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

Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Keyword: Cacciatore, chicken


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


  • 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.
  • 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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