Chicken | Contains Dairy | Gluten-Free
In the magic and mania of the Christmas season, there’s a comfort in knowing there’s a warm bowl of soup waiting at home for you. Here’s our Chicken Cacciatore, inspired by my trip to Italy in 2012, travelling through the rolling hills of Tuscany. The hunters of Southern Italy would eat this at the end of a long, bitterly cold November day and I suspect it would be made from rabbits rather than chicken. There are many variations of this recipe depending on which region of Italy you are making it, but it always combines the harvests of the forests with herbs, wine, tomatoes and mushrooms.
Our version is made from marinated chicken braised with country vegetables, amply flavoured with tomatoes, mustard and Parmesan cheese. Portobello mushrooms add an intense earthy flavour and meaty chew, while sage gives a mellow woodsy flavour. Truly a hunter’s fare, a bowl of traditions perfect for the season!
Ingredients: Chicken stock (water, chicken bones, carrots, onions, leeks, herbs), marinated chicken, portobello mushrooms, red bell peppers, green bell peppers, potatoes, carrots, tomatoes, celery, leeks, thyme, sage, mustard, Parmesan cheese, garlic
Condiment: Sour cream