Classic Chicken Cacciatore

by | Updated: February 9th, 2024

If you have a penchant for Italian cuisine, the timeless classic chicken cacciatore, also known as hunter-style chicken, is a must-make. This simple dish of chicken braised in a savory tomato-based sauce originated during the Renaissance era. Legend has it that weary hunters returned from their exploits to find solace in this hearty concoction simmering over open flames. With this rustic, one-pot recipe, you can offer a journey through flavor to your hungry loved ones tired out from a long day.

Simple Chicken Cacciatore Recipe in French Oven Pot on White Counter

Simple Chicken Cacciatore Recipe in French Oven Pot on White Counter
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Classic Chicken Cacciatore

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 376 kcal
Author Pamela Higgins



  1. In French oven pot over medium-high heat on stovetop, sauté chicken in olive oil 10 minutes. Add onions and peppers and sauté another 10 minutes.
  2. Add remaining ingredients, cover and lower heat to simmer 1 hour.
  3. Serve dish with crusty bread or over pasta.

Recipe Notes

Make this meal with ingredients from Vitacost.

Nutrition Facts
Classic Chicken Cacciatore
Amount Per Serving
Calories 376 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 14g
Cholesterol 111mg37%
Sodium 1257mg52%
Potassium 601mg17%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 1329IU27%
Vitamin C 51mg62%
Calcium 113mg11%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Pamela Higgins

Pam Higgins, Certified Health Coach, AADP received her credentials from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2010. Pam is the Founder of Total Health Counseling, LLC and She is a sensitive foodie and focuses on teaching clients about eating delicious food with pleasure. Pam will show you how to access your blueprint for healthy eating and lifestyle so you can be your best. Pam healed herself from years of chronic digestive and skin inflammation by accessing her own blueprint for healthy living and helps her clients find foods that nourish + balance their bodies. Pam lives in South Florida with her husband, Heman and dog, Cali. Contact Pam directly via email at