Definition of cacciatore in English:

cacciatore

(also cacciatora)

adjective

  • postpositive Prepared in a spicy tomato sauce with mushrooms and herbs.

    ‘chicken cacciatore’
    • ‘I'm working on my job, and I'm cooking because I'm hungry and I would anyway - you don't eat enough to make this chicken cacciatore just for you - and I watch Liza because I want to.’
    • ‘There's a different menu for each evening, the recipes for which could be found in any basic cookbook: leg of lamb, chicken cacciatore, pasta trio, roast beef, or stuffed cabbage.’
    • ‘I really don't do much, but I do make chicken cacciatore.’
    • ‘Actually, my chicken cacciatore would make you cry.’
    • ‘The food is edible but unremarkable, usually a meal that could be found in just about any basic cookbook: chicken cacciatore, beef teriyaki, veal parmigiana, pasta trio, roast beef or stuffed cabbage.’
    • ‘In step 5, arrange polenta rounds on plates and top with chicken cacciatore.’
    • ‘‘Cacciatore’ translates into ‘hunter’, meaning that when a dish is served cacciatore, it's served in the ‘Hunters style’.’
    • ‘The main courses on the table d' hôte usually include two or three pastas, and a handful of meat dishes like chicken, veal, sole provençale, or Italian sausages in a cacciatore sauce.’
    • ‘For the main course I went for chicken cacciatora - a tender breast of chicken topped with a tangy tomato, onion and mushroom sauce.’
    • ‘I remember the first time that I decided I was going to cook dinner for a guy, and it was my High School sweetheart, and I was 16, so I decided to cook his favourite dish, which was chicken cacciatore.’
    • ‘It's a chicken stew that can stand on its own alongside other stewed chicken dishes, coq au vin and chicken cacciatore.’
    • ‘There were dinner rolls and chicken cacciatore, baked ziti, and potato salad, peas and corn, and coleslaw.’
    • ‘If you want, add some of your favourite spices to the flour, which will give your chicken cacciatore some extra flavour.’

Origin

Italian, literally ‘hunter’ (because of the use of ingredients that a hunter might have to hand).

Pronunciation

cacciatore

/ˌkatʃəˈtɔːreɪ//ˌkatʃəˈtɔːri/