Find what to serve with chicken cacciatore using this collection of delicious side dishes. From crusty bread, to creamy polenta and side salads, you’ll find great options to make a delicious chicken cacciatore meal.
I’m sharing traditional and new side dishes for chicken cacciatore to keep your typical family dinner and dinner party menus interesting. Most of these recipes takes 30 minutes or less. So, they are a great choice for a new or experienced home cook.
What Is Chicken Cacciatore?
Chicken cacciatore (also called “Pollo alla Cacciatora” in Italian) is a classic Italian dish. Since “cacciatore” is the Italian word for “hunter”, this hunter style dish is a stew of sorts made with chicken thighs or chicken breasts, fresh herbs, onions, and a tomato-based sauce.
The rich tomato sauce uses dry white wine or red wine (but you can substitute chicken stock or chicken broth), tomatoes, tomato paste, garlic and other fresh vegetables.
The best part about this main course it that it comes together in less than an hour with bold flavors.
While most people make this tender chicken dish in a large skillet, if you scroll through the internet, you’ll find cacciatore recipes using a slow cooker, Instant Pot, and other small appliances.
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What to Serve with Chicken Cacciatore
This collection of the best side dishes for chicken cacciatatore is perfect for those stuck on what to serve with chicken cacciatore main dish. It includes bread, pasta, and grains as well as low-carb vegetable options.
Bread, Pasta & Grains
Choose what to serve with chicken cacciatore, from keto parmesan garlic bread bites to slow cooker bread. These are perfect for family dinners and parties.
If you’re looking for easy, delightful side dishes for chicken cacciatore, pesto pasta is a perfect choice. It’s colorful, flavor-packed, and comes together in 20 minutes. This is a great way to have a more flavorful option than regular egg noddles. Plus, the basil, pecorino Romano and nuts in the pesto compliment the cacciatore sauce so well.