Pollo alla Cacciatore

Chicken cacciatore is typical Tuscan dish, traditionally cooked in a terracotta pot with caramelized onions, capers, olives, tomatoes, and herbs. As a final touch, fried potatoes are added to the pot, too.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 54 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 24 mins
8 servings


  • 12 green olives, pitted

  • 1 stalk celery, chopped

  • 2 onions, sliced

  • ½ cup water

  • 2 teaspoons white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 (2 pound) whole chicken, cut into pieces

  • 4 ripe tomatoes, diced

  • 1 bunch fresh basil, chopped

  • 1 lemon, juiced

  • 2 tablespoons capers

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil, or to taste

  • 5 potatoes, peeled and cubed


  1. Bring a small pot of water to a boil. Add olives and celery; simmer until celery is bright green, about 30 seconds. Drain well.

  2. Combine onions, water, and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are soft and caramelized, about 30 minutes.

  3. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook chicken pieces until browned, about 4 minutes per side.

  4. Transfer chicken pieces to a large saucepan; add olives, celery, caramelized onions, tomatoes, basil, lemon juice, capers, salt, and pepper. Cover and cook over medium heat until chicken is no longer pink in the center, about 1 hour.

  5. Heat 1/4 cup olive oil in a deep skillet. Add potatoes; cook and stir until crisp and golden brown, about 10 minutes. Stir potatoes into the saucepan shortly before removing from the heat.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

342 Calories
17g Fat
35g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 342
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 271mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 53mg 264%
Calcium 76mg 6%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 958mg 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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