Low Carb Chicken Cacciatore Stew

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  • prep time

    prep time

    10 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    1 h 5 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    1 h 15 min

Low Carb Chicken Cacciatore Stew

9 ratings

This keto take on the traditional Italian cacciatore stew is rich with sweet tomatoes and balsamic, complemented perfectly by salty black olives.

Perfect on its own as a stew for lunch, or served alongside cauli rice or zucchini noodles for a hearty main.

  • Net Carbs

    5.7 g

  • Fiber

    1.8 g

  • Total Carbs

    7.5 g

  • Protein

    20.4 g

  • Fats

    17.4 g

268 cals

Low Carb Chicken Cacciatore Stew

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  • Skinless Chicken Thigh

    Skinless Chicken Thigh

    4 large thigh

  • Anchovy


    4 anchovy

  • Basil


    1 x 2 tbsp, chopped

  • Tomato Puree

    Tomato Puree

    2 tablespoon

  • Olive Oil

    Olive Oil

    2 tablespoon

  • Tomatoes


    1 large

  • Chicken Stock Pot by Knorr

    Chicken Stock Pot by Knorr

    1 cup

  • Spices Thyme Dried

    Spices Thyme Dried

    1 tsp, leaves

  • Spices Oregano Dried

    Spices Oregano Dried

    1 tsp, leaves

  • Shallots


    2 tbsp, chopped

  • Garlic


    1 clove

  • Balsamic Vinegar

    Balsamic Vinegar

    1 tbsp

  • Black Olives

    Black Olives

    ¾ cup

  • Salt


    ½ teaspoon

  • Black Pepper

    Black Pepper

    ¼ tsp

Recipe Steps

steps 8

1 h 15 min

  • Step 1

    Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a large pan. Add the chicken thighs and brown on all sides. Remove from the pan and set aside.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    Heat the remaining oil in the same pan over a low/medium heat. Dice the shallot and slice the garlic and add to the pan. Tear in the anchovy fillets and stir until melted.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Add the thyme and oregano to the pan along with the tomato puree and balsamic. Dice the tomato and add to the pan, stirring everything together.
    Step 3
  • Step 4

    Return the chicken pieces to the pan, coating in the sauce.
    Step 4
  • Step 5

    Add the hot chicken stock, season generously and stir well.
    Step 5
  • Step 6

    Bring the sauce to the boil, then reduce to a simmer so that it is bubbling gently. Cover and cook for 30 minutes.
  • Step 7

    Remove the lid and add the olives, cook uncovered for a further 15 minutes until the sauce is rich and thick and the chicken is cooked through.
    Step 7
  • Step 8

    Scatter with fresh basil to serve.

Comments 13

  • Billlouden

    Billlouden 3 years ago

    Great recipe for a new Keto’er. No anchovies and used some tomato sauce as I didn’t want to open a new can for so little. Wife moved it too!

    • Marina

      Marina 3 years ago

      A big favourite. Always omit anchovies and add different vegetables, keeping Keto in mind.

      • recipewriter

        recipewriter 3 years ago

        Thank you for your feedback :)

    • jhirst1951

      jhirst1951 3 years ago

      Delicious, but no anchovies, substituted chicken broth for Knorr Chicken Stock Pot - not gluten free. I don't know how to edit recipe.

      • QueenP

        QueenP 3 years ago

        You can edit any recipe by adding it to your foods. then access it through there and edit

    • Jesus is mine

      Jesus is mine 4 years ago

      I used fish sauce instead of anchovies, and rice vinegar delicious

      • Kellydcooke

        Kellydcooke 4 years ago

        I used skinless chicken breasts as I had them on hand. I don’t like anchovies but used then anyway; so glad I did. Very pleasant taste and not at all fishy when cooked as recipe states. I cut the breast up in chunks after it finished cooking and prior to adding the black olives. This is hearty & delicious!! I ate it on 3 consecutive days. My boyfriend who isn’t on Keto, ate it with white rice and loved it.

        • Anonymous

          Anonymous 4 years ago

          I used 2lbs raw boneless skinless chicken thighs for 4 servings. I found the sauce reduced really fast and I wasn't able to cook the chicken much more after adding the olives. I also added the fresh basil into the sauce because I'm not really into garnishes. But it was super yummy!

          • crlnmccnnll4f71

            crlnmccnnll4f71 5 years ago

            Can I use chicken breasts instead?

            • Ms. BROWN

              Ms. BROWN 5 years ago

              I made this meal, I wasn't expecting it too be as good as was, it was great. I will be cooking it again.

              • recipewriter

                recipewriter 5 years ago

                Thank you :)

            • jlsherin258cc

              jlsherin258cc 6 years ago

              I made this tonight. It was really good. I didn’t have any anchovies so I had to leave them out. The balsamic vinegar really adds a nice flavour and I love olives. Will make this again.

              • recipewriter

                recipewriter 6 years ago

                Thank you so much for your feedback, im so pleased you enjoyed the recipe!