25 May 2010
After enjoying "Hunter's Chicken Stew" at the house of some friends months ago, I went and hunted up the recipe they used (by Jamie Oliver) to make it at home. If you love wine, you'll love this version of pollo alla cacciatore; half a bottle of chianti goes into the stew! The red tomato sauce gets a subtle extra dimension of flavor from anchovies and the scents of fresh rosemary, and the chicken becomes entrancingly fragile after hours of slow-cooking.
I essentially followed Jamie's recipe, but used boneless chicken breast cut in pieces (rather than bone-in chicken pieces) and completed the entire cooking process on the stovetop (rather than in the oven, as his recipe directs). Healthy food, easy to make. And amazingly fall-apart-under-your-fork-tender chicken.
Enjoy with some pane toscano and a nice glass of wine!
Posted by erica at 12:27 AM