Chicken Cacciatore

Chicken Cacciatore

4 Reviews
From the EatingWell Kitchen

A cacciatore was a hunting-lodge dish, a way to slow-simmer tough game birds to tenderness. Flavorful chicken thighs need no special treatment but they do take so well to the traditional wine, tomato and mushroom sauce.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1¼ pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed of fat
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 10 ounces mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 14-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup white wine
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf, parsley


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  1. Place flour in a shallow dish. Lightly dredge each chicken thigh in the flour. Discard the remaining flour.
  2. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook until golden, 2 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate, cover and keep warm.
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low and add the remaining 2 teaspoons oil to the skillet. Add onion, mushrooms and rosemary and cook, stirring often, until the vegetables are lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, white wine, salt and pepper and cook until the onion is very soft, about 5 minutes. Return the chicken to the pan, nestle into the sauce, reduce heat to a simmer and cook until the sauce is thickened and the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink in the middle, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 331 calories; 12 g fat(3 g sat); 2 g fiber; 17 g carbohydrates; 28 g protein; 26 mcg folate; 130 mg cholesterol; 6 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 685 IU vitamin A; 21 mg vitamin C; 42 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 628 mg sodium; 581 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (35% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 3½ lean meat, 1 fat

Reviews 4

October 28, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
Great fast, healthy weeknight meal Served this with egg noodles for a quick weeknight dinner for 4. Had enough leftover for lunch for 2. Pros: Quick, Healthy Cons: NULL
December 04, 2011
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By: ginny
This is an easy recipe to reduce for just two people. I added some sliced green bell pepper and served with just a little pasta to soak up the sauce. Delicious! A definite keeper!
February 01, 2011
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By: lisamaceachen
Great, basic dish I added coursely chopped cauliflower to the veggie mixture,doubled the sauce, and simmered for 30 minutes after all ingredients were combined. Even heartier and healthier!
October 16, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
Delicious healthy version of an old "Joy of Cooking" favorite of mine. Pretty quick, too.
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