Fran's Chicken Cacciatore

High-Fiber
Low-Cholesterol
Low-Saturated Fat
Dish type
Dinner
Serves
8
Ready in
2 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 2 cans whole peeled Italian-style tomatoes with basil
  • 2 jars basil marinara sauce
  • 1/4 tsp. onion salt
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic salt
  • 2 tsp. chopped fresh basil or 1 tsp. dried basil
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 pkgs. penne pasta
  • Ricotta cheese (optional)
  • Fresh basil leaves (optional)

Directions

Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
2 hours
Ready in
2 hours 15 minutes
  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Place chicken in a 13x9x2-inch baking pan; season to taste with salt and pepper. Place in oven; bake 20 to 25 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Transfer chicken to a work surface and shred coarsely with 2 forks. Reserve pan juices.
  2. Meanwhile, place tomatoes in a 6-quart Dutch oven, breaking tomatoes into chunks. Add marinara and 1 cup water. Add onion salt, garlic salt, basil, Parmesan, oil, and salt and pepper to taste. Place over medium heat.
  3. Add chicken and baking pan drippings; bring to boiling, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low; cook 1 1/2 hours or until tender. Adjust seasonings to taste.
  4. Cook pasta al dente according to package directions; drain well. Transfer to a large serving bowl. Add about one-fourth of the chicken-tomato sauce; toss to coat. If desired, dot with spoonfuls of ricotta and sprinkle with basil leaves. Serve immediately with remaining sauce on the side.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size
1
Per Serving
Calories 473, Calories Fat , Total Fat 6g, Saturated Fat 1g, Cholesterol 45mg, Sodium 883mg, Carbohydrate 71g, Protein 29g
Serving Size1
Calories473
Total Fat6g
Total Fat (extra)11
Saturated Fat1g
Saturated Fat (extra)9
Cholesterol45mg
Cholesterol (extra)15
Sodium883mg
Sodium (extra)37
Potassium627mg
Carbohydrate71g
Carbohydrate (extra)24
Fiber5g
Fiber (extra)23
Sugars13g
Protein29g
Omega30g
Vitamin A1139IU
Vitamin A (extra)23
Vitamin C240mg
Vitamin C (extra)400
Iron4mg
Iron (extra)25