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chicken cacciatore

Chicken Cacciatore

This is a very popular recipe from my youth. It has an amazing blend of flavors. You can actually use frozen chicken and it will turn out juicier.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian, Mediterranean
Servings 4


  • Large pot with cover


  • 4 chicken legs
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • ¼ cup mushrooms sliced
  • ½ cup Kalamata olives sliced
  • 1 green pepper seeded and chopped
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic peeled and kept whole
  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley
  • ¼ cup fresh basil
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Romano cheese to taste
  • ¾ box macaroni or spaghetti cooked


  • Sautee onions, peppers, and garlic for about 4 minutes.
  • Add all ingredients to the pan.
  • Cook on medium heat for about ¾ hour or until chicken is cooked.
  • Let sit for a couple of minutes and remove chicken from the pan retaining everything else.
  • Place cooked pasta in a large bowl and add the juices etc. from the bottom of the pan.
  • You can serve the chicken separately or serve it on the same plate as the pasta. Be sure to add your cheese to the pasta before you take a bite.


Olives are optional. I add them because I like the salty flavor. If you add them, adjust the salt.
Keyword chicken, chicken cacciatore