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Creamy Tomato Basil Chicken - made in the slow cooker and served over pasta for an easy weeknight dinner. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

Creamy Tomato Basil Chicken (Slow Cooker)

This Creamy Tomato Basil Chicken is made in the slow cooker and served over pasta or rice for an easy weeknight dinner.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 45 minutes
Yield 6 servings


  • 1 1/2 lbs chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasonings
  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1 teaspoon sugar (cuts the acidity of the tomatoes)
  • Reynolds slow cooker liners


  1. Place chicken in a 6-8 quart slow cooker lined with a Reynolds slow cooker liner. Sprinkle with garlic powder and Italian seasonings. Pour crushed tomatoes on top. Cook for 3-4 hours on low or until chicken is done.

  2. Remove chicken from the slow cooker and shred with two forks. Return chicken to slow cooker and stir in the cream cheese. Cook for an additional 30 minutes or until cream cheese is combined. Stir in Parmesan, basil, and sugar.

  3. Serve chicken over cooked pasta or rice.