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Easy Chicken Cacciatore Recipe with Stewed Tomatoes

User Rating 4 Star Rating (8 Reviews)


Chicken Cacciatore
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Serve this easy chicken cacciatore with spaghetti, linguine, or similar pasta. Add a salad and crusty bread for a fabulous family meal.

Cook Time: 55 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes


  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 3 medium cloves garlic minced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cans (14.5 ounces each) stewed tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons leaf oregano, crumbled
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, or to taste
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 chicken, about 3 pounds, cut up
  • 3/4 cup dry red wine


Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Brown chicken on all sides in hot oil, about 10 minutes. Remove chicken and drain off excess grease, leaving a tablespoon or two. Add chopped onion, green pepper, and minced garlic to hot skillet; sauté until onion is tender. Stir in tomatoes, wine, oregano, salt, pepper, and bay leaf. Add chicken back to sauce and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for about 45 minutes, or until chicken is tender. Discard bay leaf and serve with hot cooked spaghetti or other pasta.
Chicken cacciatore recipe serves 6.

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 5 out of 5
Delicious, Member cant911

Wine is not optional, its essential in this recipe!Red wine works better. I make it all the time and always use a large can of Italian diced tomatoes not stewed!! Also boneless chicken does not work, gets very dried out. You can brown the chicken and veggies and throw everything in the crock pot if you want really tender chicken. I add about a third a packet of lipton onion soup mix, gives it alot more flavor, maybe its all the sodium! Serve with angel hair pasta, and lots of grated parmesean/romano cheese. So good!

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