We keep our crockpot within easy reach all year long. There’s nothing like coming home after a long day’s work and having dinner waiting in the crockpot, already cooked and ready to serve, it’s delectable aroma drifting through your house. But sometimes it can take more time to prep a crockpot meal than it does to just cook it on the stove. Not so with this recipe. It’s quick and easy, and it’s one of our favorites!
There are really only three key ingredients to this recipe. The rest of it is all improvisation.
The first key ingredient is chicken. Cacciatore is a just a catch-all term to mean “throw whatever you have in the pot.” You can use assorted chicken pieces. You can use all legs or all thighs or all breasts. You can use shredded chicken or cubed if you have leftovers you want to use up. You can even make this recipe with chicken tenders, chicken fingers, or chicken wings. Heck, use Chicken McNuggets if you want to. Whatever floats your boat.
The next key ingredient is potatoes and the third is, of course, any flavor of Prego Pasta Sauce.
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There are no set measurements for anything. It really just depends on how many people you’re serving and what you’re throwing in the crockpot. See? You really can’t mess up this recipe because the Prego Pasta Sauce does all the work!
As for the rest of the ingredients, anything goes. Diced tomatoes, chopped onions, green peppers, corn, mushrooms, green beans, broccoli, carrots – whatever you have on hand.
Don’t worry about deboning or cutting up the chicken, just throw it in the pot. You’ll see. It turns out so juicy and tender it just falls off the bone.
Cut your potatoes into 1-inch cubes and toss them in, too.
Now, throw in everything else, including the Prego Pasta Sauce, and mix it all up until everything’s coated with the sauce.
Now for the hard part: Turn on your crockpot and walk away for a few hours. It’s easier said than done. Once this starts heating up you’re going to start smelling the most wonderful aroma coming from your kitchen and you’re going to want to rip off a big chunk of Italian bread and start dipping away!