Drumstick Cacciatore

Drumstick Cacciatore

Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 chicken drumsticks
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage oregano, or thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper or to taste
  • 1 pound small whole button mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic


  • In a large pan heat oil over medium. Add chicken. Sprinkle with salt and black pepper. Adjust heat so chicken sizzles but doesn't burn. Cook 5 to 8 minutes, undisturbed, until browned and releases easily from pan.
  • Meanwhile, for sauce, in a medium bowl combine tomato paste and vinegar. Add 1 1/2 cups water, the sage, and crushed red pepper. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Whisk until sauce is smooth.
  • Turn chicken. Cook 5 minutes more or until browned and releases easily from pan. Scatter mushrooms and garlic into pan. Pour sauce over mixture. Shake pan once or twice to combine. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer 20 minutes, uncovered, or until chicken just separates from the bone, carefully shaking pan a couple of times. Season to taste.
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