Chicken Cacciatore

A low-carb take on an Italian classic that would make your grandma proud.

Chicken Cacciatore
 Sam Kaplan

This lightened version of the Italian favorite provides 371 calories and 17g of carbs per serving. If you choose to eat it with additional carbs, choose whole-grain varieties like whole wheat, brown rice, sorghum, farro, or freekeh.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 371; total fat: 8.5g; saturated fat: 1.3g; protein: 54g; carbohydrates: 17g; sugar: 7g; fiber: 4g; cholesterol: 122mg; sodium: 404mg

Recipe and photo by Lauren Harris-Pincus, M.S., R.D.N. of Nutrition Starring You, L.L.C.

Prep time

15 min.

Cook time

75 min.

  • 2½-3lbs raw split chicken breast on bone, skin removed
  • ¼ cup white whole wheat flour
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 small green bell peppers, sliced into ¼" strips
  • 12 oz white mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 (25-oz) jar of marinara sauce (preferably low-sodium)
  • 1/2 cup red wine

Cut chicken breasts into equal pieces, about 7-8oz each (including bone).

Add desired amount of pepper to flour. Dredge chicken in flour, and discard extra.

Heat a large saucepan with lid on medium-high heat, and add olive oil. Sauté chicken for 7 minutes. Turn chicken, and cook additional 7 minutes. On top of chicken, add green peppers, mushrooms, sauce, and wine.

Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 1 hour or until chicken is thoroughly cooked.