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Chicken Cacciatore

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Deliciously comforting Chicken Cacciatore; wine marinated chicken, braised with onion in an intoxicating broth. Serve with mashed potatoes and crusty bread.
Course Mains & Entrees
Cuisine Italian
Keyword braised, chicken wine, hunters chicken
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 50 mins
Servings 6 servings
Calories 585
Author Laurie McNamara


  • 4 pounds marinated chicken pieces reserve the marinade and herbs
  • 1 (28 ounce) whole peeled plum tomatoes
  • 8 ounce bag of cipolline onions blanched and peeled
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled and sliced
  • 6 anchovy fillets
  • olive oil extra light


  • Preheat your oven to 350°.
  • Remove chicken from marinade and reserve liquids. Pat dry, and dredge in all purpose flour and shake off any excess, place on a clean plate.
  • Heat an ovenproof dutch oven over medium-medium high heat, and add two tablespoons of olive oil. When oil is hot (working in batches) brown the chicken on all sides, adjusting the heat so you don't burn the chicken, set aside.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and add in the sliced garlic, blanched cipolline onions and anchovies. Break up the anchovies with a wooden spoon. When the garlic is fragrant add in the whole can of tomatoes, breaking up those as well.
  • Add in the reserved marinade and bring to a boil. Nestle in the chicken pieces and cover. Bake in a preheated oven for 11/2 hours.
  • When finished in the oven; skim off any fat or oil that accumulates on the top, taste the sauce and add any salt and pepper you think it needs.
  • Remove the bay and rosemary stems and serve chicken with a spoonful of the sauce over top.


Keep in mind, the flavor of wine and tomato are beautiful, but for less of a wine-y taste follow my advice in the marinade recipe.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 585kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 254mg | Sodium: 204mg | Potassium: 602mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 204IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 2mg