Hunter’s Chicken

This is a recipe I came across in Readers Digest (UK Version) courtesy of Nigella Lawson.  She called it “Polla Alla Cacciatora” meaning “chicken cooked the hunter’s way”.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon garlic oil
  • 1/2 cup pancetta cubes
  • 6 scallions, finely sliced
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary leaves
  • 1 pound chicken thigh fillets, each cut into 4 pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 (14-ounce) can chopped tomatoes
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 (14-ounce) can cannellini beans, optional

Method

  1. Put the garlic oil into a pan with the pancetta, sliced scallions and chopped rosemary and fry for a couple of minutes.
  2. Add the bite-sized chicken pieces, stirring well, and sprinkle in the celery salt.
  3. Pour in the wine and let it come to a bubble before adding the tomatoes, bay leaves and sugar. Put the lid on and let the pan simmer for 20 minutes.
  4. Drain and add a tin of cannellini beans and when they have warmed through too, you are ready to eat.

2 thoughts on “Hunter’s Chicken”

  1. We made this on the Mountain Biking trip to Harris Lake County Park. With three large chicken breasts, it served three. I would recommend doubling the other ingredients if serving 4-6.

    Perhaps also serve with baked potatoes to make it go further.

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