Low-Calorie Chicken Cacciatore

by | Updated: December 3rd, 2016 | Read time: 1 minute

Big Italian dinners and diets typically don’t mix. But watching your waistline doesn’t have to mean rich, savory meals are always off limits. Rather than pining away for pasta, make a mouthwatering main dish with tender chicken, loads of veggies and bold flavor brought on by a long, slow simmer in tomato sauce with authentic Italian spices. You won’t miss the carb-heavy bed of noodles or rice under classic cacciatore combos thanks to this recipe’s 55 grams of protein per serving!

Low-Cal Chicken Cacciatore

Servings: 6

Total calories: 287
Protein: 55 grams
Carbs: 10 grams
Fat: 3 grams


6 (6 oz.) chicken breasts (boneless/skinless), chopped
1 can tomato puree
1 can tomato sauce
½ cup green pepper, chopped
½ cup mushrooms, sliced
½ cup Spanish onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp. parsley
½ tsp. oregano
½ tsp. thyme
1 tsp. basil
Salt and pepper, to taste
Non-stick cooking spray


1. Spray non-stick skillet with cooking spray. Over medium-high heat, cook chicken thoroughly.

2. In separate large pot, combine tomato sauce and puree, vegetables (except mushrooms) and herbs; cook for approximately 15 minutes, until veggies are tender.

3. Add cooked chicken to sauce, cover and simmer for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.

4. Add mushrooms and cook for an additional 10 minutes, uncovered.