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Marcella Hazan's chicken recipes

cassoulady Nov 6, 2009 06:07 AM

I have made many things from her great books but not much in the poultry section. The only chicken recipe I have made is the roast chicken with lemon. Any other standouts? I was thinking of the cacciatore ( there are two versions in her book). Does anyone have preferences among the two recipes? thanks!

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  1. spineguy RE: cassoulady Nov 6, 2009 06:35 PM

    I always make the her classic cacciatore recipe, the one with carrots, celery,peppers, tomatoes. It is really a simple, good recipe, and great over spiral pasta or any other starch for that matter.

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      ziggylu RE: spineguy Nov 7, 2009 06:34 AM

      I make this recipe, too. definitely my favorite cacciatore recipe. Hmmm...it's been a while. We were going to grill a chicken tonight but may have to do this instead.

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      Normandie RE: cassoulady Nov 6, 2009 10:11 PM

      I like the chicken fillets stuffed with pork and rosemary.

      I've also substituted turkey cutlets for the chicken. I think the fat in the ground pork plus the flavors really lifted up the turkey.

      1. djdownie RE: cassoulady Jan 17, 2010 01:07 PM

        My favourite is her chicken with cherry tomatoes and olives from Marcella Cucina. It is superb.

        1. djdownie RE: cassoulady Jan 17, 2010 01:08 PM

          I have also made the caccitarore new version and while simple it was very enjoyable.

          1. eight_inch_pestle RE: cassoulady Jan 17, 2010 02:05 PM

            I like them both. As you would imagine, the "new" version is simpler both in execution and flavors, but is quite nice as a minimalist dish. If you haven't made cacciatore before, they're both a great way to begin thinking about improvising your own.

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