8 ratings

Quick Chicken Cacciatore


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


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


  • 1 medium green pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 medium onion, sliced into rings
  • 8 Ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 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)


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.