Chicken Cacciatore Recipe

Chicken Cacciatore

A very simple Italian chicken recipe that is a firm favorite in our home and Maria (my wife) always prepares it this way.

Whenever I know this is on the menu I always make sure I'm home in time for dinner!

As Italian chicken recipes go this is probably the best known but there are some other great chicken recipe like Chicken Valdostana (click for our recipe).

Chicken Cacciatore means hunter's chicken in Italian and basically the name comes from the old days when the hunter would come home with a pheasant for the pot and his wife would add in whatever she'd managed to collect.

You can still use pheasant too if you prefer. It's actually a lot nicer with pheasant but chicken's easier and cheaper.

Ingredients

2 lbs. chicken pieces

6 Tbs. of olive oil

10 black olives

1 small carrot

1 green pepper

1 red pepper

1 stalk of celery

1 lb. of tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and chopped

salt, pepper

1 bay leaf

1 glass of dry white wine

1 oz. of dried mushrooms

1 clove of garlic

1/2 cup of chicken broth

1 Tbs. of chopped parsley

Instructions

1) Wash and dry the cut up chicken pieces. Saute the carrot, celery, peppers, olives, onion and garlic in the olive oil. When tender, but not crisp, add the chicken pieces, salt and pepper, bay leaf and let brown over high flame.

2) Add the white wine and when the wine has evaporated, add a few mushrooms, the tomatoes and the 1/2 cup of chicken broth. Cook for about 1 hour over a medium heat.

3) When ready remove from heat, add the chopped parsley and arrange in a heated serving platter.

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