Eat Your Art Out: Joan Miró i Ferrá

Joan Miró i Ferrá was a Surrealism painter from Barcelona, Spain. Heavily influenced by Cézanne, the work that he created falls under three schools of thought: fauvist, realism and surrealism.

I decided to create a chicken cacciatore inspired by his painting, Catalan Landscape (The Hunter). Yes- Miró was Catalan and yes- chicken cacciatore is a traditional Italian dish. However, the word cacciatore means “hunter” and the dish is considered a “hunter’s dish”.

Chicken Cacciatore

Joan Miró i Ferrá, Catalan Landscape (The Hunter), 1924

Chicken Cacciatore

What you’ll need:

4-6 pieces of organic chicken (breasts and thighs)
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1/2 sweet onion (diced)
1/2 cup of red wine (and a cup more to drink while you’re cooking)
6 sweet peppers (red, orange, and yellow- diced)
1 teaspoon of dried oregano
1 teaspoon of ground black pepper
1 can of diced tomatoes
5 garlic cloves (minced)
2 cups of fresh mushrooms (sliced)
1 cup of carrots (chopped)
1/4 cup of Kalamata olives
freshly chopped parsley (for garnish)

What you’ll need to do:

Sprinkle a little salt and pepper on the chicken. In a large skillet, heat olive oil and brown the  chicken on both sides. Remove the chicken and set aside. Heat a little bit more olive oil and sauté mushrooms, carrots, peppers, onion, and garlic. Stir in diced tomatoes and oregano. Add the wine and simmer until the wine has evaporated. Place chicken back in the skillet, cover and let it simmer for 20 minutes. Add olives and garnish with parsley.

What’s amazing about the preparation of this dish is that you can do everything in one skillet! It’s so easy that you must try it.

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