Saucy tender chicken slow cooked with fire roasted tomatoes, mushrooms, and sweet basil creates this divine Slow Cooker Tuscan Chicken.
Let’s talk about how much I love my slow cooker. Basically it’s my right arm in the kitchen. I use it all. year. round. probably 3-4 times a week which means I am using it more often than I am not using it. In fact, and this is the truth you guys, I have 4 slow cookers.
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Anyone need to borrow one? I have issues.
Another thing I love? Fire roasted tomatoes. Who knew that the way you cooked tomatoes could amp up their goodness so much! I adore fresh sweet tomatoes during the summer – baby heirlooms, you are my heaven – but I have a special place in my heart for the tomatoes that are fire roasted to blackened-edge perfection.
When you combine those fire roasted tomatoes with mushrooms, a LOT of garlic, fresh basil and Italian seasonings, all with juicy slow cooked chicken breasts, something truly fantastic happens. Tip: save some of that fresh basil for tossing right on top at the end!
Slow Cooker Tuscan Chicken
Saucy tender chicken slow cooked with fire roasted tomatoes, mushrooms, and sweet basil.
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 2 15-ounce cans fire roasted tomatoes (undrained)
- 1 cup sliced mushrooms
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1/2 white onion, thinly sliced
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- handful of basil leaves, thinly sliced
In a medium bowl stir together tomatoes, mushrooms, garlic, onions, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, and half of the basil.
Lay chicken in a single layer in the bottom of a greased slow cooker. Pour tomato mixture over the top.
Cover and cook on low 4-6 hours or until chicken is tender and cooked through. Garnish with remaining basil and serve.