Chicken Cacciatore

The EatingWell Healthy in a Hurry Cookbook (2006)

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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.

"Delicious healthy version of an old "Joy of Cooking" favorite of mine. Pretty quick, too. "
Chicken Cacciatore

Makes: 4 servings

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  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 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
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf, parsley


  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.


Per serving: 341 calories; 14 g fat (4 g sat, 7 g mono); 93 mg cholesterol; 12 g carbohydrates; 29 g protein; 2 g fiber; 616 mg sodium; 547 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Selenium (53% daily value), Niacin (45% dv), Vitamin C (30% dv), Zinc (20% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 1

Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 3 1/2 lean meat, 1 fat

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Health & Diet Considerations
Low carbohydrate
High potassium
Ease of Preparation
Total Time
45 minutes or less
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Preparation/ Technique

Type of Dish
Main dish, poultry
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