Chicken Cacciatore

Chicken Cacciatore
Servings: 6 Yield: servings Prep 20 mins Cook 41 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 whole cut-up chicken (8 pieces; about 5 lbs), skin removed (reserve wings for another use)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 large green bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 2 fresh hot cherry peppers, seeded and sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 2 quartered mixed mushrooms, such as button, baby bella and shiitake
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 6 cups diced, seeded plum tomatoes (about 2 1/2 lbs)
  • 2 sprigs fresh oregano
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
  • Polenta (optional)

Make It

1. Heat 1 tbsp of the olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Season chicken with 1/2 tsp of the salt and 1/8 tsp of the black pepper. Cook skinned side down 5 minutes; turn and cook 3 minutes. Remove to a plate.

2. Add remaining 1 tbsp olive oil; stir in onion, peppers and garlic. Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add mushrooms and tomato paste; cook 3 minutes. Stir in broth and tomatoes, scraping any browned bits from bottom of pan. Bring to a boil and simmer, with lid ajar, 10 minutes.

3. Stir in remaining 1 tsp salt, remaining 1/8 tsp black pepper and the oregano and thyme. Place chicken pieces into sauce and add any accumulated juices from plate. Simmer, with lid ajar, 15 minutes. Stir in basil leaves. Serve with polenta, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 6; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 382, Fat, total (g): 8, chol. (mg): 140, sat. fat (g): 2, carb. (g): 16, fiber (g): 4, pro. (g): 60, sodium (mg): 1128, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.