Easy Weeknight Chicken Cacciatore


Hearty and satisfying and easy enough for a weeknight! Serve over rice or your favorite pasta and garnish with grated Parmesan cheese.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
4 servings


  • 3 (8 ounce) bone-in chicken legs with skin

  • cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 1 medium green bell pepper, cut into 2-inch pieces

  • ½ small onion, sliced

  • 4 cloves garlic, sliced, or more to taste

  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano

  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 (32 ounce) jar roasted red pepper and garlic tomato sauce

  • 1 ½ cups water, or as needed


  1. Dip chicken pieces in flour and shake off excess.

  2. Heat oil in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and brown well, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Remove chicken from the pan and set aside. Drain most of the oil from the skillet, leaving about 1/8 inch.

  3. Add bell pepper, onion, garlic, oregano, pepper flakes, salt, and pepper to the skillet. Sauté, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes. Pour in spaghetti sauce and add enough water to thin mixture just a little; sauce will thicken as it cooks. Stir well and add chicken to the sauce. Spoon sauce over chicken to coat and bring to a simmer.

  4. Cover, lower heat, and cook, turning chicken and scraping the bottom of the pan often, until chicken is no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, about 40 minutes.

Cook's Note:

I use a Kroger® roasted red pepper spaghetti sauce. You can use your favorite.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

724 Calories
41g Fat
50g Carbs
38g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 724
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 41g 52%
Saturated Fat 9g 47%
Cholesterol 146mg 49%
Sodium 1180mg 51%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 7g 26%
Protein 38g
Potassium 1154mg 25%

* 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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