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Chicken alla Cacciatora

Chicken alla Cacciatora | Bijouxs Little Jewels

Big Night cooking…it’s all about the sauce. Chicken alla Cacciatora, yes, an old school classic, a simple, family-style way with a chicken. Bijouxs la dolce vita!

One of my favorite food movies is “Big Night” and I can’t help but think of it whenever I cook a family favorite, Chicken alla Cacciatora (chicken in honor of the hunter’s wife). Leave it to the Italians to create the most fabulously simple food and this recipe is no exception. What you will need is a chicken, an onion, garlic, a can of tomatoes and oh, yes of course a bit of white wine. Result? A tender stew with fall-off-the-bone chicken, plus a healthy serving of sauce to embellish rice or pasta. Simple right?

Cooking from the heart and memory is a joy. You might have grown up with a version of the dish too. This is a flexible recipe, that is, I adjust the oil needed based on the size of onion, adjust garlic to taste, etc. The technique works with other meats as well to create a substantial sauce for Sunday night. With only a 45-minute stovetop stew, a budget chicken becomes a memorable, family-style meal, sending off an aroma throughout the house that just begs the pot to be opened and tasted.

I serve Chicken alla Cacciatora family style on a large platter, extra sauce on the side, and a bowl of fluffy white rice with fresh parsley. Of course, this dish is even better reheated the next day, if you can wait.

Wishing you a big night from the Bijouxs.

June 14, 2015
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Greek Lemon Chicken


Let’s sail away to the Greek Islands – sounds great, and it will only take 15 minutes. Greek Lemon Chicken transports your taste buds to the warm sunny islands any day of the week – a travel inspired little gem.
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May 1, 2014
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Farmhouse Chicken & Dumplings


Chicken & Dumplings, our Nebraska family farmhouse favorite. This is a delicately, simply flavored chicken stew, topped with puffy pillows of dumpling comfort–an 1800’s little jewel.
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February 23, 2014
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Asian Turkey Soup

Asian Turkey Soup–it’s a mashup, a bowl of comfort with warming flavors snatched from all the bowls of soup I love. Quick and light–a before and after Thanksgiving bowl, so take a load off from the holiday rush with a little comfort from Bijouxs.
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November 17, 2013
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Pan-Seared Chicken Thighs with Gravy

Define comfort: A classic farm-style dinner, just a few simple ingredients, the heart of everyday home cooking past – Pan-Seared Chicken Thighs with Gravy, a humble little gem.
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April 7, 2013