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Quick Chicken Cacciatore

Make Quick Chicken Cacciatore, a hunter-style dish with fresh herbs and tomato sauce, for a hearty spin on chicken.

Health JANUARY 2005

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast with 1/4 cup sauce)
  • Cook time:20 Minutes
  • Prep time:12 Minutes


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4 (4-ounce) boneless, skinless chicken- breast halves
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 small yellow or green bell pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 2 cups sliced crimini mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine
  • 1 1/2 cups tomato-and-basil pasta sauce (such as Classico)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


1. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; add chicken. Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper over chicken; cook 4 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to a plate; set aside.

2. Combine bell pepper and mushrooms in skillet over medium heat. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt; cook 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add wine; cook 2 minutes. Stir in sauce; heat through. Return chicken to skillet; reduce heat and simmer, turning once, 4 minutes or until cooked through. Top with parsley.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 250
  • Fat: 6g
  • Saturated fat: 1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1g
  • Protein: 31g
  • Carbohydrate: 11g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 78mg
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Sodium: 567mg
  • Calcium: 88mg

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