What Pairs Best with Chicken Cacciatore?

The best chicken cacciatore lives in a rich and provincial sauce with chicken tumbling off the bone when you move to pick it up. But, just as important is knowing what pairs best with chicken cacciatore.

Explore the Culinary Experience

Legitimate chicken cacciatore is an Italian work of art, derived from pure culinary passion. You’ll never get a more delicious home prepared feast than this recipe! Simple to make and adored by the whole family, Cacciatore fragrances fill your whole house with solace and warmth as it cooks itself on the oven or in the stove!

It’s Beyond Good!

This chicken cacciatore recipe is a simple put together-supper with the most delightful sauce brimming with unimaginable flavors! Garlic, ringer peppers, onions, carrots, and olives swimming in a natural tomato Cacciatore sauce, stewing and splashing into succulent chicken thighs until they tumble off the bone and soften in your mouth!

Wine matching:

Chianti Classico

Pinot Noir


Sides: What pairs best with chicken cacciatore?

Customary sides:



Pureed potatoes

For Low Carb:

Cauliflower rice

Zucchini Noodles

Steamed vegetables

On the off chance that there are any extras, the flavors are far and away superior the following day! Or then again you can hold up it for as long as a quarter of a year in supper prep compartments for an instant dinner when you need it!

Let me know if you try my Great Great Grandma’s Chicken Cacciatore recipe!

The History of Chicken Cacciatore

Rumors have spread far and wide about the history of Chicken Cacciatore suggesting that ‘chicken Cacciatore‘ [catch-ah-toh-ree], or Tracker’s Chicken, started some place in Central Italy in the Renaissance time frame (ca. 1450-1600). You know, that piece of history of horrendous torment, the dark plague, superb workmanship and elaborately corseted powdered ladies rehearsing the harpsichord. Perhaps Lady Gaga is on to something?

Who Ate Chicken Cacciatore?

However, we stray… In those occasions, the lone individuals who could stand to appreciate a delicacy like poultry, were the wealthy Italian aristocrats who enjoyed chasing as a type of amusement. Stand by. Chasing chickens?! What? This nearly takes after tipsy history. I’m almost certain that archaic Italy didn’t hold onto herds of savage free-wandering wild chickens in its woods, so let me go out on a verifiable appendage and express that the Italian privileged likely chased for fowl. Conceivably even quail.

How Did the Ingredients Fall in Line?

Upon get back to the property, the chasing gathering would stop on the path and his lordship would go to his page kid and say: “Luigi, picketh these shrooms and spices for they shalt tasteth magnificent in the chicken fowl soup”. Indeed, perhaps not altogether like that, yet the dish got its name on the grounds that purportedly the trackers would get back from the forested areas with wild mushrooms and fragrant plants. These would all be given off to the house cook, who was then answerable for transforming this into a feast. (hm? A sensation that this has happened before a lot?). Rumors from far and wide suggest that tomatoes were added in light of the fact that their causticity softened the meat being referred to, and olives and onions were frequently added for flavor. I don’t have the foggiest idea about the set of experiences behind the part of wine being added, however I speculate a well proportioned jezebel is important for the condition. The dish was served in tin bowls with enormous blares of dried up bread, since flatware didn’t make its presentation until the 1700’s.

The History of Chicken Cacciatore or Trackers Chicken

‘Trackers’ Chicken’ has numerous assortments yet it’s consistently a delicious stew of poultry. Gradually braised in a pureed tomatoes with mushrooms, onions, garlic and wine, it’s delectable! The determination of spices relies totally upon the locale you are in, and olives don’t generally show up all things considered. To put it plainly, there is no correct method to get ready chicken cacciatore, there is just the delectable way. The following is my rendition and I picked tarragon and parsley. I love the flavor or tarragon and it works out in a good way for the olives and wine that are in this dish also.

Old School Chicken Cacciatore Recipe

This is the perfect dish for a cold, rainy day. There’s something about this real deal, old school chicken cacciatore that makes it the ultimate soul food. The love and care put into this recipe by my grandmother’s grandmother is just beautiful and it deserves to be shared with the world!

Great, Great Grandma’s Chicken Cacciatore Recipe

I’ve got to give just a little backstory with this one, it’s an online recipe, you know the drill! Keep scrolling if you don’t want to hear my not-so-humble bragging about my adored family. It’s for the algorithm!


So great, great grandma had 23 children – THREE sets of twins to boot, so you know she was a tenacious woman. I’ve just got one set and am barely making my way through it – she was a total goddess! Her recipes tended to play to her Italian side as well as her southern influences over time. Many of my best recipes are from that amazing lady.

Here’s the Ingredients You’ll Need

  • A Whole Chicken
  • 1 c Red Wine
  • 6 Whole Peeled Tomatoes
  • 1 Onion
  • 2 Carrots
  • 2 Celery Stalks
  • 5 Cloves of Garlic
  • 2 c Fresh Parsley (chopped)
  • 3 Sprigs Rosemary
  • 1/2 c Olive Oil (I like full flavored)
  • 1 T Salt
  • 1/2 t Black Pepper

Chicken Cacciatore Prep

Great, great grandma’s recipe calls for a bit more prep than what most people have to do these days. Her’s included what to feed the chicken for the week leading up to the culling. Since most of us don’t have chickens in our backyard, you can skip this step. If you happen to be one of the lucky ones, she recommended to feed the hen seasonal berries and sunflowers, if possible, the week before the meal and to stop all feeding 24 hours before doing the deed.

