We like to take any recipe that looks interesting and make it our own.  Rachel Ray’s Quick Chicken Cacciatore looked delicious and amazing and we thought we could make it even more simple.  Instead of cooking chicken buy a rotisserie chicken or used leftover chicken.  Or instead of using the whole tomatoes, use a jarred Marinara, like Monique’s Marvelous Marinara.  Also, you can omit the garlic because lots of veggie goodness is already in the jar.


Monique’s Quick Chicken Cacciatore

1 pkg Al Dente Pasta, any cut, any flavor

1 1/4 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast (3 pieces) or, a rotisserie chicken shredded

1 jar Monique’s Marvelous Marinara

A handful flat-leaf parsley, chopped if desired

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Crusty bread and grated Parmigiano or Romano, for passing


Start a pot of boiling water for pasta.  In the meantime shred rotisserie chicken or cook chicken by heating a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Add a tablespoon of  extra-virgin olive oil and brown chicken breasts or thighs for 3 or 4 minutes on each side. Add marinara sauce and season with salt and pepper. Simmer sauce 5 minutes to finish cooking chicken pieces and to allow the flavors to combine. Toss pasta with cacciatore and serve with crusty bread and grated cheese.

Basically, it would be the chicken and pasta sauce to make a simple cacciatore. You can say that we take simple recipes and make them even more simple.



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