Chicken Cacciatore Casserole

    1 hour 15 minutes

    An easy to make Italian casserole with chicken thighs, white wine, tomatoes and fresh herbs. Delicious served with mashed potatoes, rice or pasta.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 4 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 onion, diced
    • 8 chicken thighs
    • 4 tablespoons plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 120ml white wine
    • 2 (400g) tins chopped tomatoes
    • 2 teaspoons tomato paste
    • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
    • chicken stock as needed
    • 1-2 tablespoons chopped parsley
    • fresh basil leaves, torn
    • 100g pitted green olives
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour15min 

    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 paste, 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.

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    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


    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 USA and Canada)


    I did not make any changes and I will make it again and again and again. I served it over orzo. Delish!  -  29 Sep 2018  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)