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Crockpot Creamy Tomato Basil Chicken

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This Crockpot Creamy Tomato Basil Chicken is so good and makes an easy healthy meal! Pair with a side of quinoa or brown rice and steamed veggies! 

What’s the best thing about cooking with a crockpot? You set it and forget it! Making dinner isn’t always easy after a long hard day, but I find that if you start the crockpot while you are still fresh in the morning, dinner is done by the time you get home! 

a spoonful of chicken with a creamy tomato basil sauce with extra basil for garnish

Crockpot Tomato Basil Chicken is creamy and full of flavor from the fresh basil! While this is totally optional, fresh flavors are the best! 

By using goat cheese and cottage cheese, we still get the creaminess of the sauce without having to use stuff like heavy cream, butter, and oil. One-pot meal and whole, healthy ingredients, WINNING!

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wooden spoon in creamy tomato basil sauce with chicken fresh out of the crockpot

Ingredients for Crockpot Tomato Basil Chicken

  • diced tomatoes
  • tomato sauce
  • goat cheese
  • cottage cheese
  • minced garlic
  • dried basil
  • dried oregano
  • black pepper
  • boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Fresh basil

You will also need:

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top view of creamy tomato basil chicken after cooking in the crockpot in a white bowl

How to Make Tomato Basil Chicken in the Crockpot 

Combine all ingredients for the creamy sauce. Then add your diced chicken to the tomato sauce and stir. You will cook on high for 3 hours, then BOOM dinner is done with minimal cleanup! 

Here’s a little tip if you don’t like cleaning out the crockpot. Before combining the ingredients use a crockpot liner. Then once your food is finished cooking, simply lift it out and toss! 

What Should the Internal Temperature of Chicken Be? 

165F. After you have cooked your chicken in the crockpot, before serving be sure to check the temp with a thermometer. 

top view of creamy tomato basil chicken after cooking in the crockpot in a white bowl

Can I Use Frozen Chicken Instead? 

I would not recommend this. One, I haven’t tested the recipe and because there are conflicting opinions about putting frozen chicken in the crockpot. 

Two, some professionals say that since the crockpot is a slow cooker, there’s a chance that once the frozen chicken thaws some that it will stay in the “danger” zone too long. This is similar to the concept of buffets that don’t have constant monitoring of temperatures. So no, I wouldn’t try it! 

close up of crockpot tomato basil chicken in a white bowl with basil for garnish

Freeze for Later 

If you find that you want to freeze this chicken recipe for later, simply allow it to cool completely and store flat in a plastic freezer bag. 

This recipe is also really great for meal prepping and has the same great flavor when reheating!

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Crockpot Creamy Tomato Basil Chicken

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wooden spoon in creamy tomato basil sauce with chicken fresh out of the crockpot

Crockpot Creamy Tomato Basil Chicken

This Crockpot Creamy Tomato Basil Chicken is so good and makes an easy healthy meal! Pair with a side of quinoa or brown rice and steamed veggies!
5 from 5 votes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 People

Equipment

  • Crockpot

Ingredients
  

  • 14 oz diced tomatoes, canned
  • 1 cup tomato sauce, canned
  • 4 oz goat cheese cubed
  • ¼ cup cottage cheese 4%
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts cubed
  • Fresh basil optional

Instructions
 

  • Add tomatoes, pasta sauce, goat cheese, cottage cheese, garlic, basil, oregano, and pepper to a 3-6 quart slow cooker.
  • Stir to combine ingredients.
  • Add cubed chicken breasts and stir into the sauce.
  • Cook on high for 3 hours, until a meat thermometer reads 165 degrees F. The exact cook time will depend on your slow cooker — a fuller slow cooker will take longer to cook, so a larger one will cook faster.
  • Stir in fresh basil and serve over pasta, rice, or with a salad and veggies!
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4 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This recipe is SO good and easy. I’m not a huge goat cheese fan so I subbed for feta. It will definitely become a regular go-to. I am a college student, so I love that I can just throw it all together and forget about it for a few hours. I used the slow cooker setting on my instantpot and it worked perfectly. I served it with microwaveable brown rice and an arugula side salad with just lemon juice and shaved parmesan. Such a good meal!!

  2. This looks great! I am looking to meal prep this recipe, but I do not see any information on servings. How many servings does this recipe make?

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