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Aunt Bee's 20-Minute Chicken Cacciatore with Rice

The chicken, rice, and veggies all cook together in one-skillet, making Aunt Bee's 20-Minute Chicken Cacciatore with Rice an easy dinner that's perfect for busy weeknights!
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Keyword chicken and rice, Chicken Cacciatore, Italian Chicken
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 412kcal
Author The Seasoned Mom


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast tenderloins (or chicken breasts), cut into bite-sized pieces
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • 1 28 ounce can diced tomatoes (not drained)
  • 1 8 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 ½ teaspoons minced fresh oregano or ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 ½ cups Instant rice
  • For Serving: grated Parmesan; additional fresh herbs


  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken, onion, and garlic to the skillet. Cook chicken until browned (about 5 minutes).
  • Stir in bell pepper, tomatoes, tomato sauce, salt, basil, and oregano. Bring to a boil.
  • Stir in rice, cover, and remove from heat. Allow the skillet to sit, covered, for 5 minutes (or until rice is tender).
  • Stir and serve immediately.


Cooking Just for Two? Cut all of the ingredients in half and prepare according to the instructions above. It will work perfectly with just ½ lb. of chicken and a single (15 ounce) can of diced tomatoes.
Want to Prep Ahead? This only requires about 5 minutes of prep work, but if you want to eliminate that extra time entirely, you can cut up the chicken in advance and keep it stored in your refrigerator. You can also cut up the onion, garlic, and bell peppers and keep them ready to go in your refrigerator until you're ready to start cooking.


Serving: 1/4th of recipe | Calories: 412kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 8.6g | Saturated Fat: 1.4g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 1340mg | Fiber: 3.5g | Sugar: 8.4g