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Low-Fat Chicken Cacciatore

We've recreated this Italian classic with lots of flavor and very little fat.

  • Servings: 6

Source: Martha Stewart Living, March 1997


  • 3 whole chicken breasts, (about 12 ounces each), boned, skinned, and cut in half
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 ounces small white button mushrooms, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 small onion, peeled and sliced lengthwise 1/4 inch thick
  • 2 ribs celery, strings removed, sliced crosswise 1/4 inch thick
  • 2 small carrots, peeled and sliced diagonally 1/8 inch thick
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 2 cups chopped canned tomatoes
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper, sliced lengthwise 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1/4 cup Homemade Chicken Stock, or canned low-sodium chicken broth, skimmed of fat
  • Olive-oil cooking spray


  1. Spray nonstick skillet with olive-oil spray; place over high heat. Sprinkle chicken with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Cook in skillet until browned on both sides, about 6 minutes. Transfer to a plate.

  2. Wipe out skillet, and respray. Add mushrooms, and cook until browned, about 5 minutes; set aside. Reduce heat to low.

  3. Respray skillet; add onions, celery, carrots, and garlic; cover, and cook, stirring, until onions are translucent, 7 to 8 minutes. Add wine, and raise heat to high; cook until wine is almost evaporated, about 30 seconds.

  4. Add tomatoes, yellow pepper, rosemary, stock, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper; stir to combine. Add chicken and mushrooms; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low, cover, and simmer chicken until tender, about 30 minutes. Serve immediately.

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