Saturday, July 23, 2011

Italian Hunter's Chicken (Pollo Alla Cacciatora)

3 lb chicken pieces
Salt and pepper
1/4 cup butter
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 bell peppers, chopped
5 oz mushrooms, quartered
1 tbsp all-purpose flour
4 large tomatoes, peeled and chopped
1 cup white wine
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
2 tbsp tomato paste
1/2 cup black olives
1/2 cup capers
1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped

Season the chicken pieces with salt and pepper. In a large Dutch oven, melt the butter. Brown the chicken on both sides. Set aside. Add the onion and garlic to the drippings, cook for 3 minutes, until onion is soft. Add the bell peppers and mushrooms, cook for 3 minute. Add the flour and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in the tomatoes, wine, vinegar, tomato paste, olives and capers. season wits salt and pepper. Return the chicken to the Dutch oven. Stir a little, to make sure it is covered with the tomato mixture. Simmer, covered, for 1 hour. Add parsley and let stand for 10 minutes. Serve with pasta.


  1. Very nice looking chicken stew, thanks for the recipe.

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    Now you are inspiring me to make this wonderful comfort dish again, and I will link it back to you.
    I love your blog, and wish you lots of success.
    Following your blog, I invite you to do the same!

  3. This is delicious.Ive never really tried making this on my own, but I have a good bottle of white wine that I can try this with. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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