Easy Chicken Cacciatore Recipe

Easy Chicken Cacciatore
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook time: 30 Minutes
  • Total time: 40 Minutes
  • Serves: 4


  • 1 Tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 kg (2.2 lb) chicken pieces
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 tsp garlic, crushed
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • ½ cup red wine
  • 600 g (1.3 lb) pasta sauce
  • ½ Tbsp dried basil
  • ½ cup pitted Kalamata olives


  1. In a large deep frypan over medium heat, add the oil.
  2. Once hot, add the chicken pieces in batches and cook until slightly brown. Once browned, put the chicken to the side.
  3. Add the onion, garlic, bell pepper, and mushrooms to the frying pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Return the chicken to the pan and add the red wine, pasta sauce, and basil. Simmer for 30 minutes.
  5. Stir in the olives and season with salt and pepper.
  6. Serve & Enjoy.

Recipe Tips

  • The olives are optional and can be left out without any drastic effect on the overall dish.
  • You can make chicken cacciatore paleo-friendly by leaving the wine out of it.
  • The half a cup of red wine will help add a lot more depth to this dish. However, much like the olives, this 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 sear the chicken and not stew it.
  • Passata is an excellent alternative to pasta sauce.

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