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Chicken alla Cacciatora

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Created by rossella rago,
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Chicken alla Cacciatora... just the way a hunter would cook a chicken.

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4
  • About 8 pieces of dark meat chicken (Thighs and Drumsticks)
  • 1 Oz dried Porcini Mushrooms soaked and chopped small. (Reserve the soaking liquid)
  • 3 Celery Stalks cut into 1/4 inch pieces
  • 10 Qz baby Portobello Mushrooms cubed
  • 2 Small Shallots sliced
  • 2 Medium Onions cut into 1/8ths
  • 4 Qz Speck cubed
  • 1 Cup White Wine
  • 2 Sprigs fresh Rosemary
  • 1 28 Oz can crushed Tomatoes
  • Enough Extra Virgin Oil to cover the bottom of the pot
  • Flour for dredging
  • Salt and black pepper
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Directions/Steps
  1. Soak the porcini mushrooms in 1 cup warm water. Chop the mushrooms small and set aside. Pour the soaking liquid through a coffee filter and set aside.
  2. Season the chicken with salt and black pepper. Dredge all the pieces of chicken with flour. Set aside
  3. In a large Dutch Oven brown the chicken in the oil 2-3 minutes on each side. Set aside on a paper towel lined plate.
  4. In the remaining oil, add the rosemary sprig and saute about 2 minutes. Add the speck and saute another 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add the celery and onions and saute until the edges begin to brown, about 3-5 minutes.
  6. Add the chicken back to the pot.
  7. Add the wine and reduce until no more alcohol can be sensed.
  8. Add the porcini mushrooms and soaking liquid and bring to a boil.
  9. Add the tomatoes. Bring to a boil and simmer.
  10. Add the portobello mushrooms and salt to taste. Cover and simmer about 5 minutes for the mushrooms to soften. Uncover until sauce is reduced and chicken is tender about 15 mins.
  11. Remove the rosemary sprig and serve.
  12. Tip- The extra sauce can be saved and served with pasta!
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Review by stoneman59 , Monday, 30 March 2015 vote imagevote imagevote imagevote image
San Marzano tomatoes take this over the Top
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Review by MommomB , Monday, 30 March 2015 vote imagevote image
what is speck
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Review by rossella rago , Wednesday, 27 May 2015 vote imagevote imagevote imagevote image
This is Speck: http://www.cookingwithnonna.com/italian-cuisine/category/speck-alto-adige-recipes.html
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Review by Melloyellow0123 , Thursday, 16 March 2017 vote imagevote image
I must have done something wrong, the chicken wasn't cooked enough at the times suggested. The flavor was not what I expected, something was missing. Did anyone else feel like something was missing and f you added something that I didn't?
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