Weekday Chicken Cacciatore

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Cook: 4 hours


4 servings

Updated: Apr. 16, 2022
Chicken cooked “cacciatore” means a dish prepared “hunter-style” with tomatoes, mushrooms, onions and seasonings. We add a touch of white wine to make ours northern Italian-style. —Lisa Bynum, Brandon, Missouri
Weekday Chicken Cacciatore Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4 chicken leg quarters
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • SAUCE:
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 medium onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, coarsely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh oregano or 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/2 cup white wine or chicken broth
  • Fresh oregano and grated Parmesan cheese, optional


  1. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Brown chicken on both sides.
  2. In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine sauce ingredients; arrange chicken over sauce. Cook, covered, on low until chicken and vegetables are tender, 4-6 hours. If desired, top with fresh oregano and grated Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts

1 chicken leg quarter with 1-1/3 cups sauce: 391 calories, 23g fat (5g saturated fat), 104mg cholesterol, 849mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 33g protein.