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Spinach Artichoke Dip Chicken ~ NEW 31 Days of Summer Slow Cooker Recipe

So.

I have very little self-control problem when it comes to book stores. And office supply stores.

It’s like I walk into the store and leave my self-control at the curb, then walk out with more than I went in for. (Thankfully I don’t have this issue with the grocery store!)

I’ve learned that it’s better for me to order books and office supplies online. Way less tempting to add other things to my cart when I can’t actually see and look through all the planners, or smell the pencils.

This same “immediately lose self control” thing also happens to me with chocolate chip cookies. And spinach artichoke dip. Oh, and thin mint cookies too.

Most other things in life I can muster up enough self-control to avoid if need be, or indulge without binging or pushing to the point of gluttony.

So you can imagine that I fell deeply and madly in love with this spinach artichoke dip chicken. And it wasn’t because it’s made in the slow cooker. (Although that was pretty handy coming home from a long day at the office to dinner being ready!)

It goes like this.

Add a few chicken breasts, or tenderloin, or slices of chicken to the base of the slow cooker with 1/2 cup water. (I kept the chicken whole because I was in a hurry this morning and didn’t want to mess with slicing raw chicken, and because I prefer the way the slow cooker cooks the chicken when you keep it in one piece. It shreds and ‘melts’ perfectly when you cut into it!)

Season with salt, pepper and garlic powder.

Mix up the ingredients you would use to make spinach artichoke dip in a bowl. Then spread on top of the chicken.

Low for 6 hours.

IMPORTANT: I would not cook this on high for 3 or 4 hours, as it will burn the edges/top of the dip. I also would not cook this on low for 8 hours, for the same reason.

If you have a slow cooker that automatically switches to warm, you’ll be fine if you are away from home for more than 6 hours.

If you don’t have a slow cooker that doesn’t automatically switch to warm, then I’d plan to make this on a day when you can time it to be ready in 6 hours.

OK, so that’s that…now onto the recipe…

 

Above is what the meal looked like early in the morning as I loaded up the slow cooker…in my super dark and yellow-ish lit kitchen!

But you get the idea…chicken on the bottom…dip on the top. And 6 hours later you have what I’m going to call “dinner crack.”

LOL.

I’m kidding, sorta.

I hope you can muster up more self-control than I did when you make this summer slow cooker meal 😉 😉 😉

{Now, hook me up with a virtual high five, a comment below, a share on FB, a fist bump, or whatever – if you too have self-control issues with office supply stores. Or thin mints. Or spinach artichoke dip.}

Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip Chicken

Adapted from: Wellness Mama

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 15 minutes

Cooking Time – 6 hours

Ingredients

  • 4 small boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 10 oz. frozen spinach, cooked and well drained
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups chopped artichoke hearts
  • Fresh veggies or salad, as side dish

Directions

  • Place the chicken breasts into the base of the slow cooker and sprinkle with garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the Parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, well drained spinach, cream cheese and chopped artichoke hearts.
  • Place the spinach artichoke mixture on top of the chicken. Set the slow cooker on low and cook for 6 hours. (If your slow cooker runs hot, you might want to add 1/2 cup of water around the chicken.)
  • Once the chicken is cooked, remove it and slice it up and the add the spinach artichoke dip over the sliced chicken.
  • Prepare veggies or salad.
  • Serve Spinach Artichoke Chicken with veggies or salad.

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