Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Chef Chuck's Chicken Cacciatore

Pollo alla Cacciatora

Chicken Cacciatore, is a real country dish with tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms, onions, capers, Marsala wine and garden fresh herbs. Cacciatore, meaning hunter, was made with either chicken or rabbit. This fork tender chicken melted in my mouth.

Chicken Cacciatora 3 pounds organic chicken
legs and thighs
flour for dredging
salt and pepper
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 green bell pepper, chopped

2 celery stalks, chopped
1 red onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
14 ounces diced tomatoes

2 ounces capers, drained
1/4 cup Marsala wine

1 cup organic chicken broth
8 ounces mushrooms
1 tablespoon fresh oregano
1 tablespoon fresh parsley

1 tablespoon fresh thyme
2 cups white rice

Wash chicken, salt and pepper and dredge through flour. In a large frying pan heat olive oil and brown chicken for about 5-10 minutes. Remove chicken and set aside, in same pan saute peppers, celery and onions for 3 minutes. Add garlic, tomatoes, capers, Marsala wine, chicken broth, chicken and all the fresh herbs. Cover and let simmer for 1 1/2 hours during the last 15 minutes add mushrooms. Serve over rice or pasta.


  1. Wow, this one sounds fantastic! Never heard of Marsala in cacciatore. I can't wait to try this!

  2. You are speaking my language! And that lasagna from the last post - mmm mmm. You are so prolific, Chuck, it's hard to keep up with your posts. xxx Sally

  3. Hi LaDue, I think you will enjoy the Marsala!

  4. Hi Scintilla, I agree this cooking wine pairs well with chicken, Grazie!

  5. Yes Sally, I am glad we are on the same page!
    I want to thank you for your comment! I will some day slow down!! Grazie :)

  6. I grew up on this dish. My mom makes the one that is most comforting (don't tell my grandma!) and I look forward to it when I go visit. Yours looks amazing, Chef Chuck. I can always expect to see top-notch dishes from you.

  7. Hi Bridgett, It seems to me, our mom are similar!
    Aren't we lucky!! Grazie, Bridgett:)

  8. such a staple dish!!! although I've never tried it! I will change that!
    Its looks great!

  9. hello Ash, This one you must try, very tender and tasty!! Thank You