Monday, February 22, 2010

Simple Chicken Cacciatore


I just love the smell of this recipe. It's so simple and it cooks all day in the crock pot. The whole house just smells of yummy-ness. It's such a comfort food and the kids always love spaghetti, so this is a favorite.

It's simple: Chicken and spaghetti sauce, cooked all day in the crockpot. Serve over spaghetti.

Here's what you do: Buy either a whole chicken cut up, or a package of chicken breasts, or a whole package of legs and thighs. Really, it's what ever cut of meat you prefer. The dark meat helps to give the best flavor. Something about the bones just seems to add a lot of flavor to the sauce, too. Breasts on the bone produce a lot of little bones, so those I would just do boneless. I usually remove some of the skin to help cut down on some of the grease, but I like to keep a little because the fat does add flavor. Later, you can skim off any excess grease from the top of your crockpot.

After you put the chicken pieces in your crockpot, pour your favorite spaghetti sauce on top. My mom sometimes would make her own homemade sauce, but other times just used Ragu Traditional. I buy the largest size of the Ragu brand, Traditional style, and pour that on top. Cook it on low all day. Then just serve over spaghetti noodles. Just be on the lookout for the bones. :)

1 comment:

Amy said...

Thanks for the great idea. I'm going to make this today.