Cacciatore means 'hunter' in Italian and in cuisine, the word refers to a meal prepared 'hunter-style' with tomatoes, onions, mushrooms and herbs.
|8||Chicken pieces, skin on and bone in|
|2 Tbsp||Olive oil|
|1||Onion, large, finely chopped|
|1||Celery stalk, finely sliced|
|1||Carrot, peeled and chopped|
|4||Garlic cloves, crushed|
|250 g||Button mushrooms, halved|
|800 g||Canned tomatoes|
|½ cup||Kalamata olives|
|½ cup||White wine|
|1 Tbsp||Rosemary, chopped|
|¼ cup||Parsley, chopped|
- Rub chicken pieces (with skin and bone attached) with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large frying pan, brown chicken in batches and then set aside.
- Reduce heat, then add the onion, celery, chopped carrot, crushed garlic and halved mushrooms to the frying pan. Cook until tender.
- Increase heat and add the tomatoes, olives, wine and herbs, then put chicken back in the pan. Cover and cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Check flavours and add salt and pepper as needed.