Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Lazy Chicken and Noodles

Do you ever have a day where nothing sounds good? Not even your favorite meal from your favorite restaurant? Yea- that was me last night. Nothing sounded appealing and I didn't feel like spending time making dinner. I then remembered a "recipe" I saw on Lauren's blog for something called "lazy chicken" that only required chicken and pasta sauce. I figured I could throw that in the crockpot and go on with my day. I have to say- it came out really tasty! I loved it with elbow noodles- I think it was the perfect pasta shape to hold the sauce and shredded chicken. It would be good with some peas too if you like peas.

Source: Lauren's Kitchen originally from A Year of Slow Cooking

2 frozen chicken breasts
1 26 oz jar of tomato sauce
2 cups of uncooked elbow noodles

1- Put the chicken and tomato sauce in a 3 quart crock pot- cook on low for 4 hours.(The original recipe says 8- mine was done in 4. I guess go by the way your crockpot cooks- mine always cooks fast.)
2- Boil water and cook the pasta until desired consistency.
3- Shred the chicken with two forks. Toss with the cooked pasta.

** 5 points per 1 cup of pasta and chicken (points will vary based on type of sauce)


  1. This is SO good! It is the first time I actually ate leftover in a long time, and I will def. make it again. Thank you for sharing!!