Chicken Cacciatore

Chicken Cacciatore
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I am so lucky to have such an awesome husband. He has always been very supportive of my lifestyle choices and the many, many diets I’ve tried over the years. Although he has never embarked on any of the crazy eating plans/diets I’ve been on, he has always been willing to make meals that would follow whatever I was or wasn’t eating. Until, of course, paleo came along and changed our lives forever. I started out on my own, but he joined me not too long after that (smart guy…waited until I was doing something sensible to join me).

My guy is great in a lot of ways (he kills spiders for me, does stuff around the house I don’t like to do, helps me with my computer and camera questions and when we had a dog–he was the official pooper-scooper). But even better than all that, he can cook. I mean REALLY cook.

Here is the latest thing he cooked up for me. I am one lucky girl 🙂

Ingredients (serves 4)

  •  4 chicken breasts
  • 2 teaspoons ghee (or butter or coconut oil)
  • 6 pieces of bacon
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 6 medium mushrooms (about 200 grams), chopped
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • 1 cup of white wine (or chicken broth if you are doing a Whole30)
  • 1 14oz (400 grams) can of peeled tomatoes
  • 1 Tablespoon tomato paste

What to do


  1. Cut each chicken breast in half and season with salt and pepper.
  2. In a large saucepan, brown chicken in ghee over high heat. Set aside.

    Brown your chicken

  3. Lower heat to medium and in same pan brown bacon. Add onions, peppers, mushrooms and garlic and cook until soft.

    Saute the chopped stuff

  4. Add wine (or broth) and tomatoes and stir to combine. Return chicken and any juices to pan and push it down into the sauce. Place whole Rosemary sprigs on top.
  5. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer for one hour.
  6. Remove chicken and rosemary (discard sprigs at this point) from pan and add tomato paste to the sauce. Bring sauce to boil stirring constantly. Return chicken to sauce remove from heat.

    Looking good

  7. Serve over zucchini noodles or spaghetti squash.


Does your husband/wife/partner do awesome things for you? Be sure to appreciate it if they do. Now ask yourself what awesome things you do for them….I think I need to work on that.


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  1. For one minute I though you and I were sharing a husband ,except mine doesn’t cook.We both changed to 80/20 paleo on a visit to our daughter in Zurich.It was the best thing we ever did,We ate healthily before ,or though we did,but now without grains feel so good.Love your site and love Switzerland. And love Paleo.

    • Hi Rosemary,
      Thanks you so much! Sounds like you are lucky in the husband department, too. Where do you live and how did your daughter end up living here in Zurich? I live about 20 minutes outside of Zurich. Switzerland is a very beautiful place to live. I’m so glad your daughter introduced you to paleo (you know, it means she loves you!) and it’s great to hear that you feel so good. I wish I could get my mom to go paleo.

  2. You are indeed one lucky girl! My hubby doesn’t cook often, but he is a wonderful cleaner! The house need his touch every 2 or 3 month. When he clean, he clean every corner, after he finish the house really sparkle ( no joke). He also does most of the garden work!

    • Mine cleans and gardens, too—like I said…..he does all things I don’t like to do 🙂 If he cooks, I do the dishes (and vice versa). While he is in the garden, I am doing laundry. We clean together 🙂


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