Basic Chicken Cacciatore

Basic Chicken Cacciatore


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'Cacciatore' litreally means 'hunter' in Italian, and this 'hunter style' dish makes good use of mushrooms (easily available to hunters trekking through forests!), onions, tomatoes and herbs.


Serves: 8 

  • 2 cups (250g) plain flour for coating
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 (2 kg) chicken, cut into pieces
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 green capsicum, chopped
  • 450g diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) white wine
  • 2 cups fresh mushrooms, quartered
  • salt and pepper to taste

Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hour10min 

  1. Combine the flour, salt and pepper in a plastic bag. Shake the chicken pieces in flour until coated. Heat the oil in a large frypan (one that has a cover/lid). Fry the chicken pieces until they are browned on all sides. Remove from frypan.
  2. Add the onion, garlic and capsicum to the frypan and saute until the onion is slightly browned. Return the chicken to the frypan and add the tomatoes, oregano and wine. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes over medium low heat.
  3. Add the mushrooms and salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for 10 more minutes.

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