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Chicken Cacciatore

Updated: Dec 14, 2023

Chicken Cacciatore

Discover the secret to making a mouthwatering Chicken Cacciatore at home with this easy recipe! Perfectly seasoned and full of flavor.

Chicken Cacciatore


  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil

  • 3 bone-in chicken thighs

  • 1 carrot-peeled and sliced

  • 1 medium onion-diced

  • 1 small yellow pepper, diced

  • 1 small red pepper, diced

  • 1 Roma tomato roughly chopped

  • 8 sprigs thyme

  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 2 Tablespoons fresh minced garlic

  • ½ cup red wine

  • 1 can crushed tomatoes

  • 2 Tablespoon tomato paste

  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • Salt and pepper to taste along the way

  • Fresh parsley and fresh basil for garnish


  1. Season chicken with salt and pepper

  2. Heat 2 Tablespoons of olive oil in a heavy cast iron skillet or frying pan and sear the chicken on both sides until golden. Remove from pan and set aside.

  3. Add remaining oil and cook the carrots, onions, peppers, and herbs for about 5-6 minutes or until the vegetables soften.

  4. Pour in the wine, scraping up any brown bits from the bottom. Cook until the wine has reduced, about 2 minutes.

  5. Add crushed tomatoes and tomato paste. Roma tomatoes and chili flakes, and more salt and pepper. Cook for about 1 minute, then add the chicken to the pan and cover.

  6. Cook on the stovetop, covered on medium-low heat, stirring occasionally until the chicken falls off the bone.

  7. Garnish with fresh parsley and basil.

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