Chicken Cacciatorre


CHICKEN cacciatore ‘meaning hunter’ is a hearty Italian dish made with braised chicken in a tomato-based sauce with mushrooms and herbs.

There are many different variations to this classic dish with many using red wine instead of white but this simple yet tasty recipe will be enjoyed by all whichever wine you use.

Serves 6
12.2kg / 5lb chicken jointed or cut in to pieces (as preferred)
125ml / 4fl oz olive oil
60g / 2 ½ oz butter
60g / 2 ½ oz chopped onion
225g / 8oz shitake mushrooms sliced
3 cloves garlic peeled + crushed
185ml / 6 fl oz dry white wine
2 bay leaves
1tsp chopped basil
Ground black pepper and salt to taste
80ml / 2½ fl oz prepared tomato sauce or passata

– Saute the chicken in the olive oil until light golden brown.
– Melt the butter in a separate frying pan, add the onions and mushrooms and sauté until golden. Add the garlic and cook for another 4 minutes
– Spoon the mushrooms, onion and garlic over the chicken and pour the wine over. Add the bay leaves, basil and pepper. Simmer for about 15 minutes, partially covered then stir in the passata or tomato sauce and add salt and pepper to taste. Cook uncovered for a further 15 minutes then serve with bread or for a fuller meal use taglietelle or spaghetti

© No part of this web site may be reproduced without written permission from the publishers. All rights reserved. Todos los derechos reservados.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

We welcome comments from readers on our website and across our social networks. We invite you to discuss issues and share your views and we encourage robust debate and criticism provided it is civil.

However we reserve the right to reject or edit comments that:

• Contain offensive language
• Include personal attacks of any kind
• Are likely to offend or target any ethnic, racial, nationality or religious group
• Are homophobic, transphobic, sexist, offensive or obscene
• Contain spam or include links to other sites
• Are clearly off topic
• Impersonate an individual or organisation, are fraudulent, defamatory of any person, threatening or invasive of another’s privacy or otherwise illegal
• Are trolling or threatening
• Promote, advertise or solicit the sale of any goods or services

You grant us a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide licence to republish any material you submit to us, without limitation, in any format.