January 4, 2013

Easy Baked Chicken Cacciatore

Flavorful, tender, and easy ... this Easy Baked Chicken Cacciatore is simple enough to be a great weeknight go-to meal!

Easy Baked Chicken Cacciatore

Do you have delicious main dishes in your 'food arsenal' that you just seem to forget about sometimes?  Well, this Easy Baked Chicken Cacciatore is one of those for me.

I was thumbing through my family cookbook the other night ... and ... there this recipe was!  Just staring me in the face saying, ...

"Hey!  Remember me??  Make me!  Make me!  I'm easy and really yummy ... remember????"

Well, yes, I do remember.  But I don't know why I go so long between the times I remember.

My sister-in-law gave me this easy Baked Chicken Cacciatore recipe years ago, and it's one of her family's go-to meals.  Served up atop cooked pasta, it's a deliciously satisfying (and pretty!) one-dish meal.  Okay, well maybe it's two dishes ... you do have to cook the pasta, after all.

But the chicken-and-vegetables part is just one dish.  So I was kinda right.

See, to make this easy Baked Chicken Cacciatore you roast some chicken in a pan.  Then add in onion, bell pepper, and mushrooms ... and roast a bit more.  Then add in some white wine and tomatoes ... and roast just a tiny bit more.

Easy Baked Chicken Cacciatore

And it all roasts up all-tasty-like.  With super tender chunks of chicken.

Mmmm hmmmm ... see those golden chunks of chicken?  They are cut-'em-with-a-fork tender.  But my favorite part are the mushrooms.  I love me some roasted mushrooms.

Don't you just want to dig in to this forgotten dish?  {psssst ... don't forget me for so long this time, okay??}

Easy Baked Chicken Cacciatore
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Easy Baked Chicken Cacciatore
Source:  My Sister-in-Law

(Printable recipe)
  • 3 or 4 boneless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 2 T. all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp. salt, divided
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut in 1/2" wide strips
  • 1 green bell pepper, cut in 1/2" wide strips
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 (12 oz.) package fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 (14.5 oz.) can Italian-style stewed tomatoes
  • 1/3 c. dry white wine
  • 1 T. chopped fresh parsley {optional}
  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Place olive oil in a large roasting pan; heat in pre-heated oven for 2 minutes.
  2. Combine flour, 1 teaspoon of the salt, oregano, and black pepper in a zip-top plastic bag; add cubed chicken and toss to coat. Place coated chicken in the hot oil in the roasting pan; roast for 20 minutes.
  3. Add onions, peppers, and mushrooms to the roasting pan; roast for an additional 20 minutes, stirring once.
  4. Use a spoon or knife to break up the tomatoes. Add tomatoes with the liquid, wine, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt to the roasting pan; roast 10 minutes more until heated through.
  5. Sprinkle with chopped parsley {optional}.  Serve with cooked linguine or spaghetti noodles.


Easy Baked Chicken Cacciatore


  1. Made this tonight and even my VERY finicky hubs loved it. I love that it's baked and not fried! YUM!

    1. Thanks so much for stopping back by to let me know, Diane. I'm so glad you and your hubby enjoyed it!!

  2. Newest follower here! I found you through the blog hop. Cute blog, I can't wait to read more.
    -Melanie @meandmr.com

  3. This looks super good. Would love to cook this some day:)

    Already your follower hopping by, blogging @ Getting Healthy with Essential Oils

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  4. This looks so good, and easy enough for someone like me. I'm going to add it to my meal planner!

    I host a link party every Thursday - I'd love you have you join and share this.

    Thank you for the great post!


  5. Yummm! This looks delicious!! I am hosting a new Pinterest Power party and would love for you to link up this and any other projects that you have!!



  6. This looks so delicious how can you forget it? I can't wait to try it! Thank you so much for celebrating TWO YEARS with FULL PLATE THURSDAY, I appreciate your visit!
    Come Back Soon
    Miz Helen

  7. I just pinned your recipe to make at a later date. Looks great.

  8. Would love to try this! Found you from Diana Rambles pin link party! Shared this on my FB page. Just joined your site, too!

  9. Oh, yum! My 2 men will love this! And I love that its easy!!

  10. This looks really good. Thanks for linking up!

  11. Ok now I'm hungry, This looks so good, your pictures are so pretty. I am hosting a link party right now at memoriesbythemile.com
    Come over and play.
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

  12. Seriously fabulous idea to roast the cacciatore. I can just imagine it totally elevates the dish. Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures.

    1. Thanks for HOSTING Thursday's Treasures, Christie! I enjoy being a part of it each week.

  13.  Hi, great post. I found you through the blog hop. Please stop  by and say hi when you get a chance.  .Be sure and check out my new Blog Hop that started. It's Weekly Goals Link Up. It's a great way to stay on track. Have a great day. :) Now following you.  Here's the link for it if you would like to check it out.
    http://lenettacarnes.blogspot.com/2013/01/weekly-goals-linkup-1.html Lenetta

  14. I have made this twice and tonight I am doubling it! I serve it over angel hair. Thank you so much.....this now become my favorite "go-to" chicken dish!

    1. Oooops! I forgot that I already posted a "yummy" comment, but maybe that just says how much I loved it!

    2. I'm so glad you like it, Diane! I love that you stopped back by to let me know how much you enjoy this dish. Thank you so much for your wonderful comments!

  15. This looks so good!!! I'm so making this for dinner tonight!! Thanks!!

  16. I can't wait to try this, pinned!

  17. Wow, love this. Pinned to my SD board. Thanks for joining Saturday Dishes. ~ Paula


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