Picnic Chicken or Chicken Alla Cacciatore

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Serves: 6

This recipe can be enjoyed both as a hot or cold meal. Serve hot with your favourite sides or cool the chicken to make delicious sandwiches.


1 whole chicken cut into pieces (or 8 skinless thighs or drums)
salt and pepper, to taste
1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil
1/2 onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
1/4 cup (60 mL) fresh parsley, chopped
1/2 stalk celery, finely chopped
bay leaves
1/2 cup (125 mL) dry white wine
1/2 cup (125 mL) water


1 Season chicken with salt and pepper.
2 Heat a large skillet on high and add olive oil, chicken, onion, garlic, parsley and celery.
3 When the chicken begins to brown, add the bay leaves and continue cooking until the chicken is a deep brown.
4 Add the white wine and lower the heat to medium, Continue cooking until the wine evaporates. Add the water, cover and adjust heat to simmer slowly for 45 minutes.
5 Remove chicken and refrigerate immediately to serve cold.