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Chicken Cacciatore With Herbed Orzo

Chicken Cacciatore With Herbed Orzo

Rating
4rating out of 5

(660 reviews from our customers)

Prep Time

40 min

Cuisine

Italian

Cacciatore, which directly translates as 'hunter's stew', is popular throughout Italy, but especially loved in the northern region of Piedmont. This recipe is fragrant with rosemary and thyme and served with rich buttered orzo in the traditional style of northern Italy.

Prep Time

40 min

Cuisine

Italian

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Ingredients
For 2 people (double for 4)
Onion
1 brown onion
garlic-clove
3 garlic cloves
British Chicken Thighs With Skin on - re-touch
320g British chicken thighs, skin on
dried-bay-leaves-(1)
3 dried bay leaves
fresh-parsley
5g parsley
rosemary & thyme mix
10g rosemary & thyme mix
Carrot
1 carrot
chicken stock cube (new 5/18)
1 Knorr chicken stock cube †
Balsamic-vinegar
1 balsamic vinegar sachet (15ml) †
Orzo pasta
150g orzo pasta †
can of chopped tomatoes 1
1 can of chopped tomatoes (210g)
chestnut-mushrooms
80g chestnut mushrooms
Tomato-paste
1 tomato paste sachet (16g)
You Will Need
Butter, salt, sugar, vegetable oil

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 brown onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 320g British chicken thighs, skin on
  • dried bay leaves
  • 5g parsley
  • 10g rosemary & thyme mix
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 Knorr chicken stock cube<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 balsamic vinegar sachet (15ml)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 150g orzo pasta<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 can of chopped tomatoes (210g)
  • 80g chestnut mushrooms
  • 1 tomato paste sachet (16g)
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 628 kJ
150 kcal
3148 kJ
751 kcal
Fat
of which saturates
6.3 g
1.8 g
31.5 g
9 g
Carbohydrate
of which sugars
14.3 g
2.4 g
71.6 g
12.2 g
Fibre 1.3 g 6.4 g
Protein 8.5 g 42.8 g
Salt 0.57 g 2.86 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
1 brown onion
brown onion
1 garlic clove
garlic
320g British chicken thighs, skin on
chicken thigh meat (100%)
dried bay leaves
dried bay leaves
5g parsley
flat parsley (100%)
10g rosemary & thyme mix
rosemary & thyme mix
1 carrot
carrot
1 Knorr chicken stock cube
Salt, potato starch, vegetable fats (palm, shea butter, sal butter), yeast extract, sugar, chicken fat (2%), chicken (1%), spices (turmeric, pepper CELERY seeds), flavourings, onion powder, maltodextrin, lemon juice powder, parsley, caramel syrup, antioxidant (extracts of rosemary).
1 balsamic vinegar sachet (15ml)
wine vinegar, concentrated grape must, potassium metabisulphite (sulphites)
150g orzo pasta
durum wheat semolina (gluten), water
1 can of chopped tomatoes (210g)
chopped tomatoes 99.8%, salt
80g chestnut mushrooms
chestnut mushrooms
1 tomato paste sachet (16g)
tomatoes
Allergens
  • Allergens highlighted by † (celery, sulphites, gluten)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
1 Chicken Cacciatore With Herby Orzo

Boil a kettle then pat the chicken thighs dry with kitchen roll and season the skin generously with salt

Heat a large, wide-based pan (preferably non-stick) with a drizzle of vegetable oil over a medium-high heat

Once hot, add the chicken thighs, skin-side down, and cook for 10 min or until the skin is golden and crispy (you'll finish cooking them later!)

2 Chicken Cacciatore With Herby Orzo

Meanwhile, peel and finely dice the brown onion[s]

Top, tail and finely dice the carrot[s] (skins on)

Chop the chestnut mushrooms roughly

Peel and finely chop the garlic

3 Chicken Cacciatore With Herby Orzo

Once the chicken skin is crispy, transfer the chicken to a plate, set aside for later and return the pan and oil to a medium heat

Add the chopped onion, carrot, garlicmushrooms, rosemary & thyme sprigs and bay leaves with a pinch of salt and cook for 6-8 min or until softened

Tip: Add a drizzle of olive oil if it's looking a little dry!

4 Chicken Cacciatore With Herby Orzo

Meanwhile, dissolve the Knorr chicken stock cube[s] in 250ml [450ml] boiled water

5 Chicken Cacciatore With Herby Orzo

Once the vegetables have softened, add the balsamic vinegar, tomato paste and 1/2 tsp [1 tsp] sugar and cook for 30 sec or until fragrant

Add the chopped tomatoes, chicken stock and the chicken thighs (skin-side up) to the pan and cook for 8-10 min further (no pink meat!) or until the sauce has thickened to a rich stew-like consistency – this is your chicken cacciatore

Tip: Keep the chicken skin above the sauce to keep them crispy

6 Chicken Cacciatore With Herby Orzo

Meanwhile, add the orzo pasta to a pot of boiled water with a large pinch of salt and bring to the boil over a high heat

Tip: Italians say the water should be as salty as the sea!

Cook the orzo for 6-8 min or until cooked with a slight bite

Once done, drain the orzo

7 Chicken Cacciatore With Herby Orzo

Meanwhile, chop the parsley finely, including the stalks

Add a knob of butter and most of the chopped parsley to the drained orzo and season with a pinch of salt – this is your herbed orzo

 

 

 

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Remove the rosemary, thyme and bay leaves from the stew and discard

Serve the chicken cacciatore with the herbed orzo to the side

Garnish with the remaining chopped parsley

Buon appetito!

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