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Slow Cooker Tuscan Garlic Chicken Pasta

July 14, 2019 in Recipes - 17 Comments

Slow Cooker Tuscan Garlic Chicken Pasta

July 14, 2019 in Recipes - 17 Comments >/div>

As a new mom of twins, I like making meals that are delicious and most importantly, easy. Although I love cooking, slaving over the stove for hours at night is just simply not on my list. With trying to keep my household in check, and taking care of my twins who need my undivided attention right now, I look to my crockpot many nights of my week. This Slow Cooker Tuscan Garlic Chicken Pasta is a perfect dish that was so easy to put together!

I recently made a crock-pot meal that was SO easy and SO delicious. Prep time for this meal took approximately 10 minutes, and I didn’t have to worry about dinner for the remainder of the day. Jam-packed with flavor, this Tuscan garlic chicken is loaded with aromas of sun-dried tomatoes and drenched in a creamy parmesan sauce. If you are looking for a hearty meal that has many wonderful flavors, this Slow Cooker Tuscan Garlic Chicken Pasta will be your next family favorite.

Crock-Pot Tuscan Garlic Chicken Pasta with Garlic Knots

Ingredients

  • Slow Cooker: I use the Hamilton Beach 7 Quart Slow Cooker. You can shop my link below to purchase!
  • Slow Cooker Liners: These are so perfect for easy cleanup! Just pop them in the slow cooker and you won’t have to worry about cleaning up a big mess when you are done!
  • 1 pack of chicken thighs
  • Minced garlic (as much as you prefer)
  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup of chicken broth
  • 1 cup of parmesan cheese
  • 1 TBS of Italian seasoning
  • Crushed red pepper (optional)
  • 1/2 cup of sun-dried tomatoes (chopped and drained)
  • 2 cups (unwilted) spinach
  • Oil or butter, salt, pepper
  • 1 packaging of pasta of your choice (I used linguine)
  • Garlic Knots

Directions

  1. Prep slow cooker by placing your crock pot liner in first. Then, rinse chicken thighs and place them in the bottom of your slow cooker. On top of the chicken thighs, sprinkle your 1 TBS of Italian seasoning, crushed red pepper (optional) salt and pepper.
  2. Drain your sun-dried tomatoes and begin chopping them into fine pieces. I placed mine in my blender and gave it a quick chop before spreading on top of my chicken. Once chopped, cover your chicken thighs with the sun-dried tomatoes.

3. Turn your slow cooker on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours.

4. In a medium saucepan, heat oil or butter over medium heat. Once the oil dances and starts to sizzle, add your minced garlic. Let the garlic saute for about a minute until it is fragrant.

5. Add heavy cream and chicken broth while stirring and bring to a gentle simmer. Once the cream starts to simmer, turn heat to low and let simmer for about 5-10 minutes. Make sure you watch it and stir occasionally to avoid spillage. Once the cream is ready, add parmesan cheese and whisk until smooth. You can also add a little bit of pepper to the sauce if you wish.

6. Once the cream sauce is all combined, evenly pour the sauce over top of your chicken thighs. Be careful and be sure it evenly covers the top of the chicken. Let cook for the allotted time mentioned in step 3.

7. When the chicken is just about done cooking, add 2 cups of fresh spinach to your slow cooker. Let it cook for another 10 minutes.

8. In a large pot, bring 5 qts. of water to a rapid boil for a full box of pasta. To add flavor and reduce stickiness, add 1 TBS. of salt to the water. Add pasta and stir, returning to a rapid boil. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally and drain well when done.

9. Your Slow Cooker Tuscan Garlic Chicken Pasta is complete! Serve your Tuscan Garlic Chicken over pasta of your choice and pair it with a buttery garlic knot.

**Note: Making the cream sauce separately ensures the ingredients remain smooth and that garlic is infused. If you would rather add it all to the slow cooker without cooking it separately, you can definitely do that. Just add it all to the slow cooker and stir before cooking. Spinach should not be added to the slow cooker until the end.

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17 Comments

  • TheTalentedMommy July 14, 2019 at 6:36 pm

    It looks delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  • Noemi Hernandez July 14, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    This looks delicious, definitely have to try it!

  • Jennifer July 14, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    This looks so good! Love easy crockpot meals. Those liners are awesome! Make it so easy to clean

  • Jackie July 14, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    Yum! I’m going to have to try this recipe out soon!

  • Home With Grey July 14, 2019 at 11:10 pm

    This looks delish! Love the slow cooker liner, too. I’m all about easy clean up 🙃

  • Madeline July 14, 2019 at 11:47 pm

    OKAY YUM!! This seriously looks so good! Making this this week!

  • Vetta July 15, 2019 at 1:09 am

    I’m all about easy delicious meals! Looks great!

  • Oregon.mama July 15, 2019 at 4:26 am

    Yum this looks bomb!!!

  • Danielle July 15, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    I’m so cooking this! Looks and sound amazing!

  • Ivanska Vazquez July 17, 2019 at 2:25 am

    This looks amazing! Now I gotta get a slow cooker.

  • Momma.Doris July 17, 2019 at 10:02 pm

    This looks so good!

  • christinarinaa July 18, 2019 at 4:13 pm

    This looks amazing! Definitely going to save this! 🤤

  • Jeanna July 23, 2019 at 6:34 am

    I wish I had a slow cooker!!! I’ll definitely have to borrow my moms and try this recipe 😂 looks delicious!!

  • Latifah July 24, 2019 at 4:34 am

    Okay I cannot thank you enough for this. I run out of ideas, especially during summer break! We are definitely trying this! You rock mama!

  • Kari Williams July 26, 2019 at 4:04 am

    Yum! This looks is good!

  • xocrunchberry July 28, 2019 at 4:31 am

    Omg. This sounds so delicious!!

  • Alyssa Catherine August 3, 2019 at 12:07 pm

    This looks amazing! Neeeeed to try this •••

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