Crockpot Chicken Marsala

Prep Time: 10 minutes     |     Cook Time: 4 hours     |     Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes

Servings: 6 serves      |      Calories: 281 kcal

Ingredients:

6 (1.5 pounds, total) boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon dried basil

1 teaspoon dried thyme

1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika

salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste

1 tablespoon olive oil

8 ounces mushrooms, sliced

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 cup dry marsala wine

1/2 cup water

1/4 cup cornstarch

1/4 cup heavy cream

chopped fresh parsley, for garnish

Instructions:

Lightly grease a 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray and set aside.

Season chicken breasts all around with garlic powder, dried basil, thyme, paprika, salt, and pepper.

Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.

Add prepared chicken breasts to the hot oil and cook for 3 minutes per side, or until just browned.

Transfer chicken to slow cooker and top with mushrooms and garlic.

Return skillet over medium-high heat and add the marsala wine; cook for 1 minute, scraping up all the browned bits from the bottom of the skillet.

Pour wine over chicken and mushrooms.

Close with a lid and cook on LOW for 4 to 5 hours, or on HIGH for 2 to 3 hours. Chicken is done when internal temperature reaches 165˚F.

Remove chicken breasts from slow cooker and set aside on a plate.

Combine water and cornstarch in a mug or a small mixing bowl and whisk until incorporated; then, whisk the slurry into the wine sauce.

Add heavy cream to the wine sauce and whisk until combined.

Return chicken to the slow cooker; cover with a lid and cook on HIGH for 20 minutes, or until sauce has thickened.

Transfer chicken from slow cooker to plates; top with mushroom sauce and garnish with fresh parsley.