From the glowing green hills and the gorgeously blue waters of Tuscany comes a meal that really knows how to take it easy. This Tuscany Dinner slow cooks its chicken so that it remains tender, juicy, and wonderfully savory, while allowing the cream sauce to really infuse the chicken with richness and herbaceous flavor. This is the kind of thing you’ll love served over pasta or with some crusty bread… anything to mop up that delicious sauce! Take a vacation from strenuous cooking and book a trip of relaxation with this Tuscany Dinner.

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Ingredients

For the chicken:

  • 4 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

For the sauce:

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup fresh spinach, chopped
  • pasta, optional, cooked and warm, for serving
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Directions

Step 1 –Place the chicken breasts in a 2-1/2 to 4-quart slow cooker.

Step 2 –Combine 1/2 teaspoon of the salt, the Italian seasoning, the paprika, and 1/8 teaspoon of the black pepper in a small bowl.

Step 3 –Sprinkle the seasoning blend over the chicken.

Step 4 –Add the heavy cream, the garlic, the cornstarch, the remaining salt, and the remaining black pepper in a medium bowl and whisk to combine.

Step 5 –Stir the sun-dried tomatoes and the parmesan cheese into the sauce mixture.

Step 6 –Pour the sauce over and around the chicken.

Step 7 –Cover and cook on low heat until the chicken breasts are cooked through at 165 degrees F internally, about 3 hours.

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Step 8 –Stir the fresh spinach into the chicken mixture.

Step 9 –Serve over the warm pasta.