Don’t you just love dishes that pretty much cook for themselves and all you have to do is toss (or nicely arrange) the ingredients together and your job is complete? I do. Especially when I am crazy busy and every minute counts and is precious. This recipe is just right when you are pressed for time. I stumbled upon it in one of the cookbooks I recently checked out from the library.
Cacciatore is an Italian dish and it means “hunter-style,” and as most hunter style dishes it doesn’t require much preparation or any lengthy steps to put it together. In cacciatore, chicken is arranged on a baking casserole, surrounded by chunks of juicy tomato. Onion, rosemary, bay leaves, butter and a good doze of olive oil on top and the dish goes into the oven. Out of the oven and the chicken is golden, the juices have blended together and you are ready to eat hunter style. Which I love. I also like soaking up the juices from the pan with chunks of fresh crusty bread. I wonder if hunters do that, too. Molto delizioso!