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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 282.7
  • Total Fat: 11.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 78.8 mg
  • Sodium: 307.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 8.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.7 g
  • Protein: 30.8 g

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Chicken Breasts with Red Wine Sauce

Submitted by: CHEF_MEG
Chicken Breasts with Red Wine Sauce

Introduction

This is a lighter take on the classic Italian preparation of Chicken Cacciatore (or Chicken Hunter Style). Our made-over version uses white meat rather than dark and less oil to cut almost 60 calories per serving and reduce the fat and sodium of the traditional recipe. This is a lighter take on the classic Italian preparation of Chicken Cacciatore (or Chicken Hunter Style). Our made-over version uses white meat rather than dark and less oil to cut almost 60 calories per serving and reduce the fat and sodium of the traditional recipe.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 pound boneless, skinless chicken
    breasts
    1⁄2 tsp black pepper
    2 tbsp canola oil
    1 yellow or white onion, sliced
    1 cup mushrooms cut into quarters
    1 clove garlic, minced
    1⁄2 cup (4 ounces) red wine (see Note)
    One 14.5-ounce can stewed tomatoes,
    with liquid
    1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
    2 tsp chili powder
    1 tsp thyme
    2 tsp Dijon mustard
    1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
    12 pearl onions, peeled and halved
    (optional, see Note)

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Directions

1. Slice the chicken breasts in half and pat dry
with a clean cotton cloth or paper towel. Season
with pepper.
2. Place the oil in a medium saucepan with a
heavy bottom and a lid; once the oil is hot, add
the chicken. Lightly brown the chicken on all
sides, remove from the pan, and set aside.
3. Add the onions, mushrooms, and garlic to
the hot pan. Cook, stirring occasionally, until
the onions turn light brown, 4 to 5 minutes.
4. Add the wine; stir to combine with the vegetables
and scrape the bottom of the pan to
loosen the browned bits. Simmer until the wine
reduces by half in volume, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir
in the tomatoes, Worcestershire, chili powder,
thyme, and mustard;, then return the chicken
to the pan. Bring to a simmer and then reduce
heat to low. Cover with a lid and simmer for 35
to 40 minutes. Garnish with the chopped parsley
and pearl onions (if desired) before serving.
Note: In choosing a wine for cooking, always
use one that’s good enough to drink. Never buy
“cooking wine,” which is full of additives and
sodium. Keep a four-pack of small wine bottles
on hand for cooking.
Halved pearl onions is a classic garnish for this
dish. To serve them, peel and lightly brown them
in a small sauté pan just before the chicken is
done cooking. Add to the dish just before serving.






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  • Incredible!
    55 of 55 people found this review helpful
    Can't beat this one. Chicken tenders work great too. I also add chopped black olives. After browning the chicken, and sauteeing the other veggies (except tomatoes) I put this all in a crockpot for 5 hrs or so. The house smells great when my husband gets home. - 10/20/09

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  • 22 of 24 people found this review helpful
    Great job on trimming the cals and sodium. One tip I always use: I freeze the last of wine in Ice Cubes and then bag them for later use. You just pop 2-4 wine cubes into a recipe that calls for wine. We all are faced with just a little of wine remaining in the bottle and this beats throwing it away - 1/7/10

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  • Incredible!
    20 of 21 people found this review helpful
    Made this this evening. The gravy that came from this was so absolutely delicious, my husband even got himself a piece of wheat bread and poured the gravy over and ate it. This is a definite keeper. - 10/5/09

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  • Incredible!
    18 of 18 people found this review helpful
    I made this tonight for my husband and I. The only change I made was to add a green pepper in with the onions and mushrooms. It was so delicious I couldn't help myself and I had 3 servings! Thankfully 3 servings only adds up to 539 calories and that was right around what I needed to eat for dinner. - 11/13/09

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  • 14 of 14 people found this review helpful
    love this recipe it is a keeper. Just going to cut back to 1 Tsp of chilli next time. It was a little spicely for me. - 11/19/09

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  • Good
    12 of 14 people found this review helpful
    This is very similar to my Chicken Cacciatore recipe, but I add green peppers and Italian seasoning, and only 1/2 teaspoon chili powder. I also serve it over whole wheat pasta. It is one of my favorite dishes!! - 1/7/10

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  • Incredible!
    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
    Made this last night for company. Everyone raved how good it was. They even took home leftovers. - 11/1/09

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  • Very Good
    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
    This was great on whole grain rice. I cut up the breasts, sauted them with the onions. Then added that along with everything else to a crock pot. - 10/29/09

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  • 11 of 12 people found this review helpful
    I have made this recipe before and it is delicious. Sometimes I like to add black olives or black beans to it. - 10/21/09

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Wasn't too excited about this recipe when I made it. It was good but not great. But I just had it again today for lunch and it was fabulous. I think sitting in the sauce just really made the flavors stand out. I will definitely make again, but maybe let it sit in a slow cooker for a better flavor. - 1/26/10

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    This is truly delicious and the leftovers are even better the next day. It's great for people on low carb diets and with the low calories (and carbs) people with larger appetites can have two servings without feeling guilty. We definitely will add this to our list of frequent favorites. - 1/14/10

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I made this tonight, but was missing a few ingredients so I substituted white wine for red and balsamic vinegar for Worcestershire. I also omitted the chili. I served this with brown jasmine rice and sauteed kale & garlic. It was fantastic. I WILL be making this again. - 1/8/10

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  • Very Good
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I fixed it for dinner last night and the hubby and I both really enjoyed it. Thanks for a very good recipe. - 10/27/09

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! Last time I made it with peeled, cubed eggplant instead of mushrooms, and I think it was even better that way! I now slice the chicken breasts in half through the flat part of the breast so that I get two big, thin breasts-- more tender & flavorful, plus it feels like I'm eating more. :) - 2/15/10

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  • Very Good
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Everyone love this. Next time I am going to cut down the chili powder and add basil and rosemary....a little more Italian! - 1/13/10

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Absolutely delicious!!! and so easy to make. The aroma in our house smells like a good restaurant. My entire family loved it and I will be sending a batch back to college with our son. - 12/28/09

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe! - 10/14/09

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I added carrots to the pan so I had my veggie right there. - 1/24/10

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    We made this last night, and the flavor was delicious. Very filling, too! - 1/12/10

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  • 5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Wonderful! I substituted 100% grape juice for the wine and added some sliced green pepper with the onion. Served over whole wheat pasta. Yummy!! - 1/7/10

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Great combination of tastes! - 1/4/10

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    very good and easy, i did not have mushrooms and it was still good - 12/12/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 10 people found this review helpful
    This sounds wonderful. I'm dying to give it a try. - 11/10/09

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  • 5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    always looking for a new way to cook chicken; made this last night; it was wonderful. Fortunately, I made extra, so I'm having leftovers tonight. Thanks! - 10/21/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    i made this tonight and my family loved it! it is a definate keeper in my recipe file! - 10/20/09

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