Chicken Caccatori

Posted on 22. Oct, 2011 by in Comfort Food, Family Dinners

After a lovely evening having dinner with friends at the local Bistro and later for late night hot tubbing under a beautiful night sky I finally got to bed knowing that the call to cook would come before the neighbors’ rooster would start.

It was a quiet morning without the children yet noisy since my ‘cooking in silence so to not wake them’ skill was completely abandoned.  Try cooking as if in a silent movie and you’ll realize how much noise dishes, cabinets, chopping and washing make.  I have honed the skill of quiet cooking as every mom knows how innate the need to not wake the children before their time is.  Joyfully and noisily I created a new version of an old favorite and classic Chicken Caccatori.. read more…

  • 4 bone in skin on thighs medium to large or 8 -10 small thighs
  • 1, 10 oz box of cremini mushrooms cut into slices
  • 1 ½ cup white wine
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 1 T flour
  • 4T chopped shallots
  • 1 cup of diced and drained canned tomatoes
  • 1 thick chunk of parmesan rind
  • 4 sprigs of fresh thyme

Trim excess skin from thighs and season lightly with salt, pepper and poultry seasoning on both sides.  Heat 2T of grapeseed oil in a large nonstick pan with a cover.  Put the thighs in skin side down and cook for about 5-7 minutes per side  Remove thighs from pan. Discard the skin on each thigh. Drain or wipe out all but about 1T of oil from the pan.  Add the mushrooms and shallots.  Stir and cook for 5 minutes or till soft.  Add flour and stir for a least a minute.  Add wine and scrap up all the flavorful bits then add the broth and tomatoes.  Put the chicken back in with the parmesan rind and thyme.  Cover and rapid simmer for about 35 minutes or until the meat temperature reaches 175.  Now I like to place the thighs in the serving dish and cook the broth down a bit , remove the rind, off heat and add some chopped fresh tarragon or parsley.  Taste the sauce and adjust for salt and pepper.  The parmesan rind adds a lovely salty and creamy texture to the sauce.  Pour the sauce over the chicken and serve.

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2 Responses to “Chicken Caccatori”

  1. ivey 17 January 2012 at 1:45 am #

    Hi we had this today and it was a huge hit! Thanks

  2. ej 18 January 2012 at 12:11 am #

    Don’t you just love to FEED the family with good hearty healthy food and easy to prepare! Glad you enjoyed..ej

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