Once you have your chicken, preferably a pasture-raised, organic chicken, you break it down into your basic cuts (wings, breasts, and leg-quarters) and leave that skin on. Chicken skin is basically a free extra layer of flavor that rocks in any dish!


Next, grab your cast iron. If you don’t have a cast iron skillet, I highly suggest getting one – It’s the best investment you’ll ever make for your kitchen. It can be used for absolutely everything! Pour your olive oil and pan fry that chicken until it’s golden brown on either side. You need that color to add some flavor and texture to your meat.


From there, finely chop your carrots, celery, onions, and garlic. Toss those in along with your salt, pepper, and fresh herbs. Let all that hang out and cook for about 5 minutes or so, and chop up your peeled tomatoes. Toss those in tomatoes, throw on a lid, and let that stew on medium heat for 30 minutes. If it gets dry, you can add in some broth or water. It’s done when your chicken is fork tender!

Interested in Reading About the History of Chicken Cacciatore?

For a really solid chicken cacciatore dish, remember cooking with your heart is the way to go! Find what you like and don’t like. For instance, I LOVE olives in everything. I put olives where they don’t belong more often than I’d care to admit (even sandwiches). My cacciatore always has dark olives and it’s amazing!

That being said, be yourself with this recipe. My great great grandma won’t mind, I promise!

My Favorite Chicken Souvlaki Recipe

Ready to make chicken souvlaki? It’s a great keto dish that has been taking the internet by storm. Simply put, “souvlaki” means “meat skewer”. My kids adore it, it’s super easy so I love making it – and it’s low carb, high protein. Keto-dieters will fall in love with this easy does it recipe.

Best Chicken Souvlaki!

Pro Tip: Pop the meat cuts into the marinade for at least 2 hours. Don’t scrimp on time when it comes to marinades – it’s where all the goodness comes from!

To make this amazing “chicken on a stick” recipe, you’ll need to start with the building blocks of any good dish – your marinade. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 Lemon (juiced)
  • 5 T Olive Oil (I like mine full flavored)
  • 1/4 c Fresh Basil (chopped)
  • 1/4 c Fresh Oregano (chopped)
  • 3-4 Dill Sprigs (crushed)
  • 5-10 Garlic Cloves (chopped finely)
  • 2 T Salt
  • A Few Cracks of Black Pepper

You’ll want to mix the lemon juice, olive oil, fresh herbs, seasonings, and all that fresh garlic. Cube your chicken and let it marinade overnight. Remember, Greek chicken recipes are all about the marinades and fresh, bright flavors that come out in each dish!

When you are prepping to cook these delicious chicken soulvaki, start by soaking your skewers for 5 minutes or so (if you are using wooden ones). If your skewers are metal, you can skip this step.

Next, stack your cubed chicken onto the skewer, leaving no space between each piece. This is important so the chicken stays juicy through the cooking process. Chicken souvlaki is known for being extremely tender.

chicken souvlaki on a plate

For Grills: Have a low to medium flame, cook for about 5 mins on each side, flipping just once per side. Always check internal temperature if using a grill or check by breaking apart one of the middle chicken cubes.

For Skillets: Set the skillet to a medium heat and same as the grill, cook for about 5 mins on either side. Once the soulvaki are cooked through, heat up your broiler and finish them off with one minute on either side.

Garnish with fresh herbs, goat cheese, and tzatziki over the top. Your family is going to love these!

The Ultimate Chicken Gyros Recipe

You have got to try this amazing greek yogurt-marinated chicken gyros recipe, it’s BEYOND amazing! The best part is how ridiculously easy it is to make and you can feed a whole party without breaking a sweat. I find this to be the perfect backyard grill food for family get-togethers AND it’s low maintenance as everyone can serve themselves.

So How Easy are Chicken Gyros?

It’s simply marinate over night in delicious, creamy Greek yogurt along with vinegar, oil, and spices then toss it on the grill!

Here’s my Chicken Gyros recipe:

  • 3 lb. Chicken Thighs
  • 5 T of Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 2 T of Apple Cider Vinegar (white works too, but I love the flavor of apple cider vinegar in this dish)
  • 1 Whole Lemon Juiced
  • 2.5 T of Olive Oil (I like full flavor, personally)
  • 2 Sprigs of Rosemary (crushed)
  • 5-10 Fresh Oregano Leaves (chopped)
  • 1/4 c Fresh Parsley (chopped)
  • 2 t Salt
  • Fresh cracked black pepper
  • 5-10 garlic cloves (finely chopped)

Chicken Gyros Cooking Details:

You’ll want to throw everything listed above together and leave it in the fridge overnight. The flavors will meld together and when thrown on the grill create the most bomb crust you’ve ever tasted! Once the chicken thighs are cooked all the way through, set the meat aside to cool so you don’t lose all the amazing juice to your cutting board. Serve and enjoy!

What should the gyros be served with?

The great thing about gyros is that the meat is really versatile and can be paired with rice, salads, or even eaten at midnight straight from the fridge. Who’s judging? Certainly not me!

However, for a more traditional gyro, you’ll want to get some fresh iceberg lettuce, pickled onions, homemade tzatziki, roma tomatoes, and goat cheese. Don’t forget to make some pita bread! My stomach is rumbling just thinking about it.

Feel free to check out more Greek Chicken Recipes to keep your creativity flowing!