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Meet Slow Cooker Marry Me Chicken, a new version of the viral recipe. Simple, hands-off and great for a midweek meal, this might just be your new favourite chicken recipe.

A black slow cooker pan filled with cooked Slow Cooker Marry Me Chicken, with small condiments around it and spoons.

If you haven’t heard of my original Marry Me Chicken recipe yet, where have you been?!

This mouthwatering meal has gone down an absolute storm (with more than 325 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ reviews!).

I just had to make a Slow Cooker Marry Me Chicken version of this family favourite for those days when time is a struggle and we can benefit from prepping earlier in the day.

Why you’ll love this Slow Cooker Marry Me Chicken recipe

⭐️ Super quick and easy prep

⭐️ Deliciously creamy and cheesy

⭐️ Packed with flavour

A close up of cooked Slow Cooker Marry Me Chicken in the pan.

How we came up with this recipe

You may already be familiar with this Tuscan-style creamy dish from my other variations on Marry Me Chicken, but in case you don’t know…

I adapted my own version of this dish a while ago (so good it’ll make your diners want to marry you, as the story goes).

I thought it would lend itself perfectly to my slow cooker collection, and after plenty of testing, I was right! 

Unlike my pasta dishes, this one will probably need a side dish to go with it. There are a few ideas below, or keep things simple with some microwave rice just before serving.

Slow Cooker Marry Me Chicken Ingredients Notes

The raw ingredients for Slow Cooker Marry Me Chicken laid out in small bowls on a white counter top.
  • Chicken – We’re using 650g of skinless and boneless breasts for this recipe, which is about 4 breasts, cut into bite-sized chunks 
  • Sun dried tomatoes – The type in an oil-filled jar, not the dry ones
  • Garlic – I use peeled and crushed fresh garlic here, but feel free to use pre-prepared from a jar or frozen
  • Chicken stock cube – Just add this to the slow cooker with the water measured, no need to dilute further
  • To stir in once cooked – Cream cheese, grated parmesan, fresh basil, sea salt and ground black pepper

How to make Slow Cooker MArry Me Chicken

Chunks of raw chicken on a white plate, coated with flour for the recipe Slow Cooker Marry Me Chicken.

1. Toss the chicken in the plain flour with plenty of salt and pepper until it’s well coated. Put in to the slow cooker.

Lots of raw ingredients in a slow cooker pan to show the method of making Slow Cooker Marry Me Chicken.

2. Add the garlic, sun dried tomatoes, oregano, paprika, stock cube and boiling water. Cook as per the recipe below.

What to serve with this…


In the fridge You can keep this recipe cooked in the fridge for 3 days. Reheat fully in the microwave or on the hob before serving.

In the freezer Creamy sauces don’t freeze overly well and the chicken would be a little dry when you’re reheating it from frozen, however I wouldn’t let it go to waste. If freezing is your best option, you can do so, it may need a little extra liquid (water) to be added as you reheat it.

MOre Marry Me Chicken Recipes…


Can you recommend a good slow cooker?

The Morphy Richards Sear & Stew Slow Cooker is my all-time favourite because you can use it for initial browning on the hob and it’s really light. 

I wrote up a whole slow cooker review though, where you might find another one to suit your needs. Have a read here.

Can I make this dairy free?

Yes sure. Just swap the cream cheese and parmesan for dairy-free alternatives and you’re good to go.

Let me know how you got on and what you thought of these recipes. Please rate the recipe using the ⭐️ below.

Also I’d LOVE to see your cooking creations. If you’d like to share yours with me, you can tag me on Instagram (@tamingtwins).

5 from 6 votes

Slow Cooker Marry Me Chicken

What’s better than adapting our favourite recipes for those busy days when we have no time or energy to cook in the evening? A slow cooker version of Marry Me Chicken, of course! Preps in minutes and tastes SO good.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 650 g Boneless & skinless chicken breast, About x4, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 30 g Plain flour
  • 3 Garlic cloves, Peeled and crushed
  • 100 g Sun dried tomatoes, Drained and very finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Dried oregano
  • 2 tsp Paprika
  • 300 ml Boiling water
  • 1 Chicken stock cube, Crumbled

Stir in at the end:

  • 100 g Cream cheese
  • 50 g Parmesan, Grated
  • 15 g Fresh basil leaves
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • Toss chicken in the plain flour with plenty of salt and pepper until well coated.
  • Put into the slow cooker with the garlic, tomatoes, oregano, paprika, crumbled stock cube and water.
  • Cook on HIGH for 2.5-3 hours until the chicken is cooked through.
  • Mix in the remaining ingredients just before serving.


Sun Dried Tomatoes – Use the type in jars in oil. Drain the oil and pat dry. Be sure to cut these up very very finely. If they are left too large they can be a little chewy when slow cooked. Cut up very small, they just add lots of flavour and almost melt into the sauce.


Calories: 387kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 46gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 126mgSodium: 749mgPotassium: 1592mgFiber: 4gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 1202IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 247mgIron: 4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Family Food
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  1. 5 stars
    Wow, another great recipe. My boyfriend uses your recipes every week! He is a huge fan, only uses your recipes and is a slow cooker lover! He made me the marry me chicken today and it was delicious, we had to leave a comment!!
    Thanks Sarah, you have taught my boyfriend to cook I will forever be grateful! Xx

  2. Hi Sarah
    Going to make marry me chicken for Sunday
    Will let you know how it goes
    Thanks for recipe, looking forward to more
    Best wishes
    Teresa x

    1. 5 stars
      Made this tonight for husband and my elderly parents. It went down an absolute treat. Will be making this again
      Thank you again Sarah for another amazing recipe x