Chicken Cacciatore/Italian Meatballs

Cheryl Neubecker


I love cooking it once and serving it twice. I have built my a huge selection of recipes that carry over to another meal. Here is one of my families favorites.


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30 Min
8 Hr
Slow Cooker Crock Pot



  • 6
    chicken thighs, skinless
  • 2 jar(s)
    spaghetti sauce (your favorite kind is fine)
  • 2 can(s)
    tomatoes, canned italian style with juice
  • 1 large
    yellow onion,sliced
  • 2 large
    green bell peppers, sliced

  • 1 1/2 lb
    lean hamburger
  • 1
  • 1/4 c
    parsley, italian, chopped fine
  • 1/4 c
    parmigiano-reggiano, grated
  • 1/2 c
    italian bread crumbs
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1/4 c
    raisins, chopped

  • 1 lb
  • 6
    submarine sandwich rolls
  • 6 slice
    provolone cheese

How to Make Chicken Cacciatore/Italian Meatballs


  1. Mix the meatball ingredients and form into 4 TBLS balls (or the large Pampered Chef scoop heaping). Set aside.
  2. You will need a 6 quart crock pot for this recipe. Spray the bottom and sides with nonstick cooking spray. Put chicken in the bottom and top with onions and peppers. Then in a single layer put in meatballs.
  3. Pour spaghetti sauce and canned tomatoes over all. Cook on low for 8 to 10 hours.
  4. Now you have the great option of which one is for dinner tonight and which one to tuck away in the frig for a super quick dinner later in the week.
  5. Meatballs: I take out the meatballs and one cup of sauce put it in a microwave safe dish and let cool. After it is completely cooled cover and put in the frig. On meatball sub night, warm the meatballs in the microwave. Meanwhile, split sub rolls lengthwise and put in a slice of provolone cheese. Once meatballs are reheated, sit them on top of the cheese and eat!
  6. Cacciatore: Boil your favorite pasta. After draining completely top with a chicken tight and lots of yummie sauce.

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About Chicken Cacciatore/Italian Meatballs

Course/Dish: Chicken, Beef
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: For Kids
Hashtag: #crockpot

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