Chicken Cacciatora - the classic Italian recipe

This traditional Italian dish - Hunter's Chicken Stew - is easy to make and delicious to eat. Watch the video, find the full ingredient list and read the step by step instructions

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Paolo:

I tried making this and it was easy and fun. Thanks!

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Chicken "alla cacciatora"

Chicken ‘alla cacciatora,' or hunter’s chicken stew, as some call it in English, is a super-easy traditional Italian meal which, if made in large quantities, is even more delicious the next day!
Bump up the quantities in this delicious recipe and ensure a steady stream of leftovers the next day.

Which wine to match Chicken "alla cacciatora"?

The ideal Italian wine to pair with tasty white chicken meat is a medium complex and structured red wine, which maintains the right amount of freshness to balance the succulence of the dish. Chianti and Chianti Classico vintage wines are perfect. Alternatively, high-altitude red wines, such as those from volcanic soils like Mount Etna, where the savouriness and elegant freshness perfectly accompany this dish, are all worth exploring. For those who prefer to 'drink pink', we recommend a full-bodied and fragrant rosé such as Cerasuolo, a fascinating encounter between white and red.

 

Ingredients

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Chicken Cacciatora ingredients

  • Garlic Cloves 1
  • Chicken 1
  • Canned tomato 300 grams
  • White wine 1 cup
  • Extra-virgin olive oil as needed
  • Salt as needed
  • Carrot 1
  • Celery (Stalk) 1
  • Yellow Onion 1
  • Fresh mixed herbs as needed

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Preparation

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for 4 servings

Step

1

Of 3

Prepare the chicken

Quarter the chicken into 8 separate pieces. Heat large frying pan, and coat with olive oil, or heat nonstick frying pan. When heated, add chicken and allow to brown in pan. Remove from heat.

Step

2

Of 3

Cook the chicken

In another medium-sized sauté pan, coat bottom with olive oil.  Add diced onion, carrot, celery and garlic (soffritto). Allow to brown for a few moments. Add your choice of aromatic herbs (Chef Michele recommends sage, bay leaves, and rosemary), and browned chicken pieces. Adjust to taste with salt, add white wine and allow to evaporate.  

Add tinned tomatoes and allow to simmer for 25-30 minutes.  

When sauce is complete and done, place into individual serving dishes and serve promptly.

Step

3

Of 3

Complete the Dish

When sauce is complete and done, place into individual serving dishes and serve promptly.

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Brunello di Montalcino Wines

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Maternigo - Valpolicella DOC Superiore Wine - Tedeschi

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Brunello di Montalcino Wines

0.75l

Brunello di Montalcino: learn all the characteristics of one of the most important wines in Tuscany

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Sul Vulcano - Etna Rosso DOC Wine - Donnafugata

0.75l

A surprising sicilian volcanic red wine. Read about this Donnafugata wine and Sicilian wines to buy and taste!

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Maternigo - Valpolicella DOC Superiore Wine - Tedeschi

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A Valpolicella of rare aromatic intensity.

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Reviews

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Paolo Sunday 29th of March 2020

Simply delicious.

I tried making this and it was easy and fun. Thanks!

RyanGio Wednesday 8th of April 2020

You will lick your fingers!

This has become one of my favourite main courses

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