Kraft Recipe Makers: Italian Chicken + $100 Gift Card Giveaway!

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Italian Chicken Kraft Recipe Makers


Last month, I introduced you to a new line of products you can find in the store called Kraft Recipe Makers. Using Kraft Recipe Makers, you combine two savory sauces supplied in the box with your own fresh ingredients to make a delicious weeknight dinner. Creating depths of flavor into a dish has never been this easy!

My first trial with Kraft Recipe Makers, I followed one of the recipes given on the box. This time, I wanted to create my own. I put Kraft Recipe Maker’s claim to the test with this Italian chicken recipe.

Although I haven’t shared my original recipe here on the blog yet, I have a favorite Italian chicken dish that a friend introduced to me when we lived in California a few years ago. I’ve made it at home quite a few times. This recipe incorporates layers of flavor by adding multiple ingredients in complex steps.

My goal was to try to revamp this recipe by using the two sauces in Kraft Recipe Makers “Chicken Cacciatore” box. Watch how it’s done with this video I made you:

What usually takes me at least 45 minutes to complete was done within 30 minutes instead. I say this was a winning outcome!

Keeping it simple, I floured chicken tenders and seared them. Removed them from the pan, cooked garlic and shallots, then added the simmer sauce to deglaze the pan. I then added the chicken back along with black olives and capers. Then, I cut open the package of cooking sauce and poured that in and let it all cook for about 15 minutes. While that was cooking, I boiled some pasta. And that’s it!

While it wasn’t the exact same taste as my original recipe that doesn’t use the Kraft Recipe Makers, it still was quite comparable and still very flavorful. I would make it again! Here’s the written recipe:

Italian Chicken (Kraft Recipe Makers)

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Italian Chicken (Kraft Recipe Makers)

A favorite Italian Chicken recipe with layers of flavor made simple by using Kraft Recipe Makers.

  • 1.25 lb chicken tenders
  • All-purpose flour
  • Olive oil
  • 2-3 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, pressed
  • Kraft Recipe Makers "Chicken Cacciatore"
  • 6 oz can medium sized pitted black olives, drained
  • 3 oz jar capers, undrained
  • Pasta of choice

Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Pour in about 2 tablespoons olive oil.

Lightly flour the chicken tenders and then add to the hot pan. Sear the tenders for about 1-2 minutes on each side. Remove from the pan to a plate and set aside.

Add about 2 more tablespoons of olive oil to the hot pan. Cook the shallots and garlic until just soft, about 1 minute. Remove the Lemon Oregano Simmer Sauce from the Kraft Recipe Makers box. Shake, open and pour into the hot pan with the garlic and shallots. Use a wooden spatula to scrapes the bottom of the pan and stir.

Add the black olives and capers, then pour in the Tomato & Italian Herb Cooking Sauce. Stir and cover the chicken with the sauce. Cook over medium heat for about 15 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.

Meanwhile, boiled pasta according to package directions. When chicken is done, plate the pasta and then the chicken and sauce over top. Serve immediately.


In the comments, tell me how you could revamp your favorite recipe using Kraft Recipe Makers’ sauces for a chance to win a $100 gift card!



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  1. I would make turkey sausage lasagna.

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  3. I would make sweet & sour shrimp with pineapple and a side of rice.

  4. “Asian Almond Salmon” sounds really good, I’d give that a try

  5. Here’s my tweet:
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  6. chicken fajitas using the tex mex sauce.

  7. I would make a Mexican skillet pasta dish with the enchilada sauces.

  8. I adore chicken cacciatore – huge fan of salty goodies like olives and capers!! Looks so good Nikki!

  9. Would love to use the sweet and sour to make that dish simpler for the family!

  10. I would love to make the verde enchiladas. I just wish I could find them in my grocery store!!

  11. I will have to check these out I have not seen them or noticed them in the grocery yet! looks amazing and easy!

  12. Chicken enchilads

  13. I would make asian chicken with the asian taco sauces!

  14. I would love to use their kit to add to my pot roast. I do not usually add a lot of seasonings when I make a pot roast, because I do enjoy the taste of unadulterated beef. But a well seasoned pot roast is some of the best comfort food there is.

  15. i would probably revamp taco soup.

  16. I would make lasagna

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  18. I would make BBQ shredded roast beef on a bun

  19. I’d use the Three Cheese Chicken Florentine and add some extras like zucchini, mushrooms, and olives.

  20. Love your video! Why didn’t I even think of cooking the food? I just stood there and talked my head off like a lunatic. 😉

    Oh, and that picture? Stunning! Love it!

