Dad's Famous Chicken Cacciatore

This is our family favorite chicken cacciatore recipe I grew up eating on Sundays. Chicken thighs braise in rich, homemade tomato sauce with peppers.

  • Author: Miss AK
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: about 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Italian American



  1. Once you have the chicken cubed into large bite-sized pieces, add 1 tablespoon of the oil to a large skillet over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the chicken and brown it all over, this takes about 8-10 minutes.
  2. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set it aside on a plate. Add the remaining oil to the skillet and add the onions and peppers. Cook for about 5 minutes until they start to soften, and then add the garlic, Italian seasoning, sugar, salt and pepper. Cook for 2 more minutes.
  3. Deglaze the pan with the wine and allow it to cook down and cook out the alcohol for about 3 minutes. Then, add the diced tomatoes and tomato sauce. Mix everything together well and add the chicken back to the pan.
  4. Bring the mixture to a boil, cover and turn it down to simmer for at least 20 minutes. And hour or two is better.
  5. When you’re ready to serve, ladle a heaping serving of the chicken, veggies and sauce over al-dente pasta, veggie noodles or a mixture of both.

Keywords: chicken, chicken thigh, Italian, pasta