Classic Chicken Cacciatore

July 9, 2011

Chicken cacciatore is prepared "hunter's style" or braised with tomatoes, onions, mushroom and bell pepper.  This chicken recipe uses both light and dark meat but feel free to use only one or the other.  I like to serve this dish with either rice or pasta.  Fresh herbs are essential to this dish because they brighten the flavors of the sauce.  Chicken cacciatore is a comforting dish that can be made any night of the week.

Chicken Cacciatore


2 chicken breasts

4 chicken thighs, bone in

2 teaspoons Salt, or to taste

1 teaspoon pepper, or to taste

2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more if needed

½ cup flour

1 large onion, chopped

1 large red bell pepper, chopped

6 cloves garlic, crushed

10 fresh mushrooms, quartered

1 (28 ounce) can tomatoes, drained and coarsely chopped

½ cup dry white wine

1 ½ teaspoons dried oregano

Parmesan cheese, to taste

¼ cup Fresh basil leaves, coarsely chopped


For full recipe instructions, click below

Chicken Cacciatore

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Barbara Kirch's picture

if I use 1/2 cup of gluten free all purpose flour, will this make the recipe gluten free?