5 from 1 vote

The Best Country Chicken Cacciatore Recipe

Golden brown chicken thighs are cooked until the skin is crispy, but tender and moist on the inside. Country garden vegetables like fresh zucchini and summer squash, tomatoes, and white wine create a flavorful stew that is amazing.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 321 kcal
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  • 8 chicken thighs skin on and bone in
  • 28 ounces stewed tomatoes undrained
  • 1 zucchini thinly sliced
  • 1 summer squash thinly sliced
  • 8 ounces baby bella mushrooms halved
  • 1 red bell pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 small onion thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup reserved juice from the tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt plus additional for sprinkling on chicken
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper plus additional for sprinkling on chicken
  • 1 bay leaf

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a large cast iron skillet or dutch oven, heat the olive oil to medium high. Trim excess fat from the chicken thighs, but leave the skin on. Sprinkle both sides of the chicken with salt and pepper.
  3. Working in batches, brown the chicken in the oil. Start skin side down, rotating and turning until the chicken is golden on both sides. Set aside. Continue until all chicken is browned.
  4. Pour out the excess chicken cooking grease, reserving 1/4 cup in the pan. Reduce heat to medium. Add the zucchini, summer squash, mushrooms, bell pepper, onion and garlic to the pan. Stir to combine. Add half of the wine and scrape the brown bits from the bottom of the pan.
  5. Add the stewed tomatoes, the remaining wine, half a cup of reserved tomato juice, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, and bay leaf. Stir to combin well.
  6. Place the browned chicken breasts on top of the tomato and vegetable mixture. Transfer the skillet into the center oven rack and bake uncovered for 45 minutes.
  7. Serve over hot potatoes, rice, or pasta.
Nutrition Facts
The Best Country Chicken Cacciatore Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 321 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 110mg37%
Sodium 402mg17%
Potassium 794mg23%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 890IU18%
Vitamin C 39.4mg48%
Calcium 66mg7%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.