Mom's Chicken Cacciatore

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Serves: 8-10
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15 (approx chicken pieces - white and dark meat - i use thights and breasts (i cut the breasts in half before frying)
2 Tbsp olive oil
3 clove garlic, chopped
1 can(s) crushed italian tomatoes (i use tutta rosa in the green can)
2 can(s) del monte tomato sauce
1/2 c white wine
1 pkg fresh mushrooms, sliced
salt, pepper, parsley flakes, basil flakes

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Joanne Bellezza-Loughlin Recipe
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Bridgewater, NJ (pop. 114,861)
Member Since Feb 2011
Joanne's notes for this recipe:
This was my dad's favorite. Real Italian cooking at it's best. It always amazes me how the simplest recipes are the best.
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Pat the chicken pieces dry and season with salt and pepper.
In large pot, head olive oil and fry chicken pieces - 4 pieces at a time - 3 minutes each side until golden brown.
When all the chicken is fried, remove oil from pot and add garlic and mushrooms - stir to get all the goodness from the bottom on the pot.
Add the crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce and wine to the pot.
Season with salt, pepper, parsley and basil. (I don't measure my seasoning - but I would guess approx 1-2 Tbsp parsley and 1 tbsp basil - salt and pepper to taste)
Return chicken to pot with tomato sauce and cover. Cook on low heat for approximately 1 hour. Shake the pot every once in a while to stir chicken. (If the sauce is too thin, move the cover slightly off pot so that steam can escape.)
Remove any chicken skin and place chicken in casserole dish and ladle sauce over the chicken. Serve with your favorite pasta. I usually use Angel Hair. You'll have enough sauce for the pasta too.

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user Nikki Schotten lil_spurs76 - Mar 23, 2011
Thank you for posting that! I know what i am having for supper
user Joanne Bellezza-Loughlin Joannebl - Mar 23, 2011
Really, Nikki? I am so excited. I made it tonight and had 7 people for dinner - and had leftovers. You can use half the amount of chicken and just use the crushed tomatoes without the two can of tomato sauce. I hope you make it and I really hope you like it. ;-) Let me know.
user Nikki Schotten lil_spurs76 - Mar 24, 2011
I told my husband that i was making this for supper tomorrow night and he said to make the WHOLE AMOUNT!!!LOL, he even offered to take me to the store, That man wants some of your chicken cacciatore bad!!!lol... I will let you know how it turned out.. Thank you again...
user Colleen Sowa colleenlucky7 - Mar 24, 2011
This is a great recipe Joanne!!! Thanks!

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