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Melissa's Chicken Cacciatore

Rated as 4.58 out of 5 Stars

"The key flavor of this guest-worthy dish is the marinade from the artichoke hearts. Feel free to add extra veggies such as spinach, zucchini, or yellow squash. Serve over fettuccine or spaghetti noodles."
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1 h 30 m servings 320
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Place half the artichoke marinade into a large skillet over medium-high heat, and brown the chicken pieces until the liquid has almost evaporated, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove the chicken pieces with a slotted spoon, and place into a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  3. Pour the remaining marinade into the same skillet, and cook and stir the onions, garlic, mushrooms, oregano, basil, salt, rosemary, and black pepper until the onions are translucent, 5 to 8 minutes. Mix in diced tomatoes with their juice, tomato sauce, black olives, and chopped artichoke hearts. Stir the sauce well, and pour over the chicken in the baking dish. Cover the dish with foil.
  4. Bake the chicken until the sauce is bubbling, about 45 minutes. Uncover, and drizzle the Madeira wine over the dish; top with mozzarella cheese. Return to oven, uncovered, and bake until the cheese is melted, about 10 more minutes.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 320 calories; 12 21.2 29.2 63 1428 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

This is a wonderful dish with pasta. We did not have Madeira wine, we use chicken broth as other suggested. Came out perfect and very yummy!! Thanks Melissa :)

Most helpful critical review

I put it over rice instead of pasta. Not sure what was missing but just didn't seem to hit the right flavor notes

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This is a wonderful dish with pasta. We did not have Madeira wine, we use chicken broth as other suggested. Came out perfect and very yummy!! Thanks Melissa :)

I thought I'd try this with hot and sweet Italian sausage (bulk meat-no casings) and substituted sliced green bell peppers for the artichokes. Delicious!

A huge hit with my husband & teenage son! Made just as the recipe was written (used a cab instead of Madera). Served with fresh green beans & garlic parmesan biscuits. Will definitely be making ...

This recipe was so delicious. I have to make it again.

This receipe was very good. I add 1 tsp. basil and 2 bay leaves. Melissa's was the most italian of those I found.

I added black beans and used less chicken. I added green peppers. Served it over rice.

This was absolutely AMAZING!! I did substitute thyme for personal preference. I did not add in the mushrooms or olives. Other than that, I made the recipe as stated. It was phen...

This is a nice simple prep dish for a weeknight family meal. I prepared in the morning, covered with foil, and then just poppped in the oven at dinner time. I found it a bit on the bland side ...

Artichoke hearts are a nice addition.