Classic Chicken Cacciatore

Classic Chicken Cacciatore


  • 2 whole chicken cut into pieces

  • 1/2 cup of flour for dredging

  • 1/2 tsp of salt

  • 1/2 tsp of freshly ground black pepper

  • 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 28oz can of diced tomatoes

  • 1 large yellow onion cut into chunks

  • 1 green pepper cut into chunks

  • 1 cup of porcini or Portobello mushrooms

  • 1 15oz can of chicken broth

  • 1/2 cup of dry red wine

  • 1 tsp of dried oregano

  • 1 tsp of dried basil

  • 1 pound of spaghetti, ziti or other type of pasta

  • 1/4 cup of fresh parsley chopped


  • Mix salt and pepper into the flour.

  • Dredge the chicken in the flour.

  • In a large skillet sauté the chicken in batches in the olive oil until brown.

  • Place chicken in a large pot and add the tomatoes, broth and wine and cook for about 15 minutes.

  • Add the mushrooms, onions and green peppers.

  • Season with basil and oregano.

  • Cover and cook for around 45 more minutes.

  • In 6 quarts of water boil your pasta until al dente, around 10 minutes.

  • Drain the pasta.

    Place the spaghetti on a large serving platter and top with the chicken and sauce. Garnish with parsley and your ready to serve. Serves 8 people.

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