Italian cooks call it Pollo Alla Cacciatora - a variation on Chicken Cacciatore, with bacon for a twist, and lots of flavor! Serve with pasta or roast potatoes if desired.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Heat oil in a large skillet; brown chicken; remove. Add bacon and saute over medium heat for about 2 minutes.

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  • Add onions and mushrooms and continue to saute until onions are translucent. Return chicken to skillet; sprinkle with parsley, basil, salt and pepper. Add wine and tomatoes. Cover and let simmer for 25 to 30 minutes, turning chicken once during cooking. Remove chicken from skillet and pour sauce over chicken.

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Nutrition Facts

1142 calories; 84 g total fat; 284 mg cholesterol; 1182 mg sodium. 12.1 g carbohydrates; 70.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
04/12/2003
This was very tasty! The only changes I would make would be to add plenty of minced garlic to the sauteed onions then when the onions are done blend in a tablespoon or two of tomato paste to give the sauce a little more body. Then don't add the mushrooms until about 15 minutes before the dish is done. Will definitely make again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/26/2006
This was OK. Maybe my problem was that I used canned chopped tomatoes instead of fresh but whatever it was I didn't find this blend of flavors appealing. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 45
  • 4 star values: 20
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
04/12/2003
This was very tasty! The only changes I would make would be to add plenty of minced garlic to the sauteed onions then when the onions are done blend in a tablespoon or two of tomato paste to give the sauce a little more body. Then don't add the mushrooms until about 15 minutes before the dish is done. Will definitely make again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/12/2003
This was very tasty! The only changes I would make would be to add plenty of minced garlic to the sauteed onions then when the onions are done blend in a tablespoon or two of tomato paste to give the sauce a little more body. Then don't add the mushrooms until about 15 minutes before the dish is done. Will definitely make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2005
This was excellent and so easy to make. I cooked the bacon first though and then cooked the chicken for a minute in the drippings instead of cooking the chicken in oil (removing) and then cooking the bacon in the oil like the recipe stated. Also added a bit of fresh garlic with the onions (I used shallots). Delicous Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2007
Pure goodness. I only used the breast & thighs of a whole cut up chicken in this (there was only two of us). I coated my chicken w/ some flour and then browned it and set it aside. I added a couple of tbs of margarine and sauted the mushrooms in that pan along with a couple of shallots that I subbed for the onions. I added the wine and then reduced it then added some chicken broth about 1/2 cup and seasonings. I peeled and seeded the tomatos (I use roma's) quartered them and simmered it all together for about 30 minutes. Served it over steamed rice......an absolutly "guest worthy" recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2006
So good! My family really loved this recipe. I followed it very closely-- my only deviations were to add some chopped artichoke hearts (my husband and I love them) and I used a 28 oz can of diced tomatoes drained since fresh tomatoes didn't look so good at the store. This is was very very flavorful. I served it over egg noodles with steamed spinach. My kids even enjoyed the chicken. I will make this one again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/12/2003
This recipe was very good. Not quite as good as I had thought it was going to be though. My kids liked it but my friend who was here for dinner did not like it at all. I think the next time I make this recipe I will try it without the wine or perhaps get a better wine than cooking wine I had on hand. I think it was my cheapy wine that threw the flavor off. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/04/2012
With just a few tweaks this is 5 stars. I doubled the fresh herbs and held off putting in the basil until the last 10 minutes of cooking. Before I browned the chicken I dredged it in flour seasoned w/ s&p and a trace of chipotle powder for a touch of smoke as I don't eat red meat (the bacon). Since I used the flour and no bacon I added a bit more oil before sauteeing the veggies. I included a couple of coarsely diced carrots and 2 minced cloves of garlic w/ the onions & mushrooms as I'd seen in other similar recipes. Two full-sized tomatoes make a lb. if like most Americans you don't have a food scale. For the cooking wine I chose a decent Garnacha--an inexpensive low tannin Spanish red but if you can get Dolcetto on sale that would be great. Don't forget to offer lots of crusty Italian bread to sop up the sauce. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2009
Time I rated this one as I have used it many times - it is excellent - sometimes I have used both red and white wine in this depending what I have left over - either turns out equally well and I add a little crushed garlic - we love it - thank you. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/23/2007
I didn't have a whole chicken so I used chicken breasts. This recipe was one of the best! I loved the bacon flavoring in the background not too overwhelming. I did spice mine up quite a bit with lots of fresh garlic and lots of cayenne pepper...A keeper in my household! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2006
I almost never cook with any chicken besides boneless skinless breasts but I did make this as the recipe called for. Thankfully the grocery store had whole already-cut-up chickens so that made things easier. I thought it would be way too much food for my 3-person family but it was great! We all really enjoyed it including the semi-picky -yr-old. I loved the sauce over rice I served with it also. It's already on this week's menu again. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/26/2006
This was OK. Maybe my problem was that I used canned chopped tomatoes instead of fresh but whatever it was I didn't find this blend of flavors appealing. Read More
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