Now let me explain. I realize this recipe is different than any other Chicken Cacciatore recipe. But it’s what I grew up with. You know how there’s certain dishes you love just the way it always was for you? This is ours. My dad was the cook in our house & I don’t know where he got it. Probably from the 20 lb antique cookbook that was always out…always used. I still have it…brittle pages, grease stains & all. I tried to replace it & I couldn’t. The only way was to order the “series”; apparently the publisher changed the way they made that huge HEAVY cookbook…into a series of books, numbered, like a set of encyclopedias. Which I did order by the way, for my daughter but I couldn’t replace my giant old yellow one.
Thats my mother’s handwriting (she’s gone) & to clarify a couple things…chicken = any parts you prefer. We always did a mix of white & dark meat. Remove skin.
Pasta = we always used penne.
And where it says “small can of water” = one of the tomato paste cans.
Till done = approximately 90 minutes
BTW…me and my sister are in disagreement about mushrooms in it. I clearly remember my dad putting mushrooms in it. She’s adamant he didn’t ….
Can’t go by it not being written down. My mother wrote it, not my dad.
*added later- she called my twin in Yuma AZ & he said “yes, it has mushrooms”. With my sister being a Taurus. …she’s standing her ground no matter what any1 says.
SO ADD GARLIC & MUSHROOMS
Dish-Cacciatore means “hunter” in Italian. In cuisine, alla cacciatora refers to a meal prepared “hunter‑style”…