Cacciatore Chicken (Hunter's Chicken Stew)

Cacciatore Chicken (Hunter's Chicken Stew)

This dish is packed full of Mediterranean flavours and uses tender juicy chicken thighs making it the perfect comfort food to enjoy on cold winter days.

Ingredients

  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time:
  • Cook Time:
  • 0.5 oz (0 g) dried mushrooms (porcinis or chanterelles)
  • 1 cup (250 mL) red wine
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 8 boneless chicken thighs, cut in half
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) olive oil
  • 1 onion(s), minced
  • 2 red pepper(s), (or other colours)
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 10-13 Italian-style tomatoes, peeled, seeded and diced
  • or
  • 1 can canned diced tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) parsley, fresh, chopped
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) rosemary, fresh, chopped
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) thyme, fresh, chopped
  • 1 cup (250 mL) mixed olives
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) capers, rinsed
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, freshly ground, to taste
  1. Soak dried mushrooms in red wine to rehydrate. Coat chicken with flour.

  2. In a large frying pan, heat 2 tablespoons (30 mL) oil and brown chicken on each side for 2 to 3 minutes. Set aside.

  3. In the same pan, add the rest of the oil and sauté onion and peppers for 3 to 4 minutes.

  4. Place wine-soaked mushrooms, chicken, onions, peppers, garlic, tomatoes, parsley, rosemary and thyme in a large pot and bring to a boil.

  5. Cover and simmer on low heat for 20 minutes, until juices run clear or the internal temperature reaches 77ºC (170ºF).

  6. Before serving, add olives and capers and adjust seasoning. Serve on hot polenta.

Nutrition Info

  • Per 720 g serving Amount
  • Calories 490
  • Protein 29 g
  • Fat 20 g
  • Saturated Fat 4 g
  • Carbohydrate 39 g
  • Fibre 8 g
  • Sugar 16 g
  • Cholesterol 95 mg
  • Sodium 1150 mg
  • Per 720 g serving % Daily Value
  • Potassium 27
  • Calcium 15
  • Iron 35
  • Vitamin A 70
  • Vitamin C 310
  • Vitamin B6 45
  • Vitamin B12 20
  • Folate 34
  • Magnesium 30
  • Zinc 33

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