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Chicken Cacciatore

This is comfort food at its best!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: chicken cacciatore


  • 1 pastured chicken brined, and cut up
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt *
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup flour or arrowroot powder
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 large pepper chopped
  • 1 quart tomato juice
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • lard or your choice of fat for browning the chicken


  • Mix together the paprika, pepper and flour. Use this to lightly coat each piece of chicken.
  • Heat the lard in a heavy skillet on medium heat. Brown the chicken and remove.
  • Add onion and pepper and saute until soft.
  • Add the tomato juice, spices and sea salt. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Now add the browned chicken to the sauce, and cook at a slow simmer for an additional 45–60 minutes until the chicken is done.
  • Serve over pasta or rice.


*Not much is needed, because the chicken will be salty from the brine.