Chicken Cacciatore


Make a hearty chicken and veggie dinner in less than an hour when you serve up this easy chicken cacciatore recipe.

Chicken Cacciatore
Photo: Kritsada Panichgul
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 8 small chicken thighs, skin removed (about 2 pounds)

  • Salt

  • Cracked black pepper

  • 3 cup sliced cremini mushrooms

  • 1 large green sweet pepper, stemmed, seeded, and cut into bite-size strips

  • cup finely chopped carrot (1 small)

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ cup dry white wine or chicken broth

  • 1 28 ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained

  • 1 ½ cup frozen pearl onions

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed

  • 1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper

  • 2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

  • 10 pitted Kalamata olives, chopped (optional)

  • cup snipped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley (optional)


  1. In a large skillet heat oil over medium heat. Sprinkle chicken thighs lightly with salt and cracked black pepper. Cook chicken thighs in hot oil just until browned, turning once. Remove chicken from skillet; set aside.

  2. Add mushrooms, sweet pepper, carrot, and garlic to skillet; cook for 4 minutes. Add wine. Simmer, uncovered, until liquid is nearly evaporated. Add tomatoes, onions, oregano, and the 1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper, stirring to combine. Return chicken to skillet. Simmer, covered, about 20 minutes or until chicken is done (180°F). Stir in balsamic vinegar. Season to taste with additional salt. If desired, sprinkle with olives and parsley before serving.


Typical Chicken Cacciatore: 1520 calories, 96 g fat (Buca di Beppo)

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

317 Calories
9g Fat
23g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 317
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 129mg 43%
Sodium 609mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 31g
Vitamin C 51.4mg 257%
Calcium 141.4mg 11%
Iron 3.4mg 19%
Potassium 879mg 19%
Folate, total 44.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.7mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.8mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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