Chicken Cacciatore

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Chicken Cacciatore literally translates to ‘Hunters Chicken’ and this dish as a beautiful mix of Italian flavours.

Chicken Cacciatore literally translates to 'Hunters Chicken' and this dish as a beautiful mix of Italian flavours.

Chicken Cacciatore Recipe
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Any time you use prosciutto, herbs, wine, tomatoes and garlic together in a sauce, you know the outcome is going to be good. 

Most Chicken Cacciatore recipes use chicken thighs. Although they taste great, fatty chicken thighs are not the best for folks who are trying to keep their calories in check. That's why we've used lean chicken breasts in this recipe which means that each serving is only 242 calories! How good is that?

Not everyone is a fan of olives, so if you're not keen, you can don't have to add them to the dish, they're not integral to the tasty flavours.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1

Servings 4


Amount Per Serving
Calories 242
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g10%
Total Carbohydrate 11g4%
Protein 36g72%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Yields4 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time1 hrTotal Time1 hr 15 mins
 500 g chicken breast
 4 slices of prosciutto, fat removed
 1 tbsp olive oil
 4 garlic cloves, chopped
 1 red onion, chopped
 1 green pepper, chopped
 1 large carrot, chopped
 150 g mushrooms, chopped
 1 tbsp mixed herbs
 40 g olives
 150 ml wine, red or white (use more stock if you don't want to use wine)
 400 ml chicken stock
 Pinch of salt and pepper
 400 g chopped tomatoes
1

Heat the olive oil in a large pan over a medium heat and add the onions, garlic, green pepper, carrot, mushrooms and prosciutto and gently fry for around 5 minutes.

2

Add the chicken breasts and cook for a few minutes on each side until browned.

3

Add the wine and simmer for a few minutes until it's reduced by around a third.

4

Add the chopped tomatoes, stock, mixed herbs, salt and pepper. Cover, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes.

5

Remove the lid and add the olives. Simmer uncovered for a final 10 minutes.

6

Serve.

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Ingredients

 500 g chicken breast
 4 slices of prosciutto, fat removed
 1 tbsp olive oil
 4 garlic cloves, chopped
 1 red onion, chopped
 1 green pepper, chopped
 1 large carrot, chopped
 150 g mushrooms, chopped
 1 tbsp mixed herbs
 40 g olives
 150 ml wine, red or white (use more stock if you don't want to use wine)
 400 ml chicken stock
 Pinch of salt and pepper
 400 g chopped tomatoes

Directions

1

Heat the olive oil in a large pan over a medium heat and add the onions, garlic, green pepper, carrot, mushrooms and prosciutto and gently fry for around 5 minutes.

2

Add the chicken breasts and cook for a few minutes on each side until browned.

3

Add the wine and simmer for a few minutes until it's reduced by around a third.

4

Add the chopped tomatoes, stock, mixed herbs, salt and pepper. Cover, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes.

5

Remove the lid and add the olives. Simmer uncovered for a final 10 minutes.

6

Serve.

Chicken Cacciatore