Chicken Drumstick Cacciatore

Looking across a large white baking dish with blue trim filled with cooked chicken drumsticks simmered in diced tomatoes with black olives. A white plate on a wood background is filled with chicken cacciatore with tomatoes and black olives, with a side of rice. A large white baking dish with blue trim is filled with uncooked chicken drumsticks and diced tomatoes. Looking down into a baking dish of chicken thighs simmering in tomato sauce with black olives.
Recipe Origin Italy
Rating
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Servings 4
Preparation 20 min 00:20
Cook 45 min 00:45
Ready in 1 hour5 min 01:05
Difficulty Challenging
Cooking Method Braise
Ingredients Chicken
Equipment Camp Oven Closed Grill
Recipe Type Dinner
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Looking across a large white baking dish with blue trim filled with cooked chicken drumsticks simmered in diced tomatoes with black olives. A white plate on a wood background is filled with chicken cacciatore with tomatoes and black olives, with a side of rice. A large white baking dish with blue trim is filled with uncooked chicken drumsticks and diced tomatoes. Looking down into a baking dish of chicken thighs simmering in tomato sauce with black olives.

Chicken Drumstick Cacciatore

A classic Italian dish, Chicken Drumstick Cacciatore is a warm and savory dish filled with bell peppers, tomatoes, garlic, and onions. Though we used red bell pepper, you can use any color your prefer. We’ve added olives to the dish for additional flavor, but also try capers or sliced mushrooms.

This dish is made a little differently depending on what region of Italy you are in. We prefer to use white wine, instead of red, since it gives the meal a more mild flavor that enhances the chicken.

Browning the chicken drumsticks before cooking them in the sauce helps to speed up the cooking process. Even though we’ve used drumsticks in this recipe, feel free to use other cuts of chicken, like thighs. 

Ingredients

2 tablespoons olive oil

8 chicken drumsticks

salt and pepper, to taste

1 red bell pepper, seeded and sliced

1 small yellow onion, sliced

1 (6-ounce) can black olives, drained

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 cup white wine

1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes

1 (15-ounce) can crushed tomatoes

2 teaspoons Italian seasoning

Equipment

9- by 13-inch (21- by 35cm) baking dish

Recipe Directions

  1. Preheat the oven or grill to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). 

  2. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Add the chicken and cook until browned, about 10 minutes, turning halfway through. Remove the chicken to a 9- by 13-inch (21- by 35cm) baking dish.

  3. Scatter the bell peppers, onions, olives, and garlic around the chicken.

  4. In a large bowl, combine the wine, diced tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, and Italian seasoning. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Pour the mixture over the chicken.

  5. Bake until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F (75 degrees C), about 35 minutes.  

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Recipe Origin Italy
Rating
No Reviews
Servings 4
Preparation 20 min 00:20
Cook 45 min 00:45
Ready in 1 hour5 min 01:05
Difficulty Challenging
Cooking Method Braise
Ingredients Chicken
Equipment Camp Oven Closed Grill
Recipe Type Dinner
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