Easy Chicken Cacciatore

Carolyn Haas


I love the flavors of Chicken Cacciatore, but don't like the bones. Using skinless, boneless breasts cuts down on the calories, as well, even though one does lose some of that intense chicken flavor. Fun facts: "Hunter's chicken" in Italian does not imply there are wild chickens being hunted in Italy!! Rabbit is also cooked in this style! Although Italian is no longer the official language of Malta, this is still a common, local dish on the island!


★★★★★ 4 votes

10 Min
40 Min
Stove Top


  • 20 oz
    chicken breasts, boneless and skinless, cut into large chunks
  • 2-4 tsp
    italian seasoning, divided
  • ·
    salt and pepper
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil, divided
  • 2 clove
    garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 c
    red pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 c
    onion, chopped
  • 8 oz
    mushrooms, sliced
  • 15 oz
    crushed tomatoes
  • 1/4 c
    red wine
  • 1/2 c
    chicken stock
  • 1/4 c
    1/2 and 1/2 (or heavy cream or whole milk)
  • 1/2 c
    fresh basil, chopped

How to Make Easy Chicken Cacciatore


  1. Season the chicken with 1 tsp. Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. In a large skillet add 1 tablespoon olive oil and heat to medium high. Cook the chicken about 3 minutes on each side or until browned. Set the chicken aside.
  2. Add one tablespoon olive oil to the skillet and add the garlic, bell pepper, and onions. Sauté until almost tender. Add mushrooms, sauté another minute.
  3. Add the crushed tomatoes, wine, chicken stock, 1/2 and 1/2, about 2 tsp. Italian seasoning, and salt and pepper to taste. Let simmer until starting to thicken.
  4. Add the chicken back to the skillet and simmer on low heat until chicken is done, about 15 minutes. Serve over hot pasta and garnish with fresh chopped basil and parmesan cheese.

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About Easy Chicken Cacciatore

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Italian
Hashtags: #pasta #Malta

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