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Crockpot Marry Me Chicken slow cooks chicken breasts in a creamy herb and sun dried tomato sauce. A perfect special occasion dish that tastes delicious over pasta, rice, or vegetables.
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Crockpot Marry Me Chicken combines tender chicken with a creamy, garlicky, sundried tomato sauce and cooks it low and slow to create a delicious dinner.

With minimal prep, this flavorful meal is so easy to make, especially because the slow cooker does most of the work!

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Slow Cooker Marry Me Chicken

Our Crock Pot Marry Me Chicken recipe features chicken that cooks in a rich, thick, creamy sauce packed with sundried tomatoes, parmesan cheese, and plenty of Tuscan flavors.

The ingredients in this slow cooker marry me chicken dish marry together perfectly – the sauce paired with the poultry ties it all together into the best-tasting bite of creamy chicken that may prompt a proposal!

This super simple crock pot chicken is full of flavor and even looks fancy when you serve it for supper with your favorite rice, pasta, or breadsticks (to sop up the delicious sauce that shouldn’t be left sitting).

Perfect for a special occasion or weeknight dinner, this easy marry me chicken dinner is a great way to win someone’s heart or suggest a second date!

Why Is It Called Marry Me Chicken

The name of this chicken dish has a double meaning. You can interpret it as the ingredients meld and mingle together in the most delicious ways and create a creamy sauce that pairs perfectly with the chicken. Or, if you listen to the rumors, you should serve this flavorful dish to your loved one if you want a ring on your finger stat! 

Why We Love This Marry Me Chicken Crock Pot Recipe

  • Quick and easy to make.
  • Uses a handful of simple ingredients.
  • Rich, creamy sauce is full of delicious flavor.
  • Chicken becomes tender as it simmers in the sauce and is infused with a Tuscan-inspired taste.
  • Perfect for dinner parties, family-friendly meals, or serving to your loved one.
Crockpot Marry Me Chicken ingredients

Crockpot Marry me Chicken Ingredients

  • Boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Minced garlic
  • Chicken broth
  • Heavy cream
  • Cornstarch 
  • Sun dried tomatoes
  • Fresh thyme
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Basil leaves

Substitutions and Additions

  • Choose Your Chicken: Boneless, skinless chicken breasts are the best chicken cut for this recipe. However, you can also prepare it with boneless skinless chicken thighs. Keep in mind, that they will cook faster.
  • Cut The Calories: If you want to lighten up this recipe, you can replace the heavy cream with evaporated milk or half and half.
  • Keep It Keto: For a low carb, keto friendly meal, my stovetop Marry Me Chicken recipe is prepared without cornstarch and is just as easy to make.
Marry Me Chicken in a crockpot
  • Skillet
  • Crockpot
  • Whisk

How to Make Crockpot Marry me Chicken

  1. Prepare The Poultry: Season chicken breast with salt and pepper and cook it in the oil in a skillet. Transfer the chicken to the crockpot. 
  2. Make The Slurry Mixture: Add the garlic to the pan and cook for one minute. Deglaze the pan with the chicken stock. Whisk together the heavy cream and cornstarch and stir the slurry into the pan. Simmer for 2 minutes and then pour the mixture into the crockpot.
  3. Set The Slow Cooker: Mix in the tomatoes, thyme, and red pepper flakes. Set the crockpot to low for 5-6 hours or high for 3-4 hours.
  4. Serve: Stir in the Parmesan cheese and top with the basil. Serve and enjoy.

Tips For Making Crockpot Marry Me Chicken?

  • If your sauce turns out too thick, you can add some extra chicken broth until you get a thinner sauce.
  • You can use dried thyme instead of fresh time, but you will only need 1/2 teaspoon of the dried thyme.

What To Serve With Crockpot Chicken

Make a complete meal by serving your Marry Me Chicken over a plate of pasta, mashed potatoes, brown rice, and some veggies on the side. Or for a lower-carb dinner, serve this dish with cauliflower breadsticks, cauliflower rice, or zucchini noodles.

How to Store Crockpot Marry Me Chicken

  • To Store: Store the leftover Marry Me Chicken in an airtight container in the fridge for up to five days.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you use sun-dried tomatoes in oil or dried?

You can use either kind of sun dried tomatoes for this recipe, but the type in the bag works better for this dish. If you use the ones in oil, make sure you drain them from the oil before using them.

Why do you need to cook the chicken before putting it into the crockpot?

Cooking the chicken first locks in some moisture from the chicken and gives it more flavor. It’s a quick step but makes a difference.

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5 from 6 votes
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Crockpot Marry Me Chicken

Serves — 4
Crockpot Marry Me Chicken slow cooks chicken breasts in a creamy herb and sun dried tomato sauce. A perfect special occasion dish that tastes delicious over pasta, rice, or vegetables.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 45 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 1.5 pounds chicken breast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoon cornstarch
  • ½ cup sun-dried tomatoes sliced
  • 4 springs fresh thyme
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • 8 basil leaves julienned

Instructions
 

  • Season chicken breast with salt and pepper.
  • Pour the oil into a skillet and heat it over medium-high heat. Add in the chicken and cook each side for 4 minutes. Transfer the chicken to the crockpot.
  • Add the garlic to the pan and cook for one minute. Deglaze the pan with the chicken stock.
  • Whisk together the heavy cream and cornstarch in a small bowl. Stir the slurry into the pan and allow it to simmer for 2 minutes. Pour the mixture into the crockpot.
  • Mix in the tomatoes, thyme, and red pepper flakes.
  • Set the crockpot to low for 5-6 hours or high for 3-4 hours.
  • Stir in the Parmesan cheese and top with the basil, and enjoy.

Jenn’s Notes

Storage:
  • To Store: Store the leftover Marry Me Chicken in an airtight container in the fridge for up to five days.
Tips:
  • If your sauce turns out too thick, you can add some extra chicken broth until you get a thinner sauce.
  • You can use dried thyme instead of fresh time, but you will only need 1/2 teaspoon of the dried thyme.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 412kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 148mg | Sodium: 1125mg | Potassium: 1178mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 825IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 134mg | Iron: 2mg
Jennifer Fishkind

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Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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  1. 5 stars
    This was so good! My husband made this chicken and he did fantastic! We all went for seconds. The flavor is incredible. We did use boneless thighs as that is what we had in the fridge. Moist, flavorful and the aroma!! Yum!!