Chicken Marinara Sauce in the Slow Cooker

Chicken marinara sauce in the Slow Cooker is a super simple dinner.  You can literally toss all the ingredients into the slow cooker, let it simmer and party together, cook your favorite pasta and maybe some garlic bread, and dinner is served.  Really, it just couldn’t be any easier.

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chicken marinara sauce

Are you ready to make some chicken marinara sauce?  Check out the recipe below!

Chicken Marinara in the Slow Cooker

Chicken Marinara in the Slow Cooker


  • 4 Large Chicken Breasts (frozen or thawed is fine - just adjust cooking times)
  • 1 Can Diced Tomatoes
  • 2 Cans Tomato Sauce
  • 1 Can Tomato Paste
  • 1 TBSP Minced Garlic (or a few cloves)
  • 1 TBSP Chicken Base
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning blend
  • 1/2 TBSP Salt (or to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper (or to taste)
  • 1 tsp Sugar


  • Layer the chicken onto the bottom of your slow cooker. I used frozen chicken breasts.
  • Add all other ingredients on top.
  • You may mix the other ingredients in a separate bowl before adding. I don't, but it's an option.
  • Cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 6-8 hours adjusting as needed for your appliance.
  • Serve over your favorite pasta.
  • Enjoy!
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I hope your family likes it as much as my family does.  

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About Trisha

Trisha Kilpatrick is a homeschooling mother of three. She has a degree in Education with a double major in Elementary and Special Education, but she is more proud of her countless hours of volunteer work in Children's Church. She believes that all children can learn and that, in life, simple is almost always best. *Affiliate links are used on this site. I may be compensated when you click on or buy from these links. If you have any questions, you can contact me at questions@trishadishes.com .

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