Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Oven Baked Chicken Cacciatore {gluten, dairy and egg-free}

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Last week while looking for dinner inspiration, I kept thinking about that can of petite diced tomatoes in my pantry.  I went searching the internet for a chicken cacciatore recipe and discovered that, while they all sounded delicious, they all required flouring and browning, sauteing and simmering.  Too many steps - I wanted something simple and quick.  And so was born this oven-baked chicken cacciatore.  Its a shortcut version for sure, so die-hard authentic cacciatore fans may look down their noses at it, but me and my family loved it!  It has only three ingredients plus seasonings and it cooks in 30-40 minutes with very little kitchen time for the chef.  Serve it with gluten-free pasta, rice or quinoa and you have a quick and simple allergy-friendly family dinner.

Oven-Baked Chicken Cacciatore {gluten, dairy and egg-free}

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 can (14 oz) petite diced tomatoes
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp basil
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
Salt and pepper to taste (@ ¼ tsp each)

Preheat oven to 375.  Slice lengthwise through chicken breasts to make 4 thinner pieces of chicken.  Place chicken in a baking dish (8x10 or 9x13).  In a small mixing bowl, mix together diced tomatoes with the juice, oregano, basil, garlic, salt and pepper.  Pour tomato and seasoning mixture over chicken.   Bake at 375 for 30-40 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.  Serve with gluten-free pasta, rice or quinoa.

This recipe is being shared at Allergy Free Wednesday, Gluten Free Wednesdays and Allergy Friendly Friday.


  1. This is reminiscent of last night's thrown together meal at our house - beef stir-fry cut, sauteed with onions and peppers, 2 cups beef stock and a can of tomato paste. Cook it together, serve over pasta. The kids loved it.

    1. That sounds good too! Did you put everything in the skillet at the same time or cook the beef first, then add in the other stuff?

  2. Oh I missed this, Looks Amazing! I am sooo making this next week! My Oregano should be ready to harvest by then and I have fresh basil too.


  3. It kind of reminds me of a recipe we just remembered that we liked from Kraft - Grilled Chicken Bruschetta. Probably the tomatoes on top that reminds me the most. Looks yummy!

  4. Turned out great! Has a little bit too much garlic for me, but other than that it was delish!


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