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Sunday 17 January 2016

Chicken Cacciatore : Rustic Hunters Stew

Yes, you may well be asking ... what does Cacciatore mean. Well it means 'hunter' in Italian and this rustic hunter's stew is flavoured with anchovies, celery and a whole head of garlic, it might just be on your menu plans soon!

Serves Four
3 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp plain flour, to dust
4 chicken thighs and 4 drumsticks, skinned
1 head of garlic, cloves peeled and halved
A few sprigs of rosemary
A few sprigs of thyme
2 bay leaves
1 carrot, peeled and finely chopped
1 celery stick, finely chopped
5 anchovy fillets, chopped
1 x 400g tin plum tomatoes, drained, rinsed and chopped
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
250 ml warm chicken stock

1. Heat 2 tbsp of the oil in a large, heavy-based pan over a medium-high heat. Season the flour generously with salt and pepper, then evenly dust the chicken pieces. Fry them in batches until golden brown on all sides. Remove the chicken from the pan and put to one side.
2. Turn the heat down a little, and add the remaining oil, garlic, herbs, carrot and celery, with a pinch of salt. Fry for at least 5 minutes, adding the anchovies after 3 minutes, until the veg is softened and slightly golden and the anchovies have melted in.
3. Pour in the tomatoes and vinegar and scrape the bottom of the pan to remove any stuck bits. Return the meat to the pan and pour over the stock. Bring to a simmer, cover, and cook gently for 45 minutes, until the meat is falling off the bone.
4. Season to taste and serve with a green salad, spinach, or green beans.

Each serving provides:
2.8g carbohydrate 0.6g fibre 12.8g protein

Original idea can be seen here

Bring a touch of Italy to your dining table
and if you want to do it in food ... just use basil, mozzarella and tomatoes

as my grandson may say - how cool is that!

Buon Appetito

All the best Jan


Jo said...

It looks delicious. Just the type of food I like to eat at this time of year when the weather's cold. We had snow here last night.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, this meal sounds delicious. I will definitely give it a try, thanks for sharing the recipe. Enjoy your day and the new week ahead!

Blogoratti said...

Hunter in Italian works fine by me. Looks delicious!

Margaret D said...

That looks delicious and by the ingredients similar to what I make..

Gail said...

I can smell the dish. My mouth is watering to taste it. You have some of the most amazing recipes.

The bird feeder was a test to make sure the birds did not shy from shiny. I have an ideal to assemble the two pieces for a hanging feeder. Hopefully it will be straight and look good too.

This wordle was not meant to be published. I liked the first verse but the second left me wanting. It was supposed to be in drafts but I goofed.

Thanks and have a very blessed day.

Debbie said...

this was love at first sight and all that garlic, i'm definitely in. i am going to make this, omitting the anchovies!! many thanks for sharing the recipe!!!

Anonymous said...

This recipe is definitely on my to do list. Thanks for sharing it here.

Jenny S

Lowcarb team member said...

Many thanks to you all for your comments about this lovely dish,

Jo - yes, I agree this dish is super for colder days, we too experienced snow falls last night

Eileen - I'm sure you will not be dis-appointed with this tasty dish - do try it soon

Blogoratti - yes, Cacciatore, a great word - although I'm not too sure on the correct pronunciation, the recipe is great

Margaret - welcome to the low carb diabetic blog. Yes, this is a great dish and it sounds as if the dish you serve is quite similar. You can't beat food like this can you simply delicious

Gail - always lovely to receive your thoughts and comments, and glad you liked this recipe. I did enjoy my earlier visit to your blog, thank you

Debbie - enjoy this meal with or without the anchovies the mix of the ingredients work well. Buon Appetito

Jenny - nice to hear you liked the recipe idea -try it soon, I'm sure you will love it

Once again thanks to you ALL for your great comments ... and all good wishes for the coming new week ahead

All the best Jan