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Fast Skillet Chicken Cacciatore

Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Missie Neville Crawford

Yield

Serves 4 (serving size: 1 chicken breast half and about 1 cup sauce)

Lean chicken breasts cook quickly--in just 15 minutes compared to the hour-long braise in most cacciatore recipes. If you'd like more heat in the sauce, kick up the crushed red pepper to 1/2 teaspoon.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup thinly sliced onion
  • 1 cup thinly sliced red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green bell pepper
  • 1 (8-ounce) package presliced cremini mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine (such as Chianti)
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh basil, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 (15-ounce) can crushed tomatoes

Nutrition Information

  • calories 337
  • fat 10.3 g
  • satfat 1.8 g
  • monofat 5.1 g
  • polyfat 1.5 g
  • protein 41 g
  • carbohydrate 16 g
  • fiber 4 g
  • cholesterol 109 mg
  • iron 3 mg
  • sodium 465 mg
  • calcium 71 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine 1 1/2 teaspoons oil, rosemary, garlic, salt, and black pepper in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Rub oil mixture evenly over chicken. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add chicken to pan; cook 2 minutes on each side (chicken will not be cooked through). Remove chicken from pan. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion, bell peppers, and mushrooms; cook 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add wine; cook 1 minute or until liquid is reduced by half. Stir in 1/4 cup basil, crushed red pepper, and tomatoes; cook 1 minute. Return chicken to pan; turn to coat. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 15 minutes or until chicken is done. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup basil.

Cook's Notes

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