This deliciously rich easy chicken cacciatore is the perfect dish for when you need to feed a couple of people.
You can use any kind of cut of chicken for this recipe. Personally, I prefer to stick to chicken on the bone such as drumsticks as it tends to add a bit more flavor the dish. However, breast or thigh chicken meat will work just as well.
This dish great for feeding a crowd and not requiring a ton of work put into it. Once you have your ingredients prepped, dump all your ingredients into one pot and let it cook.
You can enjoy this dish by itself or you can have it some extras such as pasta, noodle, or even rice. This choice really just comes down to what you feel like and how much time you have to spare. Personally, I find just eating it by itself enough, but I can be a bit lazy.
If you end up with some leftovers, make sure you keep them as they will reheat nicely. Just keep stored in the fridge until required and then heat in either the oven, over the stove or microwave.
If you love seeing how recipes are done visually then be sure to check out the video I prepared below. It goes through all the steps to making this delicious chicken cacciatore.
Easy Chicken Cacciatore Recipe
- 1 Tbsp. cooking oil
- 1kg (2.2 lb) of chicken pieces
- 1 onion, sliced
- 2 tsp garlic, crushed
- 1 red bell pepper, sliced
- 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
- ½ cup red wine
- 600g (1.3 lb) pasta sauce (Passata or something similar)
- ½ cup pitted Kalamata olives
- ½ Tbsp dried basil
- In a frypan over medium heat, add the oil.
- Once hot, add the chicken pieces in batches and cook until slightly brown. Remove and put to the side.
- Add the onion, capsicum, garlic, mushrooms to the frying pan and cook for 2-3 minutes.
- Add the chicken back into the pan and add the sauce, basil and simmer for 25-30 minutes.
- Stir in the olives and season with salt & pepper.
- Serve & Enjoy
- The olives are optional and can be left out without any drastic effect on the overall dish.
- You can make this chicken cacciatore paleo friendly by leaving the wine out of it.
- The ½ cup of red wine will help add a lot more depth to this dish. However, much like the olives this too is optional and is not required for a tasty dish.
- Make sure the oil is hot when you add the chicken as you want to seal the chicken and not stew it.
One thing you might be after is the nutritional information, if this is the case, then you can find it right below. I also want to point out that this information has been calculated using an online tool so it may not be entirely spot on but good enough to be able to decide if this dish is ok for you.
You’re also able to make this chicken cacciatore in the slow cooker making it perfect for anyone who loves to get their dinner prepared in the morning, so that’s cooked and ready for eating when they get home.
There are a ton of super easy chicken recipes that you can cook up. For example, you might be interested in something a bit sweeter such as the baked honey mustard chicken. It’s super easy to prepare and doesn’t need a massive amount of dishes to make.
If you have any feedback regarding this easy chicken cacciatore recipe that you would like to share, then feel free to leave a comment below. I always love hearing your feedback so I can improve future recipes or make adjustments to this one.