chicken cacciatore

Chicken Cacciatore Recipe

Perfect comfort food dish cooked slow in your oven. Recipe source: "Cooking Slow" by Andrew Schloss.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword chicken
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours 20 minutes
Total Time 6 hours 35 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 768 kcal
Author Anna


  • 1/3 c all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 4 lbs bone-in skinless chicken pieces (legs, thighs, breast halves)
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 8 oz white mushrooms sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 c dry white wine
  • 1 c chicken broth
  • one 15oz. can diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1 Tbsp anchovy paste I skipped it
  • chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 c chopped bell peppers optional
US Customary - Metric


  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F.
  2. In a 13" x 9" baking pan, mix flour, salt, pepper and Italian seasoning.
  3. Toss the chicken in the seasoned flour to coat. Set aside.
  4. In a Dutch oven, pour enough oil to coat the bottom. Set it over medium-high heat. Heat till oil is shimmering hot. Without crowding the pot, add chicken pieces to the pot and cook until browned nicely on all sides.
  5. Place the browned chicken on a plate and set aside. Do not discard the remaining flour mixture.
  6. Add more oil to the Dutch oven, if needed. Add onion and mushrooms (and peppers if using) and saute until the vegetables soften, about 5 minutes.
  7. Add garlic and cook 30 more seconds
  8. Add the remaining flour and stir until it dissolves into the oil. Cook, stirring constantly until the flour is browned, about 2 minutes.
  9. Add wine and bring it to a boil.
  10. Add chicken broth and tomatoes and stir. Return to a simmer.
  11. Return the chicken to the pot along with any juices on the plate. Cover and place in the oven.
  12. Cook until the chicken is falling off the bone, about 6 hours.
  13. Garnish with parsley and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Cacciatore Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 768 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Fat 38g58%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 238mg79%
Sodium 1138mg49%
Potassium 1525mg44%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 75g150%
Vitamin A 40IU1%
Vitamin C 7.8mg9%
Calcium 112mg11%
Iron 3.9mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.