Hunter's Feast: Pollo alla Cacciatora


Savor the hearty essence of Italian countryside with "Hunter's Feast: Pollo alla Cacciatora." This robust and rustic dish features chicken braised to tender perfection in a savory tomato sauce, infused with white wine, garlic, onions, and a bouquet of herbs. 

The chicken, enriched by the sweet tang of tomatoes and the earthiness of herbs, falls off the bone into a bed of rich, flavorsome sauce. The aroma of rosemary and thyme fills the air, promising a meal that warms the soul and excites the palate.

Hunter's Feast: Pollo alla Cacciatora

Preparation and Cooking Time:

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 1 hour


  • Number of Servings: 4-6
  • Ideal Serving Size: One chicken thigh or breast per person, served with sauce

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: Approximately 350 kcal
  • Protein: 25g
  • Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Fat: 20g (varies with chicken cut)


  • Chicken pieces (thighs and breasts preferred): 6 pieces, approximately 1000g
  • Extra virgin olive oil: 50ml
  • White onion, finely chopped: 150g
  • Garlic cloves, minced: 20g
  • Dry white wine: 100ml
  • Canned tomatoes, crushed: 400g
  • Fresh rosemary: 5g
  • Fresh thyme: 5g
  • Salt: to taste
  • Black pepper: to taste

Method of Preparation

  • Brown chicken pieces in olive oil and remove.
  • Sauté onions and garlic, deglaze with white wine.
  • Add tomatoes and herbs, return chicken to the pot, cover, and simmer.
  • Cook until chicken is tender, season with salt and pepper.

Proven Tips for Culinary Success

  • Use a heavy-bottomed pot to ensure even cooking and prevent burning.
  • If available, incorporate a few anchovy fillets for added depth of flavor.

Anticipated FAQs

  • Q: Can I use red wine instead of white? A: Yes, red wine can be used, but it will give a different flavor profile, richer and more robust.
  • Q: Is it necessary to use fresh herbs? A: Fresh herbs are recommended for the best flavor, but dried herbs can be substituted in a pinch.