Chicken Cacciatore

Classic Italian dish that’s made with chicken, bell peppers, onion, garlic, and tomatoes. To give the dish a lot more of amazing flavor, I’ve added white wine, capers, olives, and mushrooms.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword chicken, chicken drumsticks, tomato sauce
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 539 kcal


  • 2.5 lbs chicken drumsticks
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 large bell peppers
  • 1 small yellow onion
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 8 oz baby bella mushrooms
  • 3/4 cup white wine
  • 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 2 oz capers drained
  • 3 oz sliced black olives drained
  • 8 oz tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp minced fresh basil
  • salt
  • fresh cracked black pepper
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  1. Start by prepping the ingredients: slice all the vegetables, open cans, and peel garlic. Set aside.

  2. Combine flour, salt, and pepper in a large zip-lock bag and mix it together. Place chicken drumsticks into the bag with flour, close the bag, and shake it up to coat all the drumsticks evenly with flour mixture. 

  3. Take drumsticks out and gently shake off excess flour if needed. (Discard remaining flour and the bag.)

  4. Preheat a large, oven-safe baking pan over medium heat. Add olive oil and chicken drumsticks. Sear drumsticks for just a few minutes on each side, until golden brown and take chicken out of the pan. Set them aside on a separate dish. 

  5. Add onions and peppers to the pan and cook until softened. Smash and mince garlic and add it to the pan with veggies. Add mushrooms and cook until garlic is fragrant. 

  6. Pour in wine and let it simmer for a few minutes. 

  7. Preheat oven to 375°.

  8. Add tomatoes, capers, sliced olives, tomato paste, and chicken broth and carefully stir everything together. Season with salt, pepper, oregano, and basil and mix until everything is evenly incorporated. 

  9. Nestle chicken back into the pan among all the vegetables and sauce and transfer the pan into the oven. 

  10. Bake for about 35 minutes, until chicken is fully done. 

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Chicken Cacciatore
Amount Per Serving
Calories 539 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 174mg58%
Sodium 2064mg90%
Potassium 1335mg38%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 40g80%
Vitamin A 2455IU49%
Vitamin C 95.1mg115%
Calcium 116mg12%
Iron 5.1mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.