Mom’s Chicken Cacciatore

Recipe from Dr. Glennis Orloff, Program Director - New Products, Intuition Women's Razor System, Schick-Wilkinson Sword and Energizer Company.

Mom’s Chicken Cacciatore

Who doesn't love an Italian-inspired hearty meal? Here's a healthier take on a classic favorite. Yes, it's high in calories, but consider that, if eaten with a simple green salad, your entire meal will still be reasonable in calorie count.


  • 4-6 skinned chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic, pressed
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 3 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 cup wine vinegar


  1. Season breasts with pepper (and a little sea salt if desired) and brown on each side.
  2. Sauté onion and garlic in olive oil for 4-5 minutes in a skillet.
  3. Add pepper, tomatoes, oregano and wine and bring to a boil. Cook about 10 minutes until sauce thickens.
  4. Add in chicken; cook another 10-15 minutes turning chicken until it is done.
  5. Serve over pasta (approximately 1/2 pound, before cooking) or rice (approximately 1 1/2 cups before cooking).

Each recipe yields 6 servings.

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)

  • 473 calories (13% calories from fat)
  • 45 g protein
  • 54 g carbohydrates
  • 7 g fat
  • 42 mg calcium