Chicken cacciatore in a cast iron skillet with a serving spoon
Dump-and-Bake Chicken Cacciatore Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
55 mins

Thanks to this Dump-and-Bake Chicken Cacciatore recipe, a healthy and easy dinner is on the table with just 10 minutes of prep!

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: baked chicken breast recipes, chicken cacciatore recipe, easy chicken breast recipes
Servings: 4 - 6 people
Calories: 261.3 kcal
Author: Blair
  • 2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts (or substitute with chicken thighs or chicken tenders)
  • 1 small sweet onion, diced
  • 1 small red or green bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 8 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • ¼ cup red wine
  • 2 tablespoons minced or grated fresh garlic
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary (or 2 teaspoons dried rosemary)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 bay leaf
  • For serving: rustic bread, rice or cooked pasta
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray, or use a large oven-proof skillet, Dutch oven or braiser.

  2. Season chicken with salt and pepper on all sides, and place in prepared baking dish.
  3. In a separate bowl, stir together remaining ingredients. Pour tomato mixture evenly over the chicken.
  4. Bake, uncovered, for 40-45 minutes, or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees. If using chicken tenders or boneless chicken thighs, decrease the baking time to about 25 minutes. Remove bay leaf; season the sauce with salt and pepper (to taste). Serve chicken and sauce with bread, rice or pasta, if desired.

Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Dump-and-Bake Chicken Cacciatore Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 /6 of the chicken and sauce)
Calories 261.3 Calories from Fat 23
% Daily Value*
Fat 2.6g4%
Saturated Fat 0.7g4%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.1g
Cholesterol 88mg29%
Sodium 498.8mg22%
Potassium 1259.7mg36%
Carbohydrates 19.5g7%
Fiber 4.8g20%
Sugar 10.6g12%
Protein 39.7g79%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.