How to Make Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore
We Live in a Fast Paced World
Are you constantly on the run? Do you buy frozen foods? How many times per week do you get fast food or grab take-out meals? Are you longing for the aroma of home cooked dinners, but lack the time to prepare them? Well, look no further than your slow cooker and a veritable plethora of quick and easy recipes that don't skimp on flavor or hurt the family food budget.
I LOVE CROCK POT CHICKEN CACCIATORE
I love my slow cooker for many reasons. Usually, slow cooker recipes are simple and easy and once in the pot, we just get to walk away and let the magic begin. In many instances, it is inexpensive to prepare a wholesome meal which can be frozen and served again. This particular recipe is one of my all-time favorites, not only because of the flavor but also it is low cost and easy to make. I purchase chicken when it goes on sale, along with the other ingredients. Initially, this dish cost around $15.00 to make, yet it will serve 5 to 6 people, bringing the per plate cost all the way down to less than $3.00.
- 1 Red Pepper, Thinly Sliced Strips
- 1 Green Pepper, Thinly Sliced Strips
- 4 - 5 Skinless Boneless Chicken Breasts
- 2 Medium Sweet Onions, Thinly Sliced
- 1 4 Ounce Can Sliced Mushrooms, Drained
- 1 29 Ounce Can Tomato Sauce
- 1 14.5 Ounce Can Stewed Tomatoes
- 4 Leafs Fresh Basil, Torn
- 1/2 TSP Italian Seasoning
- ! TBSP Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Salt and Pepper
- Place sliced onions, red and green peppers and sliced mushrooms on the bottom of slow cooker.
- Arrange chicken breasts on top of vegetables. Season with salt and pepper.
- Pour tomato sauce and stewed tomatoes over chicken. Season with Italian seasoning and fresh basil. Drizzle extra virgin olive oil over the top.
- Cover and set slow cooker to the low setting and the timer for 8 hours.
- Serve over white rice.
Shop Wisely and Save Money
As you know, to purchase skinless boneless chicken can and often is quite costly. However, our local grocery chain sells family packs of chicken breasts that have 10 individually wrapped chicken breasts for only $1.99 per pound. I end up separating the chicken and freezing them in groups of two or three. Then, whenever I want to make a chicken dish I just go to the freezer and pull out what I need.
I also visit discount grocers and buy red, green and yellow peppers at reduced prices and bulk bags of onions.