Slow Cooker Spicy Marinara Chicken and Vegetables


This is a family favorite and staple meal at the Stull house. In the morning, throw all the ingredients for this easy recipe in the slow cooker. A hearty and healthy dinner will be waiting for you when you get home. Whenever we make this for company, they almost always ask for the recipe.

Preparation: 7 minutes
Time to Cook: 6 hours
Number of Servings: 8

2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken
4 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
2 cans Rotel diced tomatoes
4 medium ribs celery, diced (1 cup)
2 small zucchini, diced (2 cups)
1 bell pepper, cored, seeded, and diced
2 jalepenos, seeded and diced (optional for more spice)
1 24-ounce jar marinara sauce
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried thyme

1. Place the chicken in the slow cooker; add the
garlic, Rotel tomatoes, celery, zucchini, and peppers.
Pour the marinara sauce over all, and sprinkle
the basil and thyme on top. Also sprinkle salt and pepper.
2. Set the slow cooker on low and cook for 6
to 7 hours. Before serving, shred the chicken
with a fork.

Serve over cooked rice.

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