Cacciatore is often served on top of pasta with rustic bread on the side. Add a crisp tossed salad and you have a meal the whole family will love.
A basic cacciatore recipe
usually begins with a couple of tablespoons of olive oil heated in a large frying pan. Chicken parts, dusted with salt and pepper, are seared in the oil for three to four minutes on each side. The chicken is removed from the pan, and most of the fat poured off. The remaining fat is used to fry the onions, mushrooms, peppers or other vegetables for several minutes. A small can of peeled tomatoes (drained of liquid and coarsely chopped) is added to the pan along with some oregano and a half cup of dry red wine. The seared chicken parts are returned to the pan which is then covered. The dish is done after about an hour at a very low simmer. definition by wikipedia
Do you love Chicken Cacciatore?
I know I do! It tastes like spaghetti to me with chicken in it instead of hamburger meat. If I cook it heavy on the bell peppers I like to eat it with rice. If I cook it heavy on the mushroom I like to eat it with pasta. Either way it works but I think traditionally it's served with pasta. Hey that reminds me... October is National Pasta Month too. ~Pam