Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Chicken Cacciatore (Crock Pot and Freezer Meal Options!)

I got this recipe several years ago from my sister Annah!  It's super quick to put together and it cooks in the crock pot! I recently adapted it for a freezer meal night and my family loved it.  It was so nice to pull this out on a snowy day and just throw it in a crockpot and let it do it's thing.  It's pictured over rice but it's equally good with pasta.  

Chicken Cacciatore

3 chicken breasts
½ sweet onion (sliced)
1 green bell pepper (seeded and sliced)
3 lg. carrots (chopped)
1 tsp. garlic salt
½ tsp. pepper
2 cans Italian style diced tomatoes
1 (8oz.) can tomato sauce
1 tsp. sugar
2-3 tsp. Italian seasoning blend
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
¼ cup shredded parmesan

Regular Prep Instructions:
Combine all ingredients (except for cheese) in a large crockpot and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until chicken is easily shredded and veggies are tender.  Top with cheese and serve over rice or pasta of your choice.

Freezer Meal Prep Instructions:
Combine all ingredients (other than cheeses) together in a gallon sized freezer bag. Massage gently to combine all ingredients.  Place shredded cheeses together inside a small freezer bag.  Place chicken bag and cheese bag inside of another gallon sized freezer bag.  Label and freeze.

Freezer Meal Cooking Instructions:
When ready to serve- place contents of chicken/sauce bag in a large crock pot and cook on low for 8-10 hours if frozen or 6-8 hours if thawed. Top with cheese and allow to melt for 10 minutes.  Serve over noodles or rice.

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