Family Favorite Hunts Original Chicken Cacciatore

May 9, 2019

Family Favorite Hunts Original Chicken Cacciatore

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This recipe quite honestly, was printed on the side of a can of Hunts Tomatoes back in the 1970’s. My mother has made this for years, later me taking the baton as well. It’s terrific! Tip: Be gentle with the cloves and thyme… a little goes a long way!

TRIVIA: Cacciatore means “hunter” in Italian. In cuisine, alla cacciatora refers to a meal prepared “hunter-style” with onions, herbs, usually tomatoes, often bell peppers, and sometimes wine.

Family Favorite Hunts Original Chicken Cacciatore

May 9, 2019
: 5-7
: 20 min
: 60 min
: 1 hr 20 min
: MEDIUM

This recipe quite honestly, was printed on the side of a can of Hunts Tomatoes back in the 1970's. My mother has made this for years, later me taking the baton as well. It's terrific! Tip: Be gentle with the cloves and thyme... a little goes a long way!

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Ingredients
  • 8 Chicken Pieces or 1 Whole Chicken Cut Into Pieces
  • 16oz. Spaghetti
  • 1/4 Cup Oil / Halved
  • 1/2 Onion
  • 2 Stalks Celery
  • 1/2 Large Green Pepper
  • 4 Cloves Garlic / Minced
  • 1 Large Can Tomatoes
  • 1 8oz Can Tomato Sauce
  • 2 TSP Salt
  • 1/2 TSP Pepper
  • 1/2 TSP Hot Pepper Flakes
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • Pinch of Ground Cloves & Thyme
Directions
  • Step 1 With a food processor, mince the onion, celery and green pepper together.
  • Step 2 In large pan, brown the chicken pieces in half the oil. Remove and set aside.
  • Step 3 Add other half of the oil and heat for 1 minute. Reduce heat to medium and add the onion/celery/pepper mixture. Saute until soft.
  • Step 4 Add the remaining ingredients and stir in. Cover and simmer about 40-50 minutes. 35 minutes into cooking, prepare water for pasta.
  • Step 5 In a pasta pot, bring water to a boil and add the spaghetti. Cook to desired consistency and drain.
  • Step 6 Remove the bay leaf from the sauce. In 1/4 cup cold water, stir in 2 TSP of corn starch (often referred to as “slurry”) and add to mixture. Stir in until sauce thickens. It may be necessary to repeat for more desired thickness.
  • Step 7 Serve chicken and sauce with spaghetti and enjoy. Sprinkle some grated Parmesan for more flavor.

1 thought on “Family Favorite Hunts Original Chicken Cacciatore”

  • I’ve been eating this dish for years and I can attest to how awesome it is. Getting hungry thinking about it right now…

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