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Zesty Chicken Marinara

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours

Makes

4 servings

A friend served this delicious slow-cooker chicken pasta before a church social, and I fell in love with it. My husband says it's restaurant quality. —Linda Baumann, Richfield, Wisconsin
Zesty Chicken Marinara Recipe photo by Taste of Home

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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; add 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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