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Crockpot Chicken Marinara

This EASY Crockpot Chicken Marinara is a great weeknight meal! Chicken breasts cooked in organic pasta sauce served with penne - even the picky eaters likes this pasta recipe.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time4 hours
Total Time4 hours 5 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Dorothy Kern
Cost: $9


  • 1 jar (24 ounces) Pasta Sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 teaspoon Great Value Organic Italian Seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon Garlic Salt
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts (thawed)
  • 1 package (17.6 ounces) pasta (cooked)
  • Parmesan cheese and basil, for garnish


  • Line your crockpot with a slow cooker liner or spray with nonstick cooking spray. Place pasta sauce in the bottom of a crockpot. Add red pepper flakes, Italian seasoning, and garlic salt and stir.
  • Place the chicken breasts on top the sauce. Turn a few times to coat. Cover and cook on HIGH 2 1/2-4 hours, or until chicken is cooked through (internal temperature reaches 165°F).
  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.
  • When chicken is cooked, slice or shred using two forks. Return to crockpot with sauce until pasta is ready.
  • Serve pasta with chicken marinara and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.



Serving: 1serving | Calories: 421kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 686mg | Potassium: 840mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 515IU | Vitamin C: 8.8mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 2.5mg

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