Fall Chicken Cacciatore
An easy one pot dish, which is a bouquet of colours, flavours, and aromas.
Servings Prep Time
4people 10minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
4people 10minutes
Cook Time
Prepare the tomatoes
  1. If using whole tomatoes, pour the can into a large work bowl.
  2. Crush the tomatoes by hand, so there are no full tomatoes, but they are still chunky. I like the tomatoes to remain chunky, but you can crush them as finally as you wish, depending on your tastes.
Preparing the braising liquid
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. With all of the ingredients prepared, heat a large pot (with a cover) over medium heat.
  3. Add the oil to the hot pan, and once it is shimmering, add the diced peppers.
  4. Sauté the peppers, stirring frequently until the peppers have started to brown slightly, and have begun to soften. Maybe 5 or 6 minutes.
  5. Add the minced garlic, and stir until fragrant. This shouldn’t take more than a minute. Don’t let the garlic burn.
  6. Add the basil, tarragon, ground black pepper, and pepper flakes. Stir to combine.
  7. Add the crushed tomatoes, and stir together. Once combined, cover, and bring to a simmer.
  8. Once simmering, add the chicken thighs. You may need to stir the pot to submerge the chicken, and some of them may remain exposed. This isn’t a problem.
  9. Sprinkle the parsley over the mixture in the pot.
Braising the chicken
  1. Cover the pot, and put it in the oven for 25 minutes.
  2. Remove the lid, and stir the contents, trying to submerge any previously un-submerged chicken. Put the pot back in the oven for 25 minutes uncovered.
  3. Check the temperature of the chicken. The chicken is ready when the temperature is between 170°F and 180°F depending on the texture you prefer. If you are unsure, just aim for 175°F. Once this temperature is reached, the chicken is ready to serve.
  1. The chicken can be served in a bowl, like a stew, or over rice.
Recipe Notes

This dish is great if you are cooking for a some low carb/keto dieters, and non-dieters.  The people following the low carb meal plan can eat the chicken cacciatore by itself, while the non-dieters can have the dish over rice or potatoes.  No need to cook multiple meals!