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Chicken Cacciatore

Recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod

Chicken Cacciatore- a rustic Italian chicken dish made with onion, garlic, bell peppers, mushrooms, and simmered in a rich tomato sauce. This easy one pot meal is a family favorite meal!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: chicken
Servings: 6
Calories: 474kcal


  • 6 chicken thighs, bone-in and skin-on
  • Kosher salt and black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 8 ounces cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 cup dry red wine
  • 28 ounces crushed fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup pitted black olives or Kalamata olives
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • Garnish: fresh parsley and grated Parmesan cheese


  • Pat the chicken thighs dry with a paper towel. Season with salt and pepper on both sides.
  • In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Place the chicken thighs into the hot pan, skin side down, and sear for 3 to 5 minutes, without disturbing. Flip and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a plate and set aside.
  • Add the onion, carrot, red pepper, and mushrooms to the pan and sauté for 5 or until the vegetables are softened. Stir in the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add the wine and cook until reduced by half, about 3 minutes. Add the crushed tomatoes, olives, capers, oregano, and crushed red pepper flakes.
  • Use tongs to return the chicken thighs to the pan, making sure they are covered in the sauce. Bring the sauce to a simmer and cook on medium-low for 20 to 25 minutes or until the sauce has thickened and the internal temperature of the chicken thighs is 165°F.
  • Stir in the fresh basil. Garnish with parsley and Parmesan cheese.


Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. You can also freeze this dish for up to 3 months. 


Calories: 474kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 142mg | Sodium: 550mg | Potassium: 983mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 2873IU | Vitamin C: 41mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 3mg