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Rich and tasty, it is Belluno-style chicken with polenta

Chicken Belluno

For a really tasty second course of meat, try the original recipe of Belluno-style chicken, presented with mushrooms and polenta.

Chicken Belluno is a typical product of northern Italy. Passed down from generation to generation, its preparation is highly appreciated. The reason is obvious: it consists of one of the fastest and most complete main courses of meat. Its flavor is extraordinary, because it is made up of several hearty and genuine ingredients. Chicken is cooked with vegetable broth, salami and mushrooms . Finally, it must be presented on a bed of soft polenta , strictly homemade by you!

Chicken Belluno
Chicken Belluno

Preparation of the recipe for Belluno chicken

  1. To start, fill a bowl with warm water. Soak the dried mushrooms in it, until you need them for the preparation.
  2. Clean the champignon mushrooms and cut them into slices. Do the same with the onion and set everything aside.
  3. Chop the parsley and salami (with the help of a blender), which you will need later in cooking.
  4. At this point, carefully wash and clean the chicken legs. Alternatively, you can use the piece of meat you like best and divide it by 4 portions.
  5. Take a non-stick pan, place a knob of butter on it and wait for it to melt on the heat. Then, add the chicken and season with salt and pepper. Sauté for 6-7 minutes over medium heat. After this time, temporarily remove the meat from the pan.
  6. In the same, put the sliced ​​onion, 1 clove of garlic and the chopped parsley. Fry for a few minutes.
  7. Add the chicken back to the pan, accompanied by the minced salami. Add the white wine and let it evaporate for 3-4 minutes.
  8. Then, continue to cook, adding the dried mushrooms and 1 ladle of vegetable broth. Cooking should last 45 minutes .
  9. In the meantime, you can devote yourself to polenta. Fill a saucepan with 1.5 liters of water, add a tablespoon of oil and a pinch of salt.
  10. Put on the heat and, when it comes to a boil, pour in the corn flour (sifted), sprinkling .
  11. Cook for 45 minutes , stirring occasionally.
  12. When the chicken is cooked through, add the button mushrooms. Let it brown for another 5 minutes. After that, turn off.
  13. The polenta is also ready, so you can compose the dishes: fill the bottom with a layer of polenta and add the chicken with the sauce and sauce on top.


Among the various easy and quick recipes of Italy, that of the Belluno-style chicken is really tasty and makes any lunch or dinner special. Storage is not recommended , because it is excellent if eaten at the moment.

Alternatively, try the amazing soy chicken with vegetables .

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