Simply Good Chicken Cacciatore

Martha Price


My (first) mother-in-law was known for her dislike of cooking, and, after her children were grown and on their own, she relied on frozen entrees and 'take-out' much of the time. So I was surprised when she served home-made Chicken Cacciatore when having my husband and me to dinner one time. I loved it, and asked for the recipe. After seeing how easy it is to make, I understood its' appeal to her (in addition to its taste, of course!).

*She did not pour off the "grease" after browning the chicken - neither do I. Not the healthiest way to cook, I'll admit, but the drippings do add


★★★★★ 3 votes

15 Min
1 Hr
Stove Top


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  • 1
    chicken, cut into serving pieces
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    salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 - 3 clove
    garlic, chopped
  • 1/2
    onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2
    green (bell) pepper, chopped
  • 1
    small can sliced or chopped mushrooms, drained
  • 1 can(s)
    chopped tomatoes (16 oz)
  • 1 can(s)
    (8-oz) tomato sauce
  • 1 - 2 Tbsp
    italian seasoning

How to Make Simply Good Chicken Cacciatore


  1. Mix enough flour, salt, and pepper to coat chicken pieces. Slightly dampen chicken pieces with water, then coat well with seasoned flour.
  2. Heat just enough oil to brown chicken. Brown chicken pieces until golden brown - add garlic and onion towards end of browning; saute until garlic and onion are tender, - a couple of minutes.
  3. Do not pour oil out of pan! Add rest of ingredients; mix well. Cover pan, heat to boiling, then turn down to a slow simmer.
  4. Simmer for one hour, or until chicken is tender. Serve with plain spaghetti and freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

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About Simply Good Chicken Cacciatore

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #easy, #Yummy, #versatile

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