Maddy’s Cacciatore

Chicken Cacciatore buttered veg

My Chicken Cacciatore

Before I moved to the Uk this was something I often saw in Italian restaurants & I used to make it a fair bit too. I think I have seen it once here! Not sure why it popped into my head to make it tonight, but I am glad I did, it was absolutely delicious.

Tasty, tangy flavours, moist chicken drumsticks and buttered broccoli make this an absolute winner. I am not one for chicken breasts in this dish as I find them too dry, thighs or drumsticks are the best and tend to be cheaper too. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family did.

Now it looks like a huge serve but if you are like me you are very picky about the meat on the drumsticks, whereas The Husband will leave bare bones and eat any chewy bits. We are both on 1 meal a day, and it is usually early evening, therefore,  can afford a higher carb meal like this one now and then, obviously if you are having smaller serves and more veg your macro’s will change, I worked them out for 2 people in this case. Some days we eat a ‘proper’ meal such as this, some days it will be a quick omelette or bacon and eggs.


Serves 2-4

8 chicken drumsticks

1 small onion sliced

1/2  tsp garlic powder

1 tsp Italian dried herbs

1/4 cup sliced mushrooms

350 ml Passata

10 sliced black olives

3 finely chopped anchovy fillets

1/4 diced red Capsicum/pepper

  • Brown chicken on medium heat
  • set aside
  • Turn heat to low
  • Keep pan juices
  • Add olive oil, herbs & garlic to pan
  • Stir well
  • Add onion and fry for 2 minutes
  • Add anchovies & Passata
  • Stir well
  • Add capsicum, mushrooms, olives salt & pepper
  • Stir well
  • Return chicken to the pan
  • Stir gently to cover all chicken with sauce
  • Cover and cook on low for 25 minutes
  • Serve with buttered low carb vegetables

MacrosCarbs 12g, Fat 73g, Protein 85g



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