Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Prepared with tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, herbs, and sometimes wine: chicken cacciatore.

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  • adj. Prepared in an Italian style with wine, mushrooms, spices and tomatoes.

Etymologies

Italian, hunter, from cacciare, to hunt, from Vulgar Latin *captiāre; see chase1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • The crockpot is a magic portal that transforms every meal into chicken cacciatore.

    The Good, the Bad and the Rancid

  • Unfortunately, many of the authors' other recipes are familiar standbys in which goat meat has been inserted as a substitute for beef, pork or chicken e.g., goat meatloaf and goat cacciatore or recipes that call for goat butter, goat milk or goat cream instead of their mainstream dairy counterparts.

    The Meat It Behooves the World to Eat

  • Among the items that Wellness in the Schools brings to New York public schools are homemade pesto, chicken cacciatore and Mediterranean-inspired meat dishes.

    Turning the Lunch Tables

  • This is my version of the classic Italian dish, chicken cacciatore, or hunter's chicken.

    Angela Hartnett's pot-roasted chicken with lemon, spring onions and ginger

  • I do have plans for the chicken thighs, which will work themselves into a mini-cacciatore soon for Andrew, and if I can convince my mom to try the marinade on the (gigantic) steak before I cook it, I can make the three red-meatheads dinner too.

    We Interrupt This Blog...

  • Not pictured was what sucked up most of my day - the chicken-ancho cacciatore made completely from scratch (from jointing and skinning the bird to chopping the veg to stewing it all together).

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • The best part about cacciatore (like most stews) is that you can cook it all you want ... the longer it sits the better it gets!

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • Marriages have been made here: Political consultant Greg Lane picked up his future wife, Amy, by the meat case 10 years ago as he scribbled down Emeril Lagasse's recipe for Cajun chicken cacciatore.

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  • The chicken cacciatore is served on the bone with mushrooms, red and green peppers, and a touch of marinara.

    Michelle Won: Destino Re-Opens on the Upper East Side With Southern Italian Charm

  • Italian food would blanket tables in the cube-shaped wing as family members brought in pizza, pasta, calamari, veal pizzaiola, and chicken cacciatore.

    The Mob and Me

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