Chicken Cacciatore

Traditionally made with chicken or rabbit, this rustic "hunter's stew" is full of flavor from peppers, onion, and mushrooms. The herbaceous chicken slow cooks to fall-off-the-bone tenderness. This hearty meal will warm your heart, soul, and belly, even on the coldest of nights.

 

Serves 6
Prep time: 20 minutes; Cook time: 90 minutes

Ingredients

1 whole chicken, cut into pieces (breasts cut in half)
1 onion, diced
2 carrots, diced
1 red and 1 yellow bell pepper, diced
8 oz mushrooms (we use cremini and shiitake), chopped
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup white wine
1/2 cup green pitted olives, drained
1 cup chicken stock
8 oz cherry tomatoes

Chicken Cacciatore with Mamma Rose's Herb Blend

Directions

  1. Season the chicken pieces with 1 tbsp herb blend. Heat a heavy skillet over med-high heat. Brown the chicken in batches, using 1 tbsp oil per batch. Remove chicken from pan and set aside.

  2. Add vegetables, garlic, and remaining seasoning. Sauté for 5 minutes then add the wine and let it reduce.

  3. Add the remaining ingredients, chicken and reserved juices to the pan. Simmer on low for 1 hour until chicken falls off the bone. Serve with creamy polenta or your favorite Bona Furtuna pasta. Mangiamo!

 

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