CHICKEN CACCIATORE | One of the Best Chicken Recipes Ever | Italian Chicken Casserole

Chicken cacciatore has been reinvented with my 5-star take on the classic favourite. With a combination of bold tomato sauce and luscious porcini mushrooms, this chicken recipe is moist, flavourful, and finger-licking-fabulous.
This is one of my favorite chicken recipes ever.
This Cacciatore Chicken recipes is by far the best chicken casserole I have eaten in my life.


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CHICKEN CACCIATORE | Homemade Cacciatore Recipe

Dried Porcini mushrooms (or fresh if you can get them)
1 x whole organic chicken cut into pieces (or less if you’re not hungry, but you’ll regret not making extra!)
1 glass of white wine
400gr of Italian Tomato Sauce
1 ½ cups of boiling water
2 x garlic cloves
2 x medium sized carrots (diced into small cubes)
2 x celery sticks (diced into small cubes)
Fresh rosemary sprigs
Freshly chopped parsley (to serve)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
Salt & Pepper
Dried mixed herbs

1. If you are using dried Porcini mushrooms for your chicken cacciatore, put them into a medium size bowl and add 2 x glasses of boiling water. Put this to the side.
2. Put a medium size casserole dish or deep frying pan on the stove at medium heat. Add extra virgin olive oil and leave to warm up.
3. Add 2 x garlic cloves to the pan (leave them whole) and a few sprigs of rosemary.
4. Mix using a wooden spoon and leave to simmer for a minute or so.
5. Add the chicken pieces to the pan, one next to the other and leave to simmer for a few minutes. Once the chicken pieces have begun to brown on one side, turn them over to brown the other side too.
6. Add salt, pepper and dried mix herbs to season. Leave to simmer and turn once again.
7. Add the diced carrot and celery into the pan, making sure the chicken is completely surrounded. You may need to turn it over again.
8. Add 1 ½ glasses of white wine to the chicken cacciatore and leave to simmer, covering the pan with the lid so the aromas are infused into the chicken.
9. After approx. 5 minutes, uncover the pan and add the Italian passata. Use the tongs to move the chicken around and make sure the sauce has spread well throughout the pan.
10. Then, add the porcini mushrooms along with the water into the pan, mix well and leave covered to infuse for at least 4-5 minutes.
11. Uncover the pan and turn the chicken pieces around one last time and leave for another 2-3 minutes.
12. Once the water has evaporated and sauce has thickened, your chicken cacciatore dish is ready to be served!

E ora si mangia, Vincenzo’s Plate…Enjoy!


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  1. Caty Lynch says:

    I didn't know what to do with the chicken that I'm preparing for tonight. I was out of ideas … even though, you can cook chicken with just about anything.

    I noticed some dried porcini ( my favorite), in the cupboard, and took a chance on YouTube videos. Cacciatore with porcini!! Brilliant! I had done it many times, with "button," and Crimini mushrooms, and can't imagine why I never thought of porcini.

    Everything that you called for was "on hand." (I don't care for celery, but will substitute artichoke hearts.)

    It's still a few hours, until I have to begin cooking. I can't wait.

    Thank you!

  2. Derro Farm says:

    Yeah I really wanted to hear some slobbering dago cunt piss on about some fuckin chicken.

  3. P J Rupe says:

    My great grandmother migrated from Florence Italy and brought with her recipes that she passed down to my grandmother and then to my mother. Unfortunately the recipes were lost and among them the recipe for chicken cacciatoroe. This one looks great. I will try to follow this recipe, but finding farm fresh chicken may be difficult here. Thumbs up! and thanks.

  4. Caraboo Lee says:

    Dio Mio! Delizioso!

  5. That looks amazing a must try for sure

  6. Looks like the best chicken I've ever seen !!!!!

  7. Safi Moussa says:

    is there other substitution for wine?

  8. I Wonder What Taste Best, Italian food of Italian Pussy

  9. Michal Zuk says:

    If you use fresh porcini mushrooms, would you add them earlier or at the same time as if using dried mushrooms?

  10. Des Connolly says:

    Fantastic recipe Vincenzo. You are a total star!

