Slow Cooker Honey Mustard Chicken with Spinach

Chicken with Spinach
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  • Total: 6 hrs 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 6 hrs
  • Servings: 4 servings

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.


  • 4 boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1 heaping tablespoon honey Dijon mustard
  • Dash of salt and coarsely ground black pepper or seasoned pepper
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) baby spinach, or 1 pound fresh spinach leaves (washed and dried)
  • 2 tablespoons butter (cut into small pieces)
  • Optional: chopped fresh cilantro or parsley
  • Optional: toasted sliced almonds*

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.