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Pollo alla Cacciatora
Recipe courtesy Nigella Lawson 2007
This is an old favourite - chicken cooked 'the hunter's way' which grants a certain amount of culinary licence. This, my, version is traditional enough,
only speeded up and simplified. The only unexpected deviation lies in the addition of a can of cannellini beans. This, in effect, turns it into a quick,
one pot, all-inc supper. Having said that, I also adore it - as do my children - with plain steamed rice, as well. But whatever, when I cook this, I know I can count on getting tea on the table from scratch in comfortably under half an hour. Nigella Lawson
1 tablespoon garlic oil
1/2 cup pancetta cubes
6 scallions, finely sliced
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary leaves
1 pound chicken thigh fillets, each cut into 4 pieces
1/2 teaspoon celery salt
1/2 cup white wine
1 (14-ounce) can chopped tomatoes
2 bay leaves
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 (14-ounce) can cannellini beans, optional
Put the garlic oil into a pan with the pancetta, sliced scallions and chopped rosemary and fry for a couple of minutes.
Add the bite-sized chicken pieces, stirring well, and sprinkle in the celery salt.
Pour in the wine and let it come to a bubble before adding the tomatoes, bay leaves and sugar.
Put the lid on and let the pan simmer for 20 minutes.
Drain and add a tin of cannellini beans and when they have warmed through too, you are ready to eat.