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BEST Rustic Chicken Cacciatore – Recipe

Chicken Cacciatore is one of the best Italian comfort foods!

Chicken Cacciatore is one of those dishes that can be enjoyed all year round. In the summer, I like to grill the chicken and veggies before letting it stew. During the colder months I use rabbit and I’ll add potatoes and breadcrumbs to make it a little more hearty. Serve it with warm, crusty bread and some vino for a delicious meal! This recipe serves 6 people and takes 45 minutes to make.


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 6 bone-in skinless chicken thighs
  • Salt and pepper, to season
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic, (or 6 cloves)
  • 1 small yellow bell pepper (capsicum), diced
  • 1 small red bell pepper (capsicum), diced
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and sliced
  • 10 oz (300g) mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 cup pitted black olives
  • 8 sprigs thyme
  • 2 tablespoons each freshly chopped parsley and basil plus more to garnish
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 150 ml red wine
  • 28 oz (820g) crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 7 oz (200g) Roma tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes


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