Chicken Cacciatore

If I had to pick my most favorite chicken recipe this one would be it. Chicken Cacciatore. Doesn’t that just sound delicious rolling off the tongue? It’s a one pot wonder and it full of deep down home flavors not to mention you can feed a crowd with it on the cheap. I make it A LOT in the fall/winter months when it’s cold out and I need something to warm me from head to toe (I can only drink so much espresso every day people). I originally shared this recipe when I first started my food blog and I’m pretty sure only 3 people saw the recipe. It might have something to do with that awful photo. Thank goodness my photography skills have improved.

You can make this with a variety of chicken pieces. I’ve taken to making it with just chicken thighs though. I like dark meat. To me it’s just more flavorful and okay who am I kidding, it’s cheaper. If you have an aversion to wine (gasp) or just don’t have any on hand (also gasp) you can add chicken stock or water in it’s place.  I’d go with with the stock before the water, flavor factor and all.

You’ll want to use a heavy bottom pot like that gorgeous Le Creuset 3 1/2 quart braiser right there. In ferocious Fennel. Faboosh! I have to tell you I keep all of my Le Creusets on my stove top because I use them so often (and because they’re just so pretty to look at) but I can see that this beauty is going to get the most use of all. It’s perfect for so many things. I fit 8 chicken thighs in that braiser. EIGHT and ALL of the accoutrements. Talk about family friendly. When it was done I transferred it to the table and served right out of the pot. Boom. That is a serious one pot wonder.

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Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Le Creuset. Opinions are my own. Always have been. Always will be.

Chicken Cacciatore

What You Will Need:

  • 6-8 chicken thighs - skinless, bone in
  • salt/pepper
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion – minced
  • 2 carrots – chopped
  • 2 ribs of celery – chopped
  • 28 ounces diced tomatoes
  • 2/3 cup white wine
  • 8 ounces mushrooms – sliced
  • Italian Flat Leaf Parsley – roughly chopped

What To Do:

  1. Pat chicken dry with a paper towel, season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil and butter in a large dutch oven over medium heat. When melted, add chicken pieces. Cook for approximately 15 minutes or until browned turning often.
  3. Add onions. Cook for 2-3 minutes until softened. Lower heat to simmer. Add: carrots, celery, tomatoes. Stir to combine. Add wine. Cover and simmer for approx 45 minutes.
  4. 15 minutes before dish is finished add mushrooms. Check for seasoning. Adjust if necessary.
  5. Garish with parsley.
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177 Comments

  1. 151
    CathyH /

    This looks great! Perfect for us!

  2. 152
    Lisa LeBlanc /

    Would LUV this braiser!!!

  3. 153
    Michelle AP /

    I have not made Chicken Cacciatore in years. Thanks for the recipe. Will do this up next week after we are sick of turkey. Always dreamed of a Le Creuset pan/pot but always talk myself out of getting one. The green is so nice, thanks for the chance to win.

  4. 154
    Bonnie K /

    This looks absolutely delicious. We love chicken and are always looking for different ways to prepare them.

  5. 155

    What a great giveaway! and the recipe looks amazing! thank you!

  6. 156
    Deb H. /

    Chicken Cacciatore is comfort food to me. It reminds me of living with my great grand parents…ah, how good life was then

  7. 157

    Love the green! I wish I owned more Le Creuset. The recipe looks delish!

  8. 158
    Debbie L /

    What a beautiful pan. I would love to win this.

  9. 159
    Cindi /

    I would love to win this for my son who is away

    at school and loves to cook…
    Thanks, Cindi

  10. 160
    Allison C /

    Looks like a pan I could use!

  11. 161
    Theresa /

    One of my favorite “Mom used to make it” dishes!

  12. 162
    latanya /

    a pot roast

  13. 163
    Jackie /

    That is the very size I need!

  14. 164
    SarahB /

    I’d love to make Chicken Paprikash!

  15. 165

    I’d like to fry or brown chicken breasts.

  16. 166
    Michelle S /

    What a beauty! From sove to table….fabulous :)

  17. 167

    Love the recipe and the giveaway! Just in time for holiday cooking! Thanks!

  18. 168

    The LC braiser has LONG been on my wish list. Your recipe is the PERFECT dish for that beautiful kitchen tool!

    xo

  19. 169

    Chicken Cacciatore and Le Creuset just go hand in hand don’t they? I love them both! My mom presented me with a set of Le Creuset pans at my bridal shower many, many years ago and I still have most of those original pans today.

  20. 170
    Patricia wojnar Crowley /

    I’d make some braised beef stew!

  21. 171

    I would LOVE to win!

  22. 172
    Toyia Hatten /

    That looks delicious! Off to the pantry to see if I have the ingredients around……

  23. 173

    This recipe looks great and I would love to win!

  24. 174
    Teresa Organ /

    I’m not sure what I would make but I’m pretty sure it would be something good.

  25. 175
    Leann Lindeman /

    I LOVE Le Creuset! I am not sure what I would make.. some super yummy meat…?

  26. 176

    looks great. Can’t wait to make it

  27. 177

    THIS looks amazing; I am such a chicken lover and this looks so simple and fresh! I am putting this on my agenda for tomorrow night! Hope you are well; miss you tons and wish we lived closer.
    Happy Holidays!
    oxox
    LOVE YA!

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