Karin's Chicken Cacciatore

    1 hour 20 min

    This balsamic infused chicken cacciatore is fast and delicious, and needs no tomatoes to stand on its own.

    23 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 3 rashers bacon, chopped
    • 1 whole chicken, cut into pieces
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • 1 large onion, sliced
    • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
    • 75g sliced mushrooms
    • 250ml red wine
    • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
    • 125ml balsamic vinegar
    • 60g baby carrots, sliced
    • 1 tablespoon red wine
    • 2 teaspoons cornflour

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

    1. Place bacon in a large, deep frying pan. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Saute chicken in bacon dripping, with salt and pepper, until browned. Reserve bacon for another use and set chicken aside.
    2. To the pan add butter and melt; saute onion, garlic and mushrooms until onions are transparent. Stir in 250ml wine, brown sugar and vinegar. Cook, stirring, until hot and bubbly; add chicken and carrots.
    3. Reduce heat to medium and cook 30 minutes, until chicken is well cooked and carrots are tender crisp.
    4. Blend together 1 tablespoon wine and cornstarch. Stir into chicken and mix well to thicken.

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    I thought that this was the worst recipe for chicken cacciatore. I think I'll stick with the tomatoes. This recipe by far was not quick and easy.  -  15 Aug 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I made this using all thighs, it worked out great. I served it over pasta and even the person who doesn't like wine or mushrooms asked how I made it.  -  17 Nov 2000  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I liked this recipe... i used only a 1/4 cup of vinegar and i chopped up the bacon and added it to the sauce... i also used flour instead of cornstarch to thicken... it turned out great and was quick to make  -  04 Mar 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)