A cacciatore was a hunting-lodge dish, a way to slow-simmer tough game birds to tenderness. Flavorful chicken thighs need no special treatment but they do take so well to the traditional wine, tomato and mushroom sauce.

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Recipe Summary

40 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place flour in a shallow dish. Lightly dredge each chicken thigh in the flour. Discard the remaining flour.

  • Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook until golden, 2 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate, cover and keep warm.

  • Reduce heat to medium-low and add the remaining 2 teaspoons oil to the skillet. Add onion, mushrooms and rosemary and cook, stirring often, until the vegetables are lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, white wine, salt and pepper and cook until the onion is very soft, about 5 minutes. Return the chicken to the pan, nestle into the sauce, reduce heat to a simmer and cook until the sauce is thickened and the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink in the middle, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.

Nutrition Facts

331 calories; protein 28.3g 57% DV; carbohydrates 16.7g 5% DV; dietary fiber 2.2g 9% DV; sugars 6.2g; fat 11.8g 18% DV; saturated fat 2.8g 14% DV; cholesterol 130.1mg 43% DV; vitamin a iu 685.1IU 14% DV; vitamin c 20.8mg 35% DV; folate 25.9mcg 7% DV; calcium 41.9mg 4% DV; iron 2.4mg 13% DV; magnesium 41mg 15% DV; potassium 581.5mg 16% DV; sodium 628.3mg 25% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 17% DV.

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  • 5 star values: 2
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Rating: 5 stars
This is an easy recipe to reduce for just two people. I added some sliced green bell pepper and served with just a little pasta to soak up the sauce. Delicious! A definite keeper! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Great fast healthy weeknight meal Served this with egg noodles for a quick weeknight dinner for 4. Had enough leftover for lunch for 2. Pros: Quick Healthy Cons: NULL Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Great basic dish I added coursely chopped cauliflower to the veggie mixture doubled the sauce and simmered for 30 minutes after all ingredients were combined. Even heartier and healthier! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Delicious healthy version of an old "Joy of Cooking" favorite of mine. Pretty quick too. Read More