Slow Cooker Marry Me Chicken

Slow Cooker Marry Me Chicken

Marry Me Chicken is quite the statement for a recipe, but you’ll understand why after you make it! This version changes up the ingredients from the popular recipe so it’s a little less heavy and higher in protein. With juicy chicken in a rich, creamy sauce it’s the perfect easy weeknight dinner.

Marry Me Chicken Recipe

This recipe was originally developed in 2016 by a popular food magazine before going viral on TikTok. The idea is that it’s so good you can expect a marriage proposal if you serve it to your significant other! Since then several different versions have come about with basically the same flavors.

The original called for dredging chicken breast in all-purpose flour then searing in a large skillet until golden brown and a little crispy. It then added heavy cream, parmesan cheese, red pepper flakes, and other spices.

My version skips the sear and uses a slow cooker (or Instant Pot) for an even easier chicken dish. It’s basically a dump-and-go chicken dinner recipe that still has all of the flavor. I use chicken breast but you could also use boneless and skinless chicken thighs or cutlets.

And instead of heavy cream, I use Greek yogurt. It adds that creamy flavor but it’s a little cleaner and has more protein. I also skip the Parmesan cheese, but you could always add some at the end if you prefer. The chicken combines with sundried tomatoes, garlic, and Italian herbs for amazing flavor!

What To Serve Marry Me Chicken With

My kids loved this with egg noodles, but there are plenty of options. For a low-carb version try veggie noodles (like zucchini or butternut squash). It’s also good over top of rice, pasta, or even potatoes. Either roasted potatoes or mashed potatoes would be good.

I like to add a veggie side to this meal for even more nutrition. Easy options like roasted veggies or a side salad work well. Here are a few more ideas!

The next time you’re in need of a delicious, easy dinner give this Marry Me Chicken recipe a try!

Slow Cooker Marry Me Chicken

Shredded chicken cooked in a thick creamy sauce that’s full of Tuscan flavors! Clean and high-protein.

  • Place the chicken at the bottom of a slow cooker. Add onion, garlic, sundried tomatoes, and 1 cup chicken broth. Add Greek yogurt and spices (except parsley) and mix to combine.

  • Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for 4-6 hours or until the chicken is tender and cooked through.

  • Shred the chicken in the slow cooker and stir into the cream sauce.

  • Serve the shredded chicken over pasta, rice, veggies, or mashed potatoes.

  • Sprinkle with freshly chopped parsley or basil before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Slow Cooker Marry Me Chicken

Amount Per Serving (1 serving)

Calories 239
Calories from Fat 72

% Daily Value*

Fat 8g12%

Saturated Fat 1g6%

Trans Fat 0.02g

Polyunsaturated Fat 1g

Monounsaturated Fat 4g

Cholesterol 74mg25%

Sodium 465mg20%

Potassium 1040mg30%

Carbohydrates 13g4%

Fiber 3g13%

Sugar 7g8%

Protein 30g60%

Vitamin A 175IU4%

Vitamin C 10mg12%

Calcium 77mg8%

Iron 2mg11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Add a little water or milk before reheating if the sauce thickens too much.

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Instant Pot Marry Me Chicken

An even faster version for days you don’t want to pull out the slow cooker. Chicken is cooked in a rich, creamy sauce flavored with tomatoes and spices.

  • Place the chicken at the bottom of a slow cooker. Add onion, garlic, sundried tomatoes, and 1 cup chicken broth. Add Greek yogurt and spices (except parsley) and mix to combine.

  • Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for 4-6 hours or until the chicken is tender and cooked through.

  • Use two forks to shred the chicken in the slow cooker and stir into the cream sauce.

  • Serve the shredded chicken over pasta, rice, veggies, or mashed potatoes.

  • Sprinkle with freshly chopped parsley or basil before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Instant Pot Marry Me Chicken

Amount Per Serving (1 serving)

Calories 239
Calories from Fat 72

% Daily Value*

Fat 8g12%

Saturated Fat 1g6%

Trans Fat 0.02g

Polyunsaturated Fat 1g

Monounsaturated Fat 4g

Cholesterol 74mg25%

Sodium 465mg20%

Potassium 1040mg30%

Carbohydrates 13g4%

Fiber 3g13%

Sugar 7g8%

Protein 30g60%

Vitamin A 175IU4%

Vitamin C 10mg12%

Calcium 77mg8%

Iron 2mg11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Add a little water or milk before reheating if the sauce thickens too much.

What’s your favorite way to cook chicken? Leave a comment and let us know!

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