One of my favorite FREEZER MEALS to whip up for my family is this one right here. Easy Crockpot Chicken Cacciatore recipe can be made in 10 minutes or less. You can freeze it for up to 6 months. FREEZER MEALS are so great to make for sick or grieving friends and family. Or if you are expecting a baby or know someone who is, these are the perfect meals to prepare in advance.
I told my husband that I want to buy a deep freezer for the basement or garage. We buy a lot of our meat in bulk from Costco and It’s tough to prepare a lot of freezer meals with not a lot of freezer space. What are some of your favorite freezer meals to prepare?
There are two ways to prepare this dish. You can cook it from frozen in your crockpot on high for 8 hours, or you can thaw in the refrigerator overnight and cook in the oven for 1 hour. Exact instructions can be found on the recipe card.
Ingredients For Easy Crockpot Chicken Cacciatore recipe
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, halved or 4 thin chicken cutlets
1 jar of spicy arrabbiata sauce (or marinara if serving to children)
1 zucchini, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 yellow, orange or red bell pepper, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tablespoon fresh or dried oregano
One-step process! The Freezer Meal
You literally throw everything into a foil pan or gallon-sized ziplock bag. If you use a ziplock bag, make sure you lay it flat and let it freeze like that. It will make it so much easier to store in your freezer and such a space-saving technique.
Cooking methods for Crockpot Chicken Cacciatore recipe
- Crock Pot Cooking Method: Cook from frozen on high for 8 hours or you can thaw overnight in the refrigerator low for 4 to 6 hours.
- Oven Cooking Method: Thaw overnight in the refrigerator. Cook at 375 degrees for 50-60 minutes or until chicken reaches an internal temp of 165 degrees.
- Serve over your favorite noodles. In my final image below I served it over zucchini noodles for a low-carb version.
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