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Chicken Cacciatore Recipe

Chicken Cacciatore

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"Balsamic chicken cacciatore is fast and delicious, and needs no tomatoes to stand on its own. It's a marvelous dish to serve to company."

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  1. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Saute chicken in bacon grease, with salt and pepper, until browned. Discard bacon and set chicken aside.
  2. To the pan add butter and melt; saute onion, garlic and mushrooms until onions are transparent. Stir in 1 cup wine, brown sugar and vinegar. Cook, stirring, until hot and bubbly; add chicken and carrots.
  3. Reduce heat to medium and cook 30 minutes, until chicken is well cooked and carrots are tender crisp.
  4. Blend together 1 tablespoon wine and cornstarch. Stir into chicken and mix well to thicken.
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  • PREP 30 mins
  • COOK 50 mins
  • READY IN 1 hr 20 mins

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 23, 2003

I made this using all thighs, it worked out great. I served it over pasta and even the person who doesn't like wine or mushrooms asked how I made it.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 24, 2003

I thought that this was the worst recipe for chicken cacciatore. I think I'll stick with the tomatoes. This recipe by far was not quick and easy.

Mar 04, 2007

I liked this recipe... i used only a 1/4 cup of vinegar and i chopped up the bacon and added it to the sauce... i also used flour instead of cornstarch to thicken... it turned out great and was quick to make

Mar 19, 2009

This really is a great dish. We really enjoyed it served over rice. The kids enjoyed it as well as my wife's family. I also made it with a homemade jalepeno and cheese french bread.

Jun 23, 2003

Very good. Although it sounded a little different, we enjoyed this very much. I used slightly less vinegar as someone had suggested. Next time, I will make more sauce and serve with rice.

Sep 26, 2006

I thought this was good, but not your traditional chicken cacciatore. I would prefer to call this a sweet and sour chicken since that is what it really tasted like. I found the vinegar to be a little overpowering (and I love balsamic) so I added a touch more brown sugar to offset it.

Aug 02, 2005

I evenly substituted chicken broth for the red wine and used Wish Bone's Balsamic Vinaigrette dressing in place of the balsamic vinegar. I also chopped boneless, skinless chicken breast into one-inch pieces before sauteeing instead of using chicken pieces. One more thing, fresh mushrooms could have been better but all I had was canned. Otherwise, we could not imaging this dish being much better than it was. I served this to my lovingly analytical/critical husband over white rice and he gave it his, "you can make this anytime" review. I agreed.

Oct 24, 2003



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  • Calories
  • 564 kcal
  • 28%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10.6 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 156 mg
  • 52%
  • Fat
  • 36.8 g
  • 57%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 37.7 g
  • 75%
  • Sodium
  • 280 mg
  • 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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