Chicken Cacciatore

By Angelika Hanna


Prep Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 35 min (plus cook time for the pasta)

Total Time: 50 min

Yield: 4 servings

Cuisine: Italian

Author: Angelika Hanna / Zest4Food


  • Any pasta of your choice (I used red & white quinoa macaroni)
  • 4 chicken thighs
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • All purpose flour, for dredging
  • Extra virgin cold-pressed olive oil
  • 1 red Bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1-3 garlic cloves, finely chopped (optional)
  • 3/4 cup dry red or white wine (I used red wine)
  • 1 ( 28-ounce) can diced tomatoes with juice
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons drained capers (optional)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves
  • Fresh basil leaves, coarsely chopped (optional)


  1. In a pot with salted water, cook the pasta of your choice following the package instructions.
  2. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and black pepper.
  3. Dredge the chicken in the flour to coat lightly.
  4. In a large frying pan, heat the olive oil over a medium-high heat.
  5. Add the chicken to the pan and saute until browned, about 5 min. per side.
  6. Transfer the chicken to a plate and set aside.
  7. Add the Bell pepper and the onion to the pan and saute over medium-heat heat until the onion turns translucent, about 5 min.
  8. If you use garlic, add it now and saute for 1 min.
  9. Season with salt and pepper.
  10. Add the wine and simmer until reduced by half, about 3-5 min.
  11. Add the tomatoes with their juice, the broth, the capers, and the oregano.
  12. Return the chicken to the pan and turn them to coat in the sauce.
  13. Simmer over medium-low heat until the chicken is just cooked through, about 20 min.
  14. Transfer the chicken to a platter. (If necessary, boil the sauce until it thickens slightly, about 3 minutes.)
  15. Spoon the sauce over the chicken, then sprinkle with the basil and serve (optional).

Serve with the pasta of your choice.



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