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Italian Chicken Cacciatore

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"Chicken cacciatore is a classic Mediterranean chicken dish from Italy. This is my favorite recipe made with chicken thighs, tomatoes, herbs, and olives."
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1 h 20 m servings 520
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a skillet over medium heat and cook onion, stirring often, until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a pot.
  2. Combine flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a large bowl. Toss chicken thighs in the flour mixture until evenly coated.
  3. Heat remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in the skillet over medium heat, add chicken thighs, and brown on one side, without turning, for 5 minutes. Turn and cook until browned on the other side, about 5 minutes more. Transfer browned chicken thighs to the pot.
  4. Pour white wine into the skillet; bring to a boil. Stir to loosen all the browned bits of chicken and flavors in the skillet pour into the pot. Add diced tomatoes, tomato paste, and sugar; season with salt and pepper. Add as much chicken stock as needed to cover the chicken. Cover pot and simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until chicken is no longer pink in the center, about 45 minutes.
  5. Stir in olives, parsley, and basil. Stir to heat through.


  • Cook's Note:
  • You can use both black or green olives in this dish.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 520 calories; 28.9 21 35.3 117 1084 Full nutrition

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This was delicious. Chicken was tender and not stringy, Sauce thickened nicely and I served it all on a bed of fettuccine noodles. Family loved it. Will make it again.

I did not make any changes and I will make it again and again and again. I served it over orzo. Delish!

very good thank you!

loved it :-)