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How to make it

  • Wash and cut the chicken in serving pieces. Remove skin
  • Alternately leave the skin on and brown the chicken pieces in the bacon fat, see below.
  • Thinly slice the onion and brown in in some olive oil.
  • When it is well browned, remove from the skilet and reserve on a plate.
  • In same skillet, cook the bacon until lightly browned.
  • (Brown chicken with skin at this point)
  • Put onions in slow cooker, top with bacon, mushrooms, chicken, tomatoes and herbs.
  • Salt and pepper generously.
  • Pour in marsala or sub with red wine..
  • Continue cooking on low for 5/6 hours..
  • .
  • If the sauce dries out too much during the cooking add a spoonful of hot chicken broth.
  • During the Revolutionary War, there was a small encampment of patriot soldiers the woods. Before they went to bed that night, they tied chickens (they were saving them for a special meal when needed) to the trees around the campground.
  • Sure enough, some British soldiers were stumbling through
  • the woods that night and frightened the chickens. Their screams and clucks woke the Patriots and they were able to defeat and capture the entire group of British soldiers. A
  • few nights later, the cook prepared the chickens for dinner.
  • The soldiers said, "This is really good. What do you call
  • it?" The chef said that in honor of these special chickens who
  • saved their lives, he called it "Chicken Catch a Tory."

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  • knownowt 8 years ago
    Is it not a corruption of cacciatore (Italian for hunter-style, pronouced catch-a-tory, pretty much) as in chicken cacciatore?
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  • recipesrule 10 years ago
    Loved the story!!
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    " It was excellent "
    debwin ate it and said...
    I love ancestors were Empire Loylists...I guess thats why we had our asses kicked up into Canada. Great post.
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    " It was excellent "
    jett2whit ate it and said...
    What a funny story! Great recipe
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  • mrgresch 10 years ago
    Great name!
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