Make this a Freezer Meal

Green peppers and onions are a fantastic place to start with planning out freezer meals. Buy a bunch on sale, wash and slice them, freeze in a single layer on a baking sheet, then store in a freezer bag. If you’ve got canned tomato sauce and chicken on hand, putting together this very tasty dish will be a snap.

Quick and Easy Chicken Cacciatore
Quick and Easy Chicken Cacciatore

Quick & Easy Chicken Cacciatore

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Green peppers, onions, and tomato sauce work together to create a surprisingly sweet and incredibly delicious chicken dish. If you want double-down on the veggies, your tastebuds would not be disappointed. Serve with a little brown rice to sop up all that saucy goodness.

Servings: 4 (284 G)

Prep Time: 45 min.

Ingredients

  • ½ lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • ½ lb. boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 bell pepper, sliced
  • ⅓ cup chopped onion
  • ½ cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 (14.5 oz.) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • ⅛ tsp. pepper

Directions

  1. Coat large skillet with cooking spray. Preheat skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook until lightly browned on all sides, turning as needed (2-3 minutes per side).
  2. Add pepper, onion, and mushrooms to the pan. Sauté until just browned (3-4 minutes).
  3. Stir in tomatoes, water, Italian seasoning, and pepper. Bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the largest piece of chicken reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165ºF (15-20 minutes).
  4. Remove chicken from skillet, set aside, and cover to keep warm. Continue to simmer sauce, uncovered, until thickened (4-6 minutes).
  5. Top chicken with sauce to serve.