Calories in Chicken Cacciatore

by Grace Covelli

There are 239 calories in a serving of chicken cacciatore that contains a chicken thigh.

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Chicken cacciatore is an Italian dish that includes ingredients, such as chicken, onion, green pepper, tomatoes, wine, oil, garlic, basil, rosemary, pepper and bay leaf. This dish is low in calories, and it supplies you with a lot of protein.


A serving of chicken cacciatore that contains one chicken breast contains 382 calories. A serving of chicken cacciatore with one thigh contains 239 calories. Fresh tomatoes are one ingredient in chicken cacciatore. One medium-size tomato contains 22 calories. Table wine is another ingredient used in chicken cacciatore. One-fourth cup contains about 29 calories.


Chicken cacciatore can be made with chicken breast meat, but you can also add thigh meat to chicken cacciatore. According to My Food-A-Pedia, one serving of chicken cacciatore that includes a chicken breast is higher in calories than a serving that includes a chicken thigh. Oil is added to chicken cacciatore as well. One tbsp. contains 120 calories.


To keep the calorie content of chicken cacciatore low, use less than 1 tbsp. of oil. You can also reduce the amount of calories in this dish by making it with chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts.

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About the Author

Based in New York, Grace Covelli has been writing since 1996. Her work has appeared on various websites, many of them health-related. Covelli completed a course in writing for children and teenagers and received a diploma for natural health consulting with highest honors. She also studied reflexology, Reiki and esthetics. One of her hobbies is sewing.