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Slow Cooker Garlic Tuscan Chicken and Penne Recipe for Two

Slow Cooker Garlic Tuscan Chicken is coated in a light and creamy Parmesan cheese sauce filled with garlic, baby bella mushrooms, onion, cherry tomatoes, and spinach! This has really great flavor and is all done in one pot.

Slow Cooker Garlic Tuscan Chicken and Penne

 

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I based this recipe off my Garlic Orzo Tuscan Shrimp but changed it up a little bit using chicken and penne and adapted it to use the crockpot slow cooker.

 

How to make Slow Cooker Garlic Tuscan Chicken and Penne:

Slice the onion and then cut the slices in half. Slice the mushrooms if they aren’t already sliced.

sliced mushrooms and onions for Tuscan Chicken

 

Add the melted butter, chicken stock, garlic, onion, and mushrooms into a 4 quart crockpot slow cooker. Click here for a 4 quart crockpot slow cooker.

Butter, chicken stock, garlic, onion, and mushrooms in a crockpot.

 

Place the chicken over the top of the crockpot contents.

 

Sprinkle the Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper into the crockpot slow cooker.

Chicken sprinkled with Italian herbs, salt, and pepper in a crockpot.

 

Cover and cook on low for 7 hours.

 

Remove the chicken to a cutting board. Keep the chicken whole or shred it with two forks.

 

Slice the tomatoes in half.

Cherry tomatoes cut in half with a knife and pile of baby spinach

 

To the crockpot, add in the baby spinach leaves, tomatoes and pasta.

Tuscan Chicken ingredients in a crockpot.

 

Return the chicken to the crockpot. If it’s shredded, stir it in. If it’s whole, set it on top of the other contents.

Tuscan Chicken and ingredients in a crockpot slow cooker.

 

Recover the slow cooker and continue cooking for about 30 minutes or until the pasta is cooked.

 

Stir in the heavy cream and Parmesan cheese.

 

Divide between two bowls and serve garnished with fresh parsley and extra Parmesan if desired.

 

 

Slow Cooker Garlic Tuscan Chicken and Penne Recipe for Two

 

 

5 from 1 vote
Slow Cooker Garlic Tuscan Chicken and Penne serves 2
Slow Cooker Garlic Tuscan Chicken and Penne
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
7 hrs 30 mins
Total Time
7 hrs 35 mins
 
Slow Cooker Garlic Tuscan Chicken is coated in a light and creamy Parmesan cheese sauce filled with garlic, baby bella mushrooms, onion, cherry tomatoes, and spinach! This has really great flavor and is all done in one pot.
Course: Date Night, Dinner, Lunch, Main Course, Valentine's Day
Cuisine: American, Italian, Tuscan
Keyword: crockpot garlic tuscan chicken and penne, slow cooker garlic tuscan chicken and penne
Servings (Adjustable): 2
Calories: 852 kcal
Author: Zona
Ingredients
  • 2 Tablespoon butter melted
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 3 cloves jarred minced garlic
  • 2 boneless chicken breasts about 4 ounces each
  • 1 small yellow onion
  • 4 ounces baby bella mushrooms or button mushrooms
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian herbs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups baby spinach leaves
  • 8 cherry tomatoes optional
  • 1 cup penne uncooked (or any pasta)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese plus some for garnish if desired
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh parsley for garnish
Instructions
  1. Slice the onion and then cut the slices in half. Slice the mushrooms if they aren’t already sliced.
  2. Add the melted butter, chicken stock, garlic, onion, and mushrooms into a 4 quart crockpot slow cooker. Click here for a 4 quart crockpot slow cooker.
  3. Place the chicken over the top of the crockpot contents.
  4. Sprinkle the Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper into the crockpot slow cooker.
  5. Cover and cook on low for 7 hours.
  6. Remove the chicken to a cutting board. Keep the chicken whole or shred it with two forks.
  7. Slice the tomatoes in half.
  8. To the crockpot, add in the baby spinach leaves, tomatoes and pasta.
  9. Return the chicken to the crockpot. If it’s shredded, stir it in. If it’s whole, set it on top of the other contents.
  10. Recover the slow cooker and continue cooking for about 30 minutes or until the pasta is cooked.
  11. Stir in the heavy cream and Parmesan cheese.
  12. Divide between two bowls and serve garnished with fresh parsley and extra Parmesan if desired.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Chicken can be thawed or frozen.

Even though we pictured the chicken whole, we prefer it shredded and mixed in.

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Garlic Tuscan Chicken and Penne
Amount Per Serving
Calories 852 Calories from Fat 414
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 46g 71%
Saturated Fat 26g 130%
Cholesterol 209mg 70%
Sodium 843mg 35%
Potassium 1354mg 39%
Total Carbohydrates 61g 20%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 8g
Protein 48g 96%
Vitamin A 81.7%
Vitamin C 36.8%
Calcium 40.2%
Iron 19.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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1 Comment

  • Reply
    Albert Bevia
    April 10, 2018 at 10:29 am

    This dish looks truly amazing, love all the combination of ingredients, from the baby bella mushrooms to the spinach, this must be so good! thanks for the recipe 🙂

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