  21. I think it might be good to take the Vere Chicken Enchilada pack but make it with shrimp

  22. We love fish tacos and I would love to skim a few minutes off the dinner routine any night!

  23. I’d like to streamline my Chicken Fajita Pizza recipe by using the Tex-Mex Chicken Fajita Recipe Maker. Thanks!

  24. The BBQ roast would be easier than a typical roast or bbq roast where the bbq sauce burns.

  25. Robin Wilson says:

    I would use it to add some extra flavor to one of our favorite meals Enchiladas. They have a great recipe for 3 Cheese Chicken Enchiladas on their site!


  26. Robin Wilson says:
  27. I would remake lasagna with the Mexican sauces

  28. I would use the Chicken Verde Enchiladas and use noodles to make a casserole. Thanks for the chance to enter.

  29. I would either make the pot roast or redo lasagna.

  30. I love my crock pot and most definitely would try the Hickory BBQ Beef!

  31. I think I could take the Three Cheese Florentine and add it to some tortellini.

  32. I would use the Italian one to revamp my Italian casserole that everyone enjoys.

  33. It would allow you to make some easy, flavorful meals in a slow cooker which would be great during the busy work weeks!

  34. I would make chicken bruschetta pasta and maybe add some fresh mozzarella!

  35. I think I could revamp my stir-fry recipes with these cooking sauces.

  36. Rachel Tilly says:

    I would love to revamp a recipe so I wouldn’t spend so much time measuring out ingredients for the sauce!

  37. I have been wanting a good sauce to make beef and broccoli and this will be perfect for that

  38. I would revamp Sweet & Sour Chicken with Kraft Recipe Makers! First, I could make it more often, because I don’t need to gather so many items that I just wouldn’t do it on a weeknight! Then I could just use the recipe maker and skinless breasts and a can of pineapple chunks, can of bean sprouts and water chestnuts, add cooked minute brown rice. Mmmm!!

  39. I’d make chicken lettuce wraps!

  40. I would try to make a taco soup for the fall!

  41. I’d love to make a quicker version of sweet and sour chicken.

  42. Lisa Jennings says:

    I would use the Tex Mex sauce for fajitas IF I could actually use these sauces. Unfortunately our oldest has allergies and our middle child has diet restrictions due to ingredients in many packaged items that have been known to contribute to seizures and seizure activity. All sauces, etc. have to be homemade to control the ingredients.

  43. I would use the texmex sauce because I love all mexican food and it would really spice up anything! quesadillas, fajitas, enchiladas, soups, burritos!

  44. Definitely Verde Chicken Enchilada.

  45. love to try the new kraft products! look so tasty!

  46. I would use texmex sauce to make enchiladas with lots and lots of cheese. Wonderful dinner!

  47. deanna hanson says:

    I would use it to simplfy my chicken and rice recipe

  48. I would try the Verde Chicken Enchillada sauce with our enchillada recipe.

  49. I’d make my brocolli chicken skillet recipe with it.

  50. I make a spinach enchilada recipe that my family loves. I think I would try the Kraft Verde Chicken Enchilada. It sounds delicious! In my recipe, we do not use chicken and the sauce is usually the traditional red sauce….so this would really revamp it!

  51. I’d love to try the Verde Chicken enchilada sauce, it sounds delicious!

  52. Janine McNally says:

    To reduce the fat content I would use ground turkey breast in Lasagna!

  53. i would use the verde chicken enchilada to add zip to my boring (but loved!) chicken enchiladas

  54. To add flavor to chicken of course 🙂

  55. I would use the Kraft Recipe Makers sauce to make Mexican Green Chicken Enchildas

  56. I love to make chicken & black bean enchiladas & I think adding the Verde Chicken Enchilada recipe maker would kick it up a few notches!

  57. I would use it in my lasagna.

  58. I would use the KRAFT RECIPE MAKERS Hickory BBQ Beef to make BBQ pork sandwiches.

  59. I would make Sweet & Sour Meatballs and serve with steamed rice
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  61. I’d revamp my crockpot pot roast recipe.

  62. I could use the Verde Chicken Enchilada! We love enchiladas but I’ve always wanted to try it with a green sauce


  63. I would make a cornbread Mexican casserole with the KRAFT RECIPE MAKERS Verde Chicken Enchiladas

  64. I would make sweet & sour shrimp with pineapple and a side of brown rice.

  65. I would make the Vere Chicken Enchilada.

  66. Adrienne Gordon says:

    Taco night would be much different

  67. Margaret Smith says:

    I’d love to make Chicken Cacciatore with a side dish of spagetti.
    Thanks so much.

  68. Margaret Smith says:
  69. I would use KRAFT RECIPE MAKERS Sweet & Sour Chicken to make sweet & sour meatballs.

  70. I think I’d use the sweet & sour chicken to our standard stir fry ingredients. 🙂

  71. Stephanie V. says:

    basil garlic pasta with bruschetta chicken – yum!
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  72. I’d love to add some flavor and zest to chickens.

  73. Sarah Hirsch says:

    I would use the chicken cacciatore to create a new dish that hopefully my family would love!

