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Crock Pot Chicken Marinara

This healthy Italian dish requires no precooking – “just throw all the ingredients in the crockpot and forget about it” type of recipe. Easy chicken thigh recipe! You can also stock up on the ingredients in advance and make this delicious healthy Chicken Marinara any time. 

Crock Pot Chicken Marinara

I made it with organic chicken thighs because that’s what I had in my freezer. By making it with chicken breasts you will reduce the amount of calories and fat.

2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs
28 oz can of crushed tomatoes
1/3 cup chicken stock
3 tbsp onion powder
2 tbsp maple syrup or honey
3 tbsp garlic powder

2 tbsp oregano, dried
1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped


3/4 tsp salt
Ground black pepper

1. Combine crushed tomatoes, water, onion flakes, garlic powder, dried basil, sugar, parsley flakes in a crock pot. Lay chicken on top, close the lid and cook on high for 2-3 hours or on low for 5-6 hours.

Chicken Marinara Crock Pot

2. Remove chicken from the slowcooker and shred with 2 forks. Return it to the crock pot, mix with sauce, add fresh basil and cook for another 20 minutes.

How to Shred Chicken

Serve over your favourite wholewheat pasta, brown rice or even quinoa.

Sprinkle grated parmesan cheese on top. I served it with organic wholewheat penne pasta from Trader Joe’s, fresh basil and parmesan cheese (which I forgot to add before taking the photo).

Nutritional Info (no pasta)
Servings Per Recipe: 8

Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 193.0
Total Fat: 8.4 g
Cholesterol: 86.1 mg
Sodium: 484.6 mg
Total Carbs: 10.4 g
Dietary Fiber: 1.9 g
Protein: 21.9 g
Weight Wathchers Points: 5
Weight Wathchers Points Plus: 4

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One Response

  1. Jesica Dolin

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