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90 • minutes
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4-6 • people
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Easy Chicken Cacciatore

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  • tick4 chicken thigh cutlets and/or 2 chicken breasts
  • tick2 tbsp Chantal Organics Flour (white, spelt or rice)
  • tick2 tbsp Chantal Organics Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • tick1 brown onion
  • tick2 capsicum (red, green, yellow, orange), or ½ pumpkin, chopped small
  • tick1 zucchini
  • tick1 carrot
  • tick2 cloves garlic
  • tick1 jar Chantal Organics Bolognese or Arrabbiata Pasta Sauce
  • tick2 tbsp Chantal Organics Tomato Paste
  • tick1 cup pitted kalamata olives
  • tickSalt & pepper
  • tick1 cup water


  • Step 1.

    Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Cut the chicken into bite size pieces, place in a bowl with the flour, salt + pepper, and toss to coat.

  • Step 2.

    Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a fry pan over medium heat, add chicken and cook until browned on both sides. Place on paper towel to drain.

  • Step 3.

    Slice onion and capsicum into thin strips. Peel carrot and cut into chunks, wash zucchini and cut into chunks. Peel garlic and mince. You could also use any type of vegetable, depending what’s in season. Good seasonal substitutes for zucchini are: eggplant, pumpkin, yellow squash or mushrooms.

  • Step 4.

    Heat remaining 1 tbsp of oil in fry pan and add onions. Cook over medium heat until onions begin to soften, then add the capsicum (or pumpkin) and garlic. Continue to cook for a couple of minutes until the vegetables begin to soften. If the onion starts to stick to the pan add 1/2 of the water to release the caramelized onion juices from the bottom.

  • Step 5.

    Add the pasta sauce and tomato paste to the pan along with the remaining water, season with salt and pepper, bring to a simmer then remove from heat.

  • Step 6.

    Place the chicken in a large oven proof dish, sprinkle over the olives, zucchini and carrot chunks, then pour over the tomato mixture. Cover the dish and place in the centre of the oven to cook for at least 1 to 1.5 hours. You’re aiming for the carrot and zucchini to be cooked through and the chicken tender.

  • Step 7.

    Serve warm on top of pasta, rice, mashed potatoes, with a large green salad or simply on its own. Any leftovers will keep in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days. This recipe also freezes well.

Chantal Organics Products used

Extra Virgin Olive Oil
White Flour
Bolognese Sauce
Arrabbiata Sauce
Tomato Paste

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