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Slow Cooker Marry Me Chicken

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Slow Cooker Marry Me Chicken is a dish made with chicken breasts, sun-dried tomatoes, and a creamy sauce simmered to tender perfection in your slow cooker. Perfect for serving over pasta, rice, or mashed potatoes.

Slow cooker marry me chicken on white plate

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I can’t tell you how many times I’ve made this dish for friends and family, and every single time, it’s met with rave reviews and requests for the recipe.

With tender chicken breasts cooked to perfection in a rich, creamy sauce with sundried tomatoes and a hint of Italian seasoning, this meal is bound to impress.

I can’t wait for you to try this recipe and experience the taste of this marry me chicken recipe for yourself. It’s become a favorite in my household, and I’m sure it will in yours too.

Be sure to also try our Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef and Slow Cooker Chicken Casserole too!

Why I love this recipe

  • the slow cooker does most of the work, allowing you to go about your day
  • the creamy sun-dried tomato sauce is simply divine
  • it is fast to prep and smells amazing while it cooks

Ingredients

Slow cooker marry me chicken ingredients on countertop in bowls
  • skinless chicken breast
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • butter
  • minced garlic and garlic powder
  • salt and pepper
  • chicken broth or chicken stock
  • heavy cream
  • Italian seasoning
  • paprika
  • sun dried tomatoes
  • parmesan
  • basil, for garnish
  • cornstarch

Step by step

  1. Season the chicken breasts on both sides with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  2. Heat the butter and olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and lightly sear the chicken breasts.
  3. Transfer the chicken breasts to your crockpot, along with the oil and butter left in the skillet.
  4. In a mixing bowl, whisk together chicken broth, heavy cream, minced garlic, and the remaining seasonings.
  1. Pour the mixture over the chicken in the crockpot. Then, add the sun-dried tomatoes.
  2. Cook on low for 4-5 hours, until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F.
  3. Remove the chicken from the crockpot and place it on a plate. Cover and set aside.
  4. Whisk the sauce in the crockpot and add the grated parmesan cheese. Season to taste with additional salt and pepper if desired.
  5. To thicken the sauce, mix together the cornstarch slurry and add to the crock pot. Stir to mix. Turn the crockpot to high for 10 more minutes. After 10 minutes on high, return the chicken to the crockpot and add fresh basil. Serve hot.
Slow cooker marry me chicken in crock pot
gif of stirring bowl

Tips for Best Results

  • Don’t skip searing the chicken; it locks in the flavor and moisture.
  • Ensure the chicken reaches 165°F to guarantee it’s fully cooked.
  • Use fresh basil and freshly grated Parmesan for the best flavor.
  • Omit the cornstarch slurry for a thinner sauce.

Variations

You can easily adapt this recipe by adding some vegetables like spinach or mushrooms for extra flavor and nutrition. You can also use boneless, skinless chicken thighs instead of breasts for a richer taste.

Serving suggestions

Serve your slow cooker marry me chicken with these delicious sides to make a complete meal:

Storage

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheat the chicken gently in the microwave or on the stovetop until warmed through. If the sauce thickens too much, add a splash of chicken broth or cream to loosen it up.

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Slow cooker marry me chicken

Slow Cooker Marry Me Chicken


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  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Total Time: 4 Hours and 25 Minutes
  • Yield: 5 1x

Description

Slow cooker marry me chicken is a dish made with chicken breasts, sun-dried tomatoes, and a creamy sauce simmered to tender perfection in your slow cooker.


Ingredients

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  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup chicken broth or chicken stock
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 3 tablespoons chopped sun dried tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup fresh grated parmesan
  • fresh basil for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch and 2 tablespoons water, optional

Instructions

  1. Season the chicken breasts on both sides with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  2. Heat the butter and olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat and lightly sear the chicken breasts.
  3. Transfer the chicken breasts to your crockpot, along with the oil and butter left in the skillet.
  4. In a mixing bowl, whisk together chicken broth, heavy cream, minced garlic, and the remaining seasonings.
  5. Pour the mixture over the chicken in the crockpot. Then, add the sun-dried tomatoes.
  6. Cook on low for 4-5 hours, until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F.

    Remove the chicken from the crockpot and place it on a plate. Cover and set aside.

  7. Whisk the sauce in the crockpot and add the grated parmesan cheese. Season to taste with additional salt and pepper if desired.
  8. To thicken the sauce, mix together the cornstarch slurry and add to the crock pot. Stir to mix. Turn the crockpot to high for 10 more minutes. After 10 minutes on high, return the chicken to the crockpot and add fresh basil. Serve hot.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 267
  • Sugar: 1.8 g
  • Sodium: 1304.6 mg
  • Fat: 19.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 7.2 g
  • Fiber: 2.9 g
  • Protein: 16.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 62.6 mg

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