  74. i would use the sauces and make tortellini with veggies.
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  76. Christina Sparks says:

    I would use it with my pork chop recipe

  77. janna johnson says:

    chicken enchaladas

  78. Cindy merrill says:

    I make an awesome dinner omelet,usually using any cooked meat and leftover veggies I have on hand, I wonder how the Kraft Recipe Makers “Chicken Cacciatore” would work for this, perhaps as a topping?

  79. I would make chicken primavera

  80. I would makes chicken balls and pasta with the chicken bruschetta pasta kit

  81. I would make an asian chicken salad with the asian sauce!

  82. I would make a yummy pot roast with it!

  83. gregg deering says:

    We make chicken fajitas all of the time. I would use the sauce to spice it up a bit.

  84. We love beef stroganoff but it takes forever to make. How easy would it be to use the New England Pot Roast Sauce to make it! Thanks.

  85. I would like to spice up my pasta with the Chicken Bruschetta Pasta mix.
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  86. I’d make the sweet and sour chicken!

  87. I could tweak my old enchilada recipe with the verde enchilada sauce! A new, tasty spin on my old classic 🙂

  88. use with lasagna

  89. I would make Italian Chicken.

  90. I would make a Basil Marinara Chicken Pizza.

  91. Jacob LaFountaine says:

    I’d load up on some honey bbq beef sandwiches with a side of chips

  92. I would use it in my chicken and rice casserole

  93. I’d make Verde Chicken Enchiladas

  94. joseph gersch says:

    i would make sweet and sour chicken

  95. Adding this sauce would revamp my pasta white beans and spinach dish.
    Thank you.

  96. I would make chicken verde enchiladas

  97. We’d amp up our stir fry list to include the sweet and sour chicken. Makes my mouth water just thinking about it!

  98. I’d use this to jazz up my chicken and veggie stir fry.

  99. Stephanie Larison says:

    I’d do the Verde Chicken Enchilada, yum!

  100. I would use the sweet and sour to make with chicken,pineapples ,red peppers and white rice

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  102. amy pugmire says:

    I would love to make baked taquitos with the tex mex chicken fajita mix.

  103. amy pugmire says:
  104. I would make egg rolls. Making egg rolls at home has been on my mind for a long time now!

  105. I currently make my own sweet and sour chicken, so I would try simplifying what I do and just add my veggies and chicken to this mix.

  106. Alvin Vollmer says:

    I would make a Mexican skillet pasta dish with the enchilada sauces.

  107. i would like trying their pot roast – it may have a bit of a different flavor from the way normally prepare it

  108. Maria Iemma says:

    I would like to try the Three Cheese Chicken Florentine and add my own chicken, onions, tomatoes and zucchini – I bet it would taste wonderful over noodles.

  109. Janice Cooper says:

    I would use the Verde Chicken Enchiladas when I make my oven baked nacho dish

  110. Janice Cooper says:
  111. Erica Best says:

    i love the Stuffed Peppers sound good

  112. Erica Best says:
  113. I would add some life to my boring fajitas with the Tex Mex Chicken Fajita mix. Sounds delicious!

  114. I’d like to add some to my tuna casserole, might taste fab

  115. Pot roast is a favorite meal for this family, so would probably try it first. Using this might put a little different spin on the flavors. Biggest problem would be the fact that their servings estimate is WAY too small for us!

  116. i would make a creamy shrimp fettuccine

  117. I would use the three cheese mix for chicken florentine to make a white lasagna

  118. Deb Moretti says:

    I’d revamp my pot roast recipe by using the New England Pot Roast sauces instead of my onion soup mix. I bet it would be more moist.

  119. Deb Moretti says:
  120. William Bee says:

    I usually make tilapia taco’s so the Asian fish taco mix is definitely something I am going to try.

  121. I would love to try their New England Pot Roast to beef up my kind of bland (yet still very delicious) roasts.

  122. Kathleen RG says:

    This would definitely improve my fajitas!

  123. I would revamp with my garden tomatoes and green peppers

  124. yummy baked ziti

  125. My favorite recipe is chicken cacciatore. Instead of using pasta underneath it, I use Polenta. I add lots of extra mushrooms, too.
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  127. I’d like to try using the Three Cheese Chicken Florentine to make some sort of lasagna

  128. My family likes spicy foods so I want to try the Verde Nacho Casserole with the Verde Chicken Enchiladas Sauce.

  129. maria cantu says:

    I would use the verde chicken enchilada one instead of using beef.

  130. Hannah Fischbach says:

    Chicken Fajita Pizza… so not on my diet but YUMMMMM

  131. id make asian tacos with the sweet and sour chicken!

