Adjective "Cacciatore" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˌkatʃəˈtɔːreɪ//ˌkatʃəˈtɔːri/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Prepared in a spicy tomato sauce with mushrooms and herbs.
  1. 'There were dinner rolls and chicken cacciatore, baked ziti, and potato salad, peas and corn, and coleslaw.'
  2. '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.'
  3. 'For the main course I went for chicken cacciatora - a tender breast of chicken topped with a tangy tomato, onion and mushroom sauce.'
  4. '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.'
  5. '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.'
  6. 'It's a chicken stew that can stand on its own alongside other stewed chicken dishes, coq au vin and chicken cacciatore.'
  7. 'I really don't do much, but I do make chicken cacciatore.'

Definitions

adjective, Italian Cookery.

1. prepared with or containing tomatoes, mushrooms, herbs, and other seasonings: chicken cacciatore.

Origin

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