Around the World: Italian Chicken Cacciatore (Recipe)

chicken cacciatore collageBuongiorno! Benvenuti in Italia! (Good morning! Welcome to Italy!)

This is the final recipe I have for you this week. I hope you’ve enjoyed the series and that you’ll try out some of these delicious recipes! They’re way cheaper than a plane ticket to all these exotic locations :).

One day a few weeks ago, Will wanted Italian food, but “not pasta.” So I went in search of something that fit the bill, and Chicken Cacciatore was what I came up with. All of the recipes seemed complex and/or took hours and hours to cook, so I adapted this one from Giada De Laurentiis to fit our needs. Enjoy your trip!

(Oh, also, I forgot to take a picture of the final dish, that’s why I’ve made a collage to showcase the sauce and chicken separately today.)


Chicken thighs – enough for your family

Salt and Pepper

Flour, for dredging

Oil, for frying

1 bell pepper, any color, chopped

1 onion, chopped

3 cloves garlic, chopped

1 (28 oz) or 2 (14 oz) can(s) diced tomatoes

1 1/2 cups chicken broth

2-3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

Italian seasonings of your choice (oregano, basil, thyme, etc)


Preheat your oven to 400 F.

Season the chicken with salt and pepper, then dredge in flour. While you’re doing this, heat the oil in a large skillet. Sear the chicken, skin side down first, until brown and crispy. Move to a baking dish. Do this in two stages if you have to.

In the same skillet, saute the onion, garlic, and bell pepper until they start to soften. Add in the tomatoes, broth, vinegar, and spices. Simmer for just a few minutes to combine the flavors. Pour the sauce over the chicken.

Place the baking dish in the oven and cook for 45-55 minutes to finish cooking the chicken through. Serve over egg noodles and/or with a nice loaf of crusty bread for sopping up the sauce.


Thank you for joining me on my trip around the world this week! It’s been fabulous. And please, if you try any (or all) of these recipes, let me know. I’d love to hear how they turned out for you.



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8 thoughts on “Around the World: Italian Chicken Cacciatore (Recipe)

  1. Melanie (Wren) 04/11/2014 at 7:57 am Reply

    One of my fave Italian meals, Wendy! Yum!

    • wendy 04/11/2014 at 7:47 pm Reply

      And this is a yummy one! And wine-free to boot 🙂

  2. sarahelisabeth65 04/11/2014 at 1:01 pm Reply

    Sounds great-pinning for future reference.

    • wendy 04/11/2014 at 7:46 pm Reply

      Thanks! Most Cacciatore recipes call for wine; we don’t drink, so I’ve substituted extra chicken broth and balsamic vinegar.

  3. Sanz @ From The Mrs. 04/11/2014 at 2:18 pm Reply

    Looks like ya’ll have enjoyed some delicious meals this week! It is already beginning to feel too hot to cook for me! 🙂

    • wendy 04/11/2014 at 7:45 pm Reply

      Yeah, it’s been fun sharing recipes this week :). It’s been nice here this week – sunny & dry, warm but not hot; around 65. So cool enough to cook but warm enough to leave the jackets home ;).

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  5. Lisa 05/27/2014 at 2:58 pm Reply

    I have not had a Chicken Cacciatore dish in ages! This looks really good. 🙂 Thanks for linking up with “Try a New Recipe Tuesday.” Hope you can join us again this week.

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