Cooking with Whole Foods: Chicken Cacciatore with Pasta

When we started simplifying life in general and eating only whole foods, I had to recreate a few of our recipes to fit that definition - simple, whole foods.

For me, I don't like to try a recipe that has a whole list of ingredients. Usually the more ingredients = longer time in the kitchen and a proportional less chance my family is going to like it!

I try to stick with recipes that have just a handful of real food ingredients that I usually have on hand.

Here is a simple, real, whole food dinner that my family enjoys. It's simple, delicious, and takes less than 20 minutes to prepare.

 Serves 6
3 TBS Coconut Oil
5 Chicken breasts - baked and diced
2 Sweet Peppers -  mix of Yellow, Red, Orange or Green - diced
1 Onion - diced
1 jar Italian Cacciatore Simmer sauce - or make your own with 1 (28 oz) can Crushed tomatoes           and  3 TBS Italian seasoning
1 can Fire-roasted Tomatoes
1 (12 oz) box Whole Wheat Pasta - I use Penne


Dice your peppers and onion.

In a large pot over medium heat, add your coconut oil. Once it's warm, stir in your peppers and onions. Saute for 3-5 mins.

 Add your cooked and diced chicken.
 Add your cacciatore sauce from jar or homemade. This brand did have a tiny bit of sugar - look for one that doesn't have any.
 Add your fire-roasted tomatoes to the pot.
Cook your pasta according to it's directions.

Add your pasta to the cacciatore sauce and serve.
Serving Suggestions:
We like to serve this dish with a side salad and green beans for a complete meal.

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