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Chicken Cacciatore

Dairy Free Gluten Free Keto Low Carb Paleo

Recipe by Chef Michele Ragussis

  • Cook Time 35 minutes
  • Serves 2 servings
  • Difficulty Easy

Low-Carb Chicken Cacciatore

Looking for a dish that hits all the right Italian notes? You can’t go wrong with chicken cacciatore. This low-carb delight is lip-smacking good every single time. This will be a simple keto pasta dish you’ll want to make again and again.

To make this yummy chicken cacciatore pasta, we use chicken breasts, mushrooms, peppers, onions, basil, and It’s Skinny Fettuccine. You can eat this meal without worrying about calories or carbs! It's perfect for keto and tastes indulgent and hearty (but it won't weigh you down). Try this one tonight—you won't be sorry!

What’s Chicken Cacciatore?

For dieters following Paleo, cacciatore is the ultimate in "hunter-gatherer" cuisine. In fact, the word cacciatore means hunter in Italian. One look through the ingredients, and it makes sense.

Imagine back in ancient times, you had to make a pasta meal using simple, whole, fresh ingredients from the land. You might have a wild bird as the meat. Then you'd gather mushrooms, garlic, onion, peppers, and tomatoes. Served over pasta, this dairy-free Italian dish is perfect for paleo, keto, low-carb, and many other diets.

Now, today we don't necessarily have to go out and hunt wild poultry or forage mushrooms and onions from the forest floor. However, we can still enjoy a hearty, satisfying dish ready in just a few minutes (perfect even for busy weeknights).

The red wine vinegar and fresh basil add plenty of flavor to this dish. The tangy vinegar also adds a bright, freshness that brings all the flavors together seamlessly. There's a reason why chicken cacciatore is a classic! One taste, and you'll be ready to "hunt" some down on a weekly basis.

Fortunately, with It's Skinny Pasta, you can enjoy this craveable dish as often as you like without any guilt. So whip some up tonight—it will be love at first bite!

The Low-Carb Cacciatore Low-Down

So how do you make low-carb cacciatore and keep the pasta? It’s Skinny, that’s how!

The secret to making any diet work is to avoid deprivation. When you start to cut out all the foods you love (like pasta and rice), mealtime feels like punishment. You focus on the foods you can't have and crave them more and more. The surefire way to combat those cravings is to find acceptable swaps that taste just as good and let you keep the foods you love.

It's Skinny Pasta and It's Skinny Rice are the perfect ways to lighten up and enjoy your favorite meals. You can remake all the classics, from this chicken cacciatore to Thai drunken noodles to fried rice (and even rice pudding). No matter what pasta or rice dish you want to eat, It’s Skinny will let you cut the calories and the carbs.

Each pack of It’s Skinny Pasta has only 9 calories and zero net carbohydrates! How’d we get stats like that in a delicious Pasta? It’s a little secret known as konjac root.

The veggie Konjac is a humble little root, similar to a radish or turnip. Konjac is chockful of filling glucomannan fiber—an unique type of fiber that keeps you full and helps your blood sugar stay steady without the sluggish feeling that can come from too many carbohydrates.

We use Konjac to make It's Skinny Pasta and It's Skinny Rice. Our shirataki pasta is exceptionally delicious and close to its traditional pasta and rice counterparts. Unlike other shirataki pasta, It's Skinny doesn't have a strong smell and the texture is spot on.

It’s Skinny goes well with all sorts of ingredients. When you work with It’s Skinny Pasta and It’s Skinny Rice, you’ll discover that it takes on the surrounding flavors of the other ingredients. Cook it with a yummy Italian sauce like this tomato-y chicken cacciatore and you’ll swear that you’re at a restaurant in Italy. It’s that good!

If you're wondering where to find It's Skinny, look no further! You can order all four varieties—Spaghetti, Fettuccine, Angel Hair, and Rice right here on our website. You can also find It’s Skinny at grocery retailers nationwide.

Can’t decide which It’s Skinny type is your preferred pasta? No worries! Order a variety pack to get all the styles in one pack. You can experiment to find your favorite It’s Skinny and enjoy zero net carb pasta any day of the week!

In the meantime, we make this low-carb chicken cacciatore with It's Skinny Fettuccine, which is a great pasta place to start. The wide noodles hold up well against the savory, meaty sauce.

Questions About Making Chicken Cacciatore

How do you make chicken cacciatore? While we encourage you to experiment in the kitchen to make each dish your own, we know that many cooks like some guidance. So here are a few commonly asked questions to help you make the best low-carb chicken cacciatore around.

Can I use other proteins in this cacciatore recipe?

Classic Italian cacciatore was often made with other proteins. Rabbit is a very popular cacciatore ingredient, as is salami. Of course, you can also try other protein options if you have them on hand (or if you feel like changing it up).

Cacciatore sauce would be good with turkey, pheasant, duck, or any other poultry variety. Sticking with the idea of a “hunter’s meal,” you could try this dish with any game. Of course, it’s also a great option with cured meats like pancetta or sausage.

What other vegetables can I use in cacciatore?

Any variety of pepper is excellent in this dish. We like red pepper because it adds a little bit of sweetness, which goes nicely with the tomato. Green, orange, or yellow bell peppers would be completely fine, though—use what you have on hand.

Similarly, we use white button mushrooms, but you could easily swap for any variety you prefer, like portobello or cremini mushrooms. You could add olives, zucchini, eggplant, or any other vegetables to this dish. A handful of spinach or kale is also a nice addition to cacciatore for an extra dose of greens.

I’m not a basil fan; can I use another herb?

Cacciatore recipes often call for rosemary, which adds a nice forest-like quality to this dish. Flat-leaf Italian parsley is mild and perfectly appropriate for those who’d prefer to skip the basil. You could also try this dish with thyme or marjoram.

As for spices, you can increase the spiciness of this dish with some red pepper flakes, especially if you like a little kick. Black pepper is the classic ingredient, but any pepper variety plays nicely here. You can also add chopped pepperoncini if you'd like a bit more spice.

Low-Carb Chicken Cacciatore Recipe

Ready to pull together this delicious low-carb chicken cacciatore? It comes together quite fast, and then it just needs to simmer for about 30 minutes to get those flavors to come together perfectly. So if you're looking for an easy, hands-off dish that tastes like it took a lot more work, this is a perfect choice!


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  • Fettuccine | It's Skinny
  • 1 package It's Skinny Angel Hair pasta
  • 1 pound of little neck clams, rinsed and cleaned
  • 1/2 cup clam meat, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1/2 cup fresh Italian parsley Olive Oil
  • - Olive Oil
  • - Butter
  • 1-2 teaspoons red pepper flake (to your taste)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • - Parmesan cheese




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