Definition of cacciatore in English:

cacciatore

(also cacciatora)

adjective

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

    ‘chicken cacciatore’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I really don't do much, but I do make chicken cacciatore.’
    • ‘In step 5, arrange polenta rounds on plates and top with chicken cacciatore.’
    • ‘It's a chicken stew that can stand on its own alongside other stewed chicken dishes, coq au vin and chicken cacciatore.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘There were dinner rolls and chicken cacciatore, baked ziti, and potato salad, peas and corn, and coleslaw.’
    • ‘For the main course I went for chicken cacciatora - a tender breast of chicken topped with a tangy tomato, onion and mushroom sauce.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘‘Cacciatore’ translates into ‘hunter’, meaning that when a dish is served cacciatore, it's served in the ‘Hunters style’.’
    • ‘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 at hand).

Pronunciation:

cacciatore

/ˌkaCH-//ˌkäCHəˈtôrē/