Chicken Cacciatore + Le Creuset Giveaway!

Chicken Cacciatore + Le Creuset Giveaway! |

Let’s play a game. It’s pretty pointless, but some of the best things in life are pointless. And because they’re the best things in life, they have a point. Yes? Yes. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

So for the game, you take the first three letters of your first name, the first three letters of your middle name, and the first three letters of your last name…and…see what happens. This is a great game.

I know. You’ve played something similar where you take the name of your first pet and the first street you lived on and put them together to represent your stripper name. But my version of the game is better. And no strippers are involved. By the way, I’m General Wildcat, just so you know.

Whoa, look at this French oven!

Chicken Cacciatore + Le Creuset Giveaway |

Let’s talk about the chicken that was made inside of the French oven.

Chicken Cacciatore is an easy one-pot meal. It’s a perfect comforting recipe for the winter and can be made easily after work any night of the week. This is also one of those illusive recipes that you would think is swanky, pricy, and time consuming, but it requires relatively few ingredients with minimal cleanup. The leftovers maaaay have wanted to stay in the French oven, so I accepted this and into the refrigerator the French oven went. Convenience? I think so.)

Typically, one would serve chicken cacciatore over pasta, but I did no such thing. I served it over quinoa. Pasta…brown rice…quinoa…select your grain. Everything will work out the way it’s supposed to.

Chicken Cacciatore + Le Creuset Giveaway |

Not only did the kind Le Creusaders send me a Le Crueset 5.5-quart French Oven, but they also let me pick my own color! I’d be lying if I told you it took me less than 10 minutes to decide between which shade of green I wanted. Ocean, Fennel, Rosemary, Spinach? When you talk to me like that, it throws me into a tail spin! I chose Spinach after careful consideration of how it would look in my kitchen/how my other appliances would feel about its hue.


The best part about my acquisition, is you get to acquire, too!  Enter my giveaway below for a chance to win yourself one of these gorgeous French ovens! All you have to do is go to the Le Creuset website, check out the delicious colors their French ovens come in, and leave a comment on this post letting me know which color French oven you would choose.

For bonus entries, follow Le Creuset and yours truly (that’s me) through social media and tweet about the giveaway. The giveaway ends Wednesday, December 4. 

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Chicken Cacciatore

Chicken Cacciatore


  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 4 lbs. bone-in, skin-on chicken pieces (thighs, drumsticks, breasts)
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into match sticks
  • 3 cups baby portabello mushrooms, chopped
  • 8 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 6 fresh sage leaves, chopped (or 1 teaspoon dried sage)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt (or to taste)
  • ¾ cup dry white wine, such as chardonnay
  • 1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained


  1. In a French oven, heat the olive oil to medium-high
  2. Once completely hot, place the chicken pieces in the French oven, skin-side down.
  3. Cook until chicken is browned and crispy, 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Flip pieces to the other side and cook an additional 1 to 2 minutes. Do not cook chicken all the way through.
  5. Place chicken pieces on a plate and set aside.
  6. Turn the heat down to medium. Add the onion to the French onion and sauté until very fragrant, and softened, about 5 minutes.
  7. Add the bell pepper and chopped mushrooms and continue sautéing until the veggies are fragrant, about 5 to 8 minutes, stirring consistently.
  8. Add the garlic, thyme, tarragon, sage, and salt and stir into the veggies, sautéing an additional 1 minute.
  9. Add the white wine and allow the mixture to come to a full boil, cooking about 3 minutes.
  10. Stir in the diced tomatoes (with their juices) and return to a boil.
  11. Add the chicken to the French oven, wiggling the pieces down as far as possible to cover them in juices.
  12. Place the cover on the French oven, turn the heat to medium-low, and allow the chicken cacciatore to cook 30 to 40 minutes, or just until chicken is cooked through.
  13. Serve over quinoa or choice of pasta/grain with fresh chopped sage on top.


  1. I would like the yellow color Le Creuset French oven, please!

  2. Natalie Kuzla says:

    I would choose Ocean and my Crayola name is natchrkuz

  3. Christopher Sorel says:


  4. I love all Le Crueset products. The are my all time favorite!

    Gorgeous chicken, girl!! It looks awesome and totally my families kind of dinner!

  5. I would choose purple or blue!

  6. Wayne Brown says:

    I’d go with the Spinach color too

  7. I’m so into this spinach color….and the chicken!! And, also your game….I’m cracking myself up over here :)

  8. My French oven was the best investment I’ve ever made. You gotta love convenience. I want a big ol’ plate of this cacciatore. Yum!

  9. Definitely Ink. That color of blue is perfect.

  10. I think I would have to go for cassis! Unusual and gorgeous.

  11. love all of your posts but the most the once you can throw in the French oven and be done with it

  12. I am a huge fan of the fennel French oven. It’s a very vibrant color.

  13. I’d probably have to go with a blue, green, or combo of the two! Some of my favorite colors :)

  14. Spinach!

  15. Lori Beth Coxey says:

    I love the cherry!

  16. I would like the Blue INK colored French Oven.

  17. Pamjoy ( I have no middle name ) is my Crayola name :)

    My color of French oven, I love them all, but I will close my eyes and point and that came out as Fennel!

