Chicken Cooked in Tocai

Pollo al Tocai

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Appears in
La Terra Fortunata

By Fred Plotkin

Published 2001

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Here is simple Friulian home cooking. I like to serve Pollo al Tocai with buttered steamed carrots and barley.


  • 1 young chicken, about 3 to 3¼ pounds/1.5 kg, carefully cleaned and cut into 8 pieces, with the liver and giblets reserved for other uses


Pat the chicken dry with paper towels. Place in a deep dish or casserole. Pour in the wine and add the garlic, celery, bay leaves, and salt and pepper to taste. Cover tightly and place in the refrigerator overnight.

When you are ready to cook the chicken, heat the olive oil and butter together over medium heat in a large skillet. Remove the chicken pieces from their marinade, let the ex