Chicken Cacciatore with Chutney – Debra’s Way

 
Ingredients

1.5kg of chicken pieces
1 and a half cups of chutney
2 tablespoons of oil
2 finely chopped onions
3 cloves of crushed garlic
half a cup of white wine
1 and a half tablespoons of vinegar
1 chicken stock cube
half a cup of water
1 full teaspoon of dry basil
1 tablespoon of chopped parsley
2 teaspoons of sugar
400 g can of peeled tomatoes
3 anchovy fillets
…. (you don’t have to put this in if you don’t like anchovy) a tablespoon of fish sauce will do
70 g of black pitted olives
salt
pepper

Method

One
Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper to taste
Heat oil in a pan, add the chicken pieces and brown on all sides

Two
Put the chicken in an ovenproof dish

Three
Pour off most of the pan juices, leaving at least a tablespoon behind
Add the peeled and finely chopped onion and crushed garlic to the pan
Cook until the onion is tender
Add the wine and vinegar and boil on a moderate heat until reduced by half quantity
Add the crumbled stock cube and water
Stir, (still) over a high heat for 2 to 3 minutes
Push the tomatoes with their liquid through a sieve
Add to the pan with the basil and sugar
Cook for a further 1 to 2 minutes

Four
** Then, add the whole olives, the chopped parsley and the chutney to the tomato mixture and pour over the chicken pieces.
Add salt and peppers
Then cover and cook in a moderate oven for approximately 1 hour

Five
Gently take out the chicken pieces and place them on a serving platter/dish

Six
Add a tablespoon of butter to the sauce and gently stir through.
Pour over the chicken
Sprinkle the remaining green olives and parsley and serve Hot

Tip:
For a bit of added spice, I like to add a teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper at the beginning of step Four **
Garnish:  I also like to add a few fresh parsley flower heads and 5 green olives, cut into quarters and strews over the serving plate

This recipe should serve about 4 depending on your portion size.

~ ENJOY

              

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Comments
6 Responses to “Chicken Cacciatore with Chutney – Debra’s Way”
  1. Marie Noelle says:

    This look really good! Looking at the picture, I thought it was a spicy dish but there's nothing really spicy in it! I'm sure I will love it!

  2. Carla Royal says:

    Looks and sounds delicious! Chicken if one of my favorites and I could eat it over and over. It is always fun to find another great recipe. Chutney and anchovies…hmmm…must give it a try! Thanks, Debra!

  3. Lisa Taylor says:

    Sounds lovely! I'm always on the lookout for new chicken recipes!

  4. Ms Bibi says:

    This looks so yummy, Debra.It's dinner time and I still have no plans on what to cook so I picked a wrong time to look at posts with food pictures,starving over here…lol.

  5. I love chicken Cacciatore…. alas my husband hates olives, so it isn't something I am going to get away with making anytime soon.

  6. Debra says:

    I must say, I love chicken in almost any form!

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