I am thrilled to share my recipe for Chicken Cacciatore that I have been making for years. Also known as hunter’s stew, cacciatore is a hearty mixture of tomatoes, red peppers, onions, herbs, and sometimes wine. I use white wine in this version but I bet a nice Marsala would be excellent with some modifications. What I like about this particular recipe is that everything is made in one pot.
As I was making this chicken cacciatore, I almost devoured the chicken after I browned it. I suddenly had an extreme lust for fried chicken. But, thankfully, the fact that the chicken wasn’t fully cooked at that stage kept me from devouring it on the spot. And it paid off because I love this amazing dish. It doesn’t have any complexity to it really, but the robust combination of the white wine and capers do raise the bar on family meals. In the interest of full disclosure though, my son wouldn’t eat it. The big chunks of onions scared him off. Oh, and he has an aversion to all forms of chicken so that didn’t help.
Oh, and I am very happy with how the pictures of the chicken cacciatore turned out. But a funny thing happened. Although my photos aren’t that good, it got me thinking about those recipes that look gorgeous but absolutely cannot be reproduced. I once saw a mouth-watering version of sesame chicken where half the instructions were missing. It probably makes me a bit odd that I go out of my way to pin ugly recipe photos. Does anyone else do that? Oh sure, I have tons of pretty ones too, but I refuse to pin or save something just because it has sprinkles or fresh orange slices styled just so. Does that make me a hypocrite now? (if you ever find a typo or have a question, please, please tell me!)
Have a great day!
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