Pollo Alla Cacciatora (Italian Hunter-Style Chicken)

Recipe by AZPARZYCH
READY IN: 1hr 20mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Rinse the chicken pieces and pat them dry.
  • Mix the flour, salt and pepper together in a large bowl. Toss the chicken pieces in the seasoned flour, shaking off any excess, and set aside.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high flame. Add a few chicken pieces at a time and brown them on both sides. Remove the chicken to a plate.
  • Add the onions and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and mushrooms and sauté for another 3-4 minutes, or until the mushrooms are wilted and cooked through.
  • Stir in the wine and tomatoes and simmer for a few minutes until cooked down somewhat. Then stir in the water or stock, herbs and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 20-30 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and tender.
  • Adjust seasoning to taste and serve with polenta or roasted potatoes.
  • *Variations.
  • Coniglio alla Cacciatora: use rabbit instead of chicken.
  • Other possible additions: chopped bell peppers, chopped carrots, chopped celery, chopped oregano, bay leaves, juniper berries, dried porcini mushrooms, black olives, capers, 3 or 4 chopped anchovies.
  • Use boneless, skinless chicken breast for a lower fat version.
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