Jamie Oliver: Chicken & Squash Cacciatore, Mushrooms, Tomatoes, Olives, Bread Recipe

Jamie Oliver: Chicken & Squash Cacciatore, Mushrooms, Tomatoes, Olives, Bread Recipe

  1. List Of Ingredients
  2. 1 onion
  3. 1 leek
  4. 4 cloves of garlic
  5. 2 rashers of higher-welfare smoked pancetta
  6. 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary
  7. olive oil
  8. 2 fresh bay leaves
  9. ½ a butternut squash or sweet potatoes (600g)
  10. 100g chestnut mushrooms
  11. 2 x 400g tins of plum tomatoes
  12. 250ml Chianti or other good red wine
  13. 4 free-range chicken thighs, bone in
  14. 8 black olives (stone in)
  15. 200g seeded wholemeal bread
  1. Serves 4
  2. 1 hour 20 minutes


Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F/gas 5. Peel the onion and cut into eighths, trim, wash and slice the leek, peel and slice the garlic. Place a large ovenproof casserole pan on a medium heat. Finely slice the pancetta, pick and finely chop the rosemary leaves, then place both in the pan with 1 tablespoon of oil and the bay leaves. Stir regularly for 2 minutes, then add the garlic, followed by the onion and leek. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring regularly.

Meanwhile, chop the squash or sweet potato (wash first) into bite-sized chunks, leaving the skin on and discarding any squash seeds. I like to cut the stalk and face off the mushrooms because it looks nice – just add the trimmings straight to the pan, along with the whole mushrooms and chopped squash or sweet potato. Remove and discard the chicken skin and add the chicken to the pan. Pour in the wine and let it reduce slightly, then add the tomatoes and break them up with a wooden spoon. Half-fill each tin with water, swirl about, pour into the pan and mix it all together. Destone the olives, then poke them into the stew. Bring to a gentle simmer, then transfer to the oven to cook for 1 hour, or until thick, delicious, the chicken falls off the bone and the squash or sweet potato is lovely and tender. Season to perfection, then serve with bread to mop up that tasty sauce.

Calories Fat Sat Fat Protein Carbs Sugar Fibre
421kcal 12.2g 2.7g 25.2g 45.1g 17.1g 9.1g

Everyday Super Food by Jamie Oliver is published by Penguin Random House

© Jamie Oliver Enterprises Limited (2015 Everyday Super Food) Photographer: Jamie Oliver

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