Skip to content

Episode Two

Fantastic fast food with your rice cooking machine.

Episode two.

Hi it’s Adam Smith, back with another recipe for all you busy people out there.


This is one of those recipes I found years ago in an old, tattered Italian cookbook. Every time I’d remake it through the years, I’d adjust something in it to eventually reach a cacciatore recipe… “so perfect”, it’s one recipe your entire family will look forward too!

chicken cacciatore
Cacciatore means hunter in Italian, and alla cacciatora translates to a hunter-style meal with chicken (or rabbit), onions, tomatoes, herbs, vegetables, and usually wine or vinegar.


How do you make chicken cacciatore?

This Chicken Cacciatore recipe is an easy throw-together-meal with the most delicious sauce; full of incredible flavours! Garlic, bell peppers, onions, carrots and olives swimming in a rustic tomato Cacciatore sauce, simmering and soaking into juicy chicken thighs until they fall off the bone and melt in your mouth!



2 skinless chicken thighs bone-in
Salt and pepper to season
1 tablespoons olive oil (more if needed )
1 medium onion diced
2 tablespoons minced garlic (or 8 cloves)
1 small yellow bell pepper (capsicum), diced (optional)
1 small red bell pepper (capsicum), diced medium (optional)
1 carrot peeled and sliced (optional)
1 small packet mushrooms sliced
1/2 cup pitted black olives
8 sprigs thyme
2 tablespoons each freshly chopped parsley and basil plus more to garnish
1 teaspoon dried oregano
150 ml red wine
1 can diced tomatoes
2 tablespoons tomato paste


Combine together in your rice cooking machine, and cook on a slow setting for 1 hour.

You can also add rice and other vegetables if you want to. (EASY!!) 


I hope you enjoy this recipe!


Published inNative Teachers


  1. Keiko Keiko

    Adam, this recipe looks good matching a cool Autumn !
    It’s nice that we can enjoy Italian foods prepared without a gas oven.


      Thanks Keiko
      Yes! it’s definitely a good dish for the cooler weather. I’m glad you enjoyed it!