Slow Cooker Spinach And Chicken Recipe

I’m in the middle of a very busy and sometimes stressful season. My slow cooker is doing overtime at the moment and all I can say is that my family would not have dinner on the table without it. And I must say, this clean eating slow cooker spinach and chicken recipe is smelling up my house pretty nicely. Yum!

Seriously, whoever invented the slow cooker (I really should research that) should have a monument raised in their honor. I could just kiss him or her.

Clean Eating Slow Cooker Spinach And Chicken Recipe

I mean really. A slow cooker is SUCH a beautiful thing. It does all my hard work for me. It cooks my dinner all day long and when I get home from class, it has a warm and wonderfully aromatic meal awaiting my tired self. It’s a beautiful thing. Jussayin’.

If you like the flavor of spinach, you’ll love this dish. The flavor it imparts is strong and earthy. The tomatoes offer up a bit of lightness to the dish, but this is definitely a spinach lovers dinner!


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Clean Eating Slow Cooker Spinach And Chicken

Slow Cooker Spinach And Chicken

This simple dish is easy to make, totally healthy and even cooks itself!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 16 cups
Calories: 72kcal


  • Slow Cooker


  • 2 lb. chicken breasts
  • 1 lb. frozen spinach
  • 20 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 18 oz. jar marinara (your favorite sauce)


  • Place all ingredients in a 5 quart slow cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hours. It’s done when the chicken easily falls apart.
  • Note: Times will vary based on your slow cooker. All slow cookers cook differently.


Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.


Calories: 72kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 87mg | Potassium: 307mg | Vitamin A: 3340IU | Vitamin C: 2.2mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 0.7mg

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  2. graciouspantry says:

    About 28 to 32 ounces raw.

  3. So I live in an area where wild game is our main source of food. Will this recipe work with wild bird?

  4. graciouspantry says:

    You can cut it in half, but only if you use a smaller slow cooker. Mine was a 5 quart, so if you cut it in half, use a 2 or 3 quart pot. No, you don’t have to drain the tomatoes. Enjoy!

  5. Cristi Lewis says:

    I tried this yesterday and LOVED it!ย  I will be trying more of your recipes, especially if they’re as easy as this one!ย  Thank you!

  6. Always Eat Clean says:

    do you think fresh spinach (not frozen) would work in this dish? i always have a lot of this on hand but never frozen. Thanks! looks delicious ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Sure! But I would double up on the measurements.

  7. Cooking Disaster says:

    I made this yesterday and it was okay. It was extremely watery and kind of bland. I used frozen spinach and did not let it thaw so that is probably why it turned out this way. I know it says not to put frozen things in the crock pot but I did and I am fine. I will definitely thaw it and drain the spinach next time as well as add lots of spices next time.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      CD – Sorry it didn’t work out!

  8. when I go to the grocery store is there a jar of marinara that says clean marinara?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Brett – No. You have to read ingredient labels. That’s part of clean eating.

  9. I love this recipe! I’m a full time student, and I work several evenings per week, and I make a batch up on this at the beginning of the week and get so many meals out of the one batch! It’s such a hearty meal and healthy too, ticks every box for me ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Elina – I’m so happy you’re enjoying it! ๐Ÿ˜€

  10. I’m new to your blog. The recipes all sound delicious but I have a question…. what do you mean when you say ” clean” sauce or “clean” marinara,etc ?