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Chicken Cacciatore Italian Classic Chicken Recipe

Chicken Cacciatore

Chicken Cacciatore is a simple and traditional Italian comfort food to cook as a family dinner dish. Cacciatore means hunter in Italian which means that the dish is prepared in a hunter-style manner where you throw everything (vegetables and meat) in a big pot and you serve it as a one pot dish! It is a stew dish simmered with tomatoes and in Italy, other than chicken meat, you can actually find rabbit cacciatore! Different region in Italy uses different types of wine in their recipe. You can use either red or white or anything that you can find in your pantry.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 people
Calories 217 kcal

Equipment

  • Pot
  • Mixing Bowl

Ingredients
  

  • 4 pieces Chicken Thighs Boneless Skin on
  • 5 grams Salt
  • 5 gram Black Pepper
  • 15 gram flour
  • 3 tbsp Oil
  • 1 each Red Capsicum chopped
  • 1 each Onion diced
  • 3 cloves Garlic chopped
  • 3/4 cup Red Wine
  • 500 grams Tomato canned
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1 piece Chicken Stock Cube
  • 3 tbsp Capers drained
  • 1.5 tsp Oregano dried
  • 1 tsp Basil Dried
  • 1 stalk Fresh Parsley to Garnish
  • 1 pinch Salt & Pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Marinate the chicken thighs with salt and pepper and thinly flour the pieces. In a hot fry pan, with a little oil, start browning the chicken. When up to colour, remove and set aside.
  • In the same pan, saute the onions until translucent, then add garlic and capsicum to saute.
  • When cooked, deglazed the pan with red wine and add your tomato, water, chicken stock cube, capers, oregano and basil.
  • Bring the mix to a simmer, then returned your browned chicken - and let it cook through for about 30 minutes or so. The juices should reduce into a nice thick sauce.
  • Season with salt and pepper, and garnish with some fresh parsley to serve.

Notes

  • Serve with slices of toasted baguette 
  • Throw in some fresh herbs such as thyme or basil for extra flavour 
Keyword quick and easy, tomato based, western
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