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 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 User ID: 5662698 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 User ID: 5188160 4512
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2011

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

PrincessM7 User ID: 6044679 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 User ID: 5780180 6737
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2011

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

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