1 chicken cut into pieces and sprinkle with salt and pepper
Brown Lightly in 1/4 cup olive oil
Remove chicken form pan.
To the juices add:
1 large onion, chopped fine
1 stalk celery, chopped fine
1 clove garlic
Stir and cook until the onion is translucent.
Add in the browned chicken.
1/4 teaspoon sugar
Pinch Allspice or Cinnamon
1/4 sherry or red wine
Cook and stir 5 minutes.
Add to the pan:
1 cup tomato juice or 3 tomatoes, cut in pieces.
Cover and cook slowly until the chicken is tender (40-60 minutes). If necessary, add more liquid from time to time using chicken broth, tomato juice, red wine or water. Your Choice!!!
Season to taste. Serves 6
Cook’s Note: Make this Cacciatora your OWN by adding chopped green peppers, mushrooms, rosemary, thyme, fresh chopped parsley or a bay leaf. Add any or none of these or your favorite spices, herbs or vegetables. This is your dish now!