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Italian Hunter's Chicken

Use Hacker No 1 or 4 with this recipe
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Prep Time
10 mins
Cooking time
30 - 40 mins
Freezable

Italian Hunter's Chicken

What you'll need

  • 4 Chicken Breasts (cut in half) or Thighs
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 Medium Onion chopped coarsely
  • 1 Small Red Pepper
  • 1 Small Yellow Pepper
  • 200g Button Mushrooms, halved
  • 200g Pitted Black Olives
  • 150ml Red Wine
  • 2 tins (400g) Chopped Tomatoes
  • 1 Scoop of a Hacker Seasoning (see above for choices)

Hob Method

1.  Heat the Olive Oil, on high, in a grill pan and sear the Chicken on both sides until lightly brown.  Then place to one side.

2. In the same pan, fry the Onion, Peppers and Mushrooms gently for 2 mins. 

3. Pour in the Red Wine and bring to the boil.

4. Now reduce the to low and simmer for about 5 minutes.

5. Add the Tinned Tomatoes and Hacker Seasoning and mix well.

6. Add the seared Chicken, cover with a lid and simmer for 20 minutes.

7. Then add the olives and simmer for a further 5 mins. Serve. 

Oven Method

1. Preheat the oven to 180C /350F.

2.  Heat the Olive Oil, on high, in a grill pan and sear the Chicken on both sides until lightly brown.  Then place to one side.

3. In the same pan, fry the Onion, Peppers and Mushrooms gently for 2 mins. 

4. Pour in the Red Wine and bring to the boil.

5. Now reduce the to low and simmer for about 5 minutes.

6. Add the Tinned Tomatoes and Hacker Seasoning and mix well.

7. Place the seared chicken pieces into an ovenproof dish and pour the mixture over the chicken.

8. Cover with a lid or foil and place in the oven for 30 mins.

9. Remove from the oven and the olives.  Place back in the oven for 5 mins.

10. If your sauce doesn't look thick enough, remove the lid/foil and place back in the oven for another 5 mins to thicken.

Hints & Tips

    1. Serve with pasta, rice, potatoes or warm crusty bread.

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