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Chicken Cacciatore - A Fantastic Italian Dish with Simple Cooking Instructions Just in Time for Valentine's Day

Updated on January 30, 2015

Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 50 min
Ready in: 1 hour 20 min
Yields: Serves 5 or 6 people


  • 2.5 - 3 pounds chicken breast, cut into 1 inch by 1 inch cubes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 medium onions, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 (16 oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/4 cup dry wine, Pinot Grigio and Pinot Noir work the best
  • 1 box penne pasta
  1. Cut chicken breast into one by one inch cubes
  2. Place chicken breast in skillet and cook until the outside is no longer pink
  3. Drain and dispose of the fatty fluid from the chicken pieces
  4. Brown the onion and the garlic in the same skillet with the addition of the olive oil
  5. Transfer the chicken, onion, and garlic to a medium or large pot
  6. Add all the rest of the ingredients into the pot - 1 can diced tomatoes, 1 can tomato sauce, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, 1 teaspoon basil, 1 teaspoon oregano, 1/2 teaspoon celery seed, 2 bay leaves
  7. Bring the contents of the pot to a simmer and allow them to cook for 30 minutes
  8. After 30 minutes, add 1/4 cup of dry wine to the pot and allow the contents to simmer for an additional 15 minutes
  9. On the side, prepare your penne pasta
  10. Serve the Chicken Cacciatore with the penne pasta, parmesan, and a glass of wine
5 stars from 2 ratings of Chicken Cacciatore


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      Piotr Zasadny 3 years ago

      Thanks ;)

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      mio cid 3 years ago from Uruguay

      Hey,I don't care what it's called ,but it's one of the thousand of pasta variations that I love to cook and eat ,but even the same dish has many variations and since I'm a pasta lover I will try your recipe.voted up shared, etc.

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      allamazingstuff 3 years ago

      It's called chicken alla cacciatora, not cacciatore :)