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Easy Chicken Cacciatore

Easy Chicken Cacciatore on White Plate

This Easy Chicken Cacciatore will delight your whole family after bariatric surgery. It's super flavorful and even tastes good pureed. Seriously.

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This Easy Chicken Cacciatore will delight your whole family after bariatric surgery. It’s super flavorful and even tastes good pureed. Seriously. 

During the pureed or soft diet phase sometimes you get bored of the same flavors. Am I right?

You don’t have to worry about that with this meal. I love the savory flavor of the mushrooms with the hint of rosemary and diced tomatoes. Plus it tastes yummy no matter what stage you are at after bariatric surgery.

Instead of using traditional flour with this meal, I used almond meal to bread it. This helps lower the carbs and give you a nice texture. However, you can use flour instead if you would like to add some carbs to your meals. 

This meal would tastes great with a fresh salad on the side. If you have introduced healthy carbs back into your diet, you could add two tablespoons of whole grain pasta on the size. This Easy Chicken Cacciatore would also taste amazing over a bed of zoodles. 

Bariatric Diet Modifications

Pureed:

  • Blend until desired consistency reached. May need to thin with additional chicken broth. 

Soft: 

  • Make sure rosemary cooks long enough to soften.

Regular:

  • Serve as is. Would also taste served over 2 tablespoons of whole grain pasta or zoodles. 
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Easy Chicken Cacciatore

This Easy Chicken Cacciatore is sure to please the whole after bariatric surgery.

  • Author: Kristin Willard, RDN
  • Total Time: 25
  • Method: Pan
  • Cuisine: Italian

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 2 teaspoon olive oil, divided
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 8 oz sliced mushrooms 
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary 
  • 1, 14 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup chicken broth 
  • Salt pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Cut chicken breast in half lengthwise, then coat with almond flour. 
  2. Heat 1 tsp olive oil over medium high heat. Add chicken breasts. Cook for five minutes each side. Remove chicken from pan.
  3. In the same pan, add mushrooms, onions and rosemary. Cook until browned.
  4. Add broth and tomatoes. Let simmer for 5 minutes. Then add back chicken breasts and cook for additional 5 min or until chicken has internal temperature of 165 F.
  5. If blending add to food processor and blend until desired consistency. You will likely need to add additional chicken broth to thin to desired consistency.

Notes

Pureed:

  • Blend until desired consistency reached. May need to thin with additional chicken broth.

Soft:

  • Make sure rosemary cooks long enough to soften.

Regular:

  • Serve as is. Would also taste served over 2 tablespoons of whole grain pasta or zoodles.

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