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Slow Cooker Tuscan Garlic Chicken with Sun-Dried Tomatoes


Posted: November 5

Time: 6-8 hours

Yield: 6 servings

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With flavor like this, you will come back to this easy Slow Cooker Tuscan Garlic Chicken with Sun-Dried Tomatoes time and time again! This recipe takes just 10 minutes to prepare, and then you let your slow cooker do the rest of the work. Once it’s out of the slow cooker, you’ll be able to sink your teeth into tender chicken seasoned perfectly with garlic, parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, and more. Enjoy this Slow Cooker Tuscan Garlic Chicken with Sun-Dried Tomatoes as-is, or serve over rice or pasta for a satisfying meal!


Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil or butter
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup heavy cream
1/3 cup chicken broth
6–8 chicken thighs, skinless and bone-in
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon crushed red chili pepper flakes, optional
sea salt, to taste
fresh cracked black pepper, to taste
1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
3/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
2 cups spinach, chopped, packed

Directions

Step 1

Heat the oil or butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat.

Step 2

Add the garlic and saute until fragrant, about 1 minute.

Step 3

Add the cream and chicken broth.

Step 4

Set the heat to low and bring the mixture to a simmer for about 10 minutes. The sauce should thicken.

Step 5

Place the chicken thighs at the bottom of your slow cooker.

Step 6

Season the chicken thighs lightly with Italian seasoning, crushed red chili pepper flakes, sea salt, and black pepper.

Step 7

Top the chicken thighs with the sun-dried tomatoes.

Step 8

When the cream sauce is thickened, lower the heat and whisk in the parmesan cheese a little at a time until smooth.

Step 9

Adjust the seasoning for the cream sauce if needed.

Step 10

Pour the cream sauce over the chicken thighs in the slow cooker. Get as much sauce as possible on top of the chicken thighs.

Step 11

Cover the slow cooker and cook for 3-4 hours on high or 6-8 hours on low.

Step 12

When the cooking time is over, gently remove the chicken from the slow cooker and set it aside.

Step 13

Turn the slow cooker on high if it isn’t already.

Step 14

Add the chopped spinach to the slow cooker and stir until the spinach wilts, about 3 minutes.

Step 15

Return the chicken to the slow cooker, and spoon the liquid, spinach, and sun-dried tomatoes on top, or just pour them over the Tuscan Chicken when serving.

Step 16

Serve!


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