Crockpot Tuscan Chicken is a delicious fall slow cooker recipe with chicken, spinach, sun dried tomatoes and dairy free sauce. Easy to make in the crock pot, this healthy tuscan chicken recipe can be served over noodles, zucchini noodles, or eaten by itself!
Looking for an easy one pot dinner that you can make ahead in the slow cooker? Crockpot Tuscan chicken is going to be a home run!
Creamy tuscan chicken with spinach is juicy and creamy and tastes just as delicious as the real thing!
I swapped out traditional Alfredo sauce for my a creamy coconut milk sauce making this slow cooker Tuscan chicken totally dairy free and Whole30 compliant. If you are hoping to keep this recipe totally Whole30 or Keto, read on for my modifications for dietary restrictions.
My entire family gobbled this dinner up! What could be better than full bellies on busy weeknights?
What You Need to Make Tuscan Garlic Chicken in the Slow Cooker
In this section, I’m going to help you list out what you’ll need to add to your shopping list to make creamy slow cooker tuscan chicken.
Here is what you will need to make this deliciously creamy one pot tuscan chicken:
- 2 pounds of chicken breast, trimmed of fat (approximately 3 large chicken breasts)
- sea salt
- fresh ground pepper
- dried oregano
- vegan butter or ghee
- garlic cloves
- sun-dried tomatoes
- full fat coconut milk
- nutritional yeast
How to Cook Juicy Chicken in the Crock pot
Have you ever made chicken in the crock pot only to find it dry and mealy? There is nothing worse than dry chicken!
Quality of Meat is Important when Cooking Moist Chicken in the Slow Cooker
Quality of chicken is extremely important in making juicy slow cooker chicken. My favorite chicken to use comes from ButcherBox. ButcherBox has only free range, certified organic chicken that is humanely raised with zero antibiotics or added hormones.
Time will Impact Crockpot Chicken Texture and Moisture Level
Another consideration for cooking juicy chicken is how long to cook chicken in the crock pot. Many recipes will list 6 to 8 hours on low for crockpot chicken cook time. However, I have found that this produces dry chicken.
The best tool you can add to your kitchen tool box is an instant-read thermometer. At the three hour mark, check your chicken for temperature.
Cooked chicken has a temperature of 165F. If your chicken maintains a temperature at or above 165F, your chicken is done.
Rest Helps to Seal in Flavors
Finally, allow your chicken to rest before cutting into it. While I’m cooking my Banza spaghetti noodles to serve with tuscan chicken, I allow my chicken to rest and then cut the chicken breast against the grain.
How to modify Slow Cooker Creamy Tuscan Chicken for dietary restrictions
I made this creamy tuscan chicken with spinach and a dairy free sauce. Here are a few ideas if you have a specific dietary restriction but still want to enjoy this recipe:
Gluten Free: To make this recipe gluten free, serve with gluten free pasta or eat without pasta.
Dairy Free: This recipe as written is dairy free, enjoy!
Keto or Low Carb: To make keto tuscan chicken, serve over zucchini noodles or enjoy without pasta.
Whole30: Similar to low carb tuscan chicken, serve over zucchini noodles or enjoy without pasta.
You can also add other veggies to this dish to bump up the veggie factor! Asparagus, broccolini, artichokes and fresh tomatoes are a few veggies that would work well in this recipe.
A Few More Healthy Crock Pot Recipes You’ll Love!
- Crockpot Chicken Alfredo
- Honey Garlic Crockpot Chicken Thighs
- Italian Crockpot Meatballs
- Chicken Enchilada Soup
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Crockpot Tuscan Chicken
- 1 1/2 pounds chicken breast (approximately 3 large breasts)
- salt + pepper to taste
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 cup full fat coconut milk more if desired
- 3 tbsp vegan butter or ghee
- 6 garlic cloves smashed
- 1 cup sun-dried tomatoes sliced
- 3 cups baby spinach
- Season chicken with salt, pepper and oregano. Add to slow cooker and pour in coconut milk. Drop in vegan butter or ghee, garlic cloves and sun-dried tomatoes.
- Cook on low for three hours or until an instant read thermometer reads 165F. Remove chicken to a side dish and tent with foil. Allow chicken to rest.
- Mix spinach into the sauce. If desired, cook pasta noodles to serve with sauce. Mix cooked noodles into sauce and top with sliced chicken.