I have been eyeing a purple, or as they would call it an eggplant colored, Le Creuset Dutch Oven since last fall. I discovered it in when my husband took me to San Francisco for $470 = OUCH! This spring I was traveling to Boston for a brief trip & found it on a clearance shelf for less than half the price & COULD NOT PASS IT UP! I have been dying to use it, but it has sat idle for two weeks on the counter, on display with my husband asking…’Where are we going to put this pan?‘ Of course I shared it was a ‘Dutch Oven’ & then told him I had to relish this find for a bit & leave it out on the counter to enjoy! Finally I got the chance to use my Le Creuset bargain find & made my super easy busy mom’s chicken cacciatore recipe = YUM on the RUN!
Even the hubs said he could notice the difference in flavor in my still too expensive, eggplant colored dutch oven that now has a place to be put away in the kitchen, which makes my TYPE A man very happy :)!
My Busy Mom’s Quick & Easy Chicken Cacciatore by Jodie Fitz
So the true trick to making this a busy mom’s chicken cacciatore has several options & it always depends on the week;
1. I have the chicken pre-cooked on the weekend & ready for the rest of the recipe to be completed for a busy week night.
2. Or, I have the chicken cacciatore recipe ready on a Sunday so that during the week I just have to heat it up & cook the rice.
3. I almost always make a big batch, like this recipe calls for, serve half in option 1 or 2 fashion, freeze the rest & then thaw, heat & serve for another meal in the not to distant future.