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Slow-Cooker 3-Ingredient Italian Chicken

  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 4 hr 10 min
  • Ingredients 3
  • Servings 6

Just three ingredients plus pasta make this meal easy to throw together for a dinner that’s ready to go when you get home. Serve with a fresh green salad, and your meal is complete! MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

2
lb boneless skinless chicken thighs
1
medium red bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
1
jar (24 oz) marinara pasta sauce (garden vegetable variety)

Steps

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  • 1
    Spray 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Place chicken in slow cooker. Top chicken with bell pepper and pasta sauce.
  • 2
    Cover; cook on Low heat setting 4 to 5 hours.

Expert Tips

  • Serve this chicken dish over penne pasta.
  • Garnish with grated or shredded Parmesan cheese to make this dish extra special. Chopped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley also adds nice color.
  • Pasta sauces come in many different varieties; feel free to choose your favorite.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
270
Calories from Fat
80
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
14%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
12%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
145mg
48%
Sodium
530mg
22%
Potassium
690mg
20%
Total Carbohydrate
14g
5%
Dietary Fiber
2g
9%
Sugars
10g
Protein
33g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%
30%
Vitamin C
30%
30%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 4 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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