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Chicken Cacciatore

This hearty chicken stew is ideal in late summer or early fall, when its comforting aromas can counter the growing chill in the air. Zucchini and onions fresh from a farmers’ market will yield the best flavour.
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 45 min


9 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
2 tbsp canola oil
3 tbsp flour, in a bowl
1 onion(s), medium, diced
10 mushrooms, sliced
1 red pepper(s), seeded, chopped
1 zucchini, green, small, diced
1 zucchini, yellow, small, diced (optional)
½ cup baby spinach, sliced
1 tsp garlic, minced
2 tsp Italian seasoning
1 bay leaves
½ tsp salt
1 tsp pepper, freshly ground
1 can tomato paste
2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 tsp butter
1 cup brown rice

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.


  1. Heat oil in deep skillet.

  2. Coat chicken thighs with flour and brown in skillet. Remove chicken from skillet and put on a plate.

  3. Add onion, mushrooms, pepper, and both zucchini to skillet and cook until slightly browned.

  4. Add spinach, chicken, garlic, Italian seasoning, bay leaf, salt and pepper, tomato paste and chicken broth. Stir to mix well. Make sure the tomato paste is well mixed with liquid. Cover and cook on medium low heat for approximately 45 minutes or until chicken thighs are thoroughly cooked and have reached an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).

  5. While chicken is cooking, melt butter in pot, add rice and stir to coat and brown very slightly.

  6. Add 2 cups (500 mL) of water and cover.

  7. Cook until rice is done. Serve chicken with rice.

Nutrition Info

Per 545 g serving Amount
Protein36 g
Fat17 g
Saturated Fat4 g
Carbohydrate61 g
Fibre7 g
Sugar10 g
Cholesterol110 mg
Sodium520 mg
Per 545 g serving % Daily Value
Vitamin A50
Vitamin C130
Vitamin B663
Vitamin B1230