Chicken Cacciatore Recipe: an Easy Dutch Oven Dish

This chicken cacciatore recipe is an easy Dutch oven dish for the busy cook, I promise you. But it does need time to simmer, so it is better suited for a day when you are not pinched for time. Thanks to the folks at Eden Foods, this version of everyone’s family favorite is suitable for corn-allergy sufferers as the signature sauce does not contain citric acid. Check out my fabulous photo with my brand new camera. It makes you want to eat the page!

Make Chicken Cacciatore for a Low Carb Healthy Family Meal

Our chicken cacciatore takes only 10 minutes to prepare and about 2 1/2 hours to simmer on the stove top. I usually make it in the early afternoon on school days.

It can be placed in a crockpot too if you want more freedom to pop out and go shopping after it is prepared. If you choose to use a crockpot, give this dish an extra couple hours to simmer.

This chicken cacciatore is a flavorful meal that is gluten, corn, and dairy-free.

Ingredients for Chicken Cacciatore:

4 large organic chicken split breasts, bone-in and skins intact.

1/4 cup olive oil

6 celery stalks, sliced

3 large cloves of garlic, diced

1 medium sweet yellow onion, chopped

1/4 cup white zinfandel (optional)

1/4 cup of fresh chopped parsley (leaves only, no stems)

1 teaspoon organic sea salt

1 teaspoon white pepper

1 tablespoon dried basil

1 Jar of Eden Foods Spaghetti Sauce *does not contain any citric acid

Directions for Chicken Cacciatore:

Pour olive oil in the bottom of a dutch oven pot on the stove and turn the chicken cacciatore on medium high heat. Add onions, celery, garlic and spices (and wine if you’d like). Let it render 5 minutes while you wash and pat dry your chicken breasts.

Layer the chicken on top of the vegetable mixture. Pour one full 25 oz jar of Eden Foods Spaghetti Sauce over everything and let cook covered on medium low heat (a low boil) for 2 hours. Drain out excess liquid from pot (about 1 1/2 to 2 cups), remove an additional 1/2 cup and let cool on counter for 5 minutes. Just turn off the heat and let the dish sit uncovered while you prepare your rice. (Be sure it is all natural and not enriched). Serves 4 adult-sized portions of chicken cacciatore.

Note: Those with severe allergies to corn may react to chicken that is not certifiably corn-free. Please visit the safe list at: Corn-Free Foods Blogspot for a listing of approved chickens if you have a severe allergy to corn.

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4 Comments on Chicken Cacciatore Recipe: an Easy Dutch Oven Dish

  1. I originally cooked this dish with Muir Glen Pasta Sauce. The label read: contains naturally occurring citric acid. My son had a slight reaction after eating this dish for dinner and again at lunch the next day. I contacted Muir Glen as I suspected the pasta sauce was the culprit. This is the response I received:

    “Yes, the citric acid in Muir Glen and Cascadian Farm products is corn based; however, the percentage contained is very small. Small Planet Foods does not add MSG to any of our organic products.”

    Those with mild corn intolerance may be able to tolerate the citric acid. Those with a more severe intolerance will probably want to substitute. The kids loved this dish, so the next time I will be substituting with Eden Foods Spaghetti Sauce!

  2. that’s funny; I’m actually dutch, eventhough living in France; and I have no idea what a dutch oven dish is???

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