Pancetta Chicken Cacciatore

    35 days 15 minutes

    You can use prosciutto or bacon if you can't find pancetta in this sumptuous and filling braised chicken cacciatore.

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    Serves: 5 

    • 4 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 whole chicken, cut into pieces
    • 6 slices pancetta, diced
    • 2 onions, chopped
    • 60g fresh mushrooms, sliced
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • freshly ground black pepper
    • 1 cup white wine
    • 500g tomatoes, diced

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:35days  ›  Ready in:35days15min 

    1. Heat oil in a large frying pan. Add chicken, brown and then remove. Add pancetta and cook over medium heat for about 2 minutes.
    2. Add onions and mushrooms and cook until onions are soft. Return chicken to the pan, sprinkle with parsley, basil, salt and pepper. Add wine and tomatoes, cover and simmer for 25 to 30 minutes, turning chicken once during cooking. Remove chicken from pan and serve with sauce poured over.

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    Altered ingredient amounts. Pure goodness. I only used the breast & thighs of a whole cut up chicken in this (there was only two of us). I coated my chicken w/ some flour and then browned it and set it aside. I added a couple of knobs of butter and sauteed the mushrooms in that pan along with a couple of shallots that I subbed for the onions. I added the wine and then reduced it, then added some chicken stock and seasonings. I peeled and seeded the tomatoes (I use roma's), quartered them and simmered it all together for about 30 minutes. Served it over steamed absolutely "guest worthy" recipe.  -  18 Jul 2008


    Altered ingredient amounts. Excellent! Added 3 cloves of minced garlic and used a very good quality wine. Served with roasted red potatoes and garnished with Parmesan cheese right before serving.  -  18 Jul 2008


    This recipe was very good. Not quite as good as I had thought it was going to be though. My kids liked it but my friend who was here for dinner did not like it at all. I think the next time I make this recipe I will try it without the wine or perhaps get a better wine than cooking wine I had on hand. I think it was my cheap wine that threw the flavour off.  -  18 Jul 2008