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Crock Pot Tuscan Chicken (Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free)

One of our go-to dairy-free, gluten-free, easy weeknight meals I’ve been making quite a bit is Crock Pot Tuscan Chicken!

Inspired by Olive Garden’s Tuscan chicken, this kid-friendly meal offers a simple and healthy twist. It is loaded with fresh garlic, spinach, and sun-dried tomatoes in a delicious cream sauce. Perfect for serving over rice, mashed potatoes, or noodles (see ingredient notes).

It will also fill your home with the most delicious aroma, making it a meal that everyone loves to come home to.

Crock Pot Tuscan Chicken

Crock Pot Tuscan Chicken Ingredient Notes

I love how simple this recipe is. It only requires a few healthy ingredients:

  • Chicken: I prefer boneless, skinless chicken, but you can also use chicken thighs for this recipe if that’s your preference.
  • Garlic: Freshly minced, if possible!
  • Italian Seasoning: store-bought or homemade.
  • Spinach: Use fresh. Frozen spinach doesn’t work as well in this recipe.
  • Sun Dried Tomatoes: You’re going to want to drain and chop these.
  • Coconut Milk: Get the full fat! The low fat doesn’t work as well.
  • Cheese: For a dairy-free option, you can use nutritional yeast. If you prefer regular cheese, use parmesan!
  • Salt & Pepper

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Crock Pot Tuscan Chicken

What to Serve with Crock Pot Tuscan Chicken

  • Rice: Our personal favorite way to serve this meal is over a bed of rice (regular rice or cauliflower rice for lower carb). The sauce is SO insanely delicious and the rice perfectly soaks it up.
  • Pasta: Gluten-free noodles, regular noodles, or zucchini noodles — depending on preference/dietary need.
  • Mashed Potatoes: Regular or cauliflower
  • Veggies: Broccoli, Green Beans, etc.

Crock Pot Tuscan Chicken

Crock Pot Tuscan Chicken

One of our go-to dairy-free, gluten-free, easy weeknight meals I’ve been making quite a bit is Crock Pot Tuscan Chicken! Inspired by Olive Garden’s tuscan chicken, this kid-friendly meal offers a simple and healthy twist. It will also fill your home with the most delicious aroma, making it a meal that everyone loves to come home to.

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs chicken breast
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 15 oz can full fat coconut milk
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup sun-dried tomatoes
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast (dairy-free) or parmesan cheese
  • salt & pepper

Instructions

  1. Place in crock pot and season with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning.
  2. Add in garlic, coconut milk and sun-dried tomatoes.
  3. Cook on low for 6 hours or high for 4 hours, or until temperature is 165F.
  4. Once chicken is fully cooked, remove it from pot. Stir in spinach and cheese (or nutritional yeast).
  5. Serve chicken with sauce poured over top.

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Vinny

Wednesday 1st of May 2024

Can u use lactose free milk instead of coconut milk

Jilly Halasz

Saturday 20th of April 2024

I do not like the taste of coconut but I’m dairy free. How potent is the taste once cooked? To me when something uses coconut milk that’s all i can taste in the ingredients!

Anna

Wednesday 24th of April 2024

@Jilly Halasz, I couldn't taste it at all and my kids didn't even know it was coconut.

Christy

Thursday 25th of January 2024

Hi! I would love to make this tonight. If I want to use a dairy option, what would you use in place of coconut milk? Thanks!!!

Christina

Thursday 25th of January 2024

Heavy cream!

Tabitha

Saturday 25th of February 2023

Do frozen chicken breasts work for this recipe?

Kellie Mooney

Tuesday 10th of January 2023

I make this but add a can of chopped artichokes!

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