Friday, July 15, 2011

Bobby Flay's Chicken Caccitore

This is the first Bobby Flay recipe I've ever made and I'm so glad I did. It was delicious. Lynn over at Happier Than A Pig In Mud is hosting a celebrity recipe cook-along for Bobby Flay. Head over to her website and check out all the other yummy dishes.
I decided to make Chicken Caccitore from one of Bobby Flay's recipe Throwdown episodes.

Obviously, the sauce is the highlight of the dish. It's a wonderful combination of onions, sweet bell pepper, and mushrooms. I left out the chile since I didn't have any on hand. It's perfectly balanced with the red wine and hints of balsamic that is added at the end. It makes terrific leftovers as well. I hope you'll give this recipe a try.

I received this wine as a birthday gift and served it with dinner. I love the label. Isn't it fun? I'll be buying some for hostess gifts.

Chicken Caccitore
by Bobby Flay

2-3 tablespoons olive oil
One 3lb chicken cut into eighths?
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 lb cremini mushrooms, quartered
1 large red onion, halved and thinly sliced
1 large yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced (julienned)
1 serrano or jalapeno chile, finely diced
3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
¼ teaspoon red chile flakes
½ cup dry red wine
1 cup low sodium canned chicken broth
1 can (14-15 ounce) diced tomatoes and their juices
3 sprigs fresh rosemary
2 tablespoons aged balsamic vinegar or capers?
3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1 lb spaghetti (#8 or #9) cooked al dente
Basil sprigs
Freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano

1. Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large Dutch oven over high heat. Season the chicken pieces on both sides with salt and pepper and place in the pan, skin-side down and cook until golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Turn the breasts over and cook until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove the chicken to a large plate.
2. Add the remaining oil to the pan and heat until almost smoking. Add the mushrooms and cook until golden brown, season with salt and pepper and remove to a plate.
3. Add the onion and bell pepper to the pan and cook until soft, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the serrano, garlic and chile flakes to the pan and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the wine and cook until almost completely reduced. Add the chicken stock, tomatoes, and rosemary and bring to a simmer. Return the chicken and mushrooms to the pan, reduce the heat to medium-low, cover the pan and cook until the chicken is tender, about 30 minutes. Remove the chicken with a slotted spoon to a large shallow bowl and tent loosely with foil.
4. Increase the heat to high and cook the sauce, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, 8 to 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, stir in the vinegar and basil and pour the sauce over the chicken. Garnish with fresh basil sprigs. Serve over spaghetti and sprinkle with grated cheese.


  1. The Caccitore looks great and is certainly a different recipe for him! Lovin' the cute label on your bottle of wine, they'll be fun gifts! Thanks so much for joining the Cook-Along:@)

  2. I love chicken caccitore, but family does not... so I suffer in silence. This looks delicious.

    I'm hosting an ice cream social this weekend. I hope to see you there.

    Have a great weekend! La

  3. YUM!...this is some more slap yourself silly GOOD!I love this recipe, and I know it must taste as good as it looks!
    I'm following back!

  4. bobby is my dream come true! such a hunk haha!

    that is cute wine- i have seen some called "mommy's juice" too.

  5. YUMMMMM! I love Bobby Flay! I've heard people say hes a jerk but I just cannot picture that. I really enjoy how he throws elements of heat into his food. Deliciousness.

  6. Love Mad Housewife, the label and the wine. Your chicken caccitore looks fabulous.

  7. I found you from the Happier than a Pig Linky. I was lured into your recipe because I'm a huge BF fan (met him 2x--he's the best!). I'd love for you to share this gorgeous recipe over at Momtrends Friday Food Linky:

    Hope you can stop by! We're featuring Chipotle Burgers (Bobby would love them)

  8. I cooked my first Bobby Flay dish for this cook along and it's chicken too!
    This sounds delicious and I'll add it to my must cook list.
    Lynn does host the best parties.
    Maggie @ Normandy Life