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One Pan Easy Chicken Cacciatore

One Pan Easy Chicken Cacciatore

A quick and simple chicken cacciatore recipe that is easy enough for quick weeknight dinner and good enough for company. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Easy Chicken Cacciatore
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 253kcal


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 whole bell peppers sliced
  • 1 whole yellow onion sliced
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 28 ounces whole tomatoes drained and cut each tomato into fours
  • 24 ounces favorite pasta sauce (I LOVE Mezzetta Tomato and Sweet Basil)
  • 14 ounces black olives drained
  • 4 whole boneless skinless chicken breast halves


  • Heat olive oil over medium-high heat and cook peppers and onion with salt until just barely tender. Stir in garlic and cook for 1 minute or until fragrant.
  • Pour cut tomatoes, pasta sauce, and drained olives into the pan, stir and bring to a simmer.
  • Place chicken breasts into the sauce, submerging each breast completely into the sauce. Bring back to a simmer, reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 20 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Remove chicken breasts from sauce, shred, return to the sauce and serve over rice, pasta, or egg noodles with parmesan cheese.


This recipe was originally published in April of 2016. I've updated the text and answered a few questions about the recipe here, but the recipe remains the same! 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 3011mg | Potassium: 977mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 1375IU | Vitamin C: 31.4mg | Calcium: 138mg | Iron: 4.1mg