This chicken cacciatore recipe is loaded with fresh vegetables. This “hunter style” dish is a classic in Italian cooking and after one bite, you’ll understand why. Our clean and lean version of the traditional recipe makes four very hearty servings that will keep you warm in winter. Freeze leftovers in individual portions for an easy dinner on a busy weeknight.
Total Time: 31 min.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: 21 min.
Yield: 4 servings
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1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 lb. raw chicken breasts, boneless, skinless, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
1 medium celery stalk, sliced
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 medium red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
8 oz. sliced mushrooms
1 (14.5 oz.) can whole tomatoes
1½ tsp. dried basil, crushed
Ground black pepper (to taste; optional)
2 medium zucchini, sliced
1 medium eggplant, peeled, cut into 1-inch cubes
6 fresh parsley sprigs, finely chopped (for garnish, optional)
1. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium high heat.
2. Add chicken; cook, stirring frequently, for 3 to 4 minutes, or until lightly browned.
3. Add onion, celery, garlic, bell pepper, and mushrooms. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 4 to 5 minutes or until onion begins to soften.
4. Add tomatoes, basil, and pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 6 minutes.
5. Add zucchini and eggplant; cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 6 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink in the middle, and juices run clear.
6. Garnish with parsley if desired.
Tip: Chicken Cacciatore can be served over brown rice or whole wheat pasta.