Homemade Chicken Cacciatore, Sicilian-Style

Homemade Chicken Cacciatore, Sicilian-Style

Kim Shepheard 1

"This recipe was shown to me by my Sicilian employer years ago in Lynchburg, VA. It is made from scratch with tomatoes, onions, peppers, wine, and seasonings. Do not cook chicken before adding to this recipe; it must all blend together to get this particular flavor. Leaving the skin on the chicken helps the flavors to blend together while cooking. You can remove the skin after cooking."


2 h 25 m servings 875 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 875 kcal
  • 44%
  • Fat:
  • 37.5 g
  • 58%
  • Carbs:
  • 68.1g
  • 22%
  • Protein:
  • 54.1 g
  • 108%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 175 mg
  • 58%
  • Sodium:
  • 932 mg
  • 37%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Melt the butter in a large stockpot over medium heat. Cook the onion, bell pepper, and garlic in the melted butter until they begin to soften, about 3 minutes. Add the tomatoes, wine, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, and garlic salt; cook and stir until the mixture just begins to boil. Reduce the heat to medium low; add the chicken and cook until the meat is tender enough to fall off the bone, about 1 1/2 hours. Remove the bones and skin from the chicken, returning the meat to the pot.
  2. Heat 3/4 cup of the reserved liquid from the tomatoes in the microwave until just warmed. Stir the flour into the tomato liquid until thick. Add to the stockpot and stir continually until the mixture begins to thicken. Remove from heat and allow to sit for about 15 minutes.
  3. While the chicken mixture rests, bring a large pot of lightly-salted water to a boil. Stir the spaghetti into the water and return to a boil. Cook until the pasta is slightly tender but still firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain. Ladle the chicken mixture over the drained spaghetti to serve.
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  1. 72 Ratings


If you are like me, you might sometimes take a pass on recipes with a few number of reviews, feeling that there is strength in numbers. This is the recipe that should make you change your mind!...

Great! I changed it a bit though...I made it all in the slow cooker, which made everything SO easy. I used skinless thighs. I didnt sautee anything...just put the chicken on top of sliced onion ...

Made this tonight and it was excellent! Used frozen boneless/skinless chicken breasts and just added them to the sauted garlic & onions. Added spices, then liquids. Used 1 cup of beef stock, 1 ...

This was really great! I modified it to work in a crockpot - but hands down one of the best cacciatore's I've had in ages! Sauteed the veggies in butter and set aside. Added two chicken breasts,...

Very good recipe. The picture is what made me want to try it. It looked like the meat was taken off the bone after cooking - I had never taken it off the bone or used boneless. I tried it this w...

I too made this in the slow cooker. It was ok, not great. I wouldn't make this again. Thanks anyways.

This recipe was awesome! I threw everything in the crock pot (did not saute the onions/peppers), used boneless, skinless thighs and cooked on high for 4 hours. The only 'problem' was that the ...

Fanfreakintastic! I used basil, garlic, & oregano diced tomatoes and added a bit of italian dressing mix and served over linguine. I'll definitely make this again!

Excellent recipe. Followed the directions almost exactly. Didn't do the flour thing and it didn't need it. Also I served it over Polenta instead of spaghetti. Thanks for a nice recipe.