Pollo Alla Cacciatora
  • ¼ cup oil
  • 12 pieces of chicken (6 bottoms cut in half or 1 whole chicken cut in eights)
  • 1 large kohlrabi, cut into ¼ inch sticks or cubed
  • 1 red pepper, cubed
  • 1-2 leeks, cleaned well and  sliced
  • 1 large onion or 3 shallots, sliced
  • 10 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper or chili powder
  • 1-2 teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 3-4 sprigs of fresh dill
  1. Place oil in a heavy bottomed pot. Heat over high heat and wait for the pan to get really hot.
  2. Meanwhile, wash and pat chicken dry very well. Place in pot and sear 3-4 minutes, turning over once browned well. Sear in batches. Remove chicken from the pot and set aside on a plate.
  3. Lower heat and add chicken back to pot, skin side up. Add all vegetables on top.
  4. Mix ½ cup water with the 3 tablespoons of tomato paste. Pour over the chicken and add the seasonings. Cover and cook over low heat for 1 ½ hours.
  5. minutes before it’s done, add the dill (optional but highly recommended)
  6. Serve over Israeli couscous, rice or small pasta like little shells or mini bowties. Buon appetito!
Recipe by Between Carpools at https://betweencarpools.com/pollo-alla-cacciatora-this-is-imas-chicken-that-i-always-dream-about/