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Weeknight Chicken Cacciatore Pasta

Weeknight Chicken Cacciatore Pasta

Weeknight Chicken Cacciatore Pasta

  • icons/brand/timer copy 2 Created with Sketch. Cook Time: 35 Minutes
  • icons/brand/silverware copy Created with Sketch. Yield: 6 servings

Traditionally a slow cooking dish, this updated version uses quick cooking chicken breasts to make a delicious, hearty dinner the entire family will love!

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut in bite sized pieces
  • 1 c. chopped onion
  • 2 cans (14.5 ounces each) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • ½ c. red wine
  • 1 c. medium whole black olives, pitted
  • 1 green bell pepper, cut in strips (Optional)
  • 1 tbsp. Italian Seasoning Blend
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • ½ tsp. pepper, red crushed
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 8 oz. penne OR rotini pasta, cooked according to package directions
  • ½ c. (2 ounces) shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Heat oil in a Dutch oven or large pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add chicken and brown all sides.
  3. Add onions; continue cooking until onions are tender, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, wine, olives, green bell peppers if using, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, sugar, crushed red pepper and salt.
  5. Reduce heat tomedium-low (to maintain a simmer).
  6. Simmer 15 minutes.
  7. Stir in pasta.
  8. Sprinkle top of each serving with shredded Parmesan cheese.