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Crockpot Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken. A delicious, easy slow cooker meal using white wine, creamy Dijon mustard, sun-dried tomatoes, fresh herbs, and parmesan cheese. I even added in some vibrant fresh spinach for veggies and color. This slow-cooked chicken dinner is a hearty and delicious meal to come home to at the end of a busy day. Perfect for these long cold nights we’re all experiencing. This is also the easiest dinner to prepare, you simply can’t go wrong with this creamy sun-dried tomato chicken. Serve it with polenta, rice, or crusty bread.
As we start to get down to these final days leading up to Christmas, I am definitely focusing on recipes that don’t require much effort. Especially for dinner. I think between, brothers, cousins…and new nieces and nephews…we’ll have over 20 people staying with my parents this holiday. So easy needs to be the name of the game.
I’m not sure exactly when they all start arriving, but I know it’s soon after I get back from New York. With that in mind, I’m always looking for dinners that everyone will enjoy that are simple to prepare.
Like most of us, I love using the crockpot. But it’s essential when all of the family is in town. With so much always happening during the dinner time hour, it’s nice to just have something already cooking and not be working on multiple dishes on the stove.
This recipe is loosely inspired by my French wine and mustard chicken, but made with a few additions. Additions like sun-dried tomatoes and my homemade Italian seasoning mix. I think it’s even more flavorful this way!
This is perfect for this time when the days are chilly and the nights are their coldest. Especially when served over a plate of creamy polenta.
As you can imagine, this is really pretty straightforward. And as I always try to do, I’ve provided the crockpot, instant pot, and stove top directions.
I start with the sun-dried tomatoes. I love using a jar of oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes. Not only are the tomatoes delicious, but I also use the oil from the jar as well. The oil is seasoned, so it adds even more flavor. Just make sure it’s extra virgin olive oil.
Add the chicken to the crockpot, then rub it all over with shallots, garlic, my homemade Italian seasoning, paprika, and chili flakes. Then add the mustards. I like to use both a creamy Dijon and a grainy Dijon. I love using mustard in cream sauces, it always adds a rich creaminess to every sauce.
Then, pour over the wine, add a squeeze of lemon, and if you have one, a parmesan rind to add even more flavor.
At this point, just cover the crockpot and cook. You can speed things up by cooking on high, or go low and slow. Alternatively, you can use the instant pot, but I do prefer the crockpot method here.
When the chicken has cooked, pull it out and set it on a small sheet pan. Stir the cream into the sauce, then add the spinach and allow that to cook.
While the sauce is finishing up, I grab the reserved sun-dried tomato oil and drizzle it all over the chicken. Then throw the chicken under the broiler for a couple of minutes to crisp it up. This is totally optional, but I do think it adds to the dish.
And then I serve. I love serving this over bowls of cheesy polenta, it is DELISH. I always like to add some crusty bread too.
A very simple, easy-to-clean-up dinner with minimal hands-on time too!
Great for busy nights with out-of-town guests. Or just your average weeknight…it’s a great mix of hearty, creamy, and delicious!
Looking for other slow cooker meals? Here are a few ideas:
Slow Cooker Saucy Sunday Bolognese Pasta
Crockpot Creamy Coconut Chicken Tikka Masala
Slow Cooker Herbed Chicken and Rice Pilaf
Crockpot Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Bolognese
Lastly, if you make this Crockpot Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!
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I have a question before making this. I was hoping to have something to put in the crackpot before work, so its finished when I get home. Would the chicken be too dry after eight hours, or should I stick to the stove top method?
The chicken will be just fine:) Please let me know if you have any other questions, I hope you love this recipe! xT