Kelly the Culinarian: Guest Post: Kate's First Freezer Recipe - Healthy Crock Pot Chicken Cacciatore

Friday, February 1, 2013

Guest Post: Kate's First Freezer Recipe - Healthy Crock Pot Chicken Cacciatore

This is part of Kate's occasional series on freezer to crock pot cooking. In her previous posts, she's detailed why she chose freezer to crock pot cooking and how she prepared her first set of recipes. Now, she'll let you in on how these meals actually taste.

For my very first actual cooking-in-the-crock pot-meal created out of the “40 Meals” experiment, I chose one of the bags at the top of my freezer – which turned out to be …
Meal #1 - Chicken Cacciatore

I served this up with brown rice. Nothing fancy.

This wound up being a decent family meal, though kind of bland.

It had a canned-tomato-y taste, but it wasn’t overpowering. This little taste-feature was not a surprise, as it had – you guessed it – a lot of canned tomatoes in the recipe.

Bebe H (my nearly 3 year old daughter) thought it was pretty close to ravioli, which is a decent review coming from her. Both kids ate it, anyway, so that’s a win.

And it's pretty healthy/low-cal, being that it's all veggies and some chicken. Speaking of which, the chicken thighs cooked well, they were easily cut with a fork.

We'll eat it again with no complaints, but it's not going to win any awards.

Overall Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Kate Appelman is a Naperville area child and family photographer who spends her extra time thinking up silly songs for her toddlers and trying to fit in Crossfit workouts.

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