Chicken Casalinga with Clams Recipe

Serves/Makes: 4 servings


  • 1 dozen littleneck clams, scrubbed
  • 2 1/2 pound frying chicken, cut into 8 pieces
  • Salt and pepper
  • Paprika
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 medium-sized onion, chopped
  • 1 cup chicken stock, canned or homemade (see the recipe below)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram leaves
  • 1 bay leaf, crumbled
  • 1/2 green pepper, seeded and cut into strips
  • 1/2 sweet red pepper, seeded and cut into strips
  • 4 tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/2 pound large fresh mushrooms, sliced
How to cook Chicken Casalinga with Clams:
  • Sprinkle the chicken pieces with salt, pepper and paprika and dredge them in flour.
  • In a skillet, heat the oil, add the garlic clove and brown the chicken pieces. When the chicken is brown, remove it and the garlic. Set the chicken aside in a warm place. In the same skillet, cook the onion until soft. Add the stock, marjoram, bay leaf, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper. Scrape the skillet with a spatula until this sauce is well blended.
  • Layer the chicken, green and red pepper strips, tomato quarters and sliced mushrooms in a 2-quart casserole. Pour in the sauce, cover the casserole and bake it in a preheated 350°F (180°C) oven for 45 minutes. Add the clams and bake the casserole for an additional 10 minutes, or until the clams open.
  • Serve the Chicken Casalinga with Clams over buttered rice or noodles.

Chicken Stock Recipe

Chicken Stock Ingredients:

    Makes about 1 quart

  • 1 chicken carcass (cooked, or raw bones and trimmings), with giblets
  • 1 large carrot, quartered
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1 leek, thoroughly cleaned, and thickly sliced
  • 1 large onion, quartered
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 to 3 parsley stalks
  • 6 whole black peppercorns
  • Pinch of dried thyme
  • Bunch of fresh dill
  • About 1 1/2 quarts water
How to cook Chicken Stock:
  • Put all the ingredients in a large kettle, just covering with water and bring to a boil. Skim off any foam as it rises. Lower the heat, partially cover the pan and simmer for 2 hours.
  • Alternatively, prepare the stock in a pressure cooker, making sure it is no more than half full. Bring to a boil and skim thoroughly, then bring to 15 pound pressure and cook uncooked bones for 45 minutes; cooked bones for 30 minutes. Reduce pressure quickly.
  • Strain the stock, discard the solids and allow to settle for 30 minutes.
  • Remove fat with a bulb baster or blot with absorbent kitchen paper. If time permits, cool the stock in the refrigerator to solidify the fat. Remove this just before using - while in place it forms a protective layer on the stock.
  • Add salt when using the stock.


The Chicken Casalinga with Clams recipe easy to cook and so good!

This recipe for Chicken Casalinga with Clams serves/makes: 4 servings

The Chicken Casalinga with Clams recipe and the pictures are adopted from The Our Favorite Fish & Seafood Recipes Cookbook.

Main Ingredient: Clams (more Clams recipes)
Preparation Method: Baked (more Baked recipes)
Cuisine: Italian (more Italian recipes)

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