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Chicken Cacciatore-III

Category: Healthy Recipes, Main Dish, Chicken

 Ingredients List

  • 1 whole chicken, bone-in,skin on and each breast cut in half for smaller pieces
  • 8oz. mixed mushrooms, like crimini and shiitake
  • 1 onion, diced medium
  • 1 small yellow and red pepper, diced medium
  • 2 small carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 5 garlic cloves, shaved
  • pitted kalamata olives, a large handful
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1 14 oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 14 oz. can of tiny whole tomatoes or if not available just whole tomatoes.
  • Assorted herbs, parsley, basil, oregano and thyme
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper


1. Season chicken with salt, pepper and sprinkled oregano.

2. Heat a heavy cast iron skillet, drizzled with olive oil.

3. Place chicken skin side down and do not move it until it reaches a deep golden brown and it's easy to turn, brown other side for a few minutes. Remove chicken and set aside.

4. Add vegetables, garlic, salt and pepper to taste, a few twigs of thyme, saute for 5 minutes.

5. Add wine and let it reduce.

6. Add chicken broth and tomatoes.

7. Toss in 1 teaspoon of salt, pepper and chopped fresh basil.

8. Place the chicken back into the pan and sink into the juices.

9. Simmer on low, stove top, for a couple of hours or until chicken falls off the bone. Uncovered.

10. Garnish with fresh parsley.

11. Serve with cooked pasta, polenta or warm crusty bread.

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