Saturday, October 22, 2011

Low Carb Crockpot: 15 Minute Chicken Marinara

Sometimes I just throw things in a crock pot and hope for the best. Sometimes it works out, sometimes we go out for dinner.

I ran across a skillet meal the other day that sounded delicious, but required too much of my time. There was frying, removing food, putting food back in, and then putting the pan in the oven--very fussy recipe.

Since I don't have time these days for fussy cooking, I adapted it for the crockpot, threw everything in and crossed my fingers.

This time, I scored. Totally yum-o Italian chicken, akin to Chicken Cacciatore.

Make this on those super busy days where you don't know whether you're coming or going. It takes about 15 minutes to prep.

Ingredients for 4 Servings
  • Chicken, either 4 boneless, skinless thighs or 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts.
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 26oz jar of Marinara sauce
( has a nice low carb pasta sauce if you are having a hard time finding one locally or don't want to make your own.)


1.Throw everything the crock pot and cook on low for 6 hours. No really, that's it.

Serving Suggestions

Serve over mashed cauliflower, zucchini noodles or low carb pasta.


  1. YUMMY!!!!
    Despite the controversy about low-carb pasta....
    I still have a couple of boxes on hand.
    And love them!
    Gotta try this sauce.
    Glad to see you back around!
    Missed ya!

  2. Hi Anne! I'm still here, just haven't had much luck or time in the kitchen lately.

    I may be slow, but I have no plans to abandon this blog!