This isn’t traditional Chicken Cacciatore.
That would be made with a whole, cut-up chicken.
The traditional dish would not be served on pasta – or with pasta or risotto, as some recipes on the internet suggest.
Both pasta and risotto are, traditionally, first courses, not side dishes.
I should call this Chicken, Cacciatore-style…..
But I don’t want to.
This is an easy recipe for 2 with the flavors of Cacciatore.
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Chicken Cacciatore with Pasta
Chicken Breasts in a flavorful tomato sauce, ready with just 30 minutes of cooking time.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Total Time: 40 minutes
- Yield: 2 servings 1x
- Category: Chicken
- 2 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless, cut into bite-size pieces
- 1/2 green pepper, chopped
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 rib celery, chopped
- 4oz (120gr) mushrooms, trimmed, sliced
- 1 3/4 cups (15oz, 450gr) chopped tomatoes
- 1/4 cup (2oz, 60ml) white wine
- 2 tbs tomato paste
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tbs olive oil
- 4oz (120gr) short pasta.
- Cook pasta according to package directipons.
- When done, drain.
- Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
- Add onion, pepper, celery, and sauté for 5 minutes.
- Add mushrooms, chicken, and sauté for 5 minutes longer.
- Add tomatoes, wine, tomato paste, paprika, Worcestershire and herbs.
- Stir to combine.
- Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Uncover and simmer 10 minutes longer, reducing slightly.
- Spoon over pasta and serve.
Start cooking the pasta shortly before you ‘uncover and simmer’ – you want both the pasta and the chicken done at the same time.
- Serving Size: 1/2 recipe
- Calories: 618
- Sugar: 15.4 g
- Sodium: 408 mg
- Fat: 13.6 g
- Saturated Fat: 2.4 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 68.9 g
- Fiber: 10.7 g
- Protein: 51.8 g
- Cholesterol: 124.1 mg
Keywords: chicken, peppers, mushrooms, romatoes
For another non-traditional, but quick, easy, and delicious dish: Chicken Paprikash
I have, in the past, bemoaned the fact that, because I live in France, I have not been as lucky as U.S. based food bloggers receiving offers to try things.
I occasionally receive offers in my email to try a new barbecue sauce or review a new cook book.
These usually come from people who have not actually looked at my blog. When I reply that I live in France I don’t hear back.
Sometimes I’m contacted by people looking for European food bloggers – like me.
Such was the case when the lovely people at Vico Food Box asked if I would be interested in learning about them.
They asked if I would like to try some of their products.
On Friday, this box was delivered to my door:
Italian food shipped all over Europe (25 countries) for Italian food lovers.
It was extremely well-packed. (You may note all the dishes on my counter… I was in the middle of prep for a dinner party when the box arrive, but I had to open it. Curiosity and all).
I’ll post a description of everything and more details about Vico tomorrow.
This was just a teaser.
4 thoughts on “Chicken Cacciatore with Pasta, Vico Food Box”
Can’t wait to hear about the Vico box ! What a lovely thing to be able to delve into !
Best present ! Makes me farsick for Italy.
I like this chicken with a cacciatore flare! And it’s less time consuming. 🙂
The Vico box looks interesting and is that cheese I see? Can’t wait to read the next installment.
We’re supposed to get 10 inches of snow in 5 hours late this afternoon and early evening. This will be interesting…
Smoked cheese – I’m exerting a lot of restraint to not cut into it. I may not last longer.
10″ Wow ! I remember those storms – not often but wonderful as a child, horrible as an adult lol