Yield
4 servings (serving size: about 1 cup chicken mixture, 2 tablespoons cheese, and 1 1/2 teaspoons basil)

The rich flavors of fresh vegetables, herbs, and red wine give this Italian chicken cacciatore recipe maximum taste with minimum calories. Serve over a bed of spaghetti or other pasta.

How to Make It

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle chicken evenly with oregano, dried basil, and red pepper. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add chicken to pan; sauté 2 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring frequently. Add mushrooms and bell pepper to pan; sauté 5 minutes. Stir in pasta sauce and wine; bring to a simmer. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes. Stir in salt and black pepper. Sprinkle with cheese and fresh basil.

Ratings & Reviews

dmfiat22
April 20, 2015
Rinaldo's was probably the problem. That's the worst brand of sauce I've ever used.

kellergirl's Review

Cynthia530
February 04, 2012
Family really loved this recipe. My husband suggested making it with shrimp - so we're trying that next time. This was simple, and came together quickly. We served over linguine with a green salad.

GAFoodLover's Review

shburke
January 26, 2012
One of the reviewers mentioned that it 'lacked something'. I suggest that the missing ingredient is garlic. How on earth does one think this dish would be good without that basic flavor? I also made a good tomato sauce instead of the store-bought one recommended, but that's a personal preference. I'm sure there are lots of people who think purchased jars of Italian sauce are all there is. Another recommended change - use boneless chicken thighs instead of breast meat for better taste and a more tender outcome.

chef1greg's Review

kab1278
August 02, 2014
This recipe is great. We introduced this dish to some neighbor children who loved it.

cookfromsocal's Review

steponme
October 03, 2013
Fixed this last night and hubby and I enjoyed it. I thought it was a little too hot for me so will reduce the red pepper next time. I like more sauce so will use the whole jar of pasta sauce next time. Easy and very tasty. Served over pasta. A definite repeat.

Belladonna714's Review

Schmatterson8
September 24, 2013
This was good but I agree with others...just a tad bland, nothing a little salt didn't fix up a bit though. I used CLs slow cooker marinara sauce and I left out the Basil in the end but I don't think this would have made much of a difference. I served this over pasta.

daneanp's Review

BarryinSea
August 29, 2013
Excellent and so easy! Served over left over egg noodles. Definitely adding this to our regular rotation. Great comfort food.

ahbiblybleereg's Review

mrwoodmon
January 24, 2013
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Cokie63's Review

FreddieCh
January 17, 2013
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Adriannam's Review

Geminitwins
April 30, 2012
Easy fun and delicious.