I have been slacking on cooking lately. Tommy isn’t home for dinner, so I’m completely unmotivated to cook. Jack and I can make do with whatever. But the problem is that Tommy comes home later and needs to eat, and I seemed to forget about that. Poor man has walked in more times that not since he started working these hours to me saying eat what you can find. In an effort to avoid this again one night last week, I scrambled through my kitchen looking for what I could fix using only ingredients I had on hand. I needed to go to the grocery store, too, so there really weren’t a lot of options. It also had to be a crockpot meal because I was busy that day and didn’t have time to cook around the 5-6 o’clock hour.
Using frozen chicken, spaghetti sauce, spinach, canned tomatoes, and spaghetti noodles I fixed up this dish. It took less than 5 minutes of hands on time to get this together. That alone will make me eat pretty much anything!
I will say that this is not my favorite dish. It was okay but definitely not great or anything special. It was easy, and it’s pretty healthy so I like those things about it and I will make it again because of that. But it lacked flavor. I would add some italian seasoning to it next time and maybe even one of those spice packets just to give it good flavor. Another thing I did was to add the noodles to cook in the crockpot because I only wanted to clean up one thing. This worked well, but I think I would have enjoyed it more if the noodles were separate and you put the sauce, chicken, and spinach on top of it.
frozen chicken breasts or tenderloins [I used 6]
1 pound spaghetti noodles
2 cans Hunts spaghetti sauce
2 14 oz cans diced tomatoes
1 package frozen spinach
1. Place chicken, spaghetti sauce, and tomatoes in crockpot. Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4-5 hours.
2. About 2 hours before serving if on high, or 4 hours before serving if on low, add uncooked spaghetti noodles (if you want them mixed in) If you don’t want the noodles mixed in, then cook them according to the directions on the package.
3. Cook spinach according to directions on package then stir into pasta mixture.
Top with cheese if you want and serve!