  18. michael jaehnig says:


  19. Quince or Carribean. so pretty

  20. I would choose ocean!

  21. What a choice!!! I would like either blue or red.

  22. I collect the fennel but love the soleil as well.

  23. Definitely cassis!

  24. I’ve always loved the Caribbean color, but Fennel is really pretty too!

  25. Yellow, like my hair isn’t. There’s a song there. Yeah, because yellow is springy and pretty, unlike the outside right now.

  26. I love the Ocean color!

  27. Yellow is the colour I would want.

  28. I would choose Cherry!

  29. I’m digging the Cassis color right now and that spinach! Chicken cacciatore is one of my favorites, I love the tangy tomato-y goodness!

  30. ocean!

  31. Chicken cacciatore is a longtime favorite that I haven’t made in a painfully longtime! That’s gotta change. Thanks for sharing this recipe and fabulous giveaway, Julia! I love that Spinach color!

  32. OMG General Wildcat – I am dying. I think I am Jasmine Upland in that game! This chicken cacciatore looks so juicy and delicious, my mouth is watering just looking at it. The cherry color for me – classic!

  33. cassis!

  34. I love the kelly green color!

  35. I love ocean and ink!

  36. All the colors are great, but I think I would go with Caribbean or Cassis. Love Le Creuset!

  37. I’d love to have the red!

  38. I’d pick the cherry!


  39. I’d love ink or cobalt!

  40. Cherry red for me please :+)

  41. Marseilles! Thank you! :)

  42. I think Caribbean or Cassis, please. Thanks for the giveaway!

  43. Caribbean!

  44. I’d really love that red!

  45. I love orange! It’s mine!

  46. I luuuuuuuuurve my French oven! We use it all the dang time. And since we already have one, I’d probably give this one to my momma, and apparently she likes the yellow (which, incidentally, is the color I have! Hah.)

  47. After going back and forth between the different shades of green, I love “spinach”, too.

  48. Green or Red!

  49. the cherry thanks for the giveaway

  50. Dena Campbell says:

    First, the Chicken is gorgeous and I can almost taste it from here! Mmm!

    Now, Le Creuset… I have been hunting thrift stores, garage and estate sales, eBay, etc…, for my first piece. I wish that it was affordable for someone like me but it’s not so this is a great opportunity and I thank you and Le Creuset. ♥

    I would choose….ugh, so difficult a choice, they’re all beautiful….uh, Ocean (the little icon looks like a lovely blue but when you click it, it looks greyish?). If it Isn’t blue then I’d go with Caribbean. I want that Tealish & Red vintage kitchen one of these days. :)

    Happy weekend that’s right around the corner everyone! :)

  51. I would choose Ocean, and would enjoy cooking in Le Creuset, but without it being a gift that will be unlikely.

  52. Dune!

  53. I would choose Cassis! Thanks for the entry.

  54. I’m a sucker for the classic Cherry – my favourite by far, although they’re all gorgeous, vibrant and fun!

  55. I like the spinach color, as well!

  56. I would definitely choose green, as it’s always been my favorite color- but it depends on your kitchen! My mother has and adores the blueberry-like color, and it looks so beautiful.

    Julia, I can only imagine how insanely gorgeous your kitchen is. Especially if you have the means and the giant heart to give these incredible gifts away! Someday, please post a kitchen shot :-)

    Thanks for keeping us dreaming and hungry.

  57. I’d choose Indigo.

  58. I would take any color but I’ve always wanted a white one! I have played the stripper name game and mine is Cherry Swallows. Sometimes I use it if a telemarketer calls while I’m eating dinner or when I get asked to fill out surveys. You should try it sometime! It’s kinda fun. :-)

    • You just made me die laughing. First of all, Cherry Swallows is by far the best stripper name I have ever heard. Ever! And the fact that you actually use it when speaking to pesky telemarketers is freaking priceless. I <3 You!

  59. I love Marseille!! It’s a gorgeous hue of blue. I go to blue as you go to green :)

  60. I love the spinach color too! Great give away.

  61. William McHarge says:

    My wife would love the Caribbean!

    Making the Chicken Cacciatore this weekend — looks fantastic. :)

  62. I would choose the quince color!! So pretty!! And the recipe looks delicious!! YUM!

  63. Ink! Most definitely the Ink. Although, the Marseille is pretty awesome, too!

  64. I would choose cassis

  65. Definitely blue! Thanks for the giveaway!

  66. I love the Cassis! Please and thank you!

  67. The indigo looks amazing!

  68. I like the fennel color.

  69. I love that green color! I also love the Carribean color. My mom has been wanting one of these forever, I would be THRILLED to win and surprise her with this. Thanks so much! :)

  70. I would choose the Rosemary. That was a hard decision as I love them all! Thanks for the opportunity!

  71. Malerie Carey says:

    Glad I found your site! Its hard to pick between Caribbean and Marseille!

  72. I like Indigo

  73. I’d choose cassis

  74. Ink or quince…both are lovely!

  75. I didn’t see the color names, just numbers. I really like the chocolate color. I would really love that one!
    I could bake gluten free bread in it too.

  76. Would love the green or ink!

  77. I’d choose the cherry. :)

  78. I would most definitely go with cherry red…and I would name her Winonna…and all the other kitchen appliances would be sooooo jealous! ;)

  79. I would get a red one!

  80. Red!! Great Feng Shui and warm energy for your kitchen. It will help to put the love into your dishes!

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