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Mama Delia’s Pollo Cacciatore Bianca

At Cascarino’s in Montgomery, NY, the Cascarino family has proudly satisfied locals with hearty Italian American fare for three generations! A particular guest favorite is Mama Delia’s Pollo Cacciatore Bianca, which seasons juicy bone-in chicken thighs with aromatic fresh rosemary, white wine, and fresh mushrooms!

Anthony Cascarino says his mother Delia’s secret to keeping the chicken especially tender and flavorful is cooking it with the skin on to lock in the juices. After cooking, the skin can always be removed before serving, depending on guest preference.



  • ¼ cup fresh fall harvest extra virgin olive oil
  • 5 cloves garlic, freshly crushed
  • 8 chicken thighs (about 4 ounces each) bone-in, skin on
  • 1 1/2 cups white wine
  • 15-20 medium mushrooms – halved or quartered – salt & pepper
  • 3-4 sprigs fresh rosemary



In a large sauce pot or Dutch oven, briefly warm olive oil over medium heat. Add 5 cloves crushed garlic; gently sauté until garlic begins to turn translucent.

Salt and pepper chicken thighs on both sides. Braise 4-6 minutes per side until skin is golden brown. Add the white wine and fresh mushrooms. Add pinches of salt and freshly ground pepper. Add rosemary sprigs. Continue to simmer over medium-low heat for 30-40 minutes without lid. Promptly serve hot over favorite pasta or risotto! Serves 4-6