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Slow Cooker Marry Me Chicken

March 1, 2024 - Country Cooking

Slow Cooker Marry Me Chicken- a meal so good it’s worthy of a proposal. Tender chicken breasts are cooked in a creamy sun-dried tomato sauce. Such a simple and delicious slow cooker recipe.

This recipe is very similar to Slow Cooker Tuscan Chicken, another slow cooker chicken recipe I really love.

How To Serve Slow Cooker Marry Me Chicken

Serve this rich and creamy chicken dish over pasta, rice, or mashed potatoes with a side of roasted vegetables or a garden salad with Creamy Italian Dressing for a tasty crowd-pleasing meal.

Ingredients Needed

Only simple ingredients are needed for this recipe and they marry together perfectly to create a perfectly scrumptious meal.

Olive Oil

Boneless, skinless chicken breasts– chicken thighs can be substituted but they take slightly longer to cook.

Cornstarch– helps thicken the sauce.

Chicken Broth

Heavy Cream– you can use half-and-half to reduce the fat but the sauce won’t be as rich.

Garlic Cloves

Pepper, Italian seasoning, Paprika, Onion Powder, and Crushed Red Pepper Flakes

Butter

Sun-Dried Tomatoes– I use sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, but you can use regular sun-dried tomatoes.

Equipment Needed

A 6-quart slow cooker is the perfect size for cooking this recipe. I use the Hamilton Beach 6-Quart Set & Forget Programmable Slow Cooker.

Cooking Time

The chicken will take 4 to 5 hours on LOW or 2 1/2 to 3 hours on HIGH, but cooking time can vary greatly between slow cookers.

Note: While you can cook this recipe on HIGH, I prefer to cook chicken breasts on LOW in the slow cooker. I find the HIGH setting can make the chicken a little tough.

How To Thicken The Sauce

If the sauce isn’t thick enough, transfer it to a saucepan and add a cornstarch slurry (2 teaspoons of cornstarch mixed with 1 tablespoon of cold water). Bring to a simmer for a few minutes.

Recipe Tips

You can skip browning the chicken and add it directly to the slow cooker. Browning the chicken just adds a little extra flavor.

Leave the crushed red pepper flakes out if you don’t want any heat.

Storage

Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 4 to 5 days and reheated in a microwave.

More Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes

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Slow Cooker Creamy Pesto Chicken

Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Chicken

Slow Cooker Garlic Peach Chicken Legs

Crock Pot Mississippi Chicken

Crock Pot Chicken and Gravy

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Slow Cooker Marry Me Chicken

Slow Cooker Marry Me Chicken- a meal so good it’s worthy of a proposal. Tender chicken breasts are cooked in a creamy sun-dried tomato sauce. Such a simple and delicious slow cooker recipe.
Course Dinner, Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, crock pot chicken, slow cooker
Servings 4
Calories 537kcal

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts3 tablespoons cornstarch1 1/2 cups chicken broth1 cup heavy cream4 garlic cloves, minced1 teaspoon black pepper1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning1 teaspoon paprika1/2 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon onion powder1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes4 tablespoons butter, cut into slivers1/2 cup slivered sundried tomatoes, packed in oil

Instructions

Heat the oil over medium-high heat in a nonstick skillet. When hot, add chicken and cook for a few minutes per side to brown.
Transfer chicken to a greased 6-quart or larger slow cooker.
Place cornstarch in a large bowl. Whisk in the chicken broth.

Stir in the heavy cream, garlic, black pepper, Italian seasoning, paprika, salt, onion powder, and crushed red pepper flakes.

Pour over chicken.

Sprinkle the butter slivers and sun-dried tomatoes over the chicken.
Cover and cook on LOW for 5 to 6 hours or on HIGH for 3 hours.

Notes

Blot as much oil as you can off the sun-dried tomatoes. If you can’t find sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, you can use regular sun-dried tomatoes.

If sauce is not thick enough, transfer it to a saucepan. Stir together 1/2 tablespoon of cornstarch with a tablespoon of cold water. Stir it into the sauce and bring to a boil for 1 minute.

I recommend cooking chicken breasts on LOW in the slow cooker if possible. The HIGH easily overcooks them and makes them dry and tough.

Nutritional info is provided as a guide only and will vary based on brands of products used. Not to be used for specific dietary needs.

Nutrition

Calories: 537kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 171mg | Sodium: 876mg | Potassium: 1012mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1712IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 87mg | Iron: 2mg

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