Thursday, January 10, 2013

TurboFire Chicken Cacciatore

People seem to love slow cooker meals.  I do too.  Relatively little prep work, easy clean up - especially if your slow cooker has a removable insert that you can put in the dishwasher - and your house smells great all day.

Here's a great, healthy chicken cacciatore recipe from the TurboFire cookbook that went over well with my family.  I did some adjustments to meet my taste preferences from the original recipe. Here's what I did.

Jen's TurboFire Chicken Cacciatore

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, about 6 ounces each, cut into pieces
  • 2 medium zucchini, cut into 1-inch slices
  • 1 medium onion, wedged
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups quartered white button mushrooms
  • 28 ounces tomato sauce
  • 12 ounces whole wheat rotini pasta
Put all vegetables and chicken into the slow cooker.

Pour tomato sauce over everything.

Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours, or on high for 6.  I personally have found that, with the longer cooking times, the chicken is much more tender than if you try to "speed it up" (what an oxymoron for a slow cooker!).

Cook the pasta of your choice according to package directions.  A serving is a cup of chicken cacciatore over a cup of cooked pasta.  I passed grated Parmesan cheese and served up slices of crusty Italian bread. Okay, it doesn't say to do that in the TurboFire recipe book, but everything in moderation, right?


  1. That first picture looks like the food was dropped on the floor then picked up and thrown back on the plate. I hope it tastes better than it looks!

    1. I'm sorry the picture wasn't appealing to you. It's difficult to arrange food from a slow-cooker because it tends to fall apart when you scoop it out.