Oven-baked chicken cacciatore
A richly delicious, family-friendly one-pot recipe packed with healthy ingredients
OVEN-BAKED CHICKEN CACCIATORE
Chicken cacciatore is a delicious Italian dish with a rich, rustic sauce. I oven-baked this, as I love it when chicken thighs are fall apart tender, and the tomato sauce has broken down to be rich and dark.
Not only is this a very tasty dish, it’s a great way to pack veg into the sauce. On top of what I have used in this recipe, you could add mushrooms, olives, courgette, carrot…. the rich flavours in the sauce can carry all sorts of veg!
This is certainly family friendly in flavour, the sauce is richly herby- to feed it to my kids I blended it down to take out the chunks (your kids may be less fussy than mine, but my kids would definitely avoid the pepper if they could see it!), and then for the grown ups version I added some dried chilli flakes too because I always love a kick!
Traditionally this is served with spaghetti, but I served it up to the family with cooked cannellini beans stirred through it, and alongside broccoli and asparagus.
Do you need a quicker tomatoey chicken pasta? Why not try my chicken pizzaiola recipe!