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Chicken Cacciatore Recipe

Chicken cacciatore recipe - Dr. Axe

Total Time

25 minutes



Diet Type



  • 2 lbs skinless, boneless chicken breast
  • 2 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • ¾ cup red wine
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • sea salt, to taste
  • Italian seasoning, to taste


  1. On a medium setting, heat oil in a large skillet.
  2. Add chicken, onion, garlic and red wine. Cook for 15 minutes.
  3. Turn down heat to med-low. Add mushrooms, tomatoes, sea salt and Italian seasoning.
  4. Cook until chicken is white throughout and vegetables are tender.

When it comes to making a quick Italian-style meal, this Chicken Cacciatore recipe is my go-to meal. Have you tried it before? “Cacciatore” means “hunter” in Italian, reflecting the simple, back-to-basics ingredients of the recipe. And really, how can you not love a dish that incorporates chicken breast, mushrooms, fresh tomatoes and red wine?

This recipe comes together in under 30 minutes, so it’s a fantastic choice to make after work or on those busy weekends when you’re tempted to order takeout. Ready to make this healthy chicken cacciatore?


Heat the coconut oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add in the chicken, sliced onions, garlic and red wine and cook for the next 15 minutes. This chicken cacciatore recipe only calls for 3/4 cup of wine — enjoy a little health boost and pour a glass to enjoy with dinner, because alcohol in moderation can be good for you.


Then turn the heat down to medium-low and add the mushrooms, tomatoes, sea salt and Italian seasoning to the pan. Reducing the heat will let the chicken cook through without the vegetables burning. The cacciatore is ready when the chicken is white throughout and the veggies are tender.

You’ve got options for serving this chicken cacciatore recipe: It goes nicely with buckwheat or spinach pasta to soak up the sauce, but also just as well over a bed of greens. However you serve it, this dish is going to be a win.

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  1. Michelle Simpson on

    Chicken cacciatore recipe looks yummy. What is best approach to use a slow cooker for this one? Recommendations on time? May be silly question but I don’t love the slow cooker, but would sure come in handy on a busy day.
    p.s. your recipes are wonderful : )

  2. Sue on

    I’m looking at the picture and seeing red pepper on the chicken, but it isn’t included in the recipe??
    Also, you mentioned Italian spices, but I’m not a great cook. What do you mean by Italian seasoning? Is that a single spice I need to go buy?


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