Crockpot Marry Me Chicken


Author: Rachel

Published Date: December 22, 2023

Welcome to the world of effortless yet mouth-watering cooking with our Crockpot Marry Me Chicken recipe! Imagine a dish so tantalizing and easy to prepare that it will have your loved ones begging you for the recipe. This dish is the perfect blend of convenience and gourmet, a match made in culinary heaven. Grab your crockpot, and let’s embark on a journey to create a meal that’s as delightful to cook as it is to devour.

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Why You’ll Love this Recipe

  • Effortless Cooking: With the crockpot doing most of the work, you can enjoy your day without spending hours in the kitchen.
  • Rich and Flavorful: Every bite is a symphony of creamy, tangy, and savory notes, thanks to ingredients like sun-dried tomatoes and Parmesan.
  • Versatile: This dish pairs beautifully with pasta, rice, or even a crisp salad, making it a versatile option for any meal.
  • Crowd-Pleaser: Its delightful taste and appealing presentation make it a hit for family dinners or special occasions.
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Crockpot Marry Me Chicken Ingredients

  • 4 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2 cups Chicken Broth
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 tablespoon Cornstarch
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 cup Sun-Dried Tomatoes, julienne
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Basil Leaves, chopped
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How to Make Crockpot Marry Me Chicken

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time:  3 hours minutes
  • Total Time:  3 hours, 15 minutes
  • Servings: 4
  1. Season the Chicken: Start by seasoning the chicken breasts with salt and pepper on both sides.
  2. Brown the Chicken: Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken breasts and cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side, just until browned. Transfer the chicken to the Crockpot.  (This just locks in the juices by searing the chicken, it doesn’t need to be cooked completely through)
  3. Make the Sauce: In a large bowl, combine chicken broth, heavy cream, cornstarch, garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasoning, and red pepper flakes (if using).
  4. Combine with Chicken: Pour the sauce over the chicken in the Crock Pot. Add the chopped sun-dried tomatoes on top.
  5. Cook: Cover and cook on high for 2-3 hours (or on low for 4-5 hours), until the chicken is cooked through and tender.
  6. Finish and Serve: Just before serving, remove the cooked chicken from the crock pot and stir in the parmesan cheese until melted. Serve the chicken with the creamy sauce, garnished with chopped fresh basil. It pairs wonderfully with pasta, rice, or a fresh salad.
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Storage and Reheating Instructions

How to Store Crockpot Marry Me Chicken:

Cool the leftovers and store them in an airtight container. They will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

How to Reheat Crockpot Marry Me Chicken:

Gently reheat the chicken in the microwave or on the stovetop over low heat. If the sauce has thickened, a splash of chicken broth or water can help bring it back to the right consistency.

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Helpful Tips & Substitutions

Can This Be Frozen?

Absolutely! Freeze the cooked chicken in its sauce in a freezer-safe container for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight and reheat as instructed above.

Can This Be Made Ahead of Time?

You bet! Prepare the sauce a day in advance and store it in the fridge. When you’re ready to cook, just add the chicken and sauce to the crockpot. This little trick saves time and enhances the flavors.

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Substitutions & Variations

  • Dairy-Free: Use coconut cream instead of heavy cream and a dairy-free cheese alternative.
  • Low Carb: Swap sun-dried tomatoes for fresh cherry tomatoes.
  • Spicier Version: Increase the amount of red pepper flakes, or add a dash of cayenne pepper.

Helpful Cooking Notes

  • Chicken Prep: Searing the chicken isn’t just for looks; it seals in the juices and adds depth to the flavor.
  • Thickness of the Sauce: If your sauce is too thin after cooking, remove the chicken and simmer the sauce in the crockpot for a few extra minutes.
  • Herbs: Fresh herbs bring a brighter flavor compared to dried ones, so use fresh basil if you can.
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Crockpot Marry Me Chicken


3.20 from 5 votes
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 465 kcal
Crockpot Marry Me Chicken is an irresistibly creamy dish, ideal for any occasion. Effortless prep and delicious flavors make it perfect.

INGREDIENTS
  

  • 4 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2 cups Chicken Broth
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 tablespoon Cornstarch
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional
  • 1 cup Sun-Dried Tomatoes, julienne
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Basil Leaves, chopped

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Season the Chicken: Start by seasoning the chicken breasts with salt and pepper on both sides.
  • Brown the Chicken: Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken breasts and cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side, just until browned. Transfer the chicken to the Crock Pot. (This just locks in the juices by searing the chicken, it doesn’t need to be cooked completely through)
  • Make the Sauce: In a large bowl, combine chicken broth, heavy cream, cornstarch, garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasoning, and red pepper flakes (if using).
  • Combine with Chicken: Pour the sauce over the chicken in the Crock Pot. Add the chopped sun-dried tomatoes on top.
  • Cook: Cover and cook on high for 2-3 hours (or on low for 4-5 hours), until the chicken is cooked through and tender.
  • Finish and Serve: Just before serving, remove the cooked chicken from the crock pot and stir in the parmesan cheese until melted. Serve the chicken with the creamy sauce, garnished with chopped fresh basil. It pairs wonderfully with pasta, rice, or a fresh salad.

NOTES

Storage and Reheating Instructions:

How to Store Crockpot Marry Me Chicken:

Cool the leftovers and store them in an airtight container. They will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

How to Reheat Crockpot Marry Me Chicken:

Gently reheat the chicken in the microwave or on the stovetop over low heat. If the sauce has thickened, a splash of chicken broth or water can help bring it back to the right consistency.

Helpful Tips & Substitutions

Can This Be Frozen?

Absolutely! Freeze the cooked chicken in its sauce in a freezer-safe container for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight and reheat as instructed above.

Can This Be Made Ahead of Time?

You bet! Prepare the sauce a day in advance and store it in the fridge. When you’re ready to cook, just add the chicken and sauce to the crockpot. This little trick saves time and enhances the flavors.

Substitutions & Variations

  • Dairy-Free: Use coconut cream instead of heavy cream and a dairy-free cheese alternative.
  • Low Carb: Swap sun-dried tomatoes for fresh cherry tomatoes.
  • Spicier Version: Increase the amount of red pepper flakes, or add a dash of cayenne pepper.

Helpful Cooking Notes

  • Chicken Prep: Searing the chicken isn’t just for looks; it seals in the juices and adds depth to the flavor.
  • Thickness of the Sauce: If your sauce is too thin after cooking, remove the chicken and simmer the sauce in the crockpot for a few extra minutes.
  • Herbs: Fresh herbs bring a brighter flavor compared to dried ones, so use fresh basil if you can.

NUTRITION

Serving: 4gCalories: 465kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 14gFat: 37gSaturated Fat: 19gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 92mgSodium: 921mgPotassium: 1105mgFiber: 4gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 1434IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 321mgIron: 3mg
Course Dinner
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