Quick Chicken Cacciatore

This robust Italian dish, with tomatoes, mushrooms, onions and bell pepper, uses convenient frozen chicken patties.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (10.5 ounces) frozen fat-free chicken breast patties, partially thawed
  • 1   green bell pepper
  • 4 ounces mushrooms, sliced (about 1 cup)
  • 1   onion, chopped (about 3/4 cup)
  • 8 ounces uncooked linguine
  • 2 cans (14 1/2 ounces each) Italian-seasoned diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1   garlic clove, pressed
  • Fresh grated Parmesan cheese (optional) 

Directions

  1. To partially thaw chicken patties, follow package microwave heating directions except microwave on HIGH 1 minute only. Cut chicken patties into 3/4 inch strips and bell pepper into thin strips using Chef’s Knife. Slice mushrooms with Egg Slicer Plus®. Chop onion using Food Chopper.

  2. Cook linguine according to package directions in (4-qt.) Casserole. Drain and keep warm.

  3. Meanwhile, lightly spray (12-in.) Skillet with olive oil using Kitchen Spritzer; heat over medium-high heat 1-3 minutes or until shimmering. Add chicken patty strips; cook 5 minutes, turning frequently with Nylon Turner.

  4. Add tomatoes, bell pepper, mushrooms, onion and garlic pressed with Garlic Press. Bring to a boil; cover. Reduce heat; simmer 8-10 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Serve over hot linguine. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Yield:

  • 4  servings

Nutrients per serving:

Calories 230, Fat 1 g, Sodium  1450 mg, Dietary Fiber 3 g

Cook's Tips:

When cooking pasta, always have the water boiling rapidly before adding the pasta. You need to stir the pasta only until the water returns to a boil.

Cacciatore in Italian means “hunter.” Some say this style of dish was developed by the wife of an unlucky hunter who returned home with little more than vegetables.  

 

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