Dinner in a Bag

We’ve fallen into a nice dinner routine.  Mondays is something just for me (the BOY has class), Tuesday is crockpot in a bag, Wednesday the BOY grills, and Thursdays he’s back in class and I fend for myself.  It makes meal planning super easy, but of course all of this will change when he finally finishes his law masters in December.


When I was planning this week, I asked the BOY if he liked Chicken Cacciatore, which made us both realize that we didn’t actually know what that was.  He thought cream sauce and I had no clue.  But this recipe looked easy and tasty and the only substitution I made was taking out the zucchini (the BOY won’t eat it) and adding in the green beans (they work well).


Yesterday, I combined the ingredients into a bag and today the BOY threw everything into the new crockpot.  Neither of us were sure how long it would take.  The chicken was cooked to perfection, so I asked the BOY.  He said he cooked it on low for 5 1/2 hours.


We topped our chicken with parm cheese and a side of PumKing (yum!!) and dinner was super easy, healthy, and delicious!


This website has a few other dinners in a bag and Pinterest is full of them.  Do you ever make dinner ahead of time in a bag?


Crockpot Chicken Cacciatore

From Six Sisters Stuff


1 lb chicken breasts

1 (26 oz) jar of chunky vegetable-style spaghetti sauce (I went for a low sodium option)

1/2 bag frozen chopped green beans (peas could work too)

1 green pepper, chopped

1 sweet onion, chopped


Place all ingredients in a resealable gallon-sized freezer bag and mix together.  Store in fridge for 24 hours or freezer. 

If in fridge, cook on low for 5.5 hours until chicken is tender but not over cooked.

If frozen, remove from freezer and thaw in fridge for 24 hours. Cook on LOW for 6-8 hours.

Garnish with cheese, olives, or serve over pasta.

3 thoughts on “Dinner in a Bag

  1. Thanks for sharing the site. I’ve never done a meal in a bag but it seems like an easy awesome idea. I’ve been using my crockpot a lot more. I’m always checking what u do because u have amazing crockpot recipes.

    Tonight I’m even trying a carrot cake on it, who would’ve thought u could do one there?!

    Here’s the link in case you want to give it a try. I know u have a sweet tooth too 🙂


    • Um yes please! And we love carrot cake! I haven’t attempted baking in my crockpot but I have thought about it. Dinner in a bag might be my new favorite way to get help with a healthy week night dinner. I need to use the BOY while I can because I”m sure he’ll have a job soon : )

      Thanks for the recipe!

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