Chicken Cacciatore

Janis

By Janis | Updated January 24, 2024

Embark on a culinary adventure with this traditional Italian Chicken Cacciatore, a dish celebrated for its rich, hearty flavors and simplicity in preparation. This recipe is a perfect symphony of tender chicken simmered in a robust tomato sauce, mingling with an array of aromatic herbs and vegetables.

Designed for both novice and experienced cooks, this recipe will guide you through each step to achieve a delectable, comforting meal.

Cooking Time

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour

Serving Size

  • Serves 4 people

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup red wine (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)

Directions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper, then add them to the skillet. Cook until golden brown on both sides, about 5 minutes per side. Remove the chicken and set aside.
  2. In the same skillet, add the onion and garlic. Sauté until the onion is translucent. Add the bell pepper and mushrooms, cooking until they are tender.
  3. Pour in the crushed tomatoes, chicken broth, and red wine (if using). Stir in the oregano and basil. Bring the mixture to a simmer.
  4. Return the chicken to the skillet, nestling the pieces into the sauce. Cover and simmer on low heat for 25-30 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through and the flavors meld together.
  5. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper, if necessary.
  6. Garnish with fresh parsley before serving.

Nutritional Info (per serving)

NutrientAmount
Calories350
Total Fat10g
Saturated Fat2g
Cholesterol85mg
Sodium500mg
Total Carbs20g
Dietary Fiber4g
Sugars8g
Protein40g

This Chicken Cacciatore recipe brings the essence of Italian cuisine right into your kitchen, offering a delightful dish that’s not only flavorful but also nourishing. Enjoy this heartwarming meal with your loved ones!