Easy Chicken Cacciatore Recipe

Fresh and Easy Chicken Cacciatore Recipe | ASpicyPerspective.comA fresh and comforting Easy Chicken Cacciatore Recipe from a beloved Italian restaurant.

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I love to leisurely putz around my kitchen on the weekends. We make huge breakfasts that we don’t serve until almost noon. We bake cookies. We eat dinners that take 1 1/2 to 2 hours to prepare. It’s fun to do that sometimes.

On weeknights however, I often find myself rushing around trying to throw together a healthful and appealing meal before kiddie bath time, stories, and bed.

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In the last few years many of my glacial recipes have mutated into what I call “tired mommy recipes.” These are meals that I’ve found shortcuts for, to reduce the prep and cooking time.

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Here are my top 3 time-saving dinner tips for tired parents, or tired people in general…

1) Have your butcher prep your meat while you are shopping. After all, that is their job. They will do just about whatever you ask… Take bones out of chicken breasts, but leave the skin on. Remove fat. Butterfly fish or chicken. Slice meat to your desired thickness. Clean shrimp. Even chop a roast into stew chunks for you!

2) Make sauces in large batches and freeze for later, or buy good quality jarred sauces.

3) Prep your veggies on grocery day before you put them a way, or buy pre-cut veggies.

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Speaking of tired mommy recipes, one recipe I occasionally like to speed up is my Easy Chicken Cacciatore recipe.

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This Easy Chicken Cacciatore Recipe is inspired by our favorite Italian restaurant in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Mary’s Trattoria. It’s a cozy little restaurant with old family portraits on the walls and doilies covered with oil cloth on the tables. It reminds me of a mom and pop shop you’d find in a back alley of any Italian village.

I absolutely love Mary’s version of Chicken Cacciatore… Simple, rustic, and hearty with loads of mushrooms.

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When we moved away from Tulsa, I weaseled the ingredient list out of the owner. I have played with the proportion enough now that think I’ve got perfect match.

This Easy Chicken Cacciatore Recipe is a quickie version of Mary’s recipe. It takes a lot less time, but is packed with flavor!

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9 comments on “Easy Chicken Cacciatore Recipe

  1. Anonymousposted May 14, 2010 at 3:15 pm Reply

    Love, love, love your recipe for Chicken Cacciatore. We had it last night – it was easy and delicious!

    Thank you Sommer, you're a genius.

    Hope you have a wonderful day.

    Georgie

  2. Heather Robertsposted April 16, 2012 at 10:28 pm Reply

    Hello Sommer! Winter Fox here, from the Arapaho Tribe YMCA circa 1981-1985, how are you?! Well, that’s a silly question, I can see you are doing just great and after running into your dad last month I know you are just are great as you appear! It was SO great to see your dad and he told me alllll about you and what you’ve been up to, so I had to check out A Spicy Perspective ASAP! I LOVE what you are doing here, and I’ve already put to use a few of your 20 tips in the kitchen- love the onion in the freezer “trick!” I love to cook myself, but I am really just beginning to take it more seriously these past couple of years. I admire your expertise on cooking here, and plan to visit ASP regularly! I live in Nashville now by the way, so we’re not tooooo terribly far away from each again! Take care, and I look forward to “seeing” more of you and your brilliant work on ASP soon! Much love, Heather Roberts

  3. Heather Robertsposted April 16, 2012 at 10:34 pm Reply

    Oh my gosh, I got soooo sidetracked I meant to tell you I made the chicken cacciatore for dinner last night, that’s why I commented under this recipe! I just forgot to actually comment ABOUT the dish, ha! It was delicious, so good, thank you! I’ll have to visit Mary’s Trattoria next time I’m home and try the real deal ;)

  4. Emily @ Life on Foodposted April 2, 2016 at 5:39 am Reply

    If only ever day could be spend with the long breakfasts, cookies and hour long dinner making sessions, complete with wine and no dishes :)

  5. Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventuresposted April 2, 2016 at 9:40 am Reply

    Yum! What an elegant weekday meal!

  6. Lizposted April 2, 2016 at 10:36 am Reply

    Love this easy recipe. Thank you.

  7. Gaby Dalkinposted April 4, 2016 at 10:37 pm Reply

    Leisurely weekend cooking really is the best, isn’t it?  Love this recipe for quick but flavor packed weeknight meals!

  8. Beverley Pressposted April 12, 2016 at 4:31 am Reply

    Somethingaboutcupcakes is my fb page and girl can not live by cupcakes alone.  This is a special recipe that I will be sharing with my family at the weekend.  Thank you Sommer for your recipes xoxo