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Chicken Cacciatore Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Pamela M McLaughlin
Added: Saturday, February 28, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Flour, to coat chicken
2 (3 lb) chickens(cut into 8 pieces with breasts cut into
1/3's
3/4 c olive oil
6 cloves garlic, peeled & halved
10-12 oz white mushrooms, sliced
1 large onion, peeled & sliced
2 green bell peppers, cored, seeded, and sliced into 1/2-
inch strips
2 red bell peppers, cored, seeded, and sliced into 1/2
inch strips
1 c dry white wine
1(151/2oz) can chicken broth
1 (28oz) can whole tomatoes, with their juices, crushed
1 tsp crushed red pepper
Kosher salt
1 tsp dried oregano
2-3 T tomato paste
2 leaves basil, chopped


Directions:
Directions:
--Place the flour in a shallow dish and coat the chicken pieces, shaking off any excess. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium high heat.
--Add the chicken in batches and fry into golden brown on all sides. When chicken has been cooked, set it aside. Add the garlic to the pan and cook till it turns a golden brown. Add the mushrooms and saute for 5 to 7 minutes, until they release most of their juice. Add the onion and bell peppers and saute until the veetables are soft, approximately 6 minutes.
--Add the wine and let reduce about 1 minute. Add the chicken broth, tomatoes, crushed red pepper, salt, oregano and tomato paste. Return the chicken to the pot and bring the liquid to a boil, stirring constantly. Turn down the heat and simmer for 30 to 45 minutes. Stir in the fresh basil just before serving

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4 to 5
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
45 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This dish goes well with any pasta or rice and tastes even better the following day. I like it made with dry red wine.

 

 

 

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