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February 1, 2013 / Leslie

Easy Chicken Cacciatore

I love Italian food and I prefer to create it from scratch, but sometimes I don’t have the time or the energy to do it or the fresh herbs and veggies in the house. So I cheat!

One of my favorite easy recipes is Chicken Cacciatore, a traditional Italian dish of chicken braised in a tomato and white wine sauce with vegetables. It is sometimes referred to as Hunter’s Stew – “Alla Cacciatora” means “Hunter’s Style” in Italian. This is a great winter dish and with this recipe it practically cooks itself.

Chicken Cacciatore



• 3 tablespoons olive oil
• 3 tablespoons flour
• 1 teaspoon salt
• ¼ teaspoon pepper
• 1½ to 2 pounds boneless chicken breast
• 16 oz can stewed tomatoes
• ¼ cup dry white wine
• 1 tablespoon minced onion
• 2 tablespoons chopped flat parsley
• ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
• ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
• ½ teaspoon seasoned salt
• 1 small can pitted black olives
• 1 small can cut green beans

Heat oil to medium-high in a large frying pan. Combine flour, salt and pepper. Dredge chicken in seasoned flour. Cook a few minutes on each side until brown.

Lightly chop the tomatoes in a food processor and add to the pan. Add all remaining ingredients except the olives. Bring to a boil, lower heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Add olives, cook another 10 to 15 minutes.

Serve over polenta in the traditional northern style or over pasta.


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  1. BermudaOnion / Feb 1 2013 3:22 pm

    Stewed tomatoes and olives in the same dish sounds heavenly to me!


    • Leslie / Feb 1 2013 3:48 pm

      I just made it a few days ago. So yummy on a cold night.


  2. debbierodgers / Feb 1 2013 3:36 pm

    This is cheating because the herbs are dried and the vegetables canned??! Don’t be so hard on yourself, woman. 😉 This sounds magnificent!


    • Leslie / Feb 1 2013 3:48 pm

      It feels like cheating because it really is so easy. And, because I spend hours and hours pureeing my tomato harvest to make pasta sauce.


  3. Mary / Feb 1 2013 3:55 pm

    Oh this sounds and looks delicious!


  4. Darlene / Feb 1 2013 7:19 pm

    Oh my, this sounds so yummy especially over polenta. It kind of makes the cereal I’m having for supper today not so tasty anymore. Lol.


  5. Suko / Feb 1 2013 9:03 pm

    Wow! This looks really good–and easy! I make chicken cacciatore fairly often, and serve it with spaghetti. I will have to try this elegant recipe. 🙂


  6. Beth F / Feb 2 2013 8:55 am

    What could be easier? This is a great weekday dish — and warming and good for the winter.


  7. joyweesemoll / Feb 2 2013 9:30 am

    Terrific dish for warming up in the winter time!


  8. jama / Feb 2 2013 9:48 am

    Nice and easy — one of my fave go-to comfort dishes :).


  9. Diane La Rue (@bookchickdi) / Feb 2 2013 11:40 am

    I’m looking for a new chicken cacciatore recipe, this one sounds like one I should try.


  10. Fay / Feb 2 2013 12:12 pm

    Love the black olives in this recipe. Pinned it.


  11. Cecelia / Feb 2 2013 2:07 pm

    Mmm… I can almost taste this! Hearty and delicious. Thanks for sharing!


  12. Heather / Feb 2 2013 4:09 pm

    I had no idea what that name of this dish meant. thanks for clearing that up. now I am chuckling at the image of the chicken hunter.


  13. Tina / Feb 2 2013 6:46 pm

    This looks like a good go-to dish after a long day at work. I will certainly be trying it!


  14. Laurie C / Feb 3 2013 3:54 pm

    This looks amazing! I’ll definitely be trying this too.


  15. Carole / Feb 3 2013 8:00 pm

    Looks and sounds very good. I might have to do something Italian tonight…. Have a good week.


  16. Suz Reads / Feb 4 2013 2:48 pm

    I love Italian food too and this recipe looks great! Thanks for sharing it!


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