Recipes and Cooking Drumstick Cacciatore Speed up the hours of simmering time of a cacciatore recipe using author Mark Bittman's technique of quick-searing then braising chicken drumsticks in a flavorful tomato sauce. By Mark Bittman Mark Bittman Website Mark Bittman is a James Beard Award-winning expert on food. He has been a guest expert on major news syndicates and he has written 30 books on the subject. He has over three decades of experience discussing all things food. He is a graduate of Clark University. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on August 6, 2019 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Carson Downing Hands On Time: 20 mins Total Time: 40 mins Servings: 4 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 2 tablespoon olive oil 8 chicken drumsticks (about 2 pounds) Salt and black pepper ¼ cup tomato paste ¼ cup balsamic vinegar 1 teaspoon dried sage, oregano, or thyme ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper, or to taste 1 pound small whole button mushrooms 1 tablespoon chopped garlic Directions In a large skillet 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 skillet. 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 (175°F), carefully shaking pan a couple of times. Season to taste. Serves 4. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 238 Calories 14g Fat 10g Carbs 18g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 4 Calories 238 % Daily Value * Total Fat 14g 18% Saturated Fat 3g 15% Cholesterol 71mg 24% Sodium 568mg 25% Total Carbohydrate 10g 4% Total Sugars 7g Protein 18g Vitamin C 6.3mg 32% Calcium 28mg 2% Iron 1.8mg 10% Potassium 679mg 14% Folate, total 19.8mcg Vitamin B-12 0.3mcg Vitamin B-6 0.4mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.