National Chicken Cacciatore Day
Are you still enjoying all the wonderful holiday meals you have been enjoying lately? Do you wish you had more? Are you trying to eat healthier but are finding it difficult to find healthy recipes? It doesn’t matter what your reason is, National Chicken Cacciatore Day will be a day you will love!
Chicken is the main meat consumed by most families during the week. Chicken Cacciatore can be used to make many delicious and tasty meals. This meat can be prepared in one pot which is a huge advantage when cooking for the whole family. It’s packed with tasty flavors and vegetables, making it a huge hit. National Chicken Cacciatore Day offers the perfect opportunity to try this delicious dish. You can use this day to perfect your recipe, and share this delicious meal with the people you love.
We assume that you can pronounce the name “chicken” and are able to pronounce cacciatore. We will tell you more about this traditional dish in the next section. It’s not about making the best family meal, but also honoring the tradition of the dish.
It is important to take a moment to reflect on the origins of the food we eat. We are blessed to have so many delicious dishes and recipes that we can enjoy. However, they all had to come from somewhere. This is something that we should acknowledge and celebrate.
It is best to explain what cacciatore really means. This will shed some light on its origins. Cacciatore in Italian means “hunter”, and this is how the first people ate this dish. It is believed that Chicken Cacciatore actually was not made from chicken, but rather with rabbit or other wild animals sometime in the Renaissance period (between the 14th-16th centuries).
Chicken Cacciatore is a simple, but delicious, recipe that was probably created to feed hunters who were on the trail of larger animals or herds of animals for several days. They also needed a filling, tasty stew that could be prepared outside to keep them going. Humble hunters would also have had access to the spices, including parsley and oregano.
Contrary to popular belief, Chicken Cacciatore didn’t originally contain tomatoes or tomato sauce. This is because tomatoes arrived from the New World much later than the original recipe would have been. It is better to use dark meat when making this dish with chicken than the white meat. This is because it has more fat, which makes it thicker and more delicious.
Learn how to make Chicken Cacciatore. This dish is quick to prepare and very nutritious.
Here’s a simple, but delicious recipe.
Ingredients: (serves 2)
Season the chicken pieces with salt on both sides. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil on medium heat. Place the pieces of chicken skin-side down in the pan. After about five minutes, turn the chicken over and lightly brown the second side. Set aside the chicken from the pan. Then, pour out the remaining fat from the pan and add the bell peppers, mushrooms, and sliced onions. Turn the heat up to medium-high.
Cook the mushrooms and onions until they are translucent. This should take approximately 10 minutes. Cook the garlic in the pan for a few minutes more. The wine should be simmered until it reduces by half. Next, add the tomatoes. Add all the spices and a pinch of salt to taste. Let everything simmer covered for 5 minutes more. Then, place the chicken pieces skin-side up on top of the tomatoes, onions, and olives.
Reduce the heat to medium and leave the lid slightly open on the frying pan so that steam escapes. Continue to cook the chicken at a low heat, turning it occasionally. It should take between 30 and 40 minutes to cook the chicken. Serve with pasta to absorb the juices.
Here’s the recipe for traditional Chicken Cacciatore. We recommend that you give this recipe a shot if you’ve never tried it before. Invite your family members to share the experience. There is nothing more satisfying than sharing good food with those you love most.
You can experiment with different ingredients and flavors until you find the right combination. Although this does not replace Chicken Cacciatore, it’s always fun to experiment with new flavors and ingredients. You should be proud of what you have created. Share it on social media to show everyone how talented you are. Everyone is allowed to display a little bit of their talents from time to time!