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Crockpot Marry Me Chicken

Crockpot Marry Me Chicken combines tender chicken, a creamy sauce with a combination of sun-dried tomatoes and Parmesan cheese. This irresistible and delicious dish is perfect for any occasion!

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Crockpot Marry Me Chicken Recipe

Chicken can get pretty boring when you are trying to think of something for dinner. Am I right? How about something new that the whole family will love?

This easy and delicious chicken crock pot recipe combines juicy chicken breasts with a creamy and flavorful sauce, featuring sundried tomatoes and Parmesan cheese.

Tender chicken in a creamy sundried tomato sauce sounds like something I can get behind. Because I love a fancy dish on a regular Tuesday night.

It doesn’t have to be a special occasion. Keeps the whole family guessing!

And don’t worry if you are super busy like me, the slow cooker does most of the work for you.

Check out my other version of this recipe. Skillet Marry Me Chicken and Marry Me Chicken and Tortellini!

Why You Will Love This Recipe

  • Easy and Convenient.
  • Minimal effort and hands-on time.
  • Serve it with many side dishes.
  • Great for casual dinners or special occasions.
  • Family friendly and kid approved!
  • Easy to freeze and makes great leftovers!
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Ingredients Needed

Chicken – Instead of using boneless skinless chicken breasts, try boneless skinless chicken thighs or chicken tenderloins.

Heavy Cream – Substitute with half-and-half, coconut milk, or evaporated milk.

Parmesan Cheese – Try using Pecorino Romano, Asiago, or Grana Padano.

Sun-Dried Tomatoes – Substitute them with cherry tomatoes, diced fresh tomatoes, or roasted red peppers.

Chicken broth – Swap out for chicken stock or vegetable broth.

Spices – Italian Seasoning, red pepper flakes. Add garlic powder and onion powder if desired.

Pantry staples – Corn starch, fresh minced garlic cloves, olive oil, salt, black pepper.

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How to Make Crockpot Marry Me Chicken

First: Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper. In a large, oven safe skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.

Second: Cook the chicken breasts for roughly 5 minutes on one side to brown it. Flip and brown the other side for a couple of minutes more.

Remove the chicken breasts and place in the slow cooker.

Third: In a medium bowl, add the cornstarch, slow whisk in the chicken broth to make a slurry.

Stir in the garlic, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, heavy cream, and sun-dried tomatoes.

Fourth: Pour this mixture over the chicken. Cover and cook on high for 2 ½ – 3 hours or on low for 5-6 hours.

Fifth: When ready, stir in the parmesan cheese. Serve with rice, angel hair pasta, or a mixed green salad.

Garnish with sliced fresh basil or chopped fresh parsley.

For the full recipe and detailed baking instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post.

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If you love this crockpot chicken recipe, check out my Crockpot Pineapple Chicken and my Mississippi Chicken!

What do you serve with it?

Crockpot Marry Me Chicken goes well with a a great many side dishes. I like mine over cooked white rice, thin pasta like angel hair or linguine, or even zucchini noodles.

Want to make it a full meal? Serve it alongside a fresh green salad, or roasted vegetables like green beans or Brussels sprouts.

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How long does it last?

Crockpot Marry Me Chicken can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Cool it completely before storing.

Can you freeze it?

If you want to make it ahead or have a lot of leftovers, you can freeze it. Allow the dish to cool completely, then transfer it to a freezer-safe container or freezer bags.

Label and date it. Freeze for up to 2-3 months. When ready to enjoy, thaw it overnight in the refrigerator and reheat it thoroughly before serving.

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How do you reheat crockpot marry me chicken?

Microwave: Reheat individual portions in a microwave-safe dish and cover with a lid or plastic wrap. Heat on medium power in 1-minute intervals, stirring occasionally, until heated through.

Stovetop: For larger portions, you can reheat the chicken on the stovetop. Place the chicken in a skillet or saucepan and heat over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally. 

Add a splash of chicken broth or water if needed to prevent the chicken from drying out. Cook until the chicken is heated through.

Oven: Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Transfer the chicken to an oven-safe dish and cover with aluminum foil.

Heat for about 20-30 minutes or until the chicken is thoroughly heated.

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Tips for No Leftovers

  • Brown the chicken breasts before transferring them to the slow cooker. This gives it extra flavor and texture.
  • Make it spicier by adding cayenne pepper, or more red pepper flakes.
  • Use chicken tenders, chicken cutlets, or thighs.
  • Add extra vegetables like sliced bell peppers, mushrooms, or spinach.
  • Thicken the sauce with more cornstarch. Pour the liquid into the cornstarch to keep it from getting lumpy.
  • Use an all purpose flour mixture if you prefer.
  • Add freshly chopped basil or parsley for more color and texture.
  • Don’t have Italian seasoning? Make your own with equal parts of oregano, basil, thyme, and rosemary.

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Perfect for any occasion, this combination of juicy chicken breasts, creamy sauce, sun-dried tomatoes, and Parmesan cheese makes a delicious meal everyone will love. Think marriage proposal or special date night!

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Crockpot Marry Me Chicken

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes

Crockpot Marry Me Chicken combines tender chicken, a creamy sauce with a combination of sun-dried tomatoes and Parmesan cheese.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ¾ cup chicken broth
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • ⅔ cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped or sliced thin
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese, grated

Instructions

  1. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
  2. In a large, oven safe skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.
  3. Add the chicken breasts and cook for roughly 5 minutes on one side to brown it. Flip and brown the other side for an additional 3-4 minutes.
  4. Remove the chicken breasts and place in the slow cooker.
  5. In a medium bowl, add the cornstarch, slow whisk in the chicken broth to make a slurry. Pouring the liquid into the cornstarch helps keep the lumps to a minimum.
  6. Stir in the garlic, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, heavy cream, and sun-dried tomatoes.
  7. Pour this mixture over the chicken.
  8. Cover and cook on high for 2 ½ - 3 hours or on low for 5-6 hours.
  9. When ready, stir in the parmesan cheese.
  10. Serve with rice, angel hair pasta, or a mixed green salad.
  11. Garnish with sliced fresh basil or chopped fresh parsley.

Notes

  • Brown the chicken breasts before transferring them to the slow cooker. This gives it extra flavor and texture.
  • Make it spicier by adding cayenne pepper, or more red pepper flakes.
  • Use chicken tenders, chicken cutlets, or thighs.
  • Add extra vegetables like sliced bell peppers, mushrooms, or spinach.
  • Thicken the sauce with more cornstarch. Pour the liquid into the cornstarch to keep it from getting lumpy.
  • Use an all purpose flour mixture if you prefer.
  • Add freshly chopped basil or parsley for more color and texture.
  • Don't have Italian seasoning? Make your own with equal parts of oregano, basil, thyme, and rosemary.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 511Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 164mgSodium: 775mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 44g

This nutrition information was generated via a third party, Nutritionix, and we can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.

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