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Hearty Slow Cooker Cacciatore

Hearty Slow Cooker Cacciatore

Author: Heidi Boortz
Servings : 6

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 can whole tomatoes 28 oz, fire roasted preferred
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes 28 oz, fire roasted preferred
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup Kalamata olives pitted
  • 8 oz baby bella mushrooms
  • 8 oz carrot cut into chips, preferred
  • 1 bag frozen bell peppers and onions
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 2 Tbsp fresh parsley chopped
  • 2 Tbsp fresh basil chopped
  • 2/3 cup red wine or 3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp bottled minced garlic

Instructions

To cook immediately

  • Sprinkle salt and pepper on chicken. Place chicken at the bottom of a slow cooker. Add all remaining ingredients. Stir well.
  • Cook on low 6 hours or on high 4 hours. Check carrots for doneness. Cook longer if needed. Serve over cooked 100% whole grain egg noodles, cooked brown rice, or cooked cauliflower rice, optional.

To freeze

  • Combine all ingredients in a 2 gallon zip top bag. Freeze.

To cook after freezing

  • Add frozen meal to slow cooker. Cook on low 8 hours or on high 6 hours. Serve over cooked 100% whole grain egg noodles, cooked brown rice, or cooked cauliflower rice, optional.
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