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Quick Chicken Cacciatore Recipe

Quick Chicken Cacciatore Recipe

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. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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