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Zesty Chicken Marinara

A friend served this delicious slow cooker chicken pasta before a church social, and I fell in love with it. My husband says it tastes like something you’d get at a restaurant. —Linda Baumann, Richfield, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 bone-in chicken breast halves (12 to 14 ounces each), skin removed
  • 2 cups marinara sauce
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Italian salad dressing
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 pound uncooked angel hair pasta
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • Place chicken in a 4-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the marinara sauce, tomato, salad dressing, Italian seasoning and garlic; pour over chicken. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until chicken is tender.
  • Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Serve chicken and sauce with pasta; sprinkle with cheese.
    Freeze option: Do not cook pasta. Freeze cooled chicken mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Cook pasta according to package directions. Place chicken mixture in a large skillet; heat until a thermometer inserted in chicken reads 165°, stirring occasionally and adding a little water if necessary. Serve as directed.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 730 calories, 21g fat (5g saturated fat), 160mg cholesterol, 929mg sodium, 61g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 5g fiber), 69g protein.

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  • Judie
    Nov 3, 2020

    Divine and so easy! A repeat in our house.

  • justmbeth
    Feb 12, 2018

    Solid crock pot recipe, reminiscent of chicken parmasan.

  • wi.il.cook
    Jan 27, 2018

    I made this for my friends & they loved it! I didn't use a slow cooker though. I doubled the recipe & stuffed the chicken breasts with mozzarella cheeze, breaded & baked them. I can't believe how easy it was. I also made the sauce with ground beef, green peppers & onions for spaghetti. that was also fantastic!

  • Dobbydoo
    Jun 6, 2015

    Delicious and simple

  • pxufdisua
    Jan 31, 2013

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  • Bajaspeed
    Jan 14, 2013

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  • delle928
    Oct 28, 2012

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  • simpson5togo
    Oct 10, 2012

    My whole fam loved this--I added fresh mushrooms a little more than half way through and used 1/2 can italian tomatoes in place of a fresh one. Would definitely make again--

  • aligatta1
    Sep 24, 2012

    The sauce in the recipe was really good! The chicken, however, was not. The texture was perfect but the taste was not good. If I made it again, I was just make the sauce.

  • aligatta1
    Sep 24, 2012

    The sauce in the recipe was really good! The chicken, however, was not. The texture was perfect but the taste was not good. If I made it again, I was just make the sauce.