I admire mothers who work either in or outside of the home, stay on top of all of the household chores and cook everything from scratch. They are amazing and I wish I could be like that, but that is not me. I do like to provide my family with healthy meals that they will enjoy though, and I find ways to do that even if it involves a can opener now and then.

Yesterday I whipped up a delicious chicken cacciactore recipe, and it only took me less than ten minutes to prepare (minus cooking of course).

chicken cacciatore


Chicken Cacciatore for Busy Moms

Recipe Type: Entree
Author: Sheri McDonald
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Serves: 5
A quick and nutritious meal
  • 5 chicken breast
  • 2 tbsps olive oil
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 bell pepper, cut into 1″ pieces
  • 2 cups sliced zucchini
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 large can diced tomato
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Using a large pan, set the heat to medium and add the olive oil.
  2. Once the oil is hot, add the garlic and onion to the pan and mix before adding the chicken breasts.
  3. Cook each breast for 5 minutes on each side.
  4. Add the bell peppers and zucchini to the pan.
  5. Add the tomato sauce and diced tomatoes to the pan.
  6. Lower the heat to low/medium.
  7. Place a lid on the pan and cook for 30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked all the way through.

When I serve this dish, I slice the chicken breast and add the tomato zucchini mixture to the top of the chicken. It’s great served with rice or pasta too!

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