Thursday, July 28, 2011

Freezer Meal- Chicken Cacciatore

This recipe comes to you from Stolen Moments Cooking and My sister. Michelle starts back to school (as a teacher) in a few weeks so she wanted to stock up on some meals to have during those first busy days back. This recipe looks great and Michelle says it tastes fantastic, too! She also doubled the recipe to have more for leftovers and dinner that night.
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)
  • 1 1/2 Big cans crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 c. chicken broth
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.
 Let your mixture cool down fully before you freeze it, this helps prevent freezer burn. You can store this in big ziplock freezer bags so it won't take up too much room. When you want to serve it, just defrost in the fridge and heat up in the microwave or in a pot on the stove.
Each bag should be enough for 2-3 servings.
I had to post a cute picture of Miss. Maddie coming home from the groomer. Look at her cute bow and bandana!
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leah said...


Mock family said...

what a surprise! Maddie is soooo cute :)

Linda said...

Gonna have to try it...chicken and Italian, the perfect combination!

Chris said...

Hah, Maddie, so funny!

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