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Monday, March 29, 2010

Crockpot Italian Chicken

If you were looking for something quick and easy, you just may have found what you were looking for!  And not only is it easy to prepare, its delicious too! 

A friend of mine recently mentioned to me, if I need a quick and easy meal, throw some chicken into the crockpot with some spagetti sauce and serve it over noodles. Well, I decided to give it a try! Here is my version:


Whole wheat linguine tossed in marinara sauce, topped with very tender chicken and topped with mozzarella and parmesan.




CROCKPOT ITALIAN CHICKEN


chicken
(I used tenderloins I bought on sale and froze)

Spagetti Sauce from a jar
(I used part Barilla and part Ragu)

Noodles
(I used whole wheat linguine)

crushed red pepper
italian seasoning
basil
oregano
pepper
Lawry's All Season
onion powder
garlic powder

mozzarella cheese, grated
parmesan cheese, grated

In a crockpot, pour some of the spagetti sauce in the bottom of dish.  Place chicken on top. Cover with sauce. Bake on low until cooked through. (I threw mine in frozen and after 5 hours they were done. They might have been done earlier, but I didn't check!)

Cook noodles according to package directions.  In a saucepan, heat up some more spagetti sauce and season with the above dried seasonings. Heat until bubbly.  Place a little sauce in a baking dish; remove chicken from crockpot and place over sauce in baking dish.  Cover with more sauce and grated cheeses.  Broil in the oven until cheese is melted. 

Toss cooked and drained pasta with some the seasoned sauce.  Serve chicken over pasta.  Grate more parmesan over chicken and sprinkle with parsely if desired.

Sound easy enough?  Crockpots are so wonderful! If you haven't used yours in a while, dust off the cobwebs and get slow cookin!  They really do make life a little easier!





     

6 comments:

  1. Mmmm-Yum Im going to make this tonight!! Looks good AND I think it would be kid approved-I'll let ya know on that one tho;)

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  2. That sounds like the perfect recipe for a busy day. I found your blog by chance but I'll be back often. Have a fabulous day...Mary

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  3. I did make this and it was awesome! I'm posting it on my blog and linking back here to yours:) Oh and the kids loved it too:)

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  4. Holy yum! I haven't had chicken parm in awhile and we love it! Love the idea of throwing it all in the crock pot first.

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  5. Hello! Just wanted to tell you I made this tonight and it was very Yummy!! My husband said "that was so good I ate it without stopping to take a drink:)" I love checking to see what recipes you have added. Thanks!

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  6. This looks fab, thank you saved it for later :). I'm your newest follower.

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