I used much less chicken that it called for. That was just too much meat. I used black olives because that's what my family likes best and I don't like capers, so I left those out. But I loved the recipe and have added it to my permanant file.
Chicken Cacciatore Sicilian-Style
EricaT Posted: 01/25/09
kellienoel Posted: 09/19/10
This is my favorite chicken dish! I follow the recipe exactly except that I only use dark meat. You can find boneless wings and thighs in the chicken section at your grocery store. The dark meat gives a much better chicken flavor. Absolutely amazing cacciatore recipe!
flowerpot916 Posted: 10/08/10
Wow! This was delicious! I used kalamata olives and added extra tomatoes and a cup of red wine. I definitely recommend using the chicken combination of breasts, legs and thighs. Wonderful flavor! Will make often!
No Longer Registered Posted: 10/21/10
I've made this dish quite a few times now. While I am happy with the ingredients and outcome as is, when I have time, especially when serving this to guests, I like to pump it up a bit by adding 1 cup diced carrots and 8 ounces of sliced mushrooms. I agree with others that a cup of red wine enhances the flavor, and I also add a half a can of tomato paste to thicken it up a bit. Like others, I prefer to use all chicken thighs (skinless), and when I have it on hand, I add a 1/4 cup of minced, fresh thyme and cup back to 1/4 cup of fresh basil. Either way, it always gets rave reviews!
purplem0nkey Posted: 03/27/11
Overall this is a delicious recipe. I do like it better with modification by cutting down to 1/2 cup of celery and add 1 cup of carrots, 1 tbp of tomato paste, 1/2 cup of red wine instead of vinegar, 1/2 tsp sugar and adding 8oz of mushroom when cooking un covered.
ReganDeHaven Posted: 09/01/10
This was delicious - I used red bell peppers and mushrooms in place of the celery and really enjoyed. I used penne pasta and next time will use vermicelli or angel hair and possibly cook the pasta with the sauce before serving to let them absorb the sauce. I will definietly add it to my regular dishes.
jef9up Posted: 08/16/12
Way too salty for my taste with the vinegar, olives & capers. Cook time was too long for the final reward. I won't bother making it again and will stick to other cacciatore recipes.