Disclosure: This post for Healthier Chicken Cacciatore is sponsored by Foster Farms® Simply Raised, which is locally grown in California. The opinions expressed are my own.
I am getting spoiled living in California where fresh local products are available year round. My back window literally looks out on the fields where the majority of the Roma tomatoes produced in America are grown (see picture below). I love how fresh food carries the flavors of a dish without needing much seasoning. Nothing beats that locally grown fresh flavor.
My California-grown produce for this recipe:
- Roma Tomatoes
- Basil (from my garden!)
Fruits and vegetables are one thing, but finding a local meat producer is making all the difference in my recipes. Foster Farms locally raised chicken is deliciously simple and the star of this Healthier Chicken Cacciatore. When I purchase Foster Farms chicken I don’t need to worry about how long a product took to get here or what preservatives it might have. That’s because all Foster Farms chicken products sold in California are locally grown in California. Foster Farms chicken is also hormone, steroid, and their new Simply Raised and Organic products are antibiotic free, so I know I’m getting healthy fresh flavor every time. Basically they know what they’re doing because they’ve been producing locally grown poultry for the last 76 years! All Foster Farms fresh chicken products are American Humane Certified.
Now let’s talk about this Healthier Chicken Cacciatore recipe. I love Chicken Cacciatore, but it’s very rich. I like to take classic recipe like Chicken Cacciatore by using fresh, local, in-season ingredients like Foster Farms Simply Raised Thin-Sliced Chicken Breast Fillets and locally grown tomatoes and mushrooms.
While this recipe is light on calories, it is definitely not light on flavor! The produce and fresh herbs brighten the dish. The mushrooms absorb so much flavor from the other ingredients and they become so tasty and amazing!
How to Make: Healthier Chicken Cacciatore
- Gather your ingredients and chop the produce.
- Place the Foster Farms Simply Raised Thin-Sliced Chicken Breast Fillets in a greased 9×13-inch pan.
- Mix the remaining ingredients, except for the cheese, together in a large bowl.
- Pour the mixture over the chicken.
- Cover with foil and cook. During the last 5 minutes of cooking remove the foil and sprinkle the cheese over the top.
- Garnish with fresh basil and serve!
Cook’s Note: Healthier Chicken Cacciatore
- You can serve this Chicken cacciatore over pasta (like I did), rice, polenta, or mashed potatoes.
- To make this recipe ahead of time, prepare everything up until putting the dish in the oven. Cover and keep the dish in the refrigerator until ready to bake. Note: You will need to add about 5-10 minutes to the cooking time.
- 1.75 pounds Foster Farms Simply Raised Thin-Sliced Chicken Breast Fillets
- 1 15-ounce can tomato sauce
- ¼ cup chicken broth or white wine
- 3 Roma tomatoes, deseeded and ½-inch dice
- 1 medium yellow onion, ½-inch dice
- 1 large bell pepper (any color), ½-inch dice
- 8 ounces button mushrooms, sliced
- 4 large garlic cloves, minced
- 2 Tablespoons minced, fresh basil leaves (plus more for garnish)
- 1 Tablespoon minced, fresh oregano leaves
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon freshly cracked pepper
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
- ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 pounds spaghetti, cooked as per package instructions
- Move oven rack to the middle position, and preheat to 400 degrees F. Spray 9x13-inch pan with olive oil. Lay chicken breast fillets in a single layer, covering bottom of pan.
- In a large bowl add remaining ingredients, reserving 1 cup of mozzarella cheese and all of Parmesan cheese for later. Give everything a quick stir. Distribute mixture evenly over chicken. Cover with foil and cook for 15 minutes. Remove foil and cook an additional 20 minutes, adding remaining mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese during last 5 minutes of cooking. Remove from oven and cool briefly, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle with basil and serve over pasta.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Foster Farms®, the opinions expressed are my own.