructions will vary slightly.

Even though I recommend serving this sauce with pasta, you can instead serve it with something else. For example, the creamy sauce will work perfectly with some delicious steamed rice. Feel free to choose whatever you like the most.

If you would like to see how to cook carbonara sauce in the slow cooker, then be sure to check out the video below. Alternatively, the full-text recipe is right below.

Slow Cooker Chicken Carbonara Recipe

5/5 (100%) 3 votes
Prep Time15 Minutes
Cook Time6 Hours & 15 Minutes
Total Time6 Hours & 30 Minutes


  • 250 g (8.8 oz) bacon, diced
  • 500 g (1.1 lb) chicken thigh, cubed
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 tsp garlic, crushed
  • 200 g (7.1 oz) button mushrooms, sliced
  • 300 ml (10.1 fl oz) chicken stock
  • 300 ml (10.1 fl oz) heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch ( Amazon )
  • 250 g (8.8 oz) pasta, cooked


  1. In a frying pan, quickly cook the bacon until crispy. Once crispy, drain on some paper towel.
  2. In a slow cooker, add the chicken thighs, onion, garlic, mushrooms, bacon, and chicken stock. Mix together slightly.
  3. Cook on low for 6 hours.
  4. In a small bowl, mix the cornstarch with 2 Tbsp water before mixing it into the slow cooker with the heavy cream.
  5. Add the cooked pasta and heat for 5-10 minutes.
  6. Serve & Enjoy.

Recipe Tips

  • If you would rather cook the pasta in the slow cooker, switch the slow cooker to high for the last fifteen minutes and add the pasta. Also, do not add the cornstarch, as the pasta will thicken the sauce quite a bit. I find cooking the pasta in the slow cooker will make the sauce a bit too thick for my liking but saves on washing up and extra messing around.
  • You do not have to fry the bacon first, but I highly recommend that you do so for the best taste and texture.
  • Please do not add the cream at the start as it may split and make the dish not as enjoyable.
  • Heavy cream is also known as thickened cream in Australia or whipping cream in the United Kingdom.
  • Chicken breast is a great replacement for chicken thigh, so pick whatever type you like the most.

Note: I use a 5.5L (6 Quart) slow cooker (Amazon | Walmart) for all the recipes that I have on this website unless specified. If you have a smaller or larger slow cooker, then you might need to adjust the ingredients.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 310g (10.9 oz)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Calories Per Serving: 564
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat: 27.1g
Saturated Fat: 9g
Trans Fat: 0g
Total Carbohydrate: 31.7g
Dietary Fiber: 0.8g
Sugars: 2.4g
Cholesterol: 158mg
Sodium: 1277mg
Protein: 46.1g

The information above is an estimate generated by an online nutrition calculator.

More Slow Cooker Pasta Recipes

If you feel like making a good pasta recipe but would prefer something else, then below are a couple of ideas.

I have got to recommend the slow-cooked beef ragu as it is loaded with flavor. The pulled beef, along with the tomato sauce, creates an irresistible pasta dish. It is one of my favorite slow cooker recipes.

The slow cooker beef stroganoff is simply amazing and has some incredible tender pieces of beef that just melt in your mouth. I highly recommend giving it a try.

I hope this deliciously creamy slow cooker chicken carbonara came out to be amazing. If you have any feedback that you would like to share, then please do not hesitate to drop a comment below.


  1. Avatar for Melissa Bell
    Melissa Bell on

    I make this recipe SO MUCH. It’s so good!!!

  2. Avatar for Tayla
    Tayla on

    I just made this tonight. Omg 10/10 so impressive and so easy!!

  3. Avatar for Mike Johnston
    Mike Johnston on

    Can I cook this dish it on high for Half the time?

    1. Avatar for Gus
      Gus on

      Yeah, that will work fine!

  4. Avatar for Lauren Stevenson
    Lauren Stevenson on

    I am just out pouring cream in instead of thickened cream. I haven’t turned it on yet. But just mixed it though then I realized. Is it ok?

    1. Avatar for Gus
      Gus on

      Hi Lauren,

      Pouring cream will work fine but you may need to use more cornstarch to thicken the sauce. I also typically add the cream towards the end of cooking as it will help prevent the cream from splitting.

      Anyhow, it should still work out just fine.

  5. Avatar for Tara Love
    Tara Love on

    Hi could I cook this and then put it in fridge for next night

    1. Avatar for Gus
      Gus on

      That will work fine. Just be careful when reheating it, as the creamy sauce might split.

  6. Avatar for Soph
    Soph on

    When does the water and cream go in please?

    1. Avatar for Gus
      Gus on

      Hi Soph,

      In step 4, mix the water with the cornstarch and make a paste. Stir this mixture into the liquid, then slowly mix in the cream.

  7. Avatar for Melissa
    Melissa on

    I have a 7 qt slow cooker. How much would I have to adjust the recipe? I used to make it a bunch and I LOVE it!

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