Tuesday, January 12, 2016


   What is Cacciatore you may be asking yourself? Well it is a traditional Italian dish that has been made in my household since I can remember. The name "Cacciatore" translates into "hunter's style". A dish of braised meat in a sauce created from different herbs and fresh vegetables. This is one truly Italian dish that has made its way to America. My family has always made it the same way and it is one that I haven't adjusted what so ever from my mother's recipe or my grandparents. A little bit of interesting information is that my grandfather also used to use rabbit or even squirrel in this dish. Of course any meat that you hunt could be considered Cacciatore; however this is typically our version with chicken. Cacciatore.
  • 2-3 pieces of chicken on bone (you can use boneless skinless breasts)
  • 1 12oz can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 green bell pepper
  • 1/2 white onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 tbs basil
  • 1 tbs parsley
  • Salt/pepper
1. In a large saute' pan drizzle some olive oil. Salt and pepper the chicken and brown on all sides. Remove
2. In same pan saute' chopped pepper, onion, and mushrooms.
3. Pour in the white wine and simmer until reduced.
4. Pour in the tomato sauce.
5. Stir in the basil and parsley and return chicken to pan. Bring to simmer, cover, and cook for about 15-20 minutes.
     This is still one of my favorite meals. Anytime it is my birthday I always request this dish from my mother if not a homemade pasta. We always served it over rice or risotto; however it would be just as good over pasta.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 4