Learn how to make chicken cacciatore with this simple and easy recipe!
Chicken cacciatore is all the comfort.
Now, there are so many versions of this beautiful hunter-style, Italian dish, and mine is easy and absolutely delicious.
Braised chicken with mushrooms and peppers in an herby tomato and wine broth, a family favorite.
6 chicken thighs bone in, skin on, trimmed of excess fat
Kosher salt and black pepper
Extra virgin olive oil
1 small yellow onion chopped
2 celery ribs chopped
½ red bell pepper chopped
½ green bell pepper chopped
8 ounces mushrooms (white or baby bella) cleaned and sliced
3 garlic cloves minced
1 tsp oregano
3 springs fresh thyme
2 tbsp fresh chopped parsley more for later
Pinch red pepper flakes
1 cup red wine
28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
- We’re gonna go ahead and season the chicken with some kosher salt and black pepper.
- So, we’re gonna just head over to the stove and cook this party in one big pan. We’re gonna turn the heat to like medium-high-ish, and we’re gonna heat up a little bit of good extra virgin olive oil. We’re gonna warm up the olive oil until shimmering, but not smoking.
- I’m gonna start with the skin side down first.
- Just looking for some golden-brown skins here.
- Revive the chicken and add the onion to the pan.
- Add the bell peppers.
- Add some celery, mushrooms, and then we’ve got some garlic.
- Kosher salt, black pepper, and a little bit of oregano, about a teaspoon more if you like it.
- Some fresh thyme, three sprigs or so, fresh parsley, and a pinch of red pepper flakes.
- A good cup of red wine going right in here, and we’re gonna let it simmer for a few minutes for the wine to reduce by about a half or so.
- An amazing base with tons of flavor going on right here for the sauce, and I’m hitting it up with some crushed tomatoes, from a can, obviously, and we’re gonna let this simmer for a good five to seven minutes or so.
- Now, we add our chicken back.
- All right, we’re gonna turn this baby to medium-low. We’re gonna cover our pan and let our chicken simmer for, oh, 25 to 30 minutes, or until it’s perfectly done.
- Your Chicken Cacciatore is ready!