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Chicken cacciatore with mashed potato

Total Time
1 hr 30 min
15 min
1 hr 15 min
Cacciatore is a classic Italian dish that is well balanced with the flavours of tomato, olives and capers.


Oil spray

3 x 3 second spray(s)

Skinless chicken drumstick

245 g, (buy 270g), fat trimmed

Chicken thigh, skinless, raw

440 g, (buy 500g), fat trimmed, halved

Shortcut bacon

3 slice(s), (buy 100g), fat trimmed, finely chopped

Brown onion

1 medium, finely chopped


1 stick(s), finely chopped


2 medium, thinly sliced


2 clove(s), crushed

Canned diced tomatoes

800 g, (2 x 400g cans)

Brown sugar

1 tsp

Balsamic vinegar

1 tbs

Black olives, drained

40 g, kalamata, (1/4 cup)

Capers, rinsed, drained

1 tbs, in vinegar


420 g, (500g peeled), cut into 2cm pieces

Skim milk

cup(s), (80ml)

Snow peas

400 g, trimmed

Fresh flat-leaf parsley

2 tbs, finely chopped


  1. Lightly spray a large non-stick frying pan with oil and heat over high heat. Cook chicken, in batches, for 5 minutes or until browned all over. Transfer to a large saucepan. Re-spray pan with oil, add bacon and cook for 3 minutes or until browned. Place in saucepan with chicken. Re-spray pan with oil. Add onion and celery and cook for 5 minutes or until softened. Add to saucepan along with carrot, garlic, tomatoes, sugar and vinegar and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 40 minutes.
  2. Add olives and capers and cook for a further 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked. Transfer chicken to a serving dish. Bring sauce to the boil and boil for 5 minutes or until reduced and thickened. Spoon over chicken.
  3. Meanwhile, boil, steam or microwave potato until very tender. Mash together with milk and season with salt. Steam or microwave snow peas until tender.
  4. Serve cacciatore with mashed potato and snow peas and sprinkle with parsley.


TIPS: the cooked cacciatore is suitable to freeze for up to 3 months.If peeling and chopping potatoes ahead of time, place them in a bowl of water with a squeeze of lemon juice to stop them going brown.