Sometimes it’s hard to balance the nutritional needs of my family, but this Chicken Cacciatore Recipe is as easy and good as it gets. In less than an hour, I can feed my family food that offers flavor, texture and appeal without chemicals or preservatives.
I don’t have to mention anything about it being healthier, they love it just as it is.
Easy Chicken Cacciatore Recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Easy Chicken Cacciatore Recipe Ingredients
4 tablespoons cooking fat
1 pound chicken legs (bone in, skin-on)
½ pound boneless chicken thighs
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
½ onion, minced
½ red bell pepper, finely diced
1 cup mushrooms, sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon capers, drained
1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes
1 cup chicken broth or water
1 tablespoon fresh basil leaves, rough chopped
Easy Chicken Cacciatore Recipe Directions:
IN a large skillet with high edges, heat 2 tablespoons of the cooking fat over medium-high heat, swirling to coat the bottom of the pan. Season the chicken with the salt and pepper and place in the pan. Sear the chicken until golden brown, about 3 minutes on each side. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.
WITH the same pan still on medium-high heat, add the remaining 2 tablespoons of cooking fat, onions, and peppers and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes, until the onion becomes translucent. Add the mushrooms and continue to cook, stirring for 2 minutes. Add the garlic and stir until aromatic, about 1 minute. Add the capers and diced tomatoes.
RETURN the chicken to the pan and cover everything with the chicken broth or water. Reduce the heat to medium and bring everything to a simmer. Turn the heat down to low and continue to simmer (not boil) until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 160°F, about 30 minutes.
GARNISH with the chopped basil and serve.