Low-Carb Chicken Cacciatore


This one-pan chicken cacciatore is a lighter, healthier version of the classic dish that is juicy, tender, and bursting with delicious flavor!

Plate of Chicken Cacciatore on table

Looking for some new ways to make lean and healthy chicken breasts that aren’t boring? Then you have to try this delicious recipe for easy chicken cacciatore!

While most cacciatore dishes involve dredging chicken pieces in flour and frying them, I wanted to create a more diabetes-friendly option. So I decided to use breast meat without the skin and skip the flour altogether.

The result is chicken that is moist, juicy, and packed with flavor! I love crispy poultry skin, but I didn’t miss it here at all. The dish was plenty satisfying.

And this whole recipe comes together in just one skillet. That means it’s easy to make and involves minimal clean-up — what could be better than that?

How to make chicken cacciatore

This tasty chicken dish comes together in 8 easy steps. It’s great for a healthy dinner on a busy weeknight!

Ingredients for the recipe laid out on marble surface

Step 1: Season chicken with salt & pepper.

Step 2: Add the oil to a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the chicken and brown it on both sides, about 4 minutes per side.

Three browned chicken breasts in pan

Step 3: Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.

Step 4: Add the onion and green pepper to the pan, reduce the heat to medium-low, and cover. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables have started to soften, about 5 minutes.

Step 5: Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for about a minute.

Step 6: Add the wine and cook until the liquid is reduced by half.

Vegetables and wine simmering in pan

Step 7: Add the can of tomatoes (with their juice), oregano, and red pepper flakes, then simmer for about 10 minutes.

Sauce after tomatoes have been added to the pan

Step 8: Place the chicken back in the pan, flesh side down. Cover and simmer for about 20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.

Finished Low-Carb Chicken Cacciatore in pan

Your healthy cacciatore is ready to serve!

What to serve with this dish

This classic Italian dish is very flavorful. That’s why I like to serve it with easy, simple sides that will complement the main course.

One of my favorite options is whole wheat orzo. It’s great for soaking up any of the leftover sauce!

Steamed broccoli or green beans are also quick and easy sides that will taste extra delicious in the rich tomato-based sauce.

Plate of Chicken Cacciatore with orzo and green beans

Storage

This recipe will keep and reheat very well. In fact, I love making a big batch and enjoying the leftovers throughout the week! The sauce gets even better overnight.

Leftovers should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. I would recommend eating them within 3-4 days.

Close-up of the dish on a white plate

Other tasty chicken recipes

Who doesn’t love finding new and delicious ways to cook healthy chicken breast? With so many great ways to add flavor, you never need to eat a boring chicken dish again!

Here are a few of my favorite chicken recipes that I know you’ll love:

For more chicken recipe inspiration, you can also check out this roundup of my favorite diabetes-friendly low-carb chicken recipes.

When you’ve tried this dish, please don’t forget to let me know how you liked it and rate the recipe in the comments below!

Recipe Card

Low-Carb Chicken Cacciatore

Chicken Cacciatore

This one-pan chicken cacciatore is a lighter, healthier version of the classic dish that is juicy, tender, and bursting with delicious flavor!

Prep Time:15 minutes

Cook Time:30 minutes

Total Time:45 minutes

Author:Diabetic Foodie

Servings:4

Instructions

  • Season chicken with salt & pepper.

  • Add the oil to a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the chicken and brown it on both sides, about 4 minutes per side.

  • Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.

  • Add the onion and green pepper to pan, reduce the heat to medium-low, and cover. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables have started to soften, about 5 minutes.

  • Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for about a minute.

  • Add the wine and cook until the liquid is reduced by half.

  • Add the can of tomatoes (with their juice), oregano, and red pepper flakes, then simmer for about 10 minutes.

  • Place the chicken back in the pan, flesh side down. Cover and simmer for about 20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.

Recipe Notes

This recipe is for 4 servings of chicken cacciatore. Each serving is 1 chicken breast.
This dish goes well with whole wheat orzo or steamed veggies.
Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

Nutrition Info Per Serving

Nutrition Facts

Chicken Cacciatore

Amount Per Serving (1 chicken breast)

Calories 201
Calories from Fat 33

% Daily Value*

Fat 3.7g6%

Saturated Fat 1.1g7%

Trans Fat 0g

Polyunsaturated Fat 0.9g

Monounsaturated Fat 2.6g

Cholesterol 64.3mg21%

Sodium 148.4mg6%

Potassium 492.5mg14%

Carbohydrates 9.2g3%

Fiber 2.1g9%

Sugar 5.8g6%

Protein 27.8g56%

Net carbs 7.1g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Course: Main Dishes, Poultry

Cuisine: Italian

Diet: Diabetic

Keyword: Chicken cacciatore

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