Chicken Cacciatore Recipe – The BEST Chicken Cacciatore in a rich and rustic sauce with chicken falling off the bone is simple Italian comfort food at its best! Authentic Chicken Cacciatore is an Italian classic, and you’ll never get a more succulent home cooked meal than this recipe! Easy to make and loved by the entire family!
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
6 bone-in skinless chicken thighs
Salt and pepper, to season
1 medium onion, diced
2 tablespoons minced garlic, (or 6 cloves)
1 small yellow bell pepper (capsicum), diced
1 small red bell pepper (capsicum), diced
1 large carrot, peeled and sliced
10 oz (300g) mushrooms, sliced
1/2 cup pitted black olives
8 sprigs thyme
2 tablespoons each freshly chopped parsley and basil plus more to garnish
1 teaspoon dried oregano
150 ml red wine
28 oz (820g) crushed tomatoes
2 tablespoons tomato paste
7 oz (200g) Roma tomatoes, halved
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
FOR STOVE TOP:
FOR THE OVEN:
If the sauce is too thin for your liking, add 2 tablespoons of extra tomato paste while it’s simmering to thicken.
TO MAKE AHEAD: This chicken cacciatore can be made up to 1 day ahead, cooled, covered and refrigerated. Rewarm over low-medium heat.
TO FREEZE: Transfer the cooled cacciatore into an air tight container and transfer to the freezer. The day of serving, thaw it out in the morning and bring to room temperature. Transfer to a skillet / pan and reheat over low-medium heat until warmed through.
Keywords: Chicken Recipes, Dinner Recipes