Low Carb Italian Chicken Cacciatore

This version of chicken cacciatore is low in carb, high in flavor, easy to make and kid-approved!  Bursting with healthy ingredients, it’s perfect for any time of year.

From the creative kitchens of lowcarbmaven.com

Prep Time: 10 minutes     Cook Time: 20 minutes     Total Time: 30 minutes

Servings: 6


  • 2 pounds boneless-skinless chicken breasts
  • 8 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 4 ounces green bell pepper (about 1 med to large)
  • 4 ounces red bell pepper (about 1 medium to large)
  • 4 ounces onion (about 1/2 of a medium onion)
  • 2 cloves large garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic & Herb Seasoning Blend
  • 1/3 cup sherry
  • 1 cup chicken broth or 1 cup water with bouillon
  • 1/3 cup olive oil divided, or bacon grease
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch or arrowroot
  • 2 teaspoons water
  1. Wash the peppers and place together with the onion and garlic. Put a large dinner plate near the stove for the chicken and mushrooms. Ready two cutting boards – one for the chicken and the other for the vegetables. Have the sherry and chicken broth ready.
  2. Dry the chicken breasts. Slice the chicken breasts in half lengthwise, then cut into strips on the bias. Pour 1 tablespoon of oil over the chicken strips and mix. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the Garlic & Herb Seasoning Blendover the chicken and mix oil and seasoning into the chicken. ( I use my hands).
  3. Put a large saute pan over medium heat and let it get good and hot. Add 2 tablespoons of oil and roll it around the pan to coat. Add 1/2 – 1/3 of the chicken strips and brown in batches, cooking all the way through. Add oil to the pan before the next batch, if needed. Remove the browned chicken strips to a large dinner plate. Make sure to get them nice and brown – the bottom of the pan should have a nice golden brown color when finished.
  4. Next, add 1-2 more tablespoons of oil to the pan and begin browning 1/2 of the mushrooms. Brown both sides. Remove the mushrooms from the pan, adding them to the chicken. Add more oil and brown the remaining mushrooms. They don’t need babysitting, so this is the time to thinly slice the peppers, onions, and garlic, putting them together in a bowl, or on a plate, or just leaving them on the cutting board. Remove the last of the mushrooms to the plate and add the vegetables to the pan.
  5. Pile the vegetables over the parts of the pan with the most browned bits. They will steam a little as they cook and it will be easy to begin scraping-up all of that caramelized goodness. Move the vegetables around the pan and cook them half way through. The onions will begin to soften and the peppers should still be firm. Add the chicken broth, then the sherry, stirring the vegetables and scraping any remaining brown bits off of the bottom of the pan.
  6. Add the chicken and mushrooms back to the pan and cover loosely with a lid, a piece of foil, or a sheet pan, to bring the mixture up to a simmer. Mix two teaspoons of cornstarch (or arrowroot powder) with two teaspoons of water to make a slurry. Uncover the pan and add the slurry, stirring it in quickly. Add the salt and let the liquid simmer for a 1 minute to thicken.
Taste and adjust the seasoning. Serve.

Nutrition Info per Serving:

Calories: 312, Total Fat: 14g, Total Carbs: 7g, Fiber: 1g, Protein: 34g

Recipe shared with permission from lowcarbmaven.com. Click here to see the original recipe and notes.

  1. Avatar

    Hi, Do you use a cast iron. Aluminum or ninstick skillet? I just purchased analon. Cant use cooking spray with it. Thank you.

    • I have stainless steel pans and use those when I want to brown chicken, but I have also used my non-stick pan as well. Feel free to contact the recipe creator though if you would like more specific recommendations!

Leave a Reply