Comforting Chicken Cacciatore Recipe
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Comforting Chicken Cacciatore Recipe

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This recipe has been in my family for a long time. I remember my grandmother making it on special occasions. In those days, chicken was a treat, and we relished every bite—especially if Grandmother cooked it!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1 hour 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1 hour 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 frying chicken (about 2-1/2 pounds each), cut up
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 cup chicken broth or dry white wine
  • 2 cups canned tomato puree
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Cooked spaghetti

Nutritional Facts

Diabetic Exchanges: One serving (prepared with broth) equals 4 lean meat 2 vegetable 1 starch 1/2 fat; also, 402 calories, 33 mg sodium, 91 mg cholesterol, 26 gm carbohydrate, 39 gm protein, 15 gm fat.


  1. Place flour in a paper or plastic bag. Shake chicken, a few pieces at a time, to coat. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Brown chicken on all sides. Remove chicken and set aside. In the skillet, add garlic and onions; saute until onion is soft. Add mushrooms, broth, tomato puree, oregano, parsley, salt and pepper; bring to a boil. Return chicken to skillet; cover and simmer 1 hour or until chicken is tender. Serve over spaghetti. Yield: 8 servings.
If Cooking for Two: Freeze in serving-size portions to enjoy later.
Originally published as Chicken Cacciatore in Reminisce September/October 1991, p37

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Sep. 1, 2014

"Almost - but not quite - as tasty as it is comforting."

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