Chicken Cacciatore

Carol Junkins


Plenty of fresh tomatoes from the garden? Made my own sauce, a bit of work but the taste is worth it.

I like to add cut up potatoes with my cacciatore, I fry them slightly with the chicken pieces.

★★★★★ 3 votes
15 Min
1 Hr
Stove Top


4-5 large
fresh tomatoes
1 can(s)
tomato paste
2 Tbsp
italian spices, oregano, italian seasonings of course i always add more than this
or more cloves of garlic or a few teaspoons of jarred garlic
4-5 medium
sized chicken breasts, or cut up whole chicken with bone as it enhances the flavor
1/4 c
good olive oil (may need more for browning)
of each ~ green, yellow, and red whole peppers
1 medium
2 medium
potatoes ( cut in fairly large strips)
1 c
fresh peas or canned or frozen, black olives, and about a 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese

How to Make Chicken Cacciatore


  • 1Blanch tomatoes in hot water, peel,core and remove seeds. Run through blender add some spices and olive oil to it. I also add a large can of tomatoes and 1 can of tomato paste and garlic .
  • 2Pour into large pot, set on simmer ~ add a little sugar and let simmer while you brown your chicken.
  • 3Cut chicken into serving size pieces, wash, dry and pour your oil in fry pan medium heat ~ cut up your onions, peppers. Place your chicken pieces in hot fry pan and brown on all sides. You may need to add more olive oil as the browning goes on, now throw in you peppers and onions and sliced potatoes, brown all.
  • 4Add to simmering pot of sauce, check your sauce for acidity, you may need to add more sugar, I sprinkle a good amount of Parmesan cheese in the sauce and a chunck of butter.
    Let simmer for at least an hour, check with thermometer for doneness.
    Serve over your choice of pasta, mashed potato, noodles, raviolis etc. Don't forget the salad and Italian bread ~ *_*

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About Chicken Cacciatore

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #spices