Sunday, January 20, 2013

Pollo alla Cacciatore

Pollo alla Cacciatore, Hunter-Style Chicken, is a dish that I have not made in quite some time. The recipe is from La Cucina: Regional Cooking of Italy. It is from the Emilia-Romagna region. I love making this recipe. The house smells so good. I am sure it has to do with the wine.

To go along with the chicken I made creamy polenta. I use the instant polenta and just added some Mascapone cheese in a the end.

And of course you do need Italian bread with this!

Pollo alla Cacciatore, Hunter-Style Chicken

2 tbsp. unsalted butter
2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 young chicken, cut in pieces (I just went to the butcher's counter and did not ask the age of the chicken)
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/2 lb. plum tomatoes, peeled and chopped (I used a can of crushed tomatoes)
1 green or yellow sweet pepper; cleaned of seeds ad chopped (I used red pepper, personal preference and they were on sale!)
Salt and pepper

Heat the butter and olive oil in a pan and add the onion. When it is golden, add the chicken pieces and let them brown. Pour in the wine, add the tomatoes and peppers, adjust the salt and pepper. Cover and cook at low heat until the chicken is cooked through, about 20 minutes.


Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine said...

Why couldnt you live next door! I love the way you cook! This is another sensational meal!

Lucia from Madison said...

There is a house for sale on our street if you want to move! If you lived next door than I could try those Nutella filled wontons-