This is another recipe born from my enthusiasm of recently buying a slow cooker. It became an instant hit with Mr. Cooking Jar. I was pretty surprised how tasty it was with how simple the ingredients were. One thing to note is you can overcook chicken in the slow cooker. I made that mistake the third time round when I left it to keep warm for several hours after the initial 6 hours cooking on low heat. I got a tough chicken and a flat marinara sauce. Lesson learned.
The Marinara Sauce is my own recipe. Marinara sauce is a southern Italy tomato sauce made primarily with tomatoes, garlic, onions, basil, bay leaf, thyme, oregano and peppercorns with minor variations. The sauce was a mainstay as meat was scarce. Outside the US, marinara sauce is called Neapolitan sauce or Napoli sauce while the rest of the world recognizes marinara sauce as one containing seafood. Just so you know! Anyway, onto the recipe! Bread, dump, cook, relax, eat!