Simply Good Chicken Cacciatore

Martha Price

By
@Karenella

My (first) mother-in-law was known for her dislike of cooking, and, after her children were grown and on their own, she relied on frozen entrees and 'take-out' much of the time. So I was surprised when she served home-made Chicken Cacciatore when having my husband and me to dinner one time. I loved it, and asked for the recipe. After seeing how easy it is to make, I understood its' appeal to her (in addition to its taste, of course!).

*She did not pour off the "grease" after browning the chicken - neither do I. Not the healthiest way to cook, I'll admit, but the drippings do add
flavor!

Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

1
chicken, cut into serving pieces
oil
flour
salt and pepper, to taste
2 - 3 clove
garlic, chopped
1/2
onion, finely chopped
1/2
green (bell) pepper, chopped
1
small can sliced or chopped mushrooms, drained
1 can(s)
chopped tomatoes (16 oz)
1 can(s)
(8-oz) tomato sauce
1 - 2 Tbsp
italian seasoning

Step-By-Step

1Mix enough flour, salt, and pepper to coat chicken pieces. Slightly dampen chicken pieces with water, then coat well with seasoned flour.
2Heat just enough oil to brown chicken. Brown chicken pieces until golden brown - add garlic and onion towards end of browning; saute until garlic and onion are tender, - a couple of minutes.
3Do not pour oil out of pan! Add rest of ingredients; mix well. Cover pan, heat to boiling, then turn down to a slow simmer.
4Simmer for one hour, or until chicken is tender. Serve with plain spaghetti and freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #easy, #Yummy, #versatile