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Chicken cacciatore

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 minutes Cook: 40 minutes

Skill level

A challenge


Serves 4

Hunters Chicken

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  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 x 400g tins cherry tomatoes
  • 4 tbsp mascarpone
  • 6 chicken breasts, skin on
  • olive oil
  • a handful basil


  1. 1.Heat the oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Fry 1 finely chopped onion and 2 crushed garlic cloves in 3 tbsp olive oil until softened but not coloured. Add 2 x 400g tins of cherry tomatoes, season, then simmer for 10–15 minutes or until thick and glossy. Take off the heat and stir in 4 tbsp mascarpone and half a handful of basil, roughly torn.

  2. 2.Heat a little olive oil in a pan and fry 6 chicken breasts on both sides until golden. Transfer to a baking dish and pour over the sauce. Cook for 25–30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Scatter over the remaining half handful of basil.

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28th Jul, 2017
Simple to make but very tasty. I added a small tin of butter beans as suggested by another reviewer. Also, I had to use a teaspoon of garlic granules as I had run out of fresh. This meal got the seal of approval from the Husband! I will happily make again, particularly as people think you have slaved over it.....and you really don't.
4th Sep, 2016
I have made this recipe so many times, great for stressfree dinner parties and also for batch cooking and freezing for quick midweek meals. I mix butterbeans in to make it more substantial and to give it a more Italian taste
18th Jun, 2016
Really love this. So easy and yet looks special enough to serve at a dinner party.
30th Dec, 2014
Thank you for putting this recipe back on the site.
29th Mar, 2014
I love this recipe - it's my go-to when we have people over for dinner, served with mashed potatoes. The cherry tomatoes really make it special - I had to substitute chopped toms one night and was disappointed. I've adapted it using mushrooms for a friend who doesn't like onions, and it worked just as well. Highly recommended!
23rd Oct, 2016
Could this recipe be done in the slow cooker so that the chicken is really tender? Wondering whether the mascarpone would work in the slow cooker? Also recipe says serves four but there's six chicken breasts in recipe - is this correct? TIA
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