By Nutra Chef

June 19, 2024

Blog, Chef Rupert Boreland, chicken, Chicken Cacciatore, Hunter Style Chicken, ontario farms, pasture raised, Recipes

By Nutra Chef

June 19, 2024

Blog, Chef Rupert Boreland, chicken, Chicken Cacciatore, Hunter Style Chicken, ontario farms, pasture raised, Recipes

Nutrafarms is excited to bring you a classic dish with a rustic twist from Chef Rupert Boreland: Hunter Style Chicken, also known as Chicken Cacciatore. Using Nutrafarms' real pastured chicken, Chef Boreland takes you on a flavourful journey inspired by the traditional hunter's stew. With simple, hearty ingredients, you can whip up this delightful meal that’s perfect for any occasion.

Let's get started!

  • 4 pastured chicken quarters from Nutrafarms
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Favourite spice (cayenne or smoked paprika)
  • 1 onion
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 cup of mushrooms
  • 2 peppers (any variety)
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups of thickened chicken stock or chicken gravy (or mushroom gravy)
  • 1 cup of white wine
  • Parsley (for garnish)
Chef Rupert Boreland Nutrafarms Seasoning Hunter Style Chicken Thumbnail

How to Cook:

1. Preparation:
  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Chef Rupert Boreland Nutrafarms Ingredients Hunter Style Chicken

2. Preparing the Ingredients:

  • Dice or slice the onion and garlic.
  • Quarter the mushrooms.
  • Dice the peppers.

3. Seasoning the Chicken:

  • Season the chicken quarters with salt, pepper, and your favourite spice (e.g., cayenne or smoked paprika).
  • Rub the chicken with olive oil.

4. Browning the Chicken:

  • Heat a couple of tablespoons of olive oil in a pan.
  • Start by browning the dark meat first. Sear the chicken on both sides until you achieve a good colour.

5. Cooking the Vegetables:

  • Add the onions and garlic to the pan and sauté until they start to soften.
  • Add the mushrooms and continue to cook.

6. Deglazing and Adding Stock:

  • Add white wine to the pan to deglaze, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom.
  • Add the canned diced tomatoes.
  • Pour in the thickened chicken stock or gravy.
  • Add the diced peppers.
Chef Rupert Boreland Nutrafarms Cooking Hunter Style Chicken

7. Baking the Chicken:

  • Place the seared chicken quarters into the pan with the vegetable mixture.
  • Ensure the chicken is not submerged but surrounded by the sauce.
  • Add additional chicken stock if needed to prevent the dish from drying out.
  • Transfer the pan to the preheated oven.
  • Bake for about 40 minutes.

8. Serving:

  • Remove the pan from the oven and check the doneness of the chicken.
  • Serve the Hunter Style Chicken on a bed of rice or pasta.
  • Garnish with chopped parsley.

Final Thoughts

Experience the hearty and delicious flavours of Hunter Style Chicken, brought to you by Chef Rupert Boreland. This rustic dish, made with Nutrafarms' high-quality pastured chicken, is perfect for a cozy family dinner. 


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