Easy Whole30 Chicken Cacciatore

Tender chicken thigh meat baked in a sauce made with onions, garlic, bell peppers, thyme and parsley. A simple Italian-inspired Paleo and Whole30 friendly meal. It's designed especially for the working people who do not have time to cook all day, but it tastes like you did. Be prepared to share the recipe.
Easy Whole30 Chicken Cacciatore


  • 6 chicken thighs
  • 4 tablespoons arrowroot starch (aka flour)
  • 1/2 onion (sliced)
  • 2 cups bell peppers (sliced, I used frozen from Trader Joe's)
  • 2 zucchini
  • 1 can tomato sauce (15 oz)
  • 3 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt
  • black pepper
Prep time:
7 minutes
Cook time:
33 minutes
Total time:
40 minutes
Yield: 3 servings | Prep time: 7 minutes | Cook time: 33 minutes | Total time: 40 minutes


1. Season chicken thighs with salt an pepper on both sides. Dredge each piece in arrow root starch to coat all the sides.
2. Preheat oven to 400F (200C).
3. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sear chicken for about 4 minutes per side, until a nice crust is formed. Place chicken on a plate, we will finish cooking it in a later step.

4. To the same skillet, add sliced onions and peppers. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for 5 minutes.

5. Add tomato sauce and stir. Return chicken thighs to the skillet, cover them with the mixture.

6. Bake in the preheated oven for 14 minutes.

7. Meanwhile, trim ends off zucchini. Using a vegetable peeler, make zucchini ribbons.

8. Add them to the skillet and bake for another 6-8 minutes, until soft and the chicken is cooked through (the internal temperature should be at least 165F (75C)). Enjoy!

Products I recommend for this recipe

Arrowroot Starch

Arrowroot Starch
Red Onion

Red Onion
Tomato Sauce

Tomato Sauce


Parsley Flakes

Parsley Flakes
Olive Oil

Olive Oil

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