Chicken Cacciatore


  • 4 T extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large red onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 t fennel seeds
  • chicken breasts (legs and thighs are traditional, but I generally only eat breasts)
  • ½ c dry red wine
  • 3 c tomato sauce
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • ½ c black olives, pitted


In a heavy bottom sauce pan, heat the oil, add the onion and gently cook for 5 minutes then add the garlic and the fennel seeds.

Add the chicken and let it brown.

Sprinkle in the wine and let the alcohol evaporate. Add the tomato sauce, salt and pepper, and olives.

Allow chicken to cook covered, until the chicken is done.


Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time 15 minutes


Adapted from the Man-Made Food recipe.