Chicken Cacciatore is a classic winter comfort meal. Cacciatore means hunter, so this stew is "in the style of the hunter" and includes peppers, tomatoes and herbs. Why hunter means peppers, tomatoes and herbs is beyond me, but that's the tradition!
Chicken, Paleo Friendly, Quick and Easy
1whole chickencut into 8 pieces
salt and freshly ground black pepper
1onioncut into large chunks
1red bell peppercut into large dice
1green bell peppercut into large dice
8ouncesmushroomssliced ½-inch thick
128-ounce can diced tomatoes
1tablespoonchopped fresh parsley
fresh parsley leavesfor garnish
Preheat the oven to 350°F and pre-heat a 5- or 6-quart Dutch oven over medium heat.
Season the chicken pieces with salt and freshly ground black pepper and dredge in flour, shaking off any excess. Add the olive oil to the pot and brown the chicken on all sides in batches. Removed the browned chicken and set aside.
Add the onion and garlic to the pot and sauté unit the vegetables start to brown. Add the mushrooms and peppers and sauté for a few more minutes. Stir in the tomato paste, oregano, thyme and bay leaf. Deglaze the pan with white wine, scraping up any bits on the bottom of the pan. Add the diced tomatoes and chicken stock and stir. Return the browned chicken to the pot, nestling it into the vegetables and cover the pot with a lid.
Transfer the pot to the oven and bake for 45 minutes. Remove the lid and cook for an additional 15 minutes.
Return the pot to the stovetop. Ladle away any grease that rises to the surface of the sauce. Transfer the chicken and vegetables to a platter and tent loosely with foil to keep warm. Add fresh chopped parsley to sauce and bring to a simmer for about 5 minutes until it thickens slightly.
Serve the chicken and sauce over noodles or rice, spooning the sauce over the top. Garnish with fresh parsley leaves and serve.
Chicken Cacciatore - Oven Version
Amount Per Serving
Calories 551Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Vitamin A 1635IU33%
Vitamin C 81.3mg99%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.