Hunter's Wife Chicken Cacciatore

A traditional northern Italian meal that is both hardy and delicious. zxmy6pyxswfvwzqa33cqnxcsqq.jpg
Cook Time : 40 Minutes 
Total Time : 1 Hour 
Yield: serves 6-8


  • 14 cup canola oil
  • 1 (3–4-lb.) chicken, cut into 8 pieces
  • 12 cup flour
  • 1 tsp. minced rosemary
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 medium carrot, cut into 1/4" pieces
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, stemmed, seeded, and thinly sliced
  • 1 small yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 23 cup dry white wine
  • 1 (28-oz.) can whole peeled tomatoes, crushed by hand
  • 12 cup Gaeta olives, pitted and lightly smashed
  • 14 cup capers, drained
  • 1 tbsp. finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


1. Heat oil in an8-qt. saucepan over medium-high heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper and dredge in flour. Working in batches, cook chicken until browned, 10–12 minutes. Transfer chicken to a plate; set aside. Add rosemary, garlic, bay leaf, carrot, bell pepper, onion, and celery to pan; cook until golden, 6–8 minutes. Add wine; cook, stirring and scraping browned bits from bottom of pan, until reduced by half, about 3 minutes.

2.Return chicken to pan and add tomatoes; bring to a simmer. Cook, covered, until chicken is tender, about 30 minutes. Uncover and stir in olives, capers, and parsley. Using tongs, transfer chicken to a serving platter; spoon sauce over the top.


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