Chicken Cacciatore

In our house, there are two things that always go over big at dinner time – spaghetti and chicken. So with chicken cacciatore, we get the best of both worlds.

The bulk of the meal freezes perfectly, and it works in a freezer bag, so it hardly takes up any room. All that will need to be done before dinner is to boil some pasta. Easy and delicious!Chicken Cacciatore

  • 3 T. Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 small onion, diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 3 carrots, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1/2 t. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 t. Italian seasoning
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken pieces (breasts or thighs)
  • 2 cans crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 c. chicken stock

1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, green pepper, carrots and garlic. Cook for about 5 minutes, until veggies are cooked but still a little crispy. Stir in seasonings.
2. Add chicken to the skillet. Cover with tomatoes and chicken stock. Bring to a slow boil, cover and simmer at least 30 minutes. The chicken should be fully cooked by this point, but a longer simmer time will result in more flavor. Before serving, you can cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces if desired. Serve over spaghetti.

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8 thoughts on “Chicken Cacciatore

  1. That looks so yummy! I think I am going to try it this month. Thanks for showing me how you store it. I am very confused about how foods are supposed to be stored after cooking.

  2. I was looking and looking and looking for a good recipe for this lst week! I am bookmarking it and saving it, thanks!

  3. Meals like this are always a hit at our house…anything with pasta gets gobbled up very quickly. I haven’t made this in a while; will have to add to my rotation.

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