Chicken Cacciatore

Chicken Cacciatore

Comfort food is the best. I’ve said this MANY times and I won’t stop repeating it!
Last weekend I ordered for the first time some meat from a new online vendor called Mr. Meat. I discovered them just a few months ago and i was impressed by the variety of cuts and good prices.

I got my delivery on Saturday morning and Sunday after an intense workout session at The Clinic here in Shanghai,all i was craving for was some comfy, hearty, filling dinner meal! I made myself this Chicken Cacciatore and loved every bite of it!

Here is the recipe!

Ingredients (serves 4):

  • 4 chicken thighs
  • 8 chicken drumsticks
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 bell peppers (2 green, 2 red, 2 yellow)
  • 2 cans of peeled tomatoes
  • salt and pepper
  • rosemary and thyme
  • 2 tbsp herbs the province
  • 1 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 2-3 cup chicken stock (low sodium)
  • 1/4 cup black olives
  • 2 tbsp capers

Start by patting dry the chicken with some kitchen paper

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remove the skin and season with salt and pepper

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Wash up the bell peppers

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and slice them up

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open up 2 cans of peeled tomatoes

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In a french oven (I used my beautiful Le Creuset Oval French Oven pot – which I LOVE) heat up the olive oil. When hot brown the chicken in small batches until it gets a nice golden color on both sides (about 6 min per side) – No not overcrowd the pan!

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Remove from the pan and set aside

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Now you see all those dark bites sticking at the bottom of you pan, DE-GLAZE!

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Pour in the wine and using a wooden spoon scratch them off, let the wine evaporate and reduce.

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Move chicken back into your French oven,

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add garlic, tomatoes, bell peppers, rosemary and thyme. season with salt and pepper. Pour in the chicken stock, cover with a lid and let is simmer for about 40 min.

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Remove the lid, add black olives and capers keep cooking on low-medium until juice has reduced.

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Sprinkle some herbs the province – one of my besties brought me this sac from France – my kitchen smells divine!

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and serve it up!

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Rice or pasta would pair perfectly with this Chicken Cacciatore!

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I’m hungry!

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About the author:

An Italian living in China with a strong passion for cooking! Browse my 'left-overs' session for many tasty grub!. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.