Friday, 21 March 2008

Chicken Cacciatore

Last night (thursday) I made one of my favourite Italian dishes chicken cacciatore, for the Festa Italiana food event hosted by Marie from Proud Italian Cook & Maryann from Finding La Dolce Vita. I served the chicken with crusty bread, simple but very delicious. here's the recipe!

Ingredients (serves 4)
8 chicken pieces
plain flour, for dusting
salt and cracked black pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, sliced
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2/3 cup (160ml) chicken stock
1/2 cup (125ml) white wine
400g can chopped tomatoes
1/2 cup kalamata olives
2 tablespoons oregano leaves
bay leaves

Dust chicken pieces in combined flour, salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook chicken, in batches, for 2-3 minutes on each side. Remove and set aside.
Reduce heat to medium. Add onion and cook for 4 minutes until softened. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Pour in stock, wine and tomatoes, and simmer for 20 minutes. Stir through olives and oregano, and cook for 2-3 minutes.


Happy cook said...

I love this chicken dish, mostly i eat them with mash potato

ruthEbabes said...

What a great dish for the Festa!!! I love chicken cacciatore!

Cooking and the City said...

Thank you Happy Cook, I too like it with mash potato :-)

Ruth, thanks sweetie, I love cacciatore too, should make it more often! :-)

Proud Italian Cook said...

Hi Dellene, Thanks for joining us and bringing this yummy dish to our Festa table. Your cacciatore looks delicious! I make mine with olives too!

Pixie said...

ah i love chicken cacciatore, not that i've had it in a long time but do remember how tasty it is!

Donna said...

Oh this looks good!!!! I would never have thought to use black olives!!! Thanks sweetie for the "picnic for the eyes"! Happy Easter to you!!hugshugs

Anonymous said...

Looks delicious, Dell! Thanks for joining us at Festa Italiana :)

Kevin said...

That looks good. Chicken Cacciatore is on my to try list.

Maria said...

Lovely dish Dell, I've yet to make Chicken Cacciatore and by the looks of yours I have been missing out!


Cooking and the City said...

Marie (Proud Italian Cook) thanks for stopping by & your lovely comments. Thanks for the Festa Italiana challenge, its been fun :-)

Dell xo

Pixie thanks for stopping by, hope you make cacciatore soon :-)

Mrs. W said...

One word: Yum!

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MrOrph said...

I love this dish. I have yet to attempt making it. After looking at your's, that will change! :-)

Robin said... you have me craving Italian!

Cooking and the City said...

Donna, hugs & thanks sweetie, hope you and yours enjoyed Easter :-)

thanks Maryann both for the lovely comment & the fun event :-)

Kevin thank you, you really should give cacciatore a go :-)

Maria, thanks sweetie you too should give it a go :-)

Mrs W, thanks so much for stopping by & your lovely comment :-)

Cooking and the City said...

Mr Orph, thanks for visiting and your sweet comment :-)

Robin as always, thank you :-)

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