This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Barilla®.
Italian dishes are usually hearty, rich and flavorful and this slow cooker chicken cacciatore is no exception. This is a recipe that I promise you will enjoy any time of the year, over and over again. It’s slow cooked comfort food but it’s not too heavy, it’s perfect for summer or for my 45th birthday! After I tell you about this divine chicken cacciatore I’m going to ask you to help me celebrate my birthday in a very special way!
Chicken cacciatore is usually cooked slow and low in an oven, but I’ve changed it up a bit to give you the same great flavor but a lot less time and babysitting. During the year when school is going crazy, sports are happening and I am working I don’t always have time to make dinner for my family. My slow cooker helps a ton with this task. I love a good family style dinner.
I’m making this slow cooker birthday dinner using Barilla™ Pasta Sauce instead of bland canned tomatoes. This basil tomato sauce is so enticing because it’s made with real ingredients like tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil and fresh basil and you can taste the difference. It’s the ingredients you would use if you had time to make it yourself. My kids loved it!
Barilla™ pasta sauce includes all the fresh ingredients and spices I need already in there, so there is no need to add more. You just layer the chicken with peppers, onions, mushrooms, and garlic. Pour on that rich tomato goodness and flip the switch. 6-8 hours later you have this northern Italy inspired family meal that is a one bowl wonder. To celebrate my birthday, I am partnering with Barilla™ and Feeding America to help fight hunger.
Feeding America is the largest organization dedicated to fighting domestic hunger through local food banks. For every jar of Barilla™ sauce purchased from 4/1/14 through 5/31/14 (my 45th birthday!) Barilla™ will donate $.05 to feeding America’s National Produce Program. They will donate a minimum of $150,000 but I would love to get that number up! Everyone needs a jar of sauce in their pantry to why not buy one and give to others.
To celebrate even more, I’ve even got a gift for you. A great giveaway from Barilla™! It’s super simple:
- Just leave me a comment on how you give back to your local community in any way.
- One lucky reader will receive a price package of this beautiful Barilla™Spaghettata Bowl, a Barilla™wooden spoon, one jar of their fresh pasta sauce and 5 coupons for 1 jar of Barilla™Pasta sauce. Total value is approx $60.
- 10 other lucky readers will receive one coupon for $1 off the sauce of your choice. That’s 11 prizes!
The giveaway will end on my actual 45th birthday 5/31/2014.
Now here is that recipe I know you have been dying for so go out and buy your jar, make it and leave me a comment telling me how you give back!
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 4 boneless chicken breasts or bone In chicken parts
- 2 cups flour
- ½ teaspoon salt and pepper
- ½ cup white wine
- 2 bell Peppers (I used one yellow and one green)
- 1 package of sliced mushrooms
- 1 sweet Onion sliced
- 1 heaping tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 jar Barilla Tomato and Basil Sauce or any flavor you prefer
- 1 box Barilla Whole Grain Spaghetti or any noodle you wish
- Heat 2 tablespoons of Olive Oil in a skillet
- Sprinkle both sides of the chicken with Salt and Pepper
- Dredge the Chicken in the flour.
- Brown the chicken in the olive oil until browned on the outside.
- Place into the bottom of the slow cooker.
- Pour the white wine into the skillet and break up any of the yummy bits on the bottom.
- Pour it over the chicken in the slow cooker.
- Layer onions, peppers, garlic and mushrooms on top of the chicken.
- Pour the entire jar of Barilla sauce over the veggies
- Cook on low for 6 hours or high for 4 hours.
- Cook your noodles following the package directions and drain.
- Put your noodles into a bowl and pour the chicken and sauce on top.
- Serve family style.
Specific details on the giveaway can be found here. The free coupons are valid through 3/31/15 and the $1 off coupons are valid through 6/30/15.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Barilla®. For every jar of Barilla® sauce purchased, $0.05 will be donated to Feeding America’s National Produce Program which secures one pound of fresh produce on behalf of local food banks. Barilla® will make a minimum donation of 4.2 million pounds of fresh produce ($150,000) from 4/1/14 through 5/31/14.