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Catholic Recipe: Chicken Cacciatore


  • 1 chicken (4 pounds), cut up
  • 1/2 cup seasoned flour (salt and pepper added)
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 medium onions
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 can (1 pound) tomatoes
  • 1 can (6 ounces tomato paste
  • 1/4 pound mushrooms, sliced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon oregano
  • Details

  • Serves: 6
  • Yield: 1 4-pound chicken
  • Prep Time: 1 1/2 hours
  • Difficulty: • •
  • Cost: $$$$
  • For Ages: 15+
  • Origin: Italy

Cacciatore is another popular Italian dish. This recipe is basically stewed chicken in a tomato and mushroom base.


Dredge chicken in seasoned flour. Brown on all sides in hot oil. Mince garlic; chop onions; dice green pepper; add with tomatoes, tomato paste, mushrooms, salt, pepper, and oregano. Simmer for about 1 hour or until chicken is tender. Makes 6 servings.

Recipe Source: Cook's Blessings, The by Demetria Taylor, Random House, New York, 1965
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