Chicken Cacciatora

Cacciatora means 'hunter' in Italian and so this is usually called 'Hunters Chicken' in UK establishments and often served with a smoky barbecue sauce and cheddar mash. The traditional Italian version is significantly different. This version is inspired by several 'online' traditional Italian 'home style' recipes. A very tasty classic Italian dish.


For 1 Continued...
1 - 2 tbspn olive oil 1 tspn dried rosemary
1 chicken breast 1 tspn lemon juice
100 gm onion (prepared weight) 150 ml dry white wine
6 gm garlic (chopped) 1 tspn white wine vinegar (see note 1)
3 tbspn chopped tomato salt to taste
1 tspn tomato purée freshly ground black pepper to taste


Cooking - about 50 min

  1. Heat the oil in a flameproof casserole and fry the chicken for 2 min on each side, them remove from the pan and set aside.
  2. Reduce the heat to medium/low and add the onions and cook, stirring regularly, for 5 min.
  3. Stir in the garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 min.
  4. Stir in the chopped tomato, tomato purée, rosemary, lemon juice, white wine, white wine vinegar, salt and black pepper, bring back to the boil, and simmer, covered, stirring regularly, for 20 min.
  5. Return the chicken to the pan and simmer, covered, stirring regularly, for 20 min, adding wine (or water) as needed to maintain the desired sauce consistency.


  1. Serve with a selection of vegetables or some pasta and optionally garnish with some grated parmesan cheese.


(1) If desired cider vinegar can be used instead of white wine vinegar.
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The main ingredients
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The finished meal

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