Chicken Cacciatore

Vickie Parks


This is a recipe from a neighbor lady (Christina Rebelos) who lived across the street during my childhood. (That family moved when I was a teenager and went on to own and manage a Greek restaurant in a small coastal town in Washington state). Tina was an excellent home cook and had all sorts of wonderful Greek and Italian recipes that she was always happy to share with others. This was her family's recipe that I've used as my "to go" recipe for Chicken Cacciatore for well over 40 years now. It's one of my most requested recipes. Thanks, Tina!


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15 Min
1 Hr
Pan Fry


  • 8
    chicken thighs, skin-on
  • 1 1/2 cups
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 12
    pearl onions, peeled if necessary (or 1 medium onion, halved, and cut into thin half-rings)
  • 1 large
    green bell pepper - halved and cut into thin strips
  • 2 cups
    chopped tomato (or 1 (15-oz) can diced tomatoes)
  • 1/2 cup
    white wine
  • 1 tsp
    dried oregano leaves
  • 1 cup
    button mushrooms, sliced

  • 4 servings
    cooked spaghetti noodles, drained and still warm

How to Make Chicken Cacciatore


  1. In a shallow bowl, mix together flour, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Dredge the chicken thighs in the flour mixture.
  2. Heat olive oil in large skillet or electric fryer. Add thighs and sauté thighs in olive oil over medium heat for about 5 minutes each side or until lightly browned.
  3. Reduce heat to low. Add garlic, onions and green pepper to skillet, and simmer on low for 10 minutes.
  4. Add tomatoes, wine and oregano to skillet. Cover skillet and simmer for another 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add the mushrooms and simmer 10 to 15 minutes more or until chicken is thoroughly done.
  5. Arrange the thighs on top of cooked spaghetti noodles, and spoon pan sauce over each serving.

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About Chicken Cacciatore

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Low Carb

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