Chicken Cacciatora, as it is called, is sometimes also known as “Chicken Hunter Style.” The latter is the literal translation of the original Italian name of the dish, “Pollo alla Cacciatora.”
This is the popular tomato-sauce version of Southern Italy. Serve with hot noodles or spaghetti sprinkled with Parmesan cheese, and a salad.
Here are two classic recipes for this chicken dish from the early 1960s.
Easy Chicken Cacciatora recipe
1 ready-to-cook 3 to 3-1/2-lb frying chicken, cut up
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium clove of garlic
1 teaspoon oregano, crumbled
Salt and pepper
1 to 1-1/2 cups sliced mushrooms
1 No. 303 can (1 lb size) Del Monte stewed tomatoes
Brown chicken in olive oil with clove of garlic. Before turning chicken, sprinkle with oregano, salt and pepper. Remove garlic. Add mushrooms; brown lightly. Add Del Monte Stewed Tomatoes; cover. Simmer 30 min. Uncover; continue cooking until sauce is reduced to desired consistency and chicken is very tender. Good with spaghetti or rice. Serves 4 to 5.
Easy Del Monte Chicken Cacciatora recipe card
“Stewed tomatoes: These are ready-seasoned with onion, celery and green pepper — really handy for soups, stews and casseroles. And we love them just plain as a vegetable. I think you will, too. – Sue”