  132. I would make some cheese enchiladas

  133. lala ramos says:

    i would revamp my recipes with these sauces

  134. lala ramos says:
  135. Jennifer Reed says:

    I would revamp my normal weeknight Mexican casserole with the KRAFT RECIPE MAKERS Verde Chicken Enchiladas kit with the 2 sauces. This would be so much better.

  136. I’d take the Sweet and Sour chicken kit – add some tomato sauce and brown sugar and use it for sweet and sour BBQ lamb ribs!

  137. I like to make casseroles – the lemon oregano sauce in the Chicken Cacciatore could also be used to grill greek chicken breasts sprinkled with feta. I’d use the other sauce on pasta, add zucchini or eggplant and bake the whole thing as a casserole.

  138. crystal smith says:

    I’m pretty new to cooking and dont have a favorite recipe Id know how to revamp but I would love to try to make the Florentine-Stuffed Chicken Breasts recipe with their Three Cheese Florentine Recipe Maker…sounds yummy and I love how easy and quick all their recipes are! Talk about a great way to make a weeknight easier!

  139. My family would love fajitas!

  140. tina reynolds says:

    I would make the verde chicken enchilada’s my husband and boys would go crazy for that one I bet. thanks for the chance to win

  141. sween n sour chicken kabobs

  142. Lauren Flynn says:

    I would try the chicken bruschetta pasta, but might include romano-encrusted chicken to the dish to add a different twist.

  143. I’d make the Sweet and Sour chicken and add some sesame oil!

  144. rose paden says:

    I would love to try with my pot roast! My husband loves it!

  145. Karen Drake says:

    I would revamp my Burrito recipe and use KRAFT RECIPE MAKERS Beefy Burrito mix.

  146. I would make chicken or pork chops

  147. I could revamp by slow cooker pot roast with the New England Pot Roast Recipe Maker.

  148. I’m thinking Thai fusion fried rice with the basil garlic.

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  149. david cosgrove says:

    I usually make my own sauces, so this could revamp my recipes by making them quicker to put together

  150. Rickie Hinrichs says:

    I use a least 4 types of olives crushed for flavor in my chicken dishes.

  151. I would redo my chicken cheese ziti recipe with the chicken cacciatore recipe maker.

  152. Francine Anchondo says:

    I would use the vedre chicken enchilada sauce in my Chicken Cassorole enchilada recipe

  153. I would try the chicken tacos.

  154. Lorena Keech says:

    I’d make sweet & sour pork using the Sweet & Sour Chicken kit.

  155. Beverly Metcalf says:

    Those look good. I’ll have to look for them the next time I go shopping. I would definitely try the asian chicken with the asian taco sauces. Thanks for having this contest.

  156. Karen Gonyea says:

    I would love to try the tex mex fajitas 🙂

  157. I would use the Tex-Mex Chicken Fajita variety to pep up my Caldo De Pollo.

  158. I would like to try their stuffed peppers recipe maker

  159. I would add basil, garlic, pasta, and shrimp to my meal.

  160. It could make a Pot Roast more special and unique.

  161. The Italian chicken looks good.

  162. I’d use the sauces to make it easier to cook!

  163. I could use them to revamp our pasta aoli dish!

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  165. cheryl bowman says:

    Would love to make chicken enchiladas

  166. I would make chicken and dumplings with the sauce.

  167. I would make the Chicken Cacciatore and add mushrooms.

  168. cynthia cannady says:

    I would revamp it with chicken, broccoli, green peppers and onions with that sauce as the extra kick to spice it up

  169. Denise Donaldson says:

    I would make sweet and sour chicken pasta. I have never tried that

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  171. tracey byram says:

    I’d make tuscan stuffed flank steak

  172. Elizabeth Ray says:

    Since we love salmon, I think “Asian Almond Salmon” sounds really good.

  173. I would make chicken tacos.

  174. I’d use the Tex-Mex Chicken Fajita recipe maker to make tacos

  175. The Asian fish tacos look delicious.

  176. I would use the Sweet & Sour Chicken sauce to make my favorite sweet & sour pork.

  177. Douglas Houston says:

    I would make pad thai

  178. Three Cheese Chicken Florentine would make a delicious pizza sauce if you mixed the two sauces together first.

  179. Buddy Garrett says:

    I would use the sweet and sour chicken in my chicken tacos.

  180. I plan to look for them during my next shopping trip.

  181. Sarah Marshall says:

    I would make the chicken cacciatore recipe from their website!

  182. susan smoaks says:

    i would like to make the Shrimp Puttanesca recipe, it would be really good with this.

  183. I would like to make chicken fajitas.

  184. I’d make a pasta bake with fall veggies.

  185. Marcy Strahan says:

    I would make a Crawfish cassorole using the Three Cheese Chicken Florentine !

  186. I would make chicken fajitas

  187. Mihaela Day says:

    I’d make the chicken alfredo w/roasted veggies 🙂

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