Chicken Cacciatore

Chicken Cacciatore

The chicken cacciatore is a typical meat dish of Tuscan cuisine, well known and appreciated in Italy, especially in the northern regions. This recipe is very simple and tasty thanks to its ingredients, such as onions, red wine, tomatoes, contributing to enhance the flavor of the chicken. The origins of this recipe are to be found among the poor, where people used the ingredients they had available to make dishes everyday. Chicken raised by farmers, with vegetables and red wine is one example.

Ingredients for 4 people

  • Chicken – 1
  • Garlic – 1 clove
  • Carrots – 2
  • Onions – 1
  • Extra virgin olive oil – ½ cup
  • Black pepper
  • Peeled tomatoes – 400 g
  • Parsley – 1 bunch
  • Rosemary – 1 sprig
  • Salt
  • Celery – 3 branches
  • Red wine – 1 glass
  • Laurel

Chicken Cacciatore

Hunter Chicken Preparation

Start preparing this recipe by cleaning chicken and cutting it into pieces without removing the skin which will give more flavor. Heat up the oil in a nonstick pan and fry the chicken pieces on both sides for about 10 minutes until they are golden. Add the finely chopped onion, garlic, celery, chopped carrots, a pinch of salt, pepper, rosemary and a few bay leaves, leaving brown for 5 minutes.

When well browned, pour red wine over chicken and evaporate the liquid. Add tomatoes, cover with a lid and cook over medium heat for 30 minutes (or until the chicken is cooked and tender). During cooking, if the chicken dry, add a ladle of hot water or broth. At the end of cooking, add a handful of chopped parsley and serve hot with a side like polenta or mashed potatoes.

Chicken Cacciatore

Advice

Formerly, to water the pollo alla cacciatora we used white wine, but some experts say that red wine makes the meat tastier. The same recipe can be used to prepare an excellent rabbit hunter. You can add chicken cacciatore a sprig of thyme and a little nuts demuscade to add more flavor. When you gild the chicken to make the light recipe, remove from pan fat from chicken skin.

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