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chicken cacciatore recipe

Authentic Chicken Cacciatore Recipe

Authentic Chicken Cacciatore Recipe is a delicious braised chicken dish loaded with mushrooms and vegetables in a tomato and herb broth.
Course Main
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 474kcal


  • ¼ cup of reconstituted dried porcini mushrooms
  • 1 whole chicken broken down into parts
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ peeled and small diced yellow onion
  • 3 small diced ribs of celery
  • 2 peeled and small diced carrots
  • 4 finely minced cloves of garlic
  • 1 cup each sliced baby portabella and button mushrooms
  • 1 cup of dry red wine
  • 2 28- ounce cans of whole peeled tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of chopped fresh rosemary
  • sea salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste


  • Porcini mushrooms: pour 2 cups of boiling water over top a ½ ounce of dried porcini mushrooms and sit for 20 minutes.
  • Finely strain the mushrooms and reserve ½ of the liquid.
  • Rinse the mushrooms, squeeze out all of the liquid and roughly small chop.
  • Season the chicken parts well on all sides with salt and pepper.
  • Heat the olive oil into a large rondeaux pot over medium heat and brown the chicken parts well on each side, about 4 minutes per side.
  • Remove the chicken and set aside.
  • Next, add the onions, celery, carrots, garlic, and mushrooms to the pan and sauté for 6 to 7 minutes.
  • Deglaze with the wine and cook over medium heat until it is almost gone about 5 minutes.
  • Pour in the reserved porcini mushroom liquid, tomatoes, herbs, salt and pepper and stir.
  • 10. Add the browned chicken back in and add a lid to the pot and simmer over low heat for 25 to 30 minutes.
  • 11. Garnish with chopped parsley.



Calories: 474kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 114mg | Sodium: 373mg | Potassium: 855mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 4567IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 4mg