Day 8: Pollo alla Cacciatora

Today’s recipe is one of Matt’s specialties.

He made this for me after watching Nigella Express. As the name suggests, it’s quick and relatively easy.

In this series, Nigella has so many tips and tricks to save time, while not skimping on flavour. Some of them include using flavoured oils and in this case, celery salt, rather than taking the time to chop one up. It works really well 🙂

I thought seeing as it’s Monday, then we would give this one a whirl. You know you’ll get home after a hard day today and probably not be keen to cook something that requires three saucepans and two frying pans. This is a one pot wonder – so kind on the ones left with the cleaning up afterwards.

Check out Nigella making this via the video below. The recipe follows.

Pollo alla Cacciatora



  • 1 tbs of olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup pancetta cubes
  • 6 spring onions, finely sliced
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped, fresh rosemary 
  • 800gms of chicken thigh fillets, cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 400gm can of chopped tomatoes
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 400gm can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed 


Put the oil and garlic into a pan with the panchetta, spring onion and rosemary and fry for a couple of minutes. 

Add the chicken, 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 it simmer for 20 minutes.

 Add the drained and rinsed cannellini beans and when they have warmed through too, you are ready to eat.

Hope with this recipe in mind you will get through Monday knowing that tonight’s dinner is going to be a breeze.

Be Inspired~



About Lisa Mary Foreman @ Uforic Food

I'm the creator Uforic Food - a blog compiled by three journalists whose talents lie in telling fabulous food stories. I'm on a journey to prove you can be healthy and passionate about food at the same time. Ruza lives in the city and is all about sharing her urban food experiences. Laura is the domestic goddess of the group and loves all things food, family and from the heart. Join us at the Uforic Food table where we share recipes, reviews, and all things food. If you'd like to get in touch, email me at

Posted on November 8, 2010, in 30 recipes in 30 days, casseroles, chicken, Italian, Recipes, winter warmers and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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