One Skillet Chicken Cacciatore - Delicious Meets Healthy

One Skillet Chicken Cacciatore

One Skillet Chicken Cacciatore

I just love one skillet meals! Fall, football games and hearty comfort food season are just around the corner. Here is a delicious and hearty one skillet meal that is very easy to cook and made with chicken, vegetables and Mezzetta® Napa Valley Homemade Tomato & Sweet Basil Sauce – the perfect combination for a comfort Fall meal. By cutting out the step of making my own sauce, I spend less time in the kitchen and more time at the table with my husband.

This One Skillet Chicken Cacciatore is a delicious and healthy Italian comfort food. Cacciatore means “hunter” in Italian. In cuisine, alla cacciatora refers to a meal prepared “hunter-style” with onions, mushrooms, herbs, usually tomatoes, often bell peppers, and sometimes wine. I also added bits of bacon, it adds so much flavor to the meal.

I really loved this recipe because it’s easy to prepare after I come home from work and I can still serve supper in about 40 minutes. You also use one skillet which means that clean up is pretty easy too. You can’t beat that!

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And let me tell you about this tomato sauce. I recently found the Mezzetta Napa Valley Homade Pasta Sauce. It tastes so good, and it’s 100 % natural, made from real plum tomatoes. I am always checking the ingredients on the label to make sure there are no added sugars, paste or other fillers, and I was so excited to find that Mezzetta Napa Valley Homemade Pasta Sauces have only simple, real food & all-natural ingredients listed on the label. (Ingredients on the label: Plum tomatoes from Italy’s San Marzano region, california plum tomatoes, imported olive oil, fresh onions, sea salt, fresh garlic, fresh basil, crushed chili, peppers, black pepper, oregano.) Awesome, right?

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This recipe is simple.  It starts with your large cast iron skillet, a jar of Mezzetta Napa Valley Homemade Tomato & Sweet Basil Sauce and a whole bunch of fresh veggies and organic chicken breasts! I love how healthy this meal is and that it comes together pretty quickly.

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What you need

  • 4 chicken breasts (you can also use 6 chicken tenderloins)
  • 3 – 4 slices bacon
  • 1 cup red onion, coarsely sliced
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, thickly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 of each red, yellow & green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 medium tomato, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup Mezzetti Homemade Tomato & Basic sauce
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 3 medium cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dry thyme
  • 2 teaspoons dry oregano
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • basil leaves, chopped

Preparation

Season chicken with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Brown pieces in 2 tablespoons olive oil until golden. (The cooking time depends on the thickness of the chicken breasts. It took me about 10 minutes. I think next time, I am going to cut the chicken breasts in smaller pieces. It will be much  easier to serve and will cook faster.) Transfer the almost cooked chicken to a plate and set aside.

Add bacon to the same skillet and render until crispy. Transfer to a plate.

Add remaining olive oil to the same skillet. Add chopped onion, peppers, mushrooms; sauté until onion is tender.

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Stir in chopped tomato, tomato sauce, white wine, garlic, thyme, oregano, salt, pepper, and chopped basil. Bring to a boil and cook over medium heat until liquid has evaporated & sauce has thickened.

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Add chicken pieces and bacon back to sauce. Cook for another 5 – 7 minutes until chicken is tender and cooked through. Sprinkle some chopped basil and serve with cooked rice, quinoa or over mashed potatoes.

Enjoy!

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One Skillet Chicken Cacciatore
 
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Serves: 4 - 6
Ingredients
  • 4 chicken breasts (you can also use 6 chicken tenderloins)
  • 3 - 4 slices bacon
  • 1 cup red onion, coarsely sliced
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, thickly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ of each red, yellow & green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 medium tomato, finely chopped
  • ¾ cup Mezzetta Homemade Tomato & Basic sauce
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 3 medium cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dry thyme
  • 2 teaspoons dry oregano
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • basil leaves, chopped
Instructions
  1. Season chicken with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Brown pieces in 2 tablespoons olive oil until golden. (The cooking time depends on the thickness of the chicken breasts. It took me about 10 minutes. I think next time, I am going to cut the chicken breasts in smaller pieces. It will be much easier to serve and will cook faster.) Transfer the almost cooked chicken to a plate and set aside.
  2. Add bacon to the same skillet and render until crispy. Transfer to a plate.
  3. Add remaining olive oil to the same skillet. Add chopped onion, peppers, mushrooms; sauté until onion is tender.
  4. Stir in chopped tomato, tomato sauce, white wine, garlic, thyme, oregano, salt, pepper, and chopped basil. Bring to a boil and cook over medium heat until liquid has evaporated & sauce has thickened.
  5. Add chicken pieces and bacon back to sauce. Cook for another 5 - 7 minutes until chicken is tender and cooked through. Sprinkle some chopped basil and serve with cooked rice, quinoa or over mashed potatoes.

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Disclosure: Today’s post is sponsored by Mezzetta, but my love for their Napa Valley Homemade pasta sauce is all my own!

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