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Zesty Chicken Marinara Recipe
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Zesty Chicken Marinara Recipe

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A friend served this wonderful Italian dish before a church social, and I fell in love with it. —Linda Baumann, Richfield, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES:4 servings
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

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 730 calories, 21 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 160 mg cholesterol, 929 mg sodium, 61 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 69 g protein.

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 through until a thermometer inserted in chicken reads 165°, stirring occasionally and adding a little water if necessary. Serve as directed.
    Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Zesty Chicken Marinara in Simple & Delicious May 2010, p15

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 730 calories, 21 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 160 mg cholesterol, 929 mg sodium, 61 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 69 g protein.

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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Reviewed Jun. 6, 2015

"Delicious and simple"

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Reviewed 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--"

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Reviewed 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."

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Reviewed 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."

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Reviewed Aug. 1, 2012

"Delicious! This goes together quickly and is very tasty."

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