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DharMag May 2014 Summer recipes: chicken cacciatora

chicken cacciatora, the real, Italian recipe. Chicken, tomato sauce, pan. How to make the authentic chicken cacciatora, a delicious Italian recipe! Cooking tips, ingredients and step by step recipe.

Ingredients for the Italian chicken cacciatora (6 servings)

  • 1 free range chicken
  • 1 medium onion
  • 200 g (7 oz/ generous 3/4 cup) tomato purée (passata)
  • 1 glass dry white wine
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 stick celery
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 sprigs parsley
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • black olives

How to make a perfect chicken cacciatora!

Rosemary plant and flowers. Use fresh rosemary for your delicious recipe Use fresh rosemary for your delicious recipes! Cut the chicken into individual servings. Chop the parsley and rosemary leaves finely; thinly slice the celery and onion. Peel and squash the garlic clove by pressing down on it with the flat side of a knife blade.

Put the oil in a large frying pan and, over a low heat, cook the onion and all the herbs except the bay leaf for ten minutes. When the onion is golden, add the chicken pieces and season. Cook the chicken for about 20 minutes, turning it frequently, until it is brown.

Crumble the bay leaf and add it to the pan, continuing to cook for a few more moments. Pour in the wine, raise the heat, and stir until it has evaporated completely. Add the tomato purée and black olives, turn the heat to low and cover the pan, and cook until the meat is tender (about 30 minutes for a supermarket chicken, as much as two hours for a free-range one).

chicken cacciatora, recipe of the real Italian cacciatora di pollo. food photo This dish can also be made with porcini (boletus) mushrooms. Soak 50 g (1 3/4 oz) of dried mushrooms in warm water for one hour, and add to the recipe instead of the bay leaf. It’s delicious served with sweet and sour pickled onions or with mashed potato.

Recipe courtesy of Vicarello Castle
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