Chicken Cacciatore with Pancetta

Chicken Cacciatore with Pancetta


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About this recipe: A warming, substantial dinner if served with mashed potatoes or pasta. It smells delicious as it's simmering with fresh herbs and white wine.


Serves: 5 

  • 60ml (4 tablespoons) olive oil
  • 1 whole chicken, cut into pieces
  • 6 slices pancetta, diced
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 60g fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 250 ml (1 cup) white wine
  • 500g tomatoes, diced

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:50min 

  1. Heat oil in a large frying pan.
  2. Add chicken, brown and then remove.
  3. Add pancetta and cook over medium heat for about 2 minutes.
  4. Add onions and mushrooms and cook until onions are soft.
  5. Return chicken to the pan, sprinkle with parsley, basil, salt and pepper.
  6. Add wine and tomatoes, cover and simmer for 25 to 30 minutes, turning chicken once during cooking.
  7. Remove chicken from pan and serve with sauce poured over.

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