Paleo Chicken Cacciatore

This paleo chicken cacciatore is a delicious dish that is relatively easy to cook up. This recipe is perfect if you’re cooking for a crowd or would just like to have some leftovers for later in the week. You’re able to use any type of cut of chicken for this recipe but for this one I am using chicken thighs with the bone left in the meat.

Chicken stock is best for this recipe as it will help add a ton of flavor to the overall dish. If you’re low on ingredients, then you use water instead, but I recommend using chicken stock.

The leftovers of this chicken dish are great the next day for lunch or dinner. Make sure you store any leftovers in the fridge and then heat until it’s piping hot the next day.

You can use any cut of chicken for this dish, but I made use of chicken thigh. If you’re using chicken left on the bone, then you might want to increase the cooking time slightly.

Want to see how to cook this lovely paleo chicken cacciatore recipe visually? Check out the video I have put together below, and it will take you through all the steps to creating this excellent dish.

Paleo Chicken Cacciatore Recipe

Prep time
10 Minutes
Cook time
40 Minutes
Total time
50 Minutes
Serves
2-4

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken thighs
  • 1 large bell pepper, chopped
  • 5 mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 400g (14 oz.) diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 Tbsp. capers
  • 1 Tbsp. basil
  • 1 Tbsp. oregano
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut oil

Instructions

  1. In a frying pan over high heat, add the coconut oil
  2. Add the chicken and cook on each side for about 5 minutes.
  3. Remove the chicken and leave to rest.
  4. Add the onions, garlic, bell pepper, mushrooms and cook for about 5 minutes or until the onion is soft.
  5. Add the chicken, diced tomatoes, water, capers, and herbs.
  6. Cover and allow to simmer for about 30 minutes.
  7. Serve & Enjoy.

Cooking Tips

  • If you’re looking for a thicker sauce, you can cook further without covering the saucepan. This method will allow the sauce to reduce and thicken up a bit.
  • After something else to go along with this recipe then you could try out some delicious cauliflower rice.
  • Paleo Chicken Cacciatore doesn’t vary too much from the traditional recipes. Omitting the alcohol & flour found in traditional recipes doesn’t alter flavor very much so you will hardly notice the difference.
  • The only difference between this recipe and a chicken cacciatore slow cooker recipe is cooking time. Simply transfer everything after step 5 into a slow cooker and cook for 3-6 hours. Alternatively, you can throw everything straight into the slow cooker and turn on and cook for 4-8 hours.
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Nutritional Information

If you’re curious to how much impact this will have on your diet, then you can find all the nutritional information about this delicious dish below. Keep in mind the information is an estimate but should give you a good idea what to expect.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 374g (13.19 oz)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 289 Calories from Fat 88.2
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.8g 15%
Saturated Fat 2.6g 13%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 111mg 37%
Sodium 182mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 777g 259%
Dietary Fiber 10.5g 42%
Sugars 5.4g
Protein 39.3g 79%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

There are plenty of other delicious chickens recipes that you should try. Some of them are paleo friendly, while some aren’t. Just look for the tag “paleo” for recipes that will help fit your ideal diet.

I hope you enjoy cooking this yummy paleo friendly chicken cacciatore if you have any feedback, variations or anything else that you would like to share, then please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below.