Just made this the other night and we had 0 leftovers!

The comforting hum of the slow cooker always reminded me of how cooking can simmer down the hustle of life to a warm, gentle pace. Among the treasured recipes in my repertoire is one that harkens both tradition and ease: Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Chicken. Now, darlings, I’ll tell you, this isn’t an old family recipe handed down through generations; rather, it’s a contemporary twist on the beloved spinach artichoke dip, transformed into a homestyle meal that soothes the soul after a long day. Folks might want to make this dish for its simplicity and the way it lovingly nods to those classic flavors while providing the hearty sustenance of a complete chicken dinner.

When it comes to what to serve alongside this wholesome dish, I often lean on the cozy comforts of a good old-fashioned mashed potato or, for a touch lighter, a simple buttered rice. That being said, roasted root vegetables or a crisp green salad would also do nicely to round out the meal.

Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Chicken
Servings: 6


 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
– 1 (14-ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
– 1 (10-ounce) package frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
– 1 cup sour cream
– 1 (8-ounce) block cream cheese, softened
– 1 cup chicken broth
– 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
– 1 teaspoon garlic powder
– 1 teaspoon onion powder
– Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


1. Lay the chicken breasts at the bottom of the slow cooker.

2. In a bowl, mix together the artichoke hearts, spinach, sour cream, cream cheese, chicken broth, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, and onion powder until well combined.

3. Season the mixture with salt and pepper, giving it a good stir to incorporate all the flavors.

4. Spread the spinach artichoke mixture over the chicken breasts in the slow cooker.

5. Set the slow cooker to low and cook for 6 hours, or until the chicken is tender and fully cooked through.

6. Once done, give everything a gentle stir to coat the chicken thoroughly with the creamy sauce and serve warm.

Variations & Tips

– For those who enjoy a bit of a spicy kick, a pinch of red pepper flakes or a splash of hot sauce can be stirred into the mix.
– You can also try different cheeses; maybe a Gouda or a sharp cheddar could add another layer of flavor.
– If you’d like to keep this recipe lower in fat, opt for Neufchâtel cheese instead of regular cream cheese and use a light sour cream.
– And remember, always taste as you go and adjust the seasonings to suit that precious palatal heritage of yours. Enjoy!

Every time I open the lid of my slow cooker to the rich aroma of this Spinach Artichoke Chicken, it’s like welcoming an old friend who’s come all the way just to provide comfort. It’s my hope that this recipe does the same for you and yours.

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