Slow Cooker Spanish Chicken & Chorizo Pasta

I’m excited to add another easy slow cooker dinner to my repertoire! 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! 🙂

Slow Cooker Chicken and Chorizo Spanish Pasta on 100 Days of Real Food

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Slow Cooker Spanish Chicken & Chorizo Pasta

This easy Slow Cooker Spanish Chicken & Chorizo Pasta is filled with Mediterannean flavors that will feed a crowd.


Slow Cooker Chicken and Chorizo Spanish Pasta on 100 Days of Real Food


  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 links chorizo sausage sliced (about 1/2 pound)
  • 8 ounces mushrooms(such as shiitake or portobello), sliced
  • 1/2 oniondiced
  • 2 poblano chile peppersseeded, cored, and diced
  • 4 cloves garlicminced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne (red) pepper
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 28 ounce can fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • 16 ounces angel hair pastacooked according to package directions

For serving

  • crumbled queso fresco
  • chopped fresh parsley leaves


  1. Place the chicken, sausage, mushrooms, onion, and peppers in the bottom of the slow cooker. Top with the garlic, spices, broth, and tomatoes. Turn the slow cooker onto low for 3 to 4 hours, or high for 6 to 7 hours, until the chicken can easily be shredded with a fork.

  2. Spoon the fat off the top of the sauce (and discard), shred the chicken with a fork, and serve over pasta with crumbled queso fresco, fresh parsley, and salt & pepper over top.

Recipe Notes

  1. Inspired by Food Network Magazine.
  2. Can be gluten-free if using gluten-free pasta.
  3. Can be dairy-free if you omit the crumbled queso fresco from serving.
  4. We recommend organic ingredients when feasible.
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

Slow Cooker Spanish Chicken & Chorizo Pasta

Amount Per Serving

Calories 284 Calories from Fat 81

% Daily Value*

Fat 9g14%

Saturated Fat 3g19%

Cholesterol 124mg41%

Sodium 850mg37%

Potassium 496mg14%

Carbohydrates 21g7%

Fiber 2g8%

Sugar 2g2%

Protein 29g58%

Vitamin A 277IU6%

Vitamin C 32mg39%

Calcium 34mg3%

Iron 3mg17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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