This Chicken Cacciatore is a simple Italian one pot meal with chicken, mushrooms, peppers, onion, and olives, braised in a tomato and wine sauce.
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One Pan Chicken Cacciatore

This Chicken Cacciatore recipe is an easy Italian one pot meal with chicken thighs, mushrooms, peppers, onion, and olives, braised in a tomato and wine sauce. Cooked in a skillet on the stovetop, it’s great paired with rice or pasta, or keep it low carb and eat it on it’s own!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken Cacciatore, one pan chicken
Servings: 6
Calories: 371kcal


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 pounds bone-in chicken thighs (8 small thighs)
  • salt and pepper
  • 8 ounces whole cremini mushrooms , stems removed, quartered
  • 1 medium yellow bell pepper , cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium carrot , peeled, cut into thin rounds
  • 3 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1/2 cup white wine (or low-sodium chicken broth)
  • 15 ounce can diced tomatoes with garlic and oregano , undrained
  • 1 cup small frozen pearl onions
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 12 Pimiento Stuffed Manzanilla Olives
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley


  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Sprinkle chicken with some salt and pepper and add to the hot pan. Cook skin side down for 3 minutes until golden; flip and cook for 3 minutes more. Transfer to a plate and keep warm.
  • Add mushrooms, bell pepper, carrot, and garlic to the pan drippings; saute for 4 minutes.
  • Add in the wine and allow to evaporate.
  • Stir in the tomatoes, along with their juices, pearl onions, and the pepper.
  • Return chicken to the skillet, nestled in the tomato and vegetable mixture.
  • Cover skillet, reduce heat to a gentle simmer, and cook for about 15 minutes or until chicken is cooked through (at least 175 degrees F.)
  • Stir in the vinegar and olives; warm through. Season with a pinch more salt and pepper. Sprinkle with the parsley before serving.


You can remove the skin from the thighs, if you prefer.


Calories: 371kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 126mg | Sodium: 339mg | Potassium: 693mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2234IU | Vitamin C: 49mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 2mg