Tre Salse (Three Sauce) Chicken Penne

Tre Salse (Three Sauce) Chicken Penne

Phoenix, AZ, USA

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Tre Salse (Three Sauce) Chicken Penne
Prep Time
15 Minutes
Cook Time

Time on High: 3 Hours Time on Low: 4 Hours Sometimes it's hard to decide between a delicious Marinara, a rich & creamy Alfredo, or a garlicky Pesto sauce for your pasta. No need to decide when you make this recipe that combines all three for the perfectly flavored sauce with penne and chicken.


2 Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
24 Ounces marinara sauce
10 Ounces alfredo sauce (I prefer the refrigerated sauce over the jarred)
6 Tablespoons pesto sauce (or more, to your liking)
8 Ounces penne, uncooked (1/2 of a standard 16 Ounce box)
1 Teaspoon crushed garlic
1 Red pepper, chopped
1 to 2 Teaspoons Italian Seasoning
4 to 5 medium sized portobello mushrooms, cut in wedges (optional)
Salt & pepper, to taste


1. Coat a 4 to 5 quart Crock-Pot® slow cooker with non-stick spray or use a slow cooker liner
2. Place chicken breasts in the Crock-Pot® slow cooker
3. Scatter chopped red pepper over the chicken.
4. In a separate bowl, combine marinara sauce, alfredo sauce, 3 Tablespoons of the pesto, and the Italian Seasoning.
5. Pour sauce mixture over chicken.
6. Season with salt & pepper.
7. Cover & Cook on LOW for 2 hours.
8. Remove lid and add garlic, chopped mushrooms if using and uncooked pasta into sauce. Stir to combine.
9. Cover & Cook an additional 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until noodles are cooked through but not overdone.
10. Remove chicken and cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces; stir back into pasta.
11. If desired, stir in the remaining pesto for additional flavor after cooking.


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This is an awesome recipe. I have made it several times & my family loves it.

Tee Bird
Houston, Tx


I accidentally used all the pesto in the beginning, but it still came out to be delicious. My entire family loved it: my parents who think I can't cook, my finicky 11 year old son and my unpredictable four year old daughter. I cut the mushrooms smaller to avoid protests from the little ones. They devoured it and asked for seconds...they even wanted seconds on day two. I agree with the last review...I would wait a little longer to add the pasta, as mine was also a little soggy.

Aiyana Parkinson
Hamden, CT


It was very tasty and flavorful. Although, I think I would have waited a bit longer before adding the pasta because it got really mushy. I added a little more so that may have been a factor. My family really enjoyed this.

Liz Young
Chicago, IL