Chicken Cacciatore Pasta

Chicken Cacciatore Pasta

Meat and Poultry Chicken Chicken Thighs

A yummy marinara pasta packed with veggies that kids will love.

Servings per recipe: 6
Calories per serving: 631
Preparation time: 30m
Total cooking time: 1h 50m


  • 4 (11 ounce) chicken leg quarters
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons salt, or more to taste, divided
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 cup sliced onion
  • 6 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 (28 ounce) can tomato puree
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 (15.5 ounce) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 8 ounces dried fusilli or penne pasta


  • 1   Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  • 2   Sprinkle chicken with 1 teaspoon salt. Heat oil in a wide, heavy, oven-safe pot over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking, about 1 minute. Add chicken, skin sides down, and cook, turning once, until browned, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
  • 3   Pour off all but 2 tablespoons fat. Reduce heat to medium and cook pepper, onion, and garlic, stirring, until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in oregano, thyme, tomato puree, water, and remaining 3/4 teaspoon salt; bring to a simmer. Return chicken to pot, return to a simmer, cover, and transfer to oven. Bake until chicken is tender, 45 to 50 minutes.
  • 4   Transfer chicken to a bowl and chill, uncovered, until cool enough to handle (20 minutes). Discard skin and bones. Pull meat into coarse shreds.
  • 5   Add chicken, beans, and vinegar to tomato mixture in pot and simmer until heated through, about 5 minutes.
  • 6   Meanwhile, cook pasta in salted water according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1 cup pasta water. Stir pasta into chicken mixture, thinning with pasta water as needed. Season with additional salt, if desired.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 26.4g 41%
    Saturated Fat 6.0g  
Cholesterol 117mg 39%
Sodium 1457mg 58%
Potassium 998mg 28%
Total Carbohydrates 54.5g 18%
Dietary Fiber 7.6g 30%
Protein 44.3g 89%
Sugars 10g  
Vitamin A 1501IU  
Vitamin C 43mg  
Calcium 96mg  
Iron 7mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 11mg  
Vitamin B6 1mg  
Magnesium 83mg  
Folate 112mcg