Chicken Cacciatore

Chicken Cacciatore

A classic Italian dish of tender chicken and vegetables in a hearty sauce, you can make it on the stove or in the oven. Comfort food at its best!

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 30 min Cook Time 70 min Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
Cooking Temp: 190  °C Servings: 4
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year




  1. Season Chicken with salt and pepper.

  2. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a pan and brown the chicken. Remove from skillet and set aside.

  3. Add more oil to the pan and saute the onion about 3 to 4 minutes. Add in garlic and cook for about 30 seconds. Add the peppers, carrots, mushrooms and herbs. Cook for 5 minutes until they start to soften.

  4. Pour in the wine and cook until reduced, about 2 minutes.

  5. Add crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, cherry tomatoes and chilli flakes. Season with salt and pepper.

  6. Transfer the sauce to a baking dish and place the chicken pieces in between, basting the tops with the sauce.

  7. Cover with foil and bake in oven 190C/375F for 50 minutes. Uncover, baste the chicken with the sauce and add the olives. 

  8. Cook for a further 20 minutes until the chicken is tender and the sauce has reduced.

  9. Garnish with parsley and serve on a bed of mashed potatoes or spaghetti.

  10. Enjoy!


  • Stovetop - Simmer covered stirring occasionally for 40 minutes or until chicken is tender. Add the olives, and simmer for a further 10 minutes.