Busy Day Chicken Marinara

Renée G.


Start this before you leave the house to go to class, shopping, to the dentist, or just out with friends all afternoon. When you come home, your house will smell like you've been in the kitchen cooking all day.

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10 Min
4 Hr 30 Min
Slow Cooker Crock Pot


2 lb. boneless skinless chicken thighs
salt & pepper
1 medium bell pepper, chopped (i used a yellow one)
½ med. onion, peeled and chopped
1 clove garlic, peeled and chopped
4 cups chunky tomato pasta sauce (i used homemade, but ragu will work, too)
grated parmesan cheese (for serving)
chopped parsley or a sprig of basil for garnish

How to Make Busy Day Chicken Marinara


  • 1Season both sides of chicken with salt and pepper; set aside.
  • 2Lightly spray a 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray.
  • 3Pour ½ of sauce into slow cooker, followed by half the bell pepper, onion and garlic.
  • 4Next, add all the chicken thighs; add the other half of the bell pepper, onion and garlic, followed by the remaining marinara sauce.
  • 5Cover and cook on 4½ hours.
  • 6Serve over any pasta you like sprinkled with grated parmesan, with a green vegetable or a crisp green salad, a glass of red and garlic bread to round out your meal.

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About Busy Day Chicken Marinara

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #Crock Pot, #chicken