Clean Eating Chicken Lasagna in a Crock-Pot |

On Saturday mornings, I wake up early (thanks to my sweet 9-month-old alarm clock), turn on Pioneer Woman, and menu plan for the week.  I always get great ideas from Ree’s show, and last week, she was making skillet chicken lasagna.  It looked delicious!  I have been utilizing my crock-pot a lot lately, since it is cold and I am a bit stretched on time, so I decided to make something kind of similar.  What I came up with was clean eating chicken lasagna in a crock-pot! 

Clean Eating Chicken Lasagna in a Crock-Pot

I wanted to use fresh ingredients, to remind me of the tastes of summer, since I have been cooped up inside.  I cooked chicken breasts with fresh sliced tomatoes, onion, and plenty of garlic.  Once the chicken was cooked, I shredded it in the crock-pot.  The tomatoes released juices, and I added a touch of cream along with whole grain penne, and allowed that to cook for about 30 minutes, to soften the pasta.  Once it was almost done, I tossed in some ricotta, freshly grated mozzarella and Parmesan, and chopped fresh basil.  

And yes, I realize that this clean eating chicken lasagna does not technically have any lasagna in it, but I feel like the flavors are similar enough that you’ll excuse my label. 🙂

This is a dinner that screams sunshine and warmth.  The combination of cheeses reminds me of a hearty lasagna, but the tomato and cream sauce lightens it up.  The fresh basil is my favorite part.  If you have been ready for winter to be over, you need some fresh basil in your life.  It’ll help.  I promise. 

Clean Eating Chicken Lasagna in a Crock-Pot |

With the creamy trio of cheeses, even picky kids will love this dish.  I am doing baby-led weaning with my baby, and he loved this!  

When you plate up this clean eating chicken lasagna, shred a little Parmesan on top, and garnish with a fresh basil leaf. 

Clean Eating Chicken Lasagna in a Crock-Pot

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 4 hours, 45 minutes

Total Time: 4 hours, 55 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Clean Eating Chicken Lasagna in a Crock-Pot


  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 ripe tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup uncooked whole grain penne
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, cut into small cubes
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan
  • 8 basil leaves, cut into thin strips
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Add chicken, onion, garlic and tomatoes to a crock-pot. Cook on low for 4 hours, or until chicken is cooked through. Add in heavy cream and penne, turn up to high, and cook 30 minutes, or until pasta is al dente. Add remaining ingredients, stir well, and cook an additional 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted.

Have you ever made chicken lasagna before?  What are your favorite clean eating meals to make in a crock-pot?  Share in the comments below!

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5 Responses to Clean Eating Chicken Lasagna in a Crock-Pot

  1. Laura says:

    I’m trying out this recipe on Tuesday and I cannot wait! It looks delicious, I’m so glad I found it!

  2. Crystal says:

    With only 10 minutes prep, it would be great for a busy day!

  3. Sharisse says:

    Yes to fresh basil! This looks amazing—I’m adding it to my meal planner for next week. Thanks!

  4. Corinne says:

    This looks amazing. I can’t wait to try the recipe. And I agree, using fresh herbs is especially satisfying in the winter because they bring color and freshness to dreary days.

  5. Susan says:

    Sounds like a fresh tasting comfort food dish. Can’t wait to give it a try on a busy weekday night. I’m always looking for new slow cooker recipes to try.

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