Saturday Snacking: Desperation Crockpot Lunch

The Pins: I woke up too late on Sunday morning to go to the 9:30 service, so I had some time before the 11:00 service. I decided to use what I had to make a crockpot lunch for after church. I didn't have much! I found this simple recipe. I decided to incorporate a little bit from this pin, which previously didn't turn out so great for me:

The Process:
Line crockpot. Seriously, slow cooker liners are the best inventions ever! Yes, they are a little expensive, but it makes clean-up so much easier. I can find them at Wal-Mart and HEB in my little town in the aisle with the foil and baggies.

Defrost 4 frozen chicken breasts in the microwave. Cut into bite-sized pieces with kitchen shears. Lay half in the bottom of the crockpot.

Cover the layer with Panko bread crumbs. Cover the bread crumbs with half of a jar of spaghetti sauce. Repeat.

I think some grated Parmesan would have gone great with the Panko layer, but I didn't have any.

I cooked this on low for 3 hours and then high for about 30 minutes when I got home. The 30 minutes was to allow time for cooking the noodles, garlic bread and veggies.

The Good: Very easy, nice to come home to lunch. I think ground beef (brown before) could be substituted.

The Bad: My spaghetti sauce was the veggie kind, and the kids picked out as many chunks as they could.

Summary: The first comments were: "It's not BAAAaaad". Then, after the visible veggies were picked out: "Pretty good!" So I think this would be a good dish for my family with a different spaghetti sauce, and I would like to add in some grated Parmesan. Overall, we gave it 3/5 stars. Not bad for a gal who ONLY cooks from recipes!

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