Saturday, October 18, 2014

Mess Free Oven Baked Chicken Cacciatore (GF/DF)

As strange as it seams I actually dreamt up this recipe while sleeping last night. We eat lots of fish in my house, but I really wanted to make chicken and wanted to do so without creating a kitchen full of pots, pans and bowls. Additionally, I did not want to make a huge mess on the stovetop either. There is nothing worst than cooking up a storm and being left with a huge clean up. I am always looking for easy short cuts without compromising taste. End result this time was a mess free "Oven Baked GF/DF Chicken Cacciatore". I actually cooked it in the oven in one of those "Oven Bags" designed for cooking a turkey. My husband said it might be my best chicken creation ever! I have to agree it was amazingly delicious and once again no clean up! In my book that is a total win win!



 Recipe: Serves 4


  • 1 whole chicken; cut up with skin on or chicken parts
  • 1 large onion; diced
  • **1/2 cup GF All Purpose Flour  Note: I like the "Bob's Red Mill" (For those following a Paleo or Whole 30 diet omit this ingredient.)
  • 1 can artichoke hearts; drained and cut up
  • 1 14 ounce jar of your favorite GF Marinara sauce or homemade sauce
  • 1 oven cooking bag Note: I used a Reynolds Turkey Oven Bag but you can also use their large oven bag.
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Set up oven cooking bag in a oven safe baking dish. Dredge each piece of chicken separately in the all purpose gf flour. Place inside the oven bag in a single layer.
  2. Add onion and artichokes to the chicken in the bag and distribute evenly. Pour marinara sauce over chicken, artichoke and onion mixture already in the oven bag, making sure to spread it around so it covers all the chicken.
  3. Close the oven bag up (letting out as much air as possible) and tie either in a knot or with the twist tie enclosed in the package of oven bags. Prick several fork holes in the bag and place on the middle rack of your oven. Cook for 55 minutes.
  4. Remove baking dish from the oven and allow to sit for about 10 minutes. Carefully open the bag and pour out the chicken and sauce back into the baking dish. Note: I usually place the baking dish in the sink while I do this to avoid splattering the sauce all over. Return the chicken to the oven leaving it uncovered and allow to cook for an additional 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and serve. Delicious with some healthy broccoli or pair this with your favorite gluten free pasta. Enjoy!
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  1. Could I make this with boneless chicken breasts? If so, about how many pounds? I guess it would cook quicker...Thank you.

  2. Yes you can use boneless chicken breast. I would use approximately 3 pounds and less cooking time. Thanks for visiting and have a great day!

  3. Looks delicious! Healthy, easy, and I love a meal that involves little clean-up! Pinned and tweeted. :)

    1. Thanks Blair! I too love a delicious meal with very little clean up! Thanks for visiting!

  4. This sounds good and I like the no cleanup part.


  5. I love chicken. This sounds fabulous for a cool Fall day meal. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & twitted.

  6. Your Chicken Cacciatore looks delicious! Hope you are having a fantastic weekend and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday.
    Hope to see you again soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. Thanks for stopping by! Love Full Plate Thursday! have a great week!

  7. Chicken cacciatore is delicious, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop. pinning.

  8. Phyllis, your recipe looks outstanding! It's been years since I've made Chicken Cacciatore. I think it's time! Thanks so much for sharing on Gluten-Free Wednesdays. :-)


  9. Thanks Shirley! Always look forward to all the wonderful recipes shared on GF Wednesdays! Thanks for hosting!