I’m excited to add another easy slow cooker dinner to my repertoire, Chicken and Chorizo Pasta! It seems like my kids’ activities ramped back up quickly, and with different commitments several nights a week again, the slow cooker is the only way I can have dinner ready at super specific times.
This one is also great for guests (if you’re ready for that sort of thing again) since it feeds a crowd. I made this when my mother-in-law recently stopped by for a quick visit, and she liked it so much that she asked to take a copy of the recipe home. Now, that’s a winner! :)
What is Chorizo?
It is a Spanish pork that is seasoned and either ground or chopped and stuffed into natural casings.
What is the Difference Between Chorizo and Sausage?
The main difference will be the spice that comes from the Spanish or Mexican Chorizo compared to the regular sausage you normally buy.
Can I use Different Pasta for This Chicken and Chorizo Pasta?
Yes! I used angel hair pasta for this recipe but you could definitely change it up with some whole-wheat penne or rigatoni if you’d like.
Can it be Gluten and Dairy-Free?
Absolutely! Use any gluten-free pasta and omit the crumbled queso fresco.
Other Flavorful Slow Cooker Meals You Might Enjoy
- Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore
- Slow Cooker Chicken “Tagine”
- Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken
- Slow Cooker Asian Short Ribs