Chicken and Veggie Tomato Sauce

tomato sauce

 

Homemade tomato sauce is perfect to pour over spaghetti squash, zucchini noodles, pretty much and kind of veggie noodle or to just eat by itself. This is my own recipe that I love to make. It has a lot of flavor and I can seriously just eat it by itself. What is really awesome about this recipe is that you can get all the ingredients from Trader Joes. How convenient is that. No traveling to three different grocery stores for one recipe ; )

INGREDIENTS (all from Trader Joe’s)

I red onion

1 green bell pepper

1  1/2 Cup baby bella mushrooms

2 roma tomatoes

1 (15oz) can TJ’s organic tomato sauce

1 (6oz) can TJ’s tomato paste

1 tsp oregano*

1 tsp parsley*

1 tsp basil*

1 tbsp TJ’s crushed garlic

2 tbsp olive oil

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/4 tsp pepper

1 pkg TJ’s spicy italian sausage (pack of 4)

4 chicken thighs

*spices can be fresh or dried, I used dried

 

TOOLS

1 Lg frying pan

1 Md sauce pan with lid

measuring cups

measuring spoons

1 spoon for mixing sauce

1 spatula for frying pan

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Chop onion-set aside

Chop green pepper-set aside

Chop tomatoes-set aside

Trim fat and chop chicken thighs-set aside

Cut sausage into about 1/2 inch pieces-set aside

Pour 1 Tbsp of olive oil into frying pan and turn heat to medium/medium low

Add onion, pepper, mushrooms to pan to soften for about 3 mins

While veggies are cooking, in sauce pan on low heat, add tomato sauce, tomato paste, garlic, spices, 1 tbsp olive oil-mix well and cover, stir occasionally

To the frying pan add meats-toss ingredients around in pan-stir occasionally to insure all meat is being cooked thoroughly

When meat is almost cooked all the way, add tomatoes-toss ingredients to combine

Finish cooking the meat, the tomatoes should start to get soft

When the meat is cooked, pour the red sauce into the frying pan and stir together

From here you are pretty much done. I usually let my sauce sit for a good twenty minutes so that all the flavors combine well but you can serve it immediately if you want. It’s totally up you. I like to serve my sauce over spaghetti squash but it would be good with a lot of things so be creative!

 

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