Tested till perfect Easy Chicken Cacciatore
Photography by Matthew Kimura

Easy Chicken Cacciatore

Inspired by sunny Italy, our flavourful chicken cacciatore is rich with herbs and spices that are both healthy and savoury. Whether it's served over pasta or on its own, this Italian dish is sure to please your taste buds.
Cost: $3.22/serving

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: February 2007

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 148 ratings.
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  • Portion size 4 servings


  • 8 8boneless skinless chicken thighboneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspall purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspsalt
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tsppepper
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspvegetable oil
  • 1 1oniononions, diced
  • 2 cloves 2clovesgarlic, minced
  • 1 1sweet green peppersweet green peppers, chopped
  • 1 tsp 1tspdried Italian herb seasoning
  • 1 can (28 oz/796 mL) 1can (28 oz/796 mL)diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupsodium-reduced chicken stock
  • 1/3 cup 1/3cuptomato paste
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspchopped fresh parsley
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Toss chicken with flour, salt and pepper. In large shallow Dutch oven, heat half of the oil over medium-high heat; brown chicken, in batches and adding some of the oil if necessary. Transfer to plate. Drain fat from pan.

Heat remaining oil in pan over medium heat; fry onion, garlic, green pepper and Italian seasoning until tender, 4 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, stock and tomato paste; bring to boil.

Return chicken and any juices to pan; reduce heat and simmer until thickened and juice run clear when chicken is pierced, about 20 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley.

Additional information : Tip: Keep a few extra dollars in your pocket by buying bone-in chicken thighs and removing the skin; cook for 40 minutes.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 298 pro 26g total fat 13g sat. fat 2g
carb 21g fibre 4g chol 95mg sodium 743mg

% RDI:

calcium 9 iron 32 vit A 10 vit C 98
folate 18
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