My Global Food Challenge

San Marino

Pollo Alla Cacciatora – Sammarinese Chicken Cacciatore (San Marino)

This is a traditional Sammarinese (from San Marino) recipe for a classic dish of chicken
cooked with herbs in white wine with tomatoes and potatoes that’s finished with oil infused
with rosemary and sage.

Yield: 4 Servings


1 chicken, cut into serving pieces and skinned
4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 onions, finely chopped
4 ripe tomatoes blanched, peeled and chopped (or 1 tin of chopped tomatoes)
250 ml dry white wine
6 potatoes, peeled and diced
1 sprig of sage
1 sprig of rosemary
1 garlic clove
sea salt and freshly-ground black pepper


Heat 3 tbsp of the olive oil in a large frying pan or skillet.  Add the chicken pieces along with the sage, rosemary and garlic. Season with coarse sea salt and fry over high heat until the chicken is well browned all over. At this point add the white wine and cook until all the liquid has evaporated. Now add the onions and chopped tomatoes then mix thoroughly and add 150ml warm water.

Adjust the pepper to taste then cover the pan and continue cooking, covered, over low heat for about 30 minutes. In the meantime, peel the potatoes, cube and add to a pan of boiling water. Blanch for 2 minutes then drain and add to the casserole.

Continue cooking for about 20 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender. Just before the stew is ready, heat the remaining olive oil in a pan and add the rosemary and sage. Fry, stirring constantly, until the herbs infuse the oil then pour over the casserole and serve.

Link to My Post on San Marino:

Cuisine :   Sammarinese    

Main Ingredient:  Chicken

File:San Marino in Europe (-rivers -mini map).svg

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