Slow Cooker Tuscan Chicken

Background and History:

Slow Cooker Tuscan Chicken is a modern Italian-inspired dish that brings together the flavors of Tuscany. This delightful dish combines tender chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, and aromatic herbs, creating a comforting and flavorful meal that’s a favorite for busy weeknights.

Serves: 4-6

Time:

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 4-6 hours (slow cooker)

Ingredients:

  • 4-6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Grated Parmesan cheese for garnish
  • Fresh basil for garnish (optional)

Instruction:

  • Place the chicken in the slow cooker and season with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning.
  • In a bowl, mix the chicken broth, heavy cream, sun-dried tomatoes, chopped onion, and minced garlic.
  • Pour the mixture over the chicken in the slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours, or until the chicken is tender and cooked through.
  • In the last 30 minutes of cooking, add the fresh spinach to the slow cooker. It will wilt as it cooks.
  • Serve the Tuscan chicken over cooked pasta, rice, or with crusty bread.
  • Garnish with grated Parmesan cheese and fresh basil if desired.

Nutrition Facts:

  • Calories: Approximately 300-400 per serving
  • Protein: Around 25g
  • Carbohydrates: Approximately 10g
  • Fat: About 20g

Notes:

  • You can customize this dish by adding mushrooms, artichoke hearts, or olives for extra flavor.
  • Adjust the cooking time based on your slow cooker’s settings.

Allergy Warning:

  • Be cautious of potential allergens in the ingredients used, and consider specific dietary requirements.

Enjoy the comforting and aromatic flavors of Slow Cooker Tuscan Chicken, a dish that combines the essence of Italy with the convenience of slow cooking. Perfect for family dinners or entertaining, this recipe is sure to become a household favorite.

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