Northern Italian-Style Chicken Cacciatore


A Northern Italian hunter-style chicken dish. Serve over pasta.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
8 servings


  • 1 (4 pound) whole chicken, cut into 4 pieces

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 (8 ounce) package mushrooms, chopped

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 1 stalk celery, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ cup dry white wine

  • 1 (14 ounce) can diced tomatoes

  • ½ cup chicken broth

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Rinse chicken pieces and pat dry.

  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken and brown, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Remove chicken to a plate.

  3. Add mushrooms, onion, and celery to the pan drippings and sauté until soft, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 2 more minutes.

  4. Return chicken to the skillet. Add white wine and cook until it has almost completely evaporated, 2 to 3 minutes. Add diced tomatoes, chicken broth, parsley, oregano, pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Cover and simmer until chicken is no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, about 30 minutes.

Cook's Note:

To thicken the sauce, remove the chicken after Step 4 and add a cornstarch-water mixture. Bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer until reduced. Return chicken to the sauce and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

557 Calories
38g Fat
5g Carbs
44g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 557
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 38g 48%
Saturated Fat 10g 52%
Cholesterol 171mg 57%
Sodium 318mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 44g
Potassium 643mg 14%

* 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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