my go-to chicken cacciatore

Do you know someone who just had a baby? Maybe you’re visiting a sick relative or maybe you just need an easy dinner that generally pleases everyone. This is one of ours.
In our church, whenever someone has a baby there’s a group of us who cook meals to make the transition into parenthood that tiny, tiny bit easier. I love this meal because it’s easy to throw together, it freezes well and there’s not much in it that will cause upset to a newborn if you’re breastfeeding….except maybe the onions. Use at your own discretion.


  • 4 chicken thighs
  • 1 can diced tomatoes {400g}
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 2 small white potatoes
  • fresh basil

Fry up the onion in a little olive oil and add the wine. Cook until the wine is reduced then add the chicken and tomatoes. You can either cook the chicken through or finish it in the oven. Stir through the fresh basil and season with salt and pepper.
As a healthy side option, I make mash in our Thermomix with this recipe {tweak the quantities as needed}. I also use both sweet and white potatoes with 75% of the amount being sweet potatoes but there’s something about adding a few white ones that makes it seem creamier. I also use regular milk as we aren’t a dairy free household but this recipe has saved my butt when cooking for friends who are DF.

Chuck the finished products in takeaway containers so there’s no washing up to worry about and you’re on your way!


Finished product pictured here with wholemeal cous cous for an extra-healthy option

Finished product pictured here with wholemeal cous cous for an extra-healthy option

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