Italian “hunter-style” braised chicken with onion, bell peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes and wine. Flavorful rustic dish, quick and easy to prepare.
Course: Main Course
Keyword: chicken cacciatore
- 1 chicken, cut into serving pieces (about 3 pounds)
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 4 oz bacon, sliced
- 1 cup onion, sliced or chopped
- 1 cup bell pepper, sliced
- 8 ounces champignon (button, cremini) mushrooms, thickly sliced
- 3 cloves medium garlic, minced
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 oz (14.5 each) cans pelati, stewed tomatoes
- 3/4 cup red wine
- 1 teaspoon dry thyme
- 2 teaspoons leaf oregano crumbled
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 bay leaf
Season chicken with salt and dredge in flour. Brown pieces in 2 tablespoons olive oil until golden. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
Add bacon to the same pan and render until crispy. Transfer to a plate.
Add remaining olive oil to the same pan. Add chopped onion, pepper, mushrooms, and minced garlic; sauté until onion is tender.
Stir in tomatoes, wine, thyme, oregano, salt, pepper, and bay leaf. Add chicken pieces and bacon back to sauce and bring to a boil. Simmer until chicken is tender, about 40 minutes. Serve with cooked pasta (I used spelt pasta).
del , hope try this rep soon , thank u 4 sharing
It looks so beautiful & yummy. Definitely gonna try this and will let you know how it was! In one word it looks superb!
Thank you Akansha! 🙂
Its not mentioned when the bacon is added back in or if it is added back in. I added it when I put the chicken in.
You are right. The bacon is added back in together with chicken.
I made this last night and it was beyond delicious! I used chicken breasts and thighs. I used up all my bacon that morning so I just used some of the leftover bacon grease for the veggies and then, in the very end, tossed in a bit of bacon bits just to add in the flavor. I also used half as much garlic (again, all I had and powder just didn’t seem right) and I subbed dried basil for half the oregano. Lastly, I let the tomato mixture cook down by nearly half before I added back in the chicken,… Read more »
Ann, I’m so glad you liked this recipe. If you are low carb, you can substitute pasta with Mashed Cauliflower or Whole Wheat Ricotta Gnocchi.
Just got done eating this for dinner. It looked awesome, but lacking in flavor I even added a bunch more spices. No one at my house enjoyed this dish. I was very disappointed
Well, Chicken Cacciatore is an Italian dish, and Mediterraneans like their food mild. If you are used to spicy food, there is no reason why you couldn’t add more spices and adjust it to your taste.