Disclaimer: I'm obviously biased to this recipe because I wrote it, BUT I've had chicken cacciatore recipes before and they've always tasted mediocre at best. A couple winning things about this recipe is that it requires less ingredients than the traditional recipe, AND it can be served with practically anything! You'll find a handful of of side dish recommendations towards the bottom of the page!
Enjoy my easy, sassy, simple, delicious, clean-eating version of the chicken cacciatore!
P.S my clients absolutely LOVE this recipe, so it truly is delicious! Promise, lol!
Yields: 6-7 Servings
2 lbs chicken thighs, chopped in pieces
5 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 yellow onion, sliced
1 red pepper, julienne
1 green pepper, julienne
2 cups low sodium tomato sauce
1 cup water
½ cup white vinegar
2 teaspoons Himalayan Salt, divided
½ teaspoon black pepper, divided
Zest and juice of one lemon
2 tablespoons of one of the following: avocado oil, coconut oil, or grass-fed butter
Gather and chop the ingredients as listed above.
Place a large skillet over medium heat on the stove. After 30 seconds (when the pan gets hot), add the 2 tablespoons of oil. Allow the oil to spread over the surface of the pan.
Add the 2 lbs of chopped chicken, a couple pinches of salt and peppers, and sauté for about 7-8 minutes or until the juices of the chicken start flowing and then chicken becomes darker. Stir periodically.
After the 7-8 minutes add the garlic, onion, and peppers. Add another pinch of salt and pepper. Stir consistently so the garlic doesn’t burn. Saute the veggies and chicken until the veggies become soft and somewhat caramelized. This will take another 6 minutes.
Once the veggies are caramelized, add the tomato sauce, water, and vinegar. Bring the juices to a boil and then reduce the heat to medium low. Add the rest of the salt and pepper. Cover and simmer for another 10 minutes. Feel free to turn the heat down to low right before you cover the pan.
After the 10 minutes are up, zest and juice the lemon directly into the pan.
Serve immediately. Garnish with fresh herbs.
Feel free to serve it with the following: