Slow Cooker Honey Mustard Chicken with Spinach

Chicken with Spinach
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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 6 hrs
Total: 6 hrs 15 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
293 Calories
12g Fat
5g Carbs
41g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 293
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 118mg 39%
Sodium 389mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 41g
Vitamin C 32mg 159%
Calcium 133mg 10%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 945mg 20%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Honey mustard adds flavor to this simple chicken and spinach slow cooker recipe. Serve the dish with rice or baked potatoes for a tasty family dinner.

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless chicken breast halves

  • 1 heaping tablespoon honey Dijon mustard

  • Dash of salt, to taste

  • Coarsely ground black pepper, or seasoned pepper, to taste

  • 2 (8-ounce) packages baby spinach, or 1 pound fresh spinach leaves, washed and dried

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

  • Chopped fresh cilantro or parsley, optional

  • Sliced almonds, toasted, optional

Steps to Make It

  1. Grease the crockery insert of the slow cooker or spray with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. Pat chicken breasts dry.

  3. Rub the chicken with the honey mustard; sprinkle with salt and pepper.

  4. Arrange the chicken breasts in the crockery insert of the slow cooker. Top with spinach. (If your slow cooker is too small for all of the spinach, steam it briefly and add the wilted spinach leaves.)

  5. Dot spinach with butter and sprinkle with more salt and pepper. 

  6. Cover and cook on LOW for 5 to 6 hours.

  7. Garnish with cilantro or parsley or sprinkle with toasted almonds before serving, if desired.

To toast almonds, add to a dry skillet over medium heat. Cook, constantly stirring, until lightly browned and aromatic.