Chicken Cacciatore Recipe - This easy dinner recipe is simple to prepare and bursting with flavour. Chicken thighs are braised in a tomato sauce with basil, oregano, olives, onions and mushrooms. Perfect served with pasta, rice or mashed potatoes. This also freezes really well for a meal in a hurry.
Preheat your oven to 180c fan (or 160c conventional).
Heat the oil in a pan brown off your chicken thighs in batches until golden all over.
Remove pan from the heat and set the chicken aside.
Pour a little more oil into the pan if required. Fry your onions and garlic until lightly browned and softened.
Then add tinned tomatoes, tomato puree, mushrooms, carrots, olives, oregano, sun-dried tomato paste (if using) and salt and pepper. Give everything a good stir and and then add your chicken thighs back into the pan.
Bring everything to the boil.
Cover and place in the oven for 1 1/2 hours.
Once the cooking time is complete, remove from the oven and remove any fat that has accumulated before stirring in some fresh basil.