Quick Chicken Cacciatore

Quick Chicken Cacciatore
Staff Writer

Taste of Home

My family enjoys this zesty chicken dish. I like it, too, since it is so simple to make.

Marcia Hostetter, Canton, N.Y., Field Editor

4
Servings
115
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

Adapted from "Best Loved Recipes Cookbook" by Taste of Home (Readers Digest, 2012)

Ingredients

  • medium green pepper, cut into strips
  • medium onion, sliced into rings
  • 8  Ounces  fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1  Tablespoon  olive oil
  • boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • One  15-ounce can tomato sauce
  • One  4-ounce can chopped green chiles
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  dried basil
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  dried oregano
  • 1/8  Teaspoon  garlic powder
  • Dash of  cayenne
  • Cooked spaghetti, or rice (optional)

Directions

In a large skillet, sauté the green pepper, onion, and mushrooms in the olive oil for 4-5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Place the chicken breasts over the vegetables.

In a small bowl, combine tomato sauce, chiles, and seasonings. Pour over the chicken; cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until a thermometer inserted into the chicken breast reads 170 degrees. Before serving, cut  the chicken breasts into slices if desired. Serve with spaghetti or rice if desired.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
7g
10%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
33mg
11%
Protein
12g
26%
Vitamin A, RAE
2µg
0%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
10µg
11%
Calcium, Ca
22mg
2%
Choline, total
43mg
10%
Folate, total
5µg
1%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
16mg
5%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
120mg
17%
Selenium, Se
20µg
36%
Sodium, Na
30mg
2%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
41g
2%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Quick Chicken Shopping Tip

Buy whole chickens and ask the butcher to quarter them for you. You will save an average of $5 per pound, or more.

Quick Chicken Cooking Tip

Allow meat to rest for at least ten minutes before slicing into it; otherwise, the juices will leak out.

Quick Chicken Wine Pairing

Pinot noir, gamay, merlot, zinfandel, carménère, pinotage, or grenache with grilled, roasted, or other simply cooked chicken; chardonnay, pinot gris/grigio, pinot blanc, or chenin blanc with chicken in cream or light tomato sauce or with chicken crêpes or croquettes; sauvignon blanc or sémillon with fried chicken; viognier with spiced chicken dishes.