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Weeknight Chicken Cacciatore

Weeknight Chicken Cacciatore

15 MIN

Serve all the flavor of a traditional Chicken Cacciatore in a fraction of the time (I’m talking 15 minutes!) with the help of a few store-bought shortcuts, like pre-sliced peppers and rotisserie chicken. Swap out the pasta for toasted baguette slices to keep this even simpler. Serve with a simple green salad.

Ingredients
  • 12 oz box whole wheat bow tie pasta (or pasta of your choice)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 8 oz package sliced baby bella mushrooms
  • 12 oz package pre-sliced peppers and onions 
  • 24 oz jar marinara sauce (26 oz)
  • Rotisserie or leftover chicken
  • Salt & pepper
  • Optional: chopped fresh parsley, grated Asiago cheese
Directions

Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and toss with 1 tablespoon of olive oil; set aside.

Using your hands, remove meat from rotisserie chicken and pull apart into bite-size pieces; set aside.

Heat the remaining two tablespoons of olive oil in a large, heavy-bottomed skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms and pepper and onion mix; saute until onions are soft and mushrooms reduce by half, about 5 to 7 minutes.

Stir in marinara sauce and shredded chicken. Bring mixture to a simmer and continue to cook over medium heat until chicken is heated through (if cold), about 2-3 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Serve Chicken Cacciatore over cooked pasta. Garnish with parsley and/or grated cheese, if desired. 

Serves 4. 

This recipe is adapted from a Heinen’s What’s for Dinner recipe. Check out the original recipe post here

2 comments on “Weeknight Chicken Cacciatore

  1. Prefer to use hicken thighs. They aremore flavorful and more juicy. Breasts can be come dried out if overcooked.

  2. Serve all the flavor of a traditional Chicken Cacciatore in a fraction of the time with the help of a few store-bought shortcuts, like pre-sliced peppers and rotisserie chicken. Swap out the pasta for prepared Cheesy Polenta or toasted baguette slices to keep this even simpler. Using your hands, remove meat from rotisserie chicken and pull apart into bite-size pieces; set aside.

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