Balsamic chicken cacciatore is fast and delicious, and needs no tomatoes to stand on its own. It's a marvelous dish to serve to company.

Karin
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Saute chicken in bacon grease, with salt and pepper, until browned. Discard bacon and set chicken aside.

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  • To the pan add butter and melt; saute onion, garlic and mushrooms until onions are transparent. Stir in 1 cup wine, brown sugar and vinegar. Cook, stirring, until hot and bubbly; add chicken and carrots.

  • Reduce heat to medium and cook 30 minutes, until chicken is well cooked and carrots are tender crisp.

  • Blend together 1 tablespoon wine and cornstarch. Stir into chicken and mix well to thicken.

Nutrition Facts

564.4 calories; protein 37.7g 75% DV; carbohydrates 10.6g 3% DV; fat 36.8g 57% DV; cholesterol 156.5mg 52% DV; sodium 280.2mg 11% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (21)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/23/2003
I made this using all thighs it worked out great. I served it over pasta and even the person who doesn't like wine or mushrooms asked how I made it. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/25/2003
I thought that this was the worst recipe for chicken cacciatore. I think I'll stick with the tomatoes. This recipe by far was not quick and easy. Read More
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25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 1 stars
10/24/2003
I thought that this was the worst recipe for chicken cacciatore. I think I'll stick with the tomatoes. This recipe by far was not quick and easy. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/23/2003
I made this using all thighs it worked out great. I served it over pasta and even the person who doesn't like wine or mushrooms asked how I made it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/04/2007
I liked this recipe... i used only a 1/4 cup of vinegar and i chopped up the bacon and added it to the sauce... i also used flour instead of cornstarch to thicken... it turned out great and was quick to make Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/23/2003
Very good. Although it sounded a little different we enjoyed this very much. I used slightly less vinegar as someone had suggested. Next time I will make more sauce and serve with rice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2009
This really is a great dish. We really enjoyed it served over rice. The kids enjoyed it as well as my wife's family. I also made it with a homemade jalepeno and cheese french bread. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/02/2005
I evenly substituted chicken broth for the red wine and used Wish Bone's Balsamic Vinaigrette dressing in place of the balsamic vinegar. I also chopped boneless skinless chicken breast into one-inch pieces before sauteeing instead of using chicken pieces. One more thing fresh mushrooms could have been better but all I had was canned. Otherwise we could not imaging this dish being much better than it was. I served this to my lovingly analytical/critical husband over white rice and he gave it his "you can make this anytime" review. I agreed. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/26/2006
I thought this was good but not your traditional chicken cacciatore. I would prefer to call this a sweet and sour chicken since that is what it really tasted like. I found the vinegar to be a little overpowering (and I love balsamic) so I added a touch more brown sugar to offset it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2003
ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS EVEN THOUGH IT IS NOT A TRUE CHICKEN CACCIATORE. i SERVED IT WITH ANGEL HAIR AND IT WAS A BIG HIT! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/30/2003
I didn't have red wine so looked in this site's substitution chart and went with fruit juice and vin. I think that was a big mistake. It came out too sweet. My family liked it though and I will try it again. (with the wine this time!) Read More
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