Getting Real with Food: 11.3.21
The minute my family took a bite of this, just a single bite, they wanted to add it to the dinner rotation! That is always music to my ears. My favorite thing is seeing everyone sitting around the table, smiling from ear to ear, sharing about their days and, of course, enjoying the food. I think there is something magical about dinner when we can spend a little bit of time together during our busy weeks. This Easy Crockpot Tuscan Chicken is not only simple but also downright delicious.
easy crockpot tuscan chicken
3 to 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (1½ -2 lbs)
2 c fresh spinach
1 15 oz. jar of your favorite Alfredo sauce
½ c grated Parmesan cheese
½ c chicken broth
½ c sun-dried tomatoes (vacuum-sealed not jarred)
½ tsp dried basil
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
for searing the chicken
¼ yellow onion chopped
3 cloves minced garlic
2 tbsp olive oil
Dried basil, salt and pepper to sprinkle over each side
of the chicken breasts
- In a large mixing bowl, add in Alfredo sauce, Parmesan cheese, chicken broth, chopped sun-dried tomatoes, ½ tsp dried basil, ½ tsp salt and ¼ tsp pepper. Whisk together until thoroughly combined, then set aside.
- Add yellow onion, garlic and olive oil to a large frying pan. Heat at medium heat for two minutes, occasionally mixing. While the garlic and onion are sautéing, season each side of your chicken breasts with salt, pepper and dried basil.
- Add the chicken breasts to the frying pan and sear on each side for 3 minutes each. Cover the frying pan with a lid or aluminum foil to seal in the heat.
- While the chicken breasts are searing, grease the inside of your slow cooker, and pour about 1/3 of the Alfredo mixture at the bottom.
- Once each side of the chicken breasts have been seared add them on top of the Alfredo mixture in the slow cooker along with all of the onion and garlic from the frying pan.
- Then pour the rest of the Alfredo mixture on top of the chicken breasts. Turn the slow cooker on low for 3 ½ hours.
- At 3 ½ hours, add in roughly chopped spinach and fold in until incorporated.
- Take each chicken breast out and serve with fresh veggies. The chicken falls apart easily because it is so perfectly tender, so take it out cautiously!
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