Fast Skillet Chicken Cacciatore


 Journey to the heart of Tuscany with our Fast Skillet Chicken Cacciatore. Tender chicken pieces are bathed in a robust tomato sauce, infused with aromatic herbs and vegetables. This dish, reminiscent of Italian countryside kitchens, offers a symphony of flavors that tantalizes the palate and warms the soul

, all achieved in record time.

A detailed close-up that perfectly captures the Chicken Cacciatore, showcasing the tender chicken pieces drenched in a sumptuous tomato sauce, complemented by slices of bell pepper, onion, and fresh herbs.

Preparation and Cooking Time

  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Servings: 4 servings 
Ideal Serving Size: 300 grams per serving

Essential Nutritional Information

  • Calorie Count: 350 kcal per serving
  • Macronutrient Breakdown:
    • Carbohydrates: 25g
    • Proteins: 28g
    • Fats: 15g

Ingredients (Measured in Grams)

  • Chicken pieces (thighs and/or breasts) - 500 grams
  • Crushed tomatoes - 300 grams
  • Red bell pepper, sliced - 100 grams
  • Onion, sliced - 100 grams
  • Garlic, minced - 10 grams
  • Olive oil - 20 grams
  • Red wine (optional) - 50 grams
  • Fresh basil and oregano, chopped - 10 grams
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method of Preparation

  1. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the chicken pieces, seasoning with salt and pepper, and brown them on all sides.
  2. Remove the chicken and set aside. In the same skillet, sauté garlic, onion, and bell pepper until softened.
  3. Pour in the red wine (if using) and let it simmer for a minute to deglaze the pan.
  4. Add the crushed tomatoes, fresh herbs, and return the browned chicken to the skillet.
  5. Simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce has thickened.
  6. Serve hot, garnished with additional fresh herbs.
A quintessential rustic kitchen setting that frames the skillet of Chicken Cacciatore, harmoniously paired with a glass of robust red wine and a loaf of crusty bread, evoking the heart and soul of Tuscany.

Proven Tips for Culinary Success

  • Serve with rustic bread or over cooked pasta for a heartier meal.
  • A sprinkle of red chili flakes can add a hint of heat.
  • Pair with a medium-bodied red wine like Chianti for an authentic Italian dining experience.

Anticipated FAQs

  • Can I use boneless chicken? Yes, adjust cooking time accordingly as boneless pieces may cook faster.
  • Can I add other vegetables? Absolutely, mushrooms or black olives make great additions.