Quick Chicken Cacciatore Recipe
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Quick Chicken Cacciatore Recipe

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Quick Chicken Cacciatore from Marcia Hostetter of Canton, New York is a colorful and flavorful fast-to-fix main dish. Serve it with a crisp lettuce and tomato salad topped with your favorite bottled dressing.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 medium green pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 medium onion, sliced into rings
  • 8 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • Cooked spaghetti or rice, optional


  1. In a large skillet, saute green pepper, onion and mushrooms in olive oil for 4-5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Place the chicken breasts over the vegetables.
  2. In a small bowl, combine tomato sauce, chilies and seasonings. Pour over the chicken; cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 170°. Serve with spaghetti or rice if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Quick Chicken Cacciatore in Taste of Home February/March 1994, p13

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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kerrynjames 7374
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2012

"Super easy and relatively tasty. Definitely a go-to when I'm short on time. Thanks for the recipe!"

geekymom 4512
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2011

"This is very tasty. The chicken ends up very juicy too."

PrincessM7 4511
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2011

"Delicious, easy to make and healthy. All the things I look for in a recipe. I put it over wheat pasta. Even just the veggies and sauce with pasta would be great too. I will definitely make this again and again!"

Zsa Zsa Kay 6737
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2011

"I've made this often over the last 15 yrs.. It is a family favorite.."

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