Chicken Cacciatore

While looking for Mediterranean recipes to try while living in the Mediterranean we found this one, and it became a fast favorite.

Adapted from:


  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 while smoked or soup sausages diced
  • 2 medium onion, diced - or 1 large
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tsp dried rosemary
  • 2-4 skinless chicken breasts - (500g)
  • 150 ml dry white wine
  • 2 400g can diced tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 dash pepper
  • 1 splash water


  • Heat oil in deep non-stick pan, medium high heat
  • When hot, add sausage. Fry until browning/crisping
  • Remove sausage with slotted spoon, leaving fat in pan
  • Add onions to pan
  • Fry until starting to become translucent, then add garlic and herbs
  • Fry a few more minutes until garlic and herbs are fragrant
  • Spread the onions out, leaving some gaps to put in chicken
  • Add chicken and season with pepper and another few dashes of Rosemary
  • Fry for 5 minutes, flipping once (2.5 minutes per side) until onions are caramelizing and chicken has browned slightly
  • Remove chicken, setting aside on a plate
  • When the pan is hot again, add white wine
  • Let bubble several minutes and reduce slightly
  • Lower the heat to medium, return sausage to pan, add tomatoes, tomato paste, and a splash of water
  • Cover and simmer for 15 minutes until sauce has thickened and reduced slightly
  • Return chicken to pan, cover with sauce, simmer 15 more minutes uncovered
  • Serve alone, with light pasta, or rice

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