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chicken cacciatore

Chicken Cacciatore (Italian hunter's chicken)

A one -pot meal of succulent and richly aromatic chicken cooked in a tomato sauce
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2 people
Calories 664 kcal


  • 650 g chicken 2 chicken leg quarters or 4 thighs with skin on
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 stick celery diced
  • 1 carrot diced
  • 60 g pancetta or lardons chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced minced
  • 70 g button mushrooms sliced sliced
  • 50 ml dry white wine or dry vermouth
  • 400 g tinned tomatoes
  • 1/4 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tbsp rosemary chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 75 ml chicken stock
  • 70 g black olives pitted
  • 1 tbsp parsley chopped


  • sear the chicken on both sides till golden brown and remove from pan
  • add the onion, celery, carrot and pancetta to the pan and saute for 5 minutes
  • add garlic and mushrooms for 1 minute
  • return chicken to the pan and add the tomatoes, herbs, balsamic vinegar, sugar, wine, stock and seasoning
  • bring to the boil then reduce heat and simmer covered for 20 minutes
  • add the olives and cook for a further 10 minutes uncovered to allow the sauce to reduce
  • test the chicken is cooked through by piercing with a skewer or point of a knife, it should be succulent and tender. Serve sprinkled with parsley



Calories: 664kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 40gFat: 42gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 138mgSodium: 1216mgPotassium: 1373mgFiber: 8gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 6255IUVitamin C: 33mgCalcium: 160mgIron: 6mg
Keyword chicken
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