Photo: Dana Gallagher
Prep Time
45 Mins
Other Time
1 Hour 5 Mins
Makes 4 servings

This one-pot chicken cacciatore dinner is the perfect choice for Italian night. 

How to Make It

In a shallow bowl, combine the flour, 1 teaspoon of the salt, and 1/2 teaspoon of the pepper. Rinse the chicken and pat it dry with paper towels. Working in batches, lightly coat the chicken with the flour mixture, shaking off any excess.

Heat the oil in a Dutch oven or large saucepan over medium heat. Add some of the chicken to the pan and cook until browned, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate; set aside. Repeat with the remaining chicken.

Add the onion to the pan and cook for 2 minutes. Add the carrot, celery, garlic, thyme, and bay leaf. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes.

Crush the tomatoes in the can with a large spoon and stir them into the vegetables along with the wine and the remaining salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer. Add the chicken, reduce heat, and cover. Simmer for 45 minutes, turning the pieces occasionally. Remove and discard the bay leaf. Stir in the parsley.

Ratings & Reviews

seaside725's Review

March 28, 2014
The chicken was excellent. My family could not stop raving about this dish. I doubled the sauce and served it over linguine.

ifriday's Review

November 08, 2011
I followed the directions to a T. Next time I'll take the lid off and let the sauce simmer down, so that it's not so watery and I'll use real wine instead of cooking wine.

lalala706's Review

October 28, 2011
good, but I should have followed my instincts and used skinless thighs only.

clk103197's Review

October 19, 2011
This is such a wonderfully easy dish to make! The aroma of this cooking was heavenly. Will definitely make again!

Poopytosh's Review

June 27, 2011
I was a little apprehensive as I didnt have all the ingredients I needed. I skipped the thyme, the celery, and added dried parsley to the tomatoes as I didnt have fresh parsley. But it was the most delicious chicken ive ever eaten. Definitely making it again.

foxegurl266's Review

December 01, 2010
The sauce smelled and tasted amazing. I would serve it over pasta rather than chicken though or maybe both.

HopesMom's Review

September 30, 2010
Fantastic, better than going out to eat for a fancy meal! Recommended! I've tried at least 35 different recipes on My Recipes, this one is a keeper..we will make again soon!!

LisaTH's Review

August 28, 2010
We had this recipe this week and it was fantastic! It got 5 stars from our son who is 7 to our daughter who is 11 and my husband was definitely a fan. Much easier than other chicken cach recipes I have seen in the past.

jillinroswellga's Review

July 19, 2010
Complex flavor yet light - served it over thin apaghetti and made it with boneless skinless thighs. Magnifico! It's now on the permanent rotation - even my 8 yr old loved it.

101angelica's Review

June 15, 2010
This was an amazing dish! I'm Italian and it tastes as authentic as it gets! A must try!!!