Are you hungry? Are you looking for a great pasta dish for the family? Then look no further. I have a habit of just using what we having lying around the house to cook our meals, and so many times the resulting dish ends up being a family favorite. This is one of those dishes. This like a good many of my dishes is a crock pot meal, but could just as easily be tweaked to be cooked alternative ways. I think the only downside to this dish may just be that it gets eaten so quickly it doesn’t last long.
Crockpot Chicken and Vegetable Pasta Sauce
(This hopefully will be renamed once I can think of something better. Feel free to comment with your ideas.)
Prep time: 5-10 minutes
Cook time: 4-6 hours
- 3 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast
- 2 24 oz jars of spaghetti sauce
- 1 24 oz jar of diced tomatoes with peppers
- 1 lb bag of frozen chopped greens
- 1 lb bag of frozen sweet corn
- 1 lb bag of frozen mixed vegetables
- 1 cup water
- 1 tbs garlic powder
- 1 tbs paprika
- 1 tbs onion powder
- 1 tbs dried basil
- 1 tbs dried oregano
- 1 tsp ground pepper
- Turn the crock-pot on high.
- Grease the inside of you crock-pot to prevent sticking. (This is optional. I only do it maybe 1/4 the time and I have no trouble cleaning my crock pot even if things do stick to the sides)
- Place the chicken breasts in the bottom of the crock-pot.
- Pour the water over the chicken breasts in the crock-pot.
- Sprinkle the spices over the chicken breasts in the crock-pot.
- Pour the spaghetti sauce and diced tomatoes over the chicken.
- Add the frozen vegetables into the tomato sauce and stir slightly to mix them into the sauce.
- Add the chopped greens into the mixture and stir slightly again.
- Cook on high for 4 hours.
- After 4 hours check the chicken and shred if it is thoroughly cooked.
- Cook to more hours.
- Check to make sure the chicken is done if it wasn’t previously and shred if it is.
- Stir the mixture together and serve over your choice of noodles with grated Parmesan cheese on top.
Now, with this recipe as so many you can adjust ingredients as you see fit. You can also reduce the serving sizes by scaling down the measurements if that is what you need to fit your dining plan. You could even scale it up if you are feeding more people. Change it up if you would like or try it out the way it is listed. It is all up to you, the wonderful cook.
We hope you enjoy this recipe and stay-tuned for more tasty meals.
Thank you for reading,
The Momnipresent Mother