Chicken cacciatore casserole

    1 hour 15 min

    A delicious, easy to make, rustic Italian casserole made with chicken thighs, tomatoes, basil and olives.


    County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK
    65 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 4 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 onion, diced
    • 8 chicken thighs
    • 4 tablespoons plain flour for coating
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 120ml white wine
    • 2 (400g) tin chopped tomatoes
    • 2 teaspoons tomato puree
    • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
    • 120ml chicken stock
    • 1 or 2 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley
    • Fresh basil leaves, torn
    • 100g green or black olives, pitted
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

    1. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in frying pan over medium heat. Add diced onion and cook for 5 minutes or so, stirring often, until softened. Transfer to a casserole pot.
    2. Combine the flour, salt and pepper in a bowl. Add chicken thighs and toss to coat in the seasoned flour.
    3. Heat 2 more tablespoons oil in frying pan over medium heat. Fry floured chicken thighs for 5 minutes on one side without turning - this will allow them to develop a golden colour. Turn and cook on the other side for another few minutes. Transfer to the casserole pot. Pour white wine into the frying pan and bring to the boil. Stir to catch all the bits of chicken and flavours in the pan; add to casserole.
    4. Add tinned tomatoes, tomato puree, salt, pepper and sugar. Pour over as much chicken stock as needed to cover the chicken. Cover casserole pot and simmer over medium low heat, for 45 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through, stirring every so often.
    5. Just before serving, add fresh parsley, basil and olives. Stir to heat through. Check seasoning, adding more salt, pepper or sugar, as needed.


    Chicken cacciatore casserole
    Chicken cacciatore casserole

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    Read the preparation detail carefully and have everything to hand! I added a whole tea spoon of sugar as the acidity of the sauce was quite sharp.The result of the dish was excellent. Yes the seasoning needed adjustment at the end.  -  27 Jul 2015


    I used chicken breast because that's what I had and it was quick and easy to put together and it tasted great. Kids gave it 5/5 so will be making again.  -  10 Sep 2015  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)


    This was delicious. Chicken was tender and not stringy, Sauce thickened nicely and I served it all on a bed of fettuccine noodles. Family loved it. Will make it again.  -  13 Jan 2019  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)