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 Chicken Cacciatore – 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.

Mezzetta® Napa Valley Homemade™ flavors include:  

• Marinara • Tomato & Sweet Basil • Spicy Marinara • Roasted Garlic & Caramelized Onions • Parmesan, Asiago & Romano • Wild Mushroom

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How to Make One Skillet Chicken Cacciatore

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 & Basil 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 into 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 the 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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One Skillet Chicken Cacciatore
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

One Skillet Chicken Cacciatore - Italian comfort food made with peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes. One pan, 40 minutes! A quick, healthy weeknight dinner.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
Calories: 460 kcal
Author: Neli @ Delicious Meets Healthy
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
  • 1/2 of each red yellow & green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 medium tomato finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup Mezzetta Homemade Tomato & Basil 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
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 into 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 the 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.
Nutrition Facts
One Skillet Chicken Cacciatore
Amount Per Serving (352 g)
Calories 460 Calories from Fat 213
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23.7g 36%
Saturated Fat 5.6g 28%
Polyunsaturated Fat 18.1g
Cholesterol 134mg 45%
Sodium 814mg 34%
Total Carbohydrates 10.7g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2.9g 12%
Sugars 5.7g
Protein 46.6g 93%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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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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One Skillet Chicken Cacciatore - Italian comfort food made with peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes. One pan, 40 minutes! A quick, healthy weeknight dinner.

14 comments on One Skillet Chicken Cacciatore

    • Delicious Meets Healthy (author)

      Thanks Chrisy! Yes, the flavors are amazing and easy to make too! 🙂

  • Michelle @ The Complete Savorist

    That is one beautiful dish. Chicken cacciatore is one of my favorite all time dishes. Love the shortcut with the sauce.

    • Delicious Meets Healthy (author)

      Thanks Michelle!

    • Delicious Meets Healthy (author)

      Thank you, Michelle! Hope you enjoy the meal!! 🙂 I am sure you will love it!

    • Delicious Meets Healthy (author)

      Thanks, Trish! Aren’t one pot meals the best! 🙂

  • Susan | LunaCafe

    Love this dish. Even better that it takes only one pan and 40 minutes to prepare.

    • Delicious Meets Healthy (author)

      Thanks, Susan! Chicken Cacciatore is a great meal and making it in a one pot is every better in my opinion – easier to make & less clean up.

    • Delicious Meets Healthy (author)

      Thanks, Des! It has become one of our favorite too!

  • Trish

    This looks delicious! I am totally in love with that yellow skillet by the way. 🙂

    • Delicious Meets Healthy (author)

      Thanks, Trish! It’s my favorite skillet too! 🙂

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