This recipe takes just 15 minutes to prepare and 50 minutes of cooking time, but tastes like it took a lot longer. The recipe calls for chicken thighs because the meat is more tender than chicken breasts. You can use chicken breast if you prefer.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat, and brown the chicken thighs in the hot oil, about 5 minutes per side. Set the chicken aside.

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  • In the same skillet, cook and stir the onion and mushrooms until the mushrooms have softened, about 10 minutes. Mix in the garlic, and cook until fragrant, 1 to 2 more minutes.

  • Pour in the tomatoes with their juice, white wine, orange juice, rosemary, salt, and black pepper, and stir until thoroughly combined.

  • Stir in the chicken pieces and any accumulated juices, cover the skillet, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until the chicken is tender and no longer pink inside, 30 to 40 minutes.

Cook's Note

The sauce matures if you let it sit for an hour or two on the stove (with the lid on the skillet) after the initial cooking. Just reheat when you're ready to serve. It pairs very nicely with basmati rice, Caesar salad, and fresh Italian bread.

Partner Tip

Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

289 calories; 12.4 g total fat; 69 mg cholesterol; 295 mg sodium. 13.3 g carbohydrates; 22.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2014
This is my recipe and I'm glad so many of you have enjoyed it. A couple comments after reading your reviews: substituting an ingredient within the sauce will change the character of the dish. The orange juice mixed with white wine tomatoes and rosemary is what gives this dish a different taste than other Cacciatore recipes. This is not intended to be a thick "hearty" sauce. Feel free to add some tomato paste to give it a little body but it's meant to be a "runny" sauce. The pasta or rice will soak some of it up but it's a good idea to have a nice loaf of bread to dip in the sauce as well. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/13/2012
With all the great rave reviews I was looking forward to something really yummy. What a let down. Totally disappointed. No need to keep this recipe. Read More
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138 Ratings
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  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2014
This is my recipe and I'm glad so many of you have enjoyed it. A couple comments after reading your reviews: substituting an ingredient within the sauce will change the character of the dish. The orange juice mixed with white wine tomatoes and rosemary is what gives this dish a different taste than other Cacciatore recipes. This is not intended to be a thick "hearty" sauce. Feel free to add some tomato paste to give it a little body but it's meant to be a "runny" sauce. The pasta or rice will soak some of it up but it's a good idea to have a nice loaf of bread to dip in the sauce as well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2014
This is my recipe and I'm glad so many of you have enjoyed it. A couple comments after reading your reviews: substituting an ingredient within the sauce will change the character of the dish. The orange juice mixed with white wine tomatoes and rosemary is what gives this dish a different taste than other Cacciatore recipes. This is not intended to be a thick "hearty" sauce. Feel free to add some tomato paste to give it a little body but it's meant to be a "runny" sauce. The pasta or rice will soak some of it up but it's a good idea to have a nice loaf of bread to dip in the sauce as well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2012
This is a fabulous recipe and so easy to make. Thanks for sharing Ellen. The only change I made was to use dry Marsala instead of white wine and I thickened with a roux at the end. We had it with whole grain rice with parmesan cheese and it was absolutely delicious. This will become a regular in our house too! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2012
Great recipe thank you! 3 changes...Omit orange juice add 1 - 8 ounce can tomato sauce added along with 1 can Italian diced tomatoes with garlic and olive oil instead of the regular kind. Oh yeah I added a few spices crushed red pepper flakes pepper seasoned salt garlic powder oregano Italian seasoning parsley flakes and way less rosemary. It tasted like my mom's which I haven't been able to have for many many years. But I remember folks and it's yummy!;) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2012
I got some chicken thighs on sale and looked here for a different recipe on cooking them. I thought this recipe looked good and tried it. WOW! It was not only easy and quick but so delicious. We put it over a bed of long grain rice. the only thing I added was 1/2 tsp of tyme. I shared 1/2 of it with my brother and his wife. He called me the same night and told me it was the best cacciatore he has ever had and wanted the recipe. I can wait to make it again! You won't be disappointed I promise. Doug Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2012
I really liked this! I'm big on improvising with what I have already in the house so I made some changes. I didn't have mushrooms orange juice or rosemary. I used zucchini mango juice thyme & tarragon. It turned out great! I'm not suggesting the changes I'm just saying that you can be flexible with what you've got =) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2018
Definitely add a small can of tomato paste. Even if the original recipe is meant to be a thin sauce it really does work out better with the paste. Easily makes enough sauce for 12 oz of penne pasta probably enough for 16 oz. depending upon the ratio of sauce to pasta that you prefer. This has a nice mild flavor but is not bland at all. Be sure to top it with grated parm. Even my mushroom hater of a teenage son gobbled it up! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2012
Thank you for the recipe. It was delicious! I saved the leftover sauce in the fridge overnight. The next night I combined it with a large can of chicken broth brought it to boil added half a package of spaggetti cooked until done and served it up in bowls with wedges of fresh lemon squeezed over the top. It was the easiest and best tasting soup EVER! Yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2012
This is #!@#% amazing. Had to use thyme because I didn't have rosemary but followed the recipe exactly otherwise and it was delicious. Worked great with polenta and parmesan cheese! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2014
I love chicken cacciatore but my family hates peppers and any vegetables I try to slip in. This recipe is not only simple but so flavorful! Everyone Loved it- even the picky kids! Great recipe!! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/13/2012
With all the great rave reviews I was looking forward to something really yummy. What a let down. Totally disappointed. No need to keep this recipe. Read More
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