Entree Recipe: Chicken Cacciatore for Busy Moms

I admire mothers who work either in or outside of the home, stay on top of all of the household chores and cook everything from scratch. They are amazing and I wish I could be like that, but that is not me. I do like to provide my family with healthy meals that they will enjoy though, and I find ways to do that even if it involves a can opener now and then.

Yesterday I whipped up a delicious chicken cacciactore recipe, and it only took me less than ten minutes to prepare (minus cooking of course).

chicken cacciatore

Chicken Cacciatore for Busy Moms
Recipe Type: Entree
Author: Sheri McDonald
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Serves: 5
A quick and nutritious meal
  • 5 chicken breast
  • 2 tbsps olive oil
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 bell pepper, cut into 1″ pieces
  • 2 cups sliced zucchini
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 large can diced tomato
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Using a large pan, set the heat to medium and add the olive oil.
  2. Once the oil is hot, add the garlic and onion to the pan and mix before adding the chicken breasts.
  3. Cook each breast for 5 minutes on each side.
  4. Add the bell peppers and zucchini to the pan.
  5. Add the tomato sauce and diced tomatoes to the pan.
  6. Lower the heat to low/medium.
  7. Place a lid on the pan and cook for 30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked all the way through.

When I serve this dish, I slice the chicken breast and add the tomato zucchini mixture to the top of the chicken. It’s great served with rice or pasta too!


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  1. Heidi C. says

    Love the addition of zucchini! We have several ripe ones now that I have been looking to use! This recipe sounds delish!

  2. Kat E. says

    Thanks for this recipe! My family LOVES chicken dishes, and a neighbor gave us a ton of zucchini a few days ago, so this has perfect timing! :)

  3. Judy C (Cowan) says

    Made this minus the zucchini but added some shredded carrot to it and it was quite good. Will make it again!

  4. Holly says

    You always have the best recipes! I may have to sub the zucchini for something else (as much as I hate to, because I LOVE zucchini) but the husband won’t eat it. Looks delicious though!

  5. Darlene Schuller says

    I’m starting to think maybe I should just move in and let you feed me <3 Awesome recipe, thank you so much for sharing.

  6. Wanda Tracey says

    I have never tried chicken cacciatore so I am excited to have found the recipe here.I love tomatoes and zuccinni so it will be delicious.Thanks so much for sharing.

  7. loriag says

    I have never made Chicken Cacciatore. The recipe looks good and easy. I love using zucchini in recipes. I may just give this a try.

  8. Elva Roberts says

    You are so right when you say this is an easy recipe, I plan on using it as soon as I buy some chicken breasts. I think it will be delicious with rice or potatoes with this sauce. Thank you for this recipe. I am always looking for simple, delicious and healthy recipes.

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