This one-pan chicken cacciatore is classic Italian comfort food! This version is gluten-free, paleo, and can be made both whole30 and AIP.

chicken cacciatore

Italian food was taken very seriously in my house growing up! I’m originally from New York and grew up in an Italian family, so I am quite familiar with chicken cacciatore. I never thought that I’d be able to make a more allergen-friendly version, but this chicken cacciatore is gluten-free, dairy, free, and can even be made nightshade-free. Trust me, you won’t miss any of the flavors with this delicious one-pan meal.

 

What is chicken cacciatore?

Chicken cacciatore is a traditional Italian chicken dish made onions, mushrooms, carrots, bell peppers, diced tomatoes, and red wine. It’s incredibly rich and savory and features chicken, vegetables, and a flavorful sauce. Perfect for a comforting and balanced dish!

Though this dish is typically served with pasta or rice, you can easily pair it with something like zucchini noodles, or even enjoy it by itself.

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How to make this chicken cacciatore

  • Add the onions and garlic to the pan and saute until the onions are translucent.
  • Add the carrots, mushroom, and bell peppers (if using) and saute for 4-5 minutes to lightly soften.
  • Use tongs to place the chicken thighs in the pan, moving the vegetables to the side. Sear the chicken for 3-4 minutes on each side to lightly crisp.
  • Pour in the canned tomatoes (or nomato sauce for AIP), red wine, chicken broth, capers, and herbs. Bring to a simmer and reduce heat to a low simmer. Cover and simmer for 35-40 minutes or until the chicken is tender and cooked through.
  • Serve with zucchini noodles or other pasta or rice of choice.

 

The Ingredients for the chicken cacciatore

Chicken thighs

You can also use bone-in chicken breast, and drumstick, but I feel like chicken thighs work best.

Carrots, mushrooms, bell peppers, and tomatoes

To keep this nightshade-free, you can omit the bell peppers and sub homemade nomato sauce for the tomatoes.

Red wine & chicken broth

Red wine adds a ton of flavor to this dish. Cooking red wine cooks off the alcohol. However, you can omit it for whole30 and use with your own discretion for AIP. You can easily just add more chicken broth as a swap.

 

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One Pan Chicken Cacciatore


  • Author: Michelle
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 60
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Description

This one-pan chicken cacciatore is classic Italian comfort food! This version is gluten-free, paleo, and can be made both whole30 and AIP.


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Ingredients

  • 4 bone-in chicken thighs
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt, divided
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper (omit for AIP)
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot starch
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup carrots, diced
  • 2 cups baby bella mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup red bell pepper, chopped (omit for AIP, sub carrots)
  • 2 cups diced tomato with juice (sub nomato sauce for AIP)
  • 1/2 cup red wine (sub broth for whole30, see notes for AIP)
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 12 tsp capers (adjust to taste)
  • 1 tbsp parsley, chopped
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 tsp dried oregano

Instructions

  1. Pat down the chicken thighs and season with salt and pepper. Dredge with arrowroot starch and set aside.
  2. Using a large pan (that has a lid) heat the oil over medium-low heat. Add the chicken to the pan and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side to lightly crisp the skin. Set the chicken aside.
  3. Add the onions and garlic to the pan and saute until the onions are translucent.
  4. Add the carrots, mushroom, and bell peppers (if using) and saute for 4-5 minutes to lightly soften.
  5. Use tongs to return the chicken thighs to the pan, moving the vegetables to the side. Pour in the canned tomatoes (or nomato sauce for AIP), red wine, chicken broth, capers, and herbs. Bring to a simmer and reduce heat to a low simmer. Allow to simmer for 5 minutes uncovered.
  6. Cover and simmer on low for 30-40 minutes or until the chicken is tender and cooked through.
  7. Salt further to taste and top with more fresh herbs. Serve with zucchini noodles or other pasta or rice of choice.

Notes

Cooking wine removes the alcohol. It should still be omitted for whole30, and should be used with discretion for AIP. Sub more chicken broth if not using wine.

All nutritional information are estimations and will vary.

  • Category: one pot meals
  • Method: stove top
  • Cuisine: Italian

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 583
  • Fat: 39.7g
  • Carbohydrates: 17.2g
  • Fiber: 4.2g
  • Protein: 35.2g

chicken cacciatore