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Chicken Cacciatore on bed of spaghetti topped with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and basil.

Chicken Cacciatore

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  • Author: The Cooking Jar
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Chicken Cacciatore is a hearty stewed Italian chicken dish in a rustic tomato sauce with fresh bell peppers and basil.


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  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts/thighs
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 medium garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 8 oz. baby portabella mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 can (15 oz.) fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 1 can (15 oz.) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup white wine/chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped


  1. Season both sides of the chicken breasts with salt and pepper and dust with flour.
  2. Over medium-high heat, sear the chicken in oil and butter until browned. Remove and set aside.
  3. In the same skillet saute onions and garlic until fragrant, about 2 minutes.
  4. Add in bell pepper and mushrooms and saute until they start to sweat, about 3 minutes.
  5. Pour in tomatoes and wine/broth and add tomato paste, Italian seasoning, sugar and salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Stir to mix and add the chicken back into the pan.
  7. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer until the chicken is cooked through or until a meat thermometer reads 165 ºF.
  8. Dish and serve hot garnished with fresh basil.
  9. Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins