Quick Chicken Cacciatore

Please don’t tell my Italian mother and grandmother about this quick and easy chicken cacciatore. They would for sure chase me with a wooden spoon.  This chicken cacciatore is not  traditional, but it sure is flavorful and only takes about 3o minutes to make.

This dish was inspired by a few ingredients in the fridge, a hungry family and no time to spare. In fact, I was certain it wasn’t going to turn out so I didn’t take any pictures until the end.

Quick Chicken Cacciatore Recipe


  • 3 cups roasted Zweber Farms chicken chopped. 
  • 1 tablespoon Organic Valley butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 28 oz can whole peeled organic tomatoes (or about 4 small frozen tomatoes)
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Melt butter in a large pot or pan on the stove top.
  • Saute chicken with onion, garlic, basil and oregano for a few minutes until the chicken starts to brown.
  • Add tomatoes and chop up the tomatoes with a wooden spoon.
  • Bring mixture to a gentle boil, cover, lower the temperature and simmer for about twenty minutes.
  • As the mixture is simmering make polenta.

Quick Polenta recipe

  • Bring to boil 2 cups water, 1/2 cup milk and 1 cup coarse ground corn meal. 
  • Whisk continuously for 10-15 minutes. The mixture will become creamy.
  • Mix in spices to taste.

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Serve you quick  chicken cacciatore on top of the polenta. Tosh up a Caesar salad and add a glass of Organic Valley milk for a healthy meal.

This was a very yummy and most importantly quick meal. You can tell your Twitter friends, but don’t tell my Grandma Baregi!