  11. Joann Tocci says:

    Non vedo l'ora di fare tuo chicken cacciatore, forse per questa sera, grazie mille per condividere le tue ricette,sei l'unico chef che ho trovato on line che ci ha soddisfatto aparte di Chef Pasquale ma mi dispiace dirlo ma sei sempre migliore di lui, Pasquale è troppo americanizzato e ha dimenticato le sue radici di cottura della Puglia. Anche mio Marito dice le tue ricette sono veramente deliziosi e lui è da Milano, cresciuto in Cerignola, così dovrebbe sapere autentici piatti italiani no? hihihii 😛 Sei grande Vincenzo, continua a condividere vi prego, sono dall'America con un'anima italiana e voglio imparare a cucinare tanti cibi italiani per mio marito, finora ho imparato la tua ricetta per arancini, lasagne, pasta alla carbonara e iguale alla ricetta dei mio marito, Insalata caprese ma ho ancora bisogno di imparare la ricetta di Pandoro per il Natale, voglio anche imparare a fare il Panettone. Voglio dirti che sei un piacere da guardare, sei gentile, e troppo forte e mostri tanta passione ad cucinare, grazie ancora per condividere un po' di Italia con noi. Posso chiederti una cortesia, puoi condividere più ricette di carne, salsiccia e frutti di mare per piacere? Grazie ancora
    …… e ora si mangia!! 😀

  12. just wonderful, great job my Italian friend. keep up the beautiful video,s.

  13. M Smith says:

    I just made this for lunch, and on this cold, freezing rain kind of day, this really hit it out of the ball park! The flavors were AMAZING!!!! I'm so happy that I found you, Vincent! Cheers!

  14. Hana N says:

    any substitute for the wine?

  15. wonderful recipe, liked☺

  16. I almost feel i can smell it.. LOL I do love this dish thank you as always for sharing with us 🙂 Have a good weekend love and blessings xoxox <3

  17. looks fabulous, what side dish would you put with this, nice bread, salad or some pasta?

  18. Ciao, Do you live in Melbourne ? I'm also from Abruzzo and living in Melbourne ! You made me feel like cooking pasta & fagioli con le polpette cacio e uovo !! A presto

  19. That looks soo good!! oomg yum!

  20. Joanie Simon says:

    The color of that sauce is divine! Stunning dish.

  21. Awesome! I make it with rabbit!

  22. NaturesFairy says:

    That's one of my favorite meals,,, I can almost smell it. Yummo!! Looks great my Friend.

  23. Oh man you make my mouth water so much with your videos my friend
    I always get so hungry and I never have any snacks about

    Great video Vincenzo

  24. Booger500us says:

    You make it look easy mon ami!

  25. Lola K says:

    Very good he is thanking a lot

  26. Buonissimo il pollo alla cacciatora !!!!♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

  27. looks so good when you eat.. smile.. and yummy looks your face… thanks for this great recipe Video my friend.. i hope you have a wonderful Day.. best wishes Tom 😉

  28. This is a rustic Italian classic with peasant origins and it looks and tastes amazingly delicious! 🙂

  29. riquisimo!!!! se mira bien sabroso, hay que hacerla receta. saludos.

  30. Shaz Green says:

    going to make this for sure!! I'm not a fan of capsicums which are in most recipes, and this one has mushrooms which is one of my favourite foods!! Thanks Vincenzo!

  31. keith bettag says:

    awesome dish here,,,,,luvin the addition of the porcinis

  32. This dish looks amazing! A must try!

  33. JimmyFungus says:

    That looked unbelievably delicious! I remember my mom used to make chicken cacciatore a lot when I was a kid.. haven't had it lately though. Yum yum.

  34. Vincenzo you made my favorite chicken recipe!! My father always makes this and I enjoy it very much. Wonderful dish and beautiful presentation!

  35. That IS heavenly! Great idea!

  36. Looks delicious Vincenzo! I'm trying not to lick the screen lol.

  37. T-ROY COOKS says:

    Great looking recipe Vincenzo!! I love the colors in this dish and using that green dutch oven was a great idea for added color! Job well done brother!!! Wishing I had a plate of that Chicken Cacciatore right now!

  38. Delicious looking chicken recipe my friend!

  39. Oh yummy! That looks delicious.

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