Marry me chicken Crock Pot recipe is the easy dinner meal that everyone loves. The combination of sun-dried tomatoes, heavy cream, and herbs smothering creamy chicken, might just make you want to pop a question, it is so good!
I have over 40 side dishes to serve with chicken if you are looking for the perfect pairing for this meal. They also pair well with these chicken quarter recipes.
I also have the best green bean recipes and baby potato recipes for those who want to add a vegetable side dish to the menu. Don't forget to make a pan of Rhodes rolls to mop up all the delicious cream sauce.
✨ Here is why this recipe is amazing:
- Easy slow cooker chicken recipe that is perfect for busy weeknight dinners.
- All the flavors of a traditional Marry Me Chicken recipe but made in your favorite slow cooker.
- The flavors of sun-dried tomatoes, Italian seasonings, and heavy cream are the perfect pairing with butterflied chicken breasts.
🥫 Ingredients needed:
Here is a visual overview of the ingredients in the recipe. Scroll down to the recipe at the bottom for quantities.
📝 Ingredient notes:
- Chicken - boneless skinless chicken breasts. If you would like to use bone-in split chicken breast, you care for a bit more flavor.
- Sun-Dried Tomatoes - I use ½ a jar of sun-dried tomatoes in oil but the dried tomatoes in a bag will work as well.
- Corn Starch - corn starch is used to dredge your raw chicken breast cutlets to help give them a crust before cooking.
I am using boneless, skinless chicken breasts but if you are a fan of boneless skinless, juicy chicken breasts or thighs, that would be a delicious substitution. I am using the sun-dried tomatoes in oil but if you are looking for a lower-fat option, just the sun-dried tomatoes that come in the packet.
This recipe calls for a few different spices but if you don't have all of these specific spices on your pantry shelf, you are welcome to substitute in your favorite Italian Season blend.
If you are looking to have a lower-fat sauce you can substitute in half and half for the heavy cream. The sauce will be thinner and not as creamy sauce but it will be lower fat.
I would NOT recommend using chicken tenderloins for this recipe. The tenderloins are too delicate to stand up to the long cook time in the slow cooker. They will easily fall apart.
🥣 Helpful Kitchen Tools
📷 Crock Pot Marry Me Chicken
- With a sharp knife, slice each chicken breast in half, lengthwise to make thin chicken cutlets.
2. Dredge the chicken breasts in corn starch seasoned with salt and pepper. Repeat the dredging until all the chicken has been coated.
3. Heat the olive oil in a cast iron or heavy bottom pan. Sear the chicken breasts on one side, just enough to get them to take on some color.
4. Flip the chicken and brown it on the second side. Add an additional drizzle of olive oil, if needed. Repeat with the remaining dredged chicken breasts.
5. Add the browned chicken to the slow cooker. Arrange in an even layer.
6. Add the chicken cutlets to the vessel of the crock pot and grate the garlic cloves on a Microplane grater. Add the minced garlic to the slow cooker over the chicken.
7. Sprinkle the salt, pepper and seasonings over the chicken.
8. Add the chicken stock to the slow cooker.
9. Pour the heavy cream over the chicken stock.
10. Add the butter and the sun-dried tomatoes to the slow cooker. If you have oil from the sun-dried tomato jar, add a drizzle for an added layer of flavor.
11. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4-6 hours.
❄️ Storage tips
Store the cooled leftovers in a closed container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
♨️ Reheating Instructions
To reheat, warm in the microwave at 50% power until heated through. Alternatively, add sauce and chicken to a shallow pan and warm over medium heat until heated through.
🍽️ Serving Suggestions
I like to serve either white rice or brown rice from my instant pot with this chicken recipe. Alternatively, a buttered noodle such as angel hair, spaghetti or linguini would pair with this chicken dish nicely.
👩🍳 Chef Tip
To thicken the sauce, whisk together 2 tablespoons of cornstarch with ¼ cup of water, add to the slow cooker and allow to thicken the last 20 minutes of the cooking time.
📄 Related Recipes
Marry Me Chicken (Crock Pot)
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HELPFUL KITCHEN TOOLS
- 4 Chicken Breasts (sliced into cutlets)
- ¼ cup Corn Starch
- 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- 1 ½ cups Chicken Stock
- 1 cup Heavy Cream
- 4 cloves Garlic
- ½ stick butter
- ½ cup Sun Dried Tomatoes (in oil)
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper (ground)
- 1 teaspoon rosemary (Dried)
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon Dried Basil
- 1 teaspoon Oregano
- With a sharp knife, slice each chicken breast in half, lengthwise to make thin chicken cutlets.4 Chicken Breasts
- Dredge the chicken breasts in corn starch seasoned with salt and pepper.¼ cup Corn Starch
- Repeat the dredging until all the chicken has been coated.
- Heat the olive oil in a cast iron or heavy bottom pan. Sear the chicken breasts on one side, just enough to get them to take on some color.3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- Flip the chicken and brown it on the second side. Add an additional drizzle of olive oil, if needed.
- Repeat with the remaining dredged chicken breasts.
- Add the browned chicken to the slow cooker. Arrange in an even layer.
- Add the chicken cutlets to the vessel of the crock pot and grate the garlic cloves on a Microplane grater. Add the garlic to the slow cooker over the chicken.4 cloves Garlic
- Sprinkle the salt, pepper and seasonings over the chicken.1 teaspoon Salt, ½ teaspoon black pepper, 1 teaspoon rosemary, 1 teaspoon onion powder, 1 teaspoon Dried Basil, 1 teaspoon Oregano
- Add the chicken stock to the slow cooker.1 ½ cups Chicken Stock
- Pour the heavy cream over the chicken stock.1 cup Heavy Cream
- Add the butter and the sun-dried tomatoes to the slow cooker. If you have oil from the sun-dried tomato jar, add a drizzle for an added layer of flavor.½ stick butter, ½ cup Sun Dried Tomatoes
- Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4-6 hours.
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👩🏻🍳 Sarah Mock
Sarah Mock is a classically trained Chef and graduate of Johnson & Wales University. A culinary blogger for 14 years Sarah helps the home cook prepare her recipes with professional results.
The butter is optional but if you do use it, be sure to stir it in when the cook time is over. It adds another layer of richness to the dish. So glad your husband liked it!
I made the Marry Me chicken and it was wonderful. No one asked to marry me, my granddaughter who is 9 said she loved it and my husband of 50+ years said this is a keeper. I saw no need for the butter, it just floated on top when done. I served it over mashed potatoes. Otherwise I will definitely make this again.
Just a follow up, we had this over rice with a side of peas and carrots. I mixed them in on the plate and it was great. Ended up adding the leftover vegetables and just had a lunch of it. Turns out we will be having this quite often.
I love this tip James! I would love to share it with my readers.
I liked how easy it is preparing this. I had thighs and browned them first and then sliced them. Thanks for sharing your family favorites with us.
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