Make This For Dinner Tonight

Why did this Chicken Cacciatore for Two recipe win Recipe4Living’s Heavenly Herb Recipe Contest? Well for one thing, just look at that beautiful picture! But more importantly, it utilizes fresh rosemary and thyme to make a classic Italian dish that can be made for two people! Often times chicken cacciatore recipes are served up in large portions but this gem of a recipe is convenient for couples and even individuals who are tired of over-sized recipes. You know who you are. Make this for dinner tonight!

Chicken Cacciatore for Two

This magnificent chicken cacciatore recipe is the winner of the Recipe4Living Herb Recipe Contest! Chicken thighs marinated with fresh rosemary, and thyme, sauteed in a light sauce with white wine, tomatoes, kalamata olives and garlic.


3 sm. tomatoes
4 chicken thighs
5-6 cloves garlic
1 sm. onion
1-2 C. white wine
1 C. chicken broth
olive oil
kalamata olives
fresh rosemary
fresh thyme
salt and pepper


Using a mortar and pestle, grind fresh thyme, rosemary, couple cloves of garlic and kosher salt into a paste. Rub the chicken thighs with the herb paste. Make sure to get it under the skin. Let chicken marinate for an hour….overnight wouldn’t hurt. Heat large saute pan, add olive oil. On medium heat, sear the chicken thighs on both sides. Drain the fat. Add 4 or 5 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced. Add one small onion finely chopped. Saute until fragrant.

Deglaze with a couple cups of white wine. Add a cup of chicken broth (this will poach the chicken the rest of the way through).Add parsley, and more rosemary and thyme. Add olives. Add quartered tomatoes. Salt and pepper to taste. Let simmer until liquid reduces. Serve over noodles.

More Chicken Cacciatore Recipes:
Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore
Chicken Cacciatore and Pasta
Chicken Cacciatore

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  • Toni

    Love the use of kalamata olives in this dish! Even though I’m single, I usually make more than enough of anything so that I have something to bring to work for my lunch.

  • Melissa

    For two?? Awesome. I like this dish but it’s always much too much food. The fresh herbs look fantastic.

  • oneshotbeyond

    I’m hardly ever cooking for just two, but these flavors sounds great!

  • Gourmet Mama

    I love this dish. And I’m so glad there’s now a recipe that just fits two servings. Thanks so much.

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