Cacciatore chicken

Cacciatore chicken

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 45 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Jazz up chicken breasts with an Italian tomato sauce with rosemary and garlic, baked like a casserole - it's a healthy choice, too

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
171
protein
32g
carbs
6g
fat
2g
saturates
1g
fibre
2g
sugar
4g
salt
0.3g
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Ingredients

  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp chopped rosemary leaves
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • small handful basil leaves
  • favourite seasonal vegetables, to serve (optional)

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Method

  1. Fry the onion and garlic in the oil until softened. Add the tomatoes, rosemary and seasoning, and cook for 10-15 mins until thickened.
  2. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Put the chicken on a baking tray, top with the sauce and bake for 15-20 mins until cooked through. Serve scattered with basil, with your favourite veg, if you like.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2013

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davidc1950's picture

Original recipe on this website for Chicken Cacciatore suggested the same cooking for the sauce but to fry the breasts on both sides until golden, transfer to baking dish, POUR the Sauce OVER the chicken and bake for 30 mins in oven at 190C. Chicken always comes out moist and fully cooked!
Ingredients were almost the same, 2 x 400g cherry tom's and handful of Basil instead of Rosemary, personally prefer to use basil.
Used this recipe many times (making it today in fact) and is a favourite of my wifes.

dorothyd's picture
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My chicken breasts were huge, so I cut them in half and it still took an extra 10 minutes to cook. Overall, I did not like this recipe very much, I thought it was to much tomato. Still it was low calorie and that was why I attempted it. Do not think I would use the recipe again, sadly.

Bigspottedcat's picture
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It took 35 min for my chicken breasts to be cooked and even then they were quite soft. There is no way that 4 breasts will cook after 15 min under all that sauce, so be very careful.

But my main issue is that the Rosemary is NOT NICE. If you are going to make this, use another herb (Thyme?) and add a bit of chilli to bring it alive.

b-ene-lin's picture

Not sure about the calorie count stated for this one. 171 calories would just about cover a approx 100g chicken breast, although admittedly the calorific values differ depending on where you look. However, taking the value on the packet of fresh Tesco chicken I had, 170 was the count for the chicken alone, then you have to add the olive oil, tomatoes etc. I calculated it to be around 212 calories.

rslade19's picture

Absolutely loved this meal! I added some red pepper, purely because it was there and I love it, and used oregano instead of rosemary. I also added some boiled chicken stock to the sauce it was delicious!

heather444's picture
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My partner and I thoroughly enjoyed this meal - will be cooking it again. Next time I may bake for a little longer but wrapped up in foil in order to keep the chicken as moist as possible.

Laurajayne31's picture

Nice and simple, I used Oregano instead of rosemary and it was delicious!!

Lorrae's picture

I used passata and added chopped fresh tomatoes and black olives - it was great.

Frantic Flapjack's picture
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This was very easy to make and tasted lovely. However, as Malika mentioned above, the amount of rosemary is far too much. I used 2tsp and it really was enough. Served with carrots, peas and jacket potatoes.

Purplepotion's picture
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Overwhelmed by the rosemary. Sorry won't be making it again.

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