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Quick and Easy Chicken Cacciatore

Rustic, hearty, and perfect for fall, my Chicken Cacciatore is easy to make and packed with fresh flavor.
Course Entree
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 -6
Calories 210 kcal
Author The Foodie Physician


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (about 1.75 lbs)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 medium red or yellow bell pepper, sliced (1 ½ cups)
  • 1 cup sliced cremini mushrooms
  • ¼ cup red wine (optional)
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes (6 oz)
  • 1 tablespoon capers, drained
  • 1 ½ cups Prego Farmers' Market® Classic Marinara sauce
  • ½ cup reduced sodium chicken broth
  • ½ cup fresh basil, torn


  1. Heat the oil in large braiser or Dutch oven over medium high heat. When the oil is hot, season the chicken thighs with salt and pepper and add them to the pot. Cook until browned, about 4 minutes, then flip and cook another 2-3 minutes on the second side. Remove chicken from pot and place on a plate.
  2. Add the onion, garlic, red pepper flakes, oregano, bell peppers, and mushrooms to the pot and season them with a pinch of salt and pepper. Sauté 4-5 minutes until softened. Add the wine and cook 2-3 minutes until reduced, scraping up the brown bits from the bottom of the pot.
  3. Add the oregano, tomatoes, capers, marinara sauce and chicken broth and stir to combine. Nestle the chicken thighs back into the sauce, covering them. Cover the pot and simmer on medium low heat until chicken is cooked through, 8-10 minutes. Uncover and cook another few minutes until sauce thickens. Stir in the basil.
  4. Serve with pasta, polenta or crusty bread.
Nutrition Facts
Quick and Easy Chicken Cacciatore
Amount Per Serving
Calories 210 Calories from Fat 75
% Daily Value*
Fat 8.3g13%
Saturated Fat 1.8g11%
Sodium 414mg18%
Carbohydrates 14.3g5%
Fiber 3.1g13%
Sugar 8.3g9%
Protein 16.2g32%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.