Chicken cacciatore recipe

August 13, 2023
Chicken cacciatore

Chicken cacciatore

Introducing a flavourful Chicken Cacciatore recipe that brings a rustic Italian touch to your table. Tender chicken coated in seasoned flour is browned to perfection. A fragrant sauce emerges as onions, garlic, peppers, carrots, and celery sauté harmoniously. Wine, tomatoes, and herbs meld, creating a rich symphony of taste. Simmered until the chicken is irresistibly tender, this dish is crowned with olives and fresh parsley.

Chicken cacciatore

By Kate Turner Serves: 4-6
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes


  • The chicken
  • 4 tbsp flour 
  • 1 tsp salt 
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 8 chicken pieces 
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • The sauce
  • 1 onion, sliced 
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 rosemary sprigs 
  • 1 yellow pepper, seeded and chopped 
  • 1 red pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 celery stick, chopped 
  • 150 ml white wine 
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tsp dried origanum 
  • 1 red chilli, seeded and chopped


For the chicken


Mix the flour with the salt and pepper. Toss the chicken through the seasoned flour until evenly coated.


Heat a large pot over medium-high and add the olive oil and butter. Once bubbling, add the chicken and brown on all sides, about 6 minutes.


Remove the chicken from the pot and set aside to rest.

For the sauce


Heat some olive oil in the same pot and gently fry the onion until lightly browned. Then add the garlic, rosemary, yellow and red peppers, carrots and celery. Sauté for 5 minutes, until slightly softened.


Add the wine and allow to simmer for 5 minutes, until slightly reduced.


Add the tomatoes, origanum, chilli and chicken pieces. Cover and allow to cook over low heat for 45 minutes, until the chicken is falling off the bone.

To serve


Stir through the olives, transfer to a serving dish and garnish with fresh parsley.

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ALSO SEE: Slow cooker chicken recipe

Slow-cooker chicken with white wine and herbs

Recipes & styling: Kate Turner

Photography: K-Leigh Siebritz

Recipe styled by: Kate Turner

Recipe photographer: K-Leigh Siebritz

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