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Skillet Chicken Cacciatore

August 11, 2016
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An easy weeknight one pan recipe for Skillet Chicken Cacciatore featuring diced chicken, green peppers, mushrooms, and tomato sauce over penne pasta. A perfect dinner idea for the whole family!

Skillet Chicken Cacciatore

If the stunt I pulled earlier this week is any indication of how this crazy school year is going to go, I'm in for trouble. Are you ready for this?

On Tuesday I had a deadline to make early in the morning, so Paul was on parent duty. After I finished, I sat down to relax with my coffee, and Paul asked if I wanted to go out to breakfast. He already knew what my answer would be before the words were out of his mouth because breakfast is my favorite to go out for. What can I say, I love pancakes...and scrapple...and coffee... the whole thing!

So started the mad rush and craziness to get the kids teeth brushed, dressed, and strapped into the car. As we driving to a new local restaurant he's been dying to take me to, we passed the boys' new elementary school. 

I glanced at the clock in the van as my stomach jumped into my throat. "STOP STOP THE CAR AND TURN AROUND RIGHT NOW!!" In that instant, I realized that morning was Wesley's Kindergarten orientation. Like, at that very moment. The child that is super nervous about starting school and I was very much looking forward to this event to help him get used to the idea of Kindergarten. And of course, WE WERE MISSING IT!

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Luckily when we walked in, they were still going over some general school information in the auditorium and hadn't taken the kids to practice riding the school bus just yet - even though we live basically down the street and we were 15 minutes late. It wound up being a really nice morning meeting his teacher, seeing his classroom, and meeting some new friends. I'm especially excited that he is now not as nervous about starting school.

But MAN this year is going to be hard on my Mommy brain!! Add in keeping these hungry people fed and I'm going to be a mess. I will say that I already know keeping to a menu plan is going to be difficult with various schedules and activities going on. I will absolutely be relying recipes like this one - one skillet, a few ingredients featuring Barilla® Pronto pasta, and dinner is served. 

Skillet Chicken Cacciatore recipe

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Plus, for every box of Barilla® Pronto™ purchased at Walmart between 7/31/2016 and 10/31/2016, Barilla® will donate 10 meals to kids in need through No Kid Hungry, up to half-a-million meals.Skillet Chicken Cacciatore to the rescue!

Skillet Chicken Cacciatore


Chicken cacciatore prepared in a skillet with green peppers, mushrooms, tomato sauce, and penne pasta.

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Yield: 6 Servings

3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces
1 green pepper, seeded and sliced into rings
8 oz sliced mushrooms
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 box Barilla® Pronto Penne
1 jar Barilla® Traditional Tomato Sauce
1 cup shaved Parmesan cheese

  • Drizzle olive oil in the bottom of a large skillet. Add chicken, green pepper, and mushrooms. Saute over medium high heat until chicken is cooked through, about 8 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside.
  • Drain any extra liquid from pain, return to stove, and add dry penne. Stir in 3 cups cold water and cook over high heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pasta is tender.
  • Add chicken & vegetables back to skillet along with sauce. Stir to coat and cook an additional 5 minutes until heated through.
  • Serve topped with shaved Parmesan cheese.

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    This is such an easy no-brainer meal to throw together on a quick week night, plus less dishes to clean up - bonus!

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    I really love being able to pick up Barilla® Pronto Penne and Barilla® Tomato Sauce during my normal grocery trip through Walmart. Barilla® Pronto Pasta is a product innovation that allows for one-pan pasta meals with no need to wait for water to boil and no draining! It's available in a variety of shapes including half-cut spaghetti, penne, and rotini. Barilla®'s Tomato Sauce is 100% natural and of course goes with a wide variety of dinner recipes. 

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    *$1.00 can provide a child 10 healthy meals. This amount is based on individual experiences of grant recipients. Contributions will be used to reach the highest number of children facing hunger in America. Share Our Strength is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.

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