Perfect at any time, but most especially for those cold days when you need a comforting and warming meal, this Chicken Cacciatore will make you feel full and warm inside. We love adding button mushrooms, and the herbs will make this one of the most delicious meals you can try. Have a go at making this at home today. Your stomach and tastebuds will thank you for doing so!
1 hour 10 minutes
6 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
2 tsp fine sea salt
1 tsp ground black pepper
3 tbsp avocado oil, coconut oil, or lard, for frying
454g/ 1 pound button mushrooms, sliced
¼ cup diced onions (about 1 small)
¼ cup diced red bell peppers
3 cloves garlic
1 (794g / 28oz) can crushed tomatoes
1 cup chicken bone broth
2 tbsp chopped fresh basil leaves, or 1 tsp dried basil
2 tbsp chopped fresh oregano leaves, or 1 tsp dried Capers, drained, for garnish
Chopped fresh thyme leaves, for garnish
- Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F.
- Pat the chicken dry and season both sides liberally with salt and pepper. In a Dutch oven or large cast-iron skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Sear the chicken in the pot for 4 minutes per side, or until golden brown on both sides. Take the chicken out of the pot and set it aside.
- In the pot, sauté the mushrooms, onions, bell peppers, and garlic for 5 minutes, or until the onions are translucent. Bring the tomatoes, broth, basil, and oregano to a light boil and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sauce has reduced and thickened slightly.
- Put the chicken back in the pot. Transfer the pot to the oven and bake for 45 minutes, covered. Remove from the oven and top with capers and thyme. Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to four days. Place in a lightly greased skillet over medium heat for about 3 minutes to reheat.
6 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories627
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 6.4g 32%
- Sodium 869mg 37%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Sugars 5.7g
- Protein 18.3g 37%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.