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Chicken Cacciatore

Ok time to post a new recipe… last night I made Chicken Cacciatore for DH. I have never made it before but I remember my dad making it when we were growing up.

Here is my version, you will need:

Olive oil
2-4 cloves of garlic – I put mine thru a garlic press
½ of a large cooking onion or one small cooking onion – finely diced
2 stalks of celery – finely diced
1-2 handfuls of mushrooms – sliced
½ a large red pepper – sliced
2 chicken thighs
2 Chicken legs
White grape juice
1 large can of whole roma tomatoes
1 small can of tomato paste

In a heavy bottom dutch oven type pot (must be able to go in the oven) heat some oil (just enough to coat the bottom of the pot) and sauté the onions, celery, mushrooms, garlic and peppers for about 5 minutes. Remove from the pan and reserve in a bowl. If the bottom of the pot is dry add a bit more oil. Brown the chicken on all sides. Add the veggies back to the pot and deglaze with a bit of white grape juice. Add a good sprinkling of oregano and basil ( I also add paprika and cayenne pepper to add some zip) add the tomatoes and tomato paste. Bring to a bubble then put a lid on the pot and put in a 350F oven for 45 min.

Serve over any type of pasta you like… I love whole wheat spaghetti I also served with warm French bread and asparagus.