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Chicken Cacciatore

Deborah Mele in FlorenceThis recipe comes from the web site of Deborah Mele, Italian Food Forever.

"My love affair with Italian cooking began almost 30 years ago when I married into a large Italian family, overflowing with talented cooks. Throughout the early years of my marriage, I had the opportunity to learn the basics of Italian cuisine, and to perfect traditional family recipes."

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"Tender, succulent chicken pieces are cooked in this robust tomato sauce. Serve on Garlic Potatoes, or on a bed of Soft Polenta along with a sautéed green vegetable such as Broccoli Rabe Or Spinach". (See Italian Food Forever)


1 Boiler / Fryer, Cut Into 8 Pieces (about 3 - 4 Pounds)
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1 Medium Onion, Chopped
2 Cloves Garlic, Minced
1 Celery Stalk, Chopped
4 oz. Mushrooms, Chopped
1/2 Cup Dry White Wine
1 (14 oz) Can Chopped Tomatoes
1/2 Cup Chicken Broth
1 Teaspoon Dried Oregano
1/4 Cup Fresh Chopped Parsley
Salt & Pepper
Pinch Of Red Pepper Flakes

  • Rinse the chicken pieces, and then pat dry.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat, and brown the chicken pieces well on both sides. Remove the chicken pieces to a plate.
  • Add the mushrooms, onions and celery to the pan drippings, and sauté until soft, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the garlic, and cook another minute or two.
  • Add the chicken back into the skillet, and add the white wine. Cook on medium heat until it has almost completely evaporated.
  • Add in the chopped tomatoes, broth and seasonings. Simmer, covered for about 30 minutes.
  • If the sauce has not thickened, remove the chicken pieces from the pan, and bring the sauce mixture to a boil. Cook a few minutes until it has reduced and thickened. Serve hot!


You may add some small tasty black olives to the chicken and sauce mixture in the last minute or two of cooking.

Serves 4

Deborah Mele
Italian Food Forever

Chi Mangia Bene, Mangia Italiano
(Those Who Eat Well, Eat Italian)

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