National Chicken Cacciatore Day is an annual feast celebrated on October 15th of every year. A day for the food lovers to enjoy Chicken Cacciatore. Enjoy eating this Italian chicken recipe on this National Chicken Cacciatore Day to complete the celebration.
“I like chicken a lot because chicken is generous – that is to say, it’s obedient. It will do whatever you tell it to do.” – Maya Angelou
History of National Chicken Cacciatore Day
The history and origin of this day are still unknown. It is an Italian cuisine that emerged during the Renaissance period. Cacciatore is an Italian word that means hunter. In cuisine, alla cacciatora refers to a meal cooked in hunter-style with onions, and herbs served over spaghetti, usually tomatoes, often bell peppers, and at times wine. Cacciatore is usually made with braised chicken (Pollo alla Cacciatora) or rabbit (Coniglio alla Cacciatora).
The garlic and pepper are seasoned with salamino cacciatore, a short salami. Chicken Cacciatore is made with chicken, mushrooms, tomatoes, onions, and herbs served over spaghetti. Originally Chicken Cacciatore did not contain tomatoes or tomato sauce. More traditional usage includes dark meat, and not white meat, as it contains fatter. It helps in making a thicker, tastier sauce when cooked than the lean chicken breast.
Other Celebrations on October 15
October 15 is also celebrated as
How to Celebrate the Day
Go out for lunch or dinner to your favorite restaurant to eat Chicken Cacciatore. Prepare it on your own for your family and serve them hot. Try to make different recipes that you haven’t tried. Post and share your Chicken Cacciatore celebrations on social media using the hashtag #ChickenCacciatoreDay.
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