This Slow Cooker Tuscan Chicken with a delicious sun-dried tomato and spinach cream sauce is what comfort food is made of.
Juicy and tender chicken thighs are perfectly seasoned then topped with amazing Italian herb cream sauce. From there, the slow cooker does the rest!
This is such a delicious and decadent meal. It is packed with so much flavor, it tastes like it came straight out of an Italian restaurant!
On busy weeknights there is nothing better than coming home to dinner that's already prepared, like this Mississippi Crockpot Roast or a bowl of this warm and hearty Slow Cooker Chicken Soup. During the holidays when your oven is tied up, this tender and juicy Slow Cooker Turkey Breast is a total game changer.
What's in Slow Cooker Tuscan Chicken
- Chicken thighs
- Baby spinach
- Parmesan cheese
- Heavy cream
- Sun-dried tomatoes
- Chicken stock
- Dried parsley
- Dried basil
- Dried oregano
- Ground pepper
*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.
How to Make Tuscan Chicken Crock Pot Style
Add the butter, oil from the sun-dried tomatoes and garlic to a saucepan over medium heat. Sauté for about 20 seconds, making sure you don’t brown it.
Then pour in the chicken stock and heavy cream, then simmer for about 8 minutes or until thickened.
Stir in the parmesan cheese and continue simmering for another 3-5 minutes.
Add the chicken into the insert of your slow cooker and sprinkle the basil, oregano, parsley, salt and pepper over the tops.
Add the sun-dried tomatoes on top of the chicken.
Then pour the sauce over top and cook for 3 hours on high or 6 hours on low.
Remove the chicken and set it aside, then stir in the spinach and cover until wilted.
Serve with the sauce poured over the top.
Store leftovers in an airtight container.
Can I Freeze Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes Cooked with Cream Sauce?
You certainly can. This Tuscan chicken will freeze for up to a couple of months in an airtight container. There is a chance that the cream will separate when you thaw the chicken out. If that happens, whisk the sauce as it reheats until its reincorporated well.
Can I Use Bone In Chicken Thighs?
If you were to adapt this recipe to oven baked Tuscan Chicken you could certainly use bone in thighs. But for slow cooker chicken, boneless is the way to go.
When you cook chicken thighs in the crockpot, they become so tender that they literally fall apart. And because no one really wants to have to dig around in the sauce trying to find all the bones, its recommended to use boneless.
Is it Better to Cook Chicken on High or Low in Crockpot?
This is a GREAT thing about crock pot chicken! If you are in a hurry, you can cook the chicken on high and it will turn out just fine. My personal preference is low and slow. That allows the chicken to really soak in the sauce. Either way, you can't go wrong.
What Goes with Tuscan Chicken Thighs?
This Tuscan crockpot chicken has spinach cooked right in the sauce which means this could be an entire meal in one. But if you are looking for more Keto or low carb sides, here are some of the most popular ones that are sure to be a hit:
- Roasted Balsamic Brussels Sprouts with Prosciutto
- Bacon Wrapped Asparagus
- Cheese Mashed Cauliflower
- Grilled Broccolini
- Bacon Wrapped Green Beans
- Roasted Garlic & Rosemary Mashed Cauliflower
- Easy Broccoli Salad with Bacon
Substitutions for Tuscan Slow Cooker Chicken
Chicken Breasts: You can use boneless, skinless chicken breasts if you prefer. To use breasts, you'll want to adjust the cooking time. Breasts are much denser and require more time. Start with an additional 45 minutes and then check to see if they are done. They should easily pull apart when you insert a fork into the center of one.
Cream Cheese: If you want a thicker cream sauce, you can add a block of cream cheese to the skillet along with the cream. Keep stirring it until it's all melted.
Mushrooms: Thick and beefy sliced mushrooms are a great way to help stretch out this dish when you're cooking for a crowd.
Kale: Not a fan of spinach? You can use finely chopped kale in place of the spinach. Be sure and cut away the spine that runs down the leaves of kale or it will be tough and chewy.
More Low Carb Chicken Recipes
- Thai Red Curry Coconut Grilled Chicken
- Grilled Chicken with Rosemary Citrus Glaze
- Spinach Artichoke Chicken Casserole
- Creamy Chicken Tuscan Skillet
- Bacon Ranch Chicken Casserole
- Chicken Florentine Skillet
- Instant Pot Chicken Marsala
- Creamy Chicken Poblano Chicken
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Slow Cooker Tuscan Chicken
- 1 ½ pounds chicken thighs
- 3 ounces baby spinach
- 1 cup parmesan cheese, grated
- 1 cup heavy cream
- ½ cup sun-dried tomatoes, sliced (packed in oil)
- ½ cup chicken stock
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 tablespoon oil from jar of sun-dried tomatoes
- 2 teaspoons dried parsley
- ½ teaspoon dried basil
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
- ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
- Add the butter, oil from the sun-dried tomatoes and garlic to a saucepan over medium heat. Sauté for about 20 seconds, making sure you don’t brown it. Then pour in the chicken stock and heavy cream, then simmer for about 8 minutes or until thickened. Stir in the parmesan cheese and continue simmering for another 3-5 minutes.
- Add the chicken into the insert of your slow cooker and sprinkle the basil, oregano, parsley, salt and pepper over the tops.
- Add the sun-dried tomatoes on top of the chicken, then pour the sauce over top and cook for 3 hours on high or 6 hours on low.
- Remove the chicken and set it aside, then stir in the spinach and cover until wilted. Serve with the sauce poured over the top.
- Store leftovers in an airtight container.
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*Nutritional data is provided as a courtesy and is accurate to the best of my knowledge. You can verify it using the nutrition calculator of your choice. All data is based on net carbs, without sugar alcohol- Swerve, Erythritol, Allulose, or Monk Fruit.