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