Comforting Chicken Cacciatore Recipes
The word cacciatore translates to hunter in Italian, and typically refers to a hearty meat dish made with a tomato base and fresh herbs. Serve this rich and satisfying chicken supper over hot, cooked pasta, polenta, or mashed potatoes with a fresh veggie side to round out the plate!
Slow-Cooker Chicken Cacciatore with Spaghetti
This take on chicken cacciatore is cooked low and slow to yield maximum flavor with minimal effort. You’ll just need 20 minutes in the kitchen to prep the vibrant, hearty sauce, and then simply let it simmer at home for 8 hours. Once the sauce simmers in the slow cooker, all that’s left to do is cook a pound of pasta, and serve.
Fast Skillet Chicken Cacciatore
Lean chicken breasts cook quickly--in just 15 minutes compared to the hour-long braise in most cacciatore recipes. If you'd like more heat in the sauce, kick up the crushed red pepper to 1/2 teaspoon.
Spicy Chicken Cacciatore
We add red pepper flakes to the classic dish to amp up the heat. You can serve this bold dish over polenta or pasta.
At only 239 calories per serving, this lightened-up version of chicken cacciatore delivers maximum taste with minimum calories. Also ready in a mere 20 minutes, you can’t beat it if you’re looking for a light and fast supper. Serve over whole-grain pasta.
Serve on a bed of spaghetti or with a short pasta like penne or cavatappi for a complete meal.
Quick Chicken Cacciatore
If you need to get a quick and flavorful meal on the table tonight, you can’t beat this saucy chicken entree that comes together from start to finish in just 20 minutes. Feel free to bulk up the veggies by adding sliced onions or an additional bell pepper. Serve over your favorite cooked pasta.
Chicken Cacciatore Sicilian-Style
For this classic Italian chicken dish, simmer chicken pieces in a hearty mixture of onion, tomato, and celery flavored with capers, olives and fresh herbs and serve over pasta.
This simple take on chicken cacciatore requires just 5 ingredients in addition to the chicken and few other staples that you likely already have in your pantry. Simmering the mixture in the slow cooker helps enrich the simple flavor profile.
Serve this slow-cooker version of Chicken Cacciatore over cooked fettuccine and sprinkle with additional thyme, if desired.
All it takes is 15 minutes of prep time and then a 45-minute braise for this flavorful, hearty chicken cacciatore.
This one-pot chicken cacciatore dinner is the perfect choice for Italian night.
Chicken Cacciatore with Rigatoni
This hearty, rich dish is certainly fit for a hunter’s appetite. Serve over your favorite hot, cooked pasta.
"New School" Chicken Cacciatore
We prefer whole cut-up chicken for this dish. Make the braise ahead, and reheat it the next day; it will taste even better.