Classic Chicken Cacciatore

What's for dinner? Chicken cooked in a yummy Italian tomato sauce.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

3- to 3 1/2-lb cut-up whole chicken
1/2
cup all-purpose flour
1/4
cup vegetable oil
1
medium green bell pepper
2
medium onions
1
can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
1
can (8 oz) tomato sauce
1
cup sliced fresh mushrooms (3 oz)
1 1/2
teaspoons chopped fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1
teaspoon chopped fresh or 1/4 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/2
teaspoon salt
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
Grated Parmesan cheese, if desired
  • 1 Coat chicken with flour. In 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook chicken in oil 15 to 20 minutes or until brown on all sides; drain.
  • 2 Cut bell pepper and onions crosswise in half; cut each half into fourths.
  • 3 Stir bell pepper, onions and remaining ingredients except cheese into chicken in skillet. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 30 to 40 minutes or until juice of chicken is clear when thickest part is cut to bone (170°F for breasts; 180°F for thighs and legs). Serve with cheese.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
400
(
Calories from Fat
200),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23g
23%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
85mg
85%;
Sodium
630mg
630%;
Total Carbohydrate
19g
19%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
30g
30%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
30%